Thursday, April 30, 2020

Nicolas Cage and Alfred Molina costumes from The Sorcerer's Apprentice on display...

In Disney's 2010 fantasy-action film, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Nicolas Cage's magician 'Balthazar Blake' takes on a reluctant protégé (Jay Baruchel's NYU physics student 'Dave Stutler') to help stop evil magical forces from taking over the world in modern-day Manhattan. In 740 AD Balthazar was once an apprentice to 'Merlin' along with Alfred Molina's 'Maxim Horvath' who betrayed his master and colleagues to help the sorcerous 'Morgana le Fay', but was ultimately foiled and imprisoned in the Grimhold nesting doll prison, until he escaped to cause havoc again in modern times. The film also features a sequence with Jay Baruchel which pays homage to Disney's 1940 animated film Fantasia starring 'Mickey Mouse'.

Balthazar Blake costume worn by Nicolas Cage
and Maxim Horvath costume worn by Alfred Molina
in The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Sorcerers Apprentice movie costumes
Nicolas Cage Sorcerers Apprentice Balthazar Blake costume
Nicolas Cage Sorcerers Apprentice Balthazar costume
Sorcerers Apprentice Balthazar dragon ring
Sorcerers Apprentice Balthazar dragon ring
Sorcerers Apprentice Balthazar Blake hat
Sorcerers Apprentice Balthazar Blake film costume
Sorcerers Apprentice Maxim Horvath costume back
Alfred Molina Sorcerers Apprentice Maxim Horvath costume
Alfred Molina Sorcerers Apprentice Maxim Horvath costume
Sorcerers Apprentice Maxim Horvath costume detail
Sorcerers Apprentice Horvath costume
Sorcerers Apprentice Horvath costume shoe
Sorcerers Apprentice Horvath Balthazar costumes
These dueling costumed characters were photographed on display at Disney's D23 Expo in Anaheim, California on August 23, 2019, as part of the Walt Disney Archives Heroes & Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume exhibit.

Fans of the film can also enjoy these movie costumes from The Sorcerer's Apprentice designed by Michael Kaplan on display during the feature's theatrical release in 2010.

Nicolas Cage admirers can also check out his National Treasure film costume and props on display.

The Sorcerer's Apprentice movie poster
Sorcerers Apprentice movie billboard
Watch the movie: The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Buy the book of the exhibit: The Art of Disney Costuming: Heroes, Villains, and Spaces Between (Disney Editions Deluxe)

Friday, April 24, 2020

Queen & Slim movie costumes on display...

In Melina Matsoukas 2019 feature directorial debut, Queen & Slim, Jodie Turner-Smith and Daniel Kaluuya are the titular couple who are stopped on their first date in Ohio by a police officer for a minor traffic violation. When things escalate 'Slim' takes the officer's gun and shoots him in self-defence. The two are labeled cop killers by the media and go on the run, sheltering with 'Queen's' estranged pimp 'Uncle Earl' (Bokeem Woodbine) in New Orleans, whilst the video the shooting incident goes viral and the two outlaws become a symbol of inequality, trauma, injustice, fear and pain in the country.

Screen-worn film costumes from Queen & Slim
Queen and Slim movie costumes
Bokeem Woodbine Queen Slim Uncle Earl costume
Queen Slim Uncle Earl costume
Daniel Kaluuya Jodie Turner-Smith Queen Slim costumes
Daniel Kaluuya Jodie Turner-Smith Queen Slim costumes
Queen Slim movie costume shoes
Queen Slim film costumes
This trio of costumes from the movie were designed by Shiona Turini and photographed on display at Downtown L.A.'s FIDM Museum & Galleries on February 4, 2020, as part of the 28th Art of Motion Picture Costume Design exhibition.

Fans of Daniel Kaluuya can also enjoy his W'Kabi film costume from Black Panther on display.

Queen & Slim movie billboard
Queen and Slim movie billboard
Buy the movie: Queen & Slim [Blu-ray]

Monday, April 20, 2020

Shadow movie costumes on display...

In director Zhang Yimou's Shadow (originally titled Ying), a military commander has a secret weapon, a "shadow", a look-alike who has been trained since he was young to fool both his enemies and his unpredictable king. Set during China's Three Kingdoms era (AD 220-280), only an injured 'Commander Ziyu', his double 'Jing Zhou' (both played by Chao Deng) and Ziyu's wife 'Xiao Ai' (Li Sun) know the truth. Now he must use this clandestine weapon to lead his people to victory in a war his king does not want.

Screen-worn costumes from Shadow
Shadow movie costumes
Chao Deng Shadow movie costume
Chao Deng Shadow film costume
Chao Deng Shadow movie costume
Chao Deng Shadow film costume
Shadow movie costumes
Li Sun Shadow movie costume
Li Sun Shadow film costume
Li Sun Shadow movie costume
Li Sun Shadow film costume
Li Sun Shadow movie costume
Shadow film costumes
These amazing black and white costumes were designed by Minzheng Chen and were photographed on display at Downtown L.A.'s FIDM Museum & Galleries on February 4, 2020.

For more costumes inspired by ancient Asia, make sure you also check out this 47 Ronin film costume, these Silence movie costumes and these Westworld costumes on display.

Shadow movie poster
Shadow movie poster
Buy the movie: Shadow (Blu-ray + DVD) [2019]

Friday, April 17, 2020

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Mary Poppins stage and movie costumes on display...

At last year's Disney D23 Expo in Anaheim, California the various costume incarnations of Mary Poppins were magically exhibited together, from the Broadway musical (worn by the likes of Ashley Brown, Scarlett Strallen and Laura Michelle Kelley) to Julie Andrews 1964 original and Emily Blunt's 2018 sequel, Mary Poppins Returns.

Stage and screen-worn Mary Poppins costumes
Disney Mary Poppins stage screen costumes
Disney Mary Poppins movie costumes
Mary Poppins Broadway musical costume
Mary Poppins Broadway musical costume
Julie Andrews Mary Poppins 1964 film costume
Julie Andrews Mary Poppins costume
Julie Andrews Mary Poppins movie costume
Julie Andrews Mary Poppins umbrella prop
Julie Andrews Mary Poppins costume shoes
Julie Andrews Mary Poppins 1964 movie costume
Emily Blunt Mary Poppins Returns movie costume
Emily Blunt Mary Poppins Returns film costume
Mary Poppins Returns umbrella prop
Emily Blunt Mary Poppins Returns robin hat
Emily Blunt Mary Poppins Returns costume detail
Emily Blunt Mary Poppins Returns costume
Emily Blunt Mary Poppins Returns costume shoes
This trio of costumes worn by the magical British nanny inspired by the books of P. L. Travers were photographed on August 23, 2019, as part of the Walt Disney Archives Heroes & Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume exhibition.

Mary Poppins Broadway musical billboard
Mary Poppins Broadway billboard
Bob Crowley was the designer of the Broadway costume worn from 2006 to 2013, whilst Tony Walton and Bill Thomas were Costume Designers on Julie Andrews film and Sandy Powell was Costume Designer on the big screen sequel.

William Weatherall Wilkins costume worn by Colin Firth
in Mary Poppins Returns
Colin Firth Mary Poppins Returns William Weatherall Wilkins costume
Colin Firth Mary Poppins Returns William Weatherall Wilkins costume
In addition here's also Colin Firth's 'William Weatherall Wilkins' costume, the despicable president of the Fidelity Fiduciary Bank in the 2018 sequel.

Fans of the beloved Disney musicals can check out all these other Mary Poppins movie costumes and props on display.

Meanwhile Emily Blunt admirers can also take a look at her Baker's Wife costume from Into the Woods, her movie costumes from The Wolfman and her costume from A Quiet Place.

Mary Poppins Returns movie poster
Mary Poppins Returns movie poster
Buy the book of the exhibition: The Art of Disney Costuming: Heroes, Villains, and Spaces Between (Disney Editions Deluxe)