Monday, February 15, 2021

10 sporty costumes from the movies and TV on display...

Today I'm shining a spotlight on costumes worn in sporty biopics, comedies and TV shows, from the worlds of ice skating, wrestling, boxing, American Football, surfing, soccer, tennis, horse racing and race car driving.

Tonya Harding ice skating costume
worn by Margot Robbie in I, Tonya
Margot Robbie I Tonya ice skating costume
First up is this ice skating outfit worn by Margot Robbie as 'Tonya Harding' in the 2017 dark comedy I, Tonya.

Jennifer Johnson was Costume Designer on the movie about the scandal-ridden Olympic figure skater set in the 1990s.

This skating outfit was photographed at ArcLight Hollywood cinema in December 2017, and fans of the movie can check out more I, Tonya film costumes on display at Downtown L.A.'s FIDM Museum & Galleries the following year.

MelRose wrestling costume worn by Jackie Tohn
Jackie Tohn GLOW MelRose wrestling costume
From figure skating to wrestling, and Jackie Tohn wore this punky wrestling outfit as 'Melanie "MelRose" Rosen' in the first season of Netflix's 1980s wrestling dramedy, GLOW.

Beth Morgan was Costume Designer on this retro series about the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling and you can check out more GLOW costumes on display at L.A.'s FIDM Museum in August 2018.

Plus wrestling fans can also check out Mickey Rourke's costume from The Wrestler on display.

Phil Weston coach costume worn by Will Ferrell
in Kicking & Screaming
Will Ferrell Kicking Screaming coach costume
In 2005 Will Ferrell stared in the little-league soccer comedy, Kicking & Screaming, as a competitive father coaching his son's team.

Pamela Withers was Costume Designer on the film and his blue tiger-striped tracksuit was photographed on display at Universal Studios Hollywood in May 2013.

Tim Riggins American Football uniform worn by Taylor Kitsch
in Friday Night Lights
Taylor Kitsch Friday Night Lights Panthers 33 uniform
From soccer to rural Texas high school American Football, and Taylor Kitsch wore this uniform as 'Tim Riggins', a Fullback/Running Back for the Dillon Panthers team in the TV drama, Friday Night Lights.

The series was based on the 2004 film of the same name, inspired by H. G. Bissinger's 1990 non-fiction book, Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream.

Karyn Wagner (2006-2007) and Kathy Kiatta (2007-2011) were Series Costume Designers for the show that ran for five seasons.

Anne Marie Chadwick surfer costume worn by Kate Bosworth
in Blue Crush
Kate Bosworth Blue Crush surfer costume
In 2002 Kate Bosworth starred as a surfer living with her two friends and dreaming of riding the giant waves on Hawaii's famed North Shore, based on Susan Orlean's 1998 Outside magazine article, Life's Swell.

Susan Matheson was Costume Designer on the surf drama directed by John Stockwell, and this outfit and surfboard from the movie were photographed on display at Universal Studios Hollywood in January 2014.

James J. Braddock boxing costume worn by Russell Crowe
in Cinderella Man
Russell Crowe Cinderella Man boxing costume
From surfing to boxing, and in 2005 Russell Crowe starred as washed-up prizefighter in the Great Depression of early 1930s America in Cinderella Man. The inspirational sports biopic about heavyweight boxing champion James J. Braddock and his comeback story was directed by Ron Howard.

Daniel Orlandi was Costume Designer on the film inspired by a true story, and this costume was photographed on display at Universal Studios Hollywood in October 2014.

Billie Jean King costume worn Emma Stone
in Battle of the Sexes
Battle of Sexes Billie Jean King tennis costume
In 2017 Battle of the Sexes told a tale of LGBT icon and world tennis champion, Billie Jean King (played by Emma Stone), as she took on ex-champ Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) and sexism in a televised 1973 tennis match.

Mary Zophres was Costume Designer on this sports biopic and this tennis outfit was spotted on display at ArcLight Hollywood cinema in September 2017.

Ron Turcotte jockey silks worn by Otto Thorwarth
in Secretariat
Secretariat Jockey silks
Disney's 2010 movie, Secretariat, told the true story of the American Thoroughbred racehorse who became the first Triple Crown winner in 25 year in 1973.

Michael Boyd was the Costume Designer tasked with recreating the 1970s looks of the jockeys, trainers and owners in this biographical drama.

Make sure you check out more screen-used costumes and props from Secretariat on display at Hollywood's El Capitan Theatre in October 2010, and more.

Red Pollard costume worn by Tobey Maguire
in Seabiscuit
Tobey Maguire Seabiscuit film costume
Keeping to the world of horse racing, and in the 2003 Tobey Maguire played a Depression-era jockey in the film Seabiscuit, about an undersized and overlooked Thoroughbred who raced to victory.

Judianna Makovsky was nominated for an Oscar for Best Costume Design in the period drama based on the 2001 non-fiction book by Laura Hillenbrand, Seabiscuit: An American Legend.

This movie costume was photographed on display at Universal Studios Hollywood theme park in July 2013.

Ken Miles racing car driver costume worn by Christian Bale
in Ford v Ferrari
Christian Bale Ford v Ferrari Ken Miles costume
From horse-racing to super-fast cars, and 2019's Ford v Ferrari told the tale of the 24 Hours of Le Mans competition in 1966 when the American company took on the Italian sports car manufacturer.

Christian Bale played the British driver, Ken Miles, and Daniel Orlandi was Costume Designer on the movie biopic.

This racing outfit was photographed on display at ArcLight Hollywood where it was exhibited alongside Matt Damon's Carroll Shelby costume (the American car designer) in November 2019.

If you've enjoyed this collection of sporty wardrobes, make sure you stay tuned for more themed roundups in the future.

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