Thursday, January 16, 2020

Costumes from the telemovie Native Son on display...

In last year's reimagined adaptation of Richard Wright's 1939 book Native Son, Ashton Sanders stars as 'Bigger Thomas', a young African-American man living in Chicago who gets embroiled in the seductive world of money and power after he is hired to be a driver for an affluent white businessman in a modern tale of race, class and the illusion of opportunity.

Costumes worn by Ashton Sanders
as Bigger 'Big' Thomas in Native Son
Native Son HBO film costumes
Ashton Sanders Native Son Bigger Thomas costume
Native Son Bigger Thomas jacket
Native Son Bigger Thomas jacket detail
Ashton Sanders Native Son Bigger Thomas jacket
Ashton Sanders Native Son Bigger Thomas costume
Ashton Sanders Native Son Bigger Thomas costume
Native Son Bigger Thomas costume jewelry
Ashton Sanders Native Son Bigger Thomas costumes
Ashton Sanders Native Son Bigger Thomas coat
Native Son Bigger Thomas trench coat
Native Son HBO movie costumes
These costumes worn by Ashton Sanders in director Rashid Johnson's film were photographed on display at Downtown L.A.'s FIDM Museum & Galleries on August 20, 2019.

Beth Birkett was Costume Designer on the telefilm, Jada Taylor was Assistant Costume Designer, Nova Foley was Key Costumer and James Concannon was trench coat and jacket customiser.

Native Son billboard
Native Son film billboard
Buy the book that inspired the film: Native Son (Perennial Classics)

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Finn, Rose and Poe costumes from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker on display...

In Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the last survivors of the Resistance must find a way to defeat not only the First Order forces, but a returned Sith Lord 'Emperor Palpatine' and his Final Order fleet.

Screen-worn costumes from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Star Wars Rise of Skywalker movie costumes
This trio of Resistance fighter costumes were designed by Michael Kaplan and were photographed on display at Disney's El Capitan Theatre on January 7, 2020.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker movie poster
Star Wars Rise of Skywalker Finn poster
These costumes were part of a larger exhibit of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker costumes, including new looks worn by 'Rey', 'General Leia Organa', 'Lando Calrissian', 'Jannah', 'Kylo Ren' and a parade of Stormtroopers from across the decades.

Finn costume worn by John Boyega
in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
John Boyega Star Wars Rise Skywalker Finn film costume
John Boyega Star Wars Rise of Skywalker Finn costume
Star Wars Rise of Skywalker Finn costume
John Boyega Star Wars Rise of Skywalker Finn costume
Finn costume Star Wars Rise of Skywalker
Finn vest detail Star Wars Rise of Skywalker
Finn costume belt holster Star Wars Rise of Skywalker
Finn costume legs detail Star Wars Rise of Skywalker
Finn costume legs Star Wars Rise of Skywalker
Star Wars Rise of Skywalker Finn costume
In this final installment former Stormtrooper 'Finn', played by John Boyega, embarks on a last chance mission with his friends Rey and Poe, more committed to the Resistance than ever.

He sports this look consisting of a leather gilet vest, cotton shirt and trousers, leather trouser belt and holster belt, with leather vambraces and boots.

Rose Tico costume worn by Kelly Marie Tran
in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
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Sadly after being introduced in The Last Jedi and central to the story, Kelly Marie Tran's 'Rose Tico' gets shortchanged in terms of story in this movie, even though she's risen in the ranks from lowly engineering support crew to a military commander. She leads the Engineering Corps in making the Resistance's gear operational and countering advances in the First Order technology.

Her new costume consists of a cotton shirt and trousers, leather gloves, trouser belt and holster belt and leather boots, plus a metal pendant (in the Star Wars galaxy made of Haysian Smelt) with a leather cord necklace.  The pendant is symbolic as it's half of the necklace she shared with her late sister, 'Paige'.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker movie poster
Star Wars Rise of Skywalker Rose poster
Oscar Issac's impulsive 'Poe Dameron' has grown much under the guidance of Resistance leader General Organa and flies missions with his friends Finn, Rey and 'Chewbacca', using contacts from his shady past to help in their desperate mission.
Poe Dameron costume worn by Oscar Isaac
in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Poe Dameron costume detail Star Wars Rise of Skywalker
Poe Dameron glove Star Wars Rise of Skywalker
Poe Dameron costume boots Star Wars Rise Skywalker
Poe Dameron costume Star Wars Rise of Skywalker
Out of his X-wing Fighter, Poe wears this outfit consisting of a silver necklace, printed linen scarf, cotton shirt, suede trousers, a cotton canvas bandolier pouch strap and satchel, leather trouser belt and holster belt, with leather gloves and boots.

Fans of the movies from a galaxy far, far away can also enjoy these other screen-used Star Wars movie costumes and props.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker movie poster
Star Wars Rise of Skywalker Poe Dameron poster
Go further behind-the-scenes with this book: The Art of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Monday, January 13, 2020

Costumes from the final season of Veep on display...

To celebrate Julia Louis-Dreyfus birthday, enjoy this selection of costumes from the seventh and final season of HBO's political satire, Veep. In the seventh season former Vice President and POTUS 'Selina Meyer' decides to run for President again. Anna Chlumsky's 'Amy Brookheimer' previously assisted her as her Chief of Staff before leaving to join a rival's presidential campaign, whilst Sarah Sutherland plays her long-suffering, gay daughter 'Catherine Meyer'.

Screen-worn costumes from Veep season 7
Veep final season costumes
Julia Louis-Drefus Veep Selina Meyer season 7 costume
Veep Selina Meyer final season costume
Veep final season 7 costumes
Sarah Sutherland Veep Catherine Meyer season 7 costume
Veep Catherine Meyer final season costume
Anna Chlumsky Veep Amy season 7 costume
Veep season 7 costumes
Kathleen Felix-Hagar was Costume Designer and Karen Bellamy Costume Supervisor on the final season of the comedy, and this trio of looks were photographed on display at Downtown L.A.'s FIDM Museum on August 20, 2019.

Fans of the hilarious HBO show can also enjoy these costumes from the fifth season of Veep on display.

Veep final season billboard
Veep final season 7 billboard
Buy the season: VEEP: Season 7 (BD + DC) [Blu-ray]

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