Friday, September 17, 2021

Awkwafina's Katy costume from Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on display...

In Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Awkwafina plays 'Katy', the best friend of the film's titular superhero and finds herself transformed into an accomplished archer during their journey into the worlds of martial arts and mysticism. Born to Chinese immigrants, even though Katy has graduated from Berkeley University, she and her buddy 'Shaun/Shang-Chi' work valet parking at a hotel in San Francisco and love doing karaoke until the early hours together. She's quick-witted, loves driving fast cars and finds she has a talent for a bow and arrow.

Katy costume worn by Awkwafina
in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Awkwafina Shang-Chi Legend Ten Rings Katy movie costume
Awkwafina Shang-Chi Ten Rings Katy film costume
Shang-Chi Katy film costume
Shang-Chi Katy movie costume detail
Shang-Chi Ten Rings Katy costume detail
Shang-Chi Legend Ten Rings Katy costume detail
Shang-Chi Katy archery quiver
Shang-Chi Legend Ten Rings Katy costume detail
Shang-Chi Katy belt costume detail
Shang-Chi Ten Rings Katy costume detail
Shang-Chi Katy wrist guard costume detail
Shang-Chi Katy wrist guard costume detail
Shang-Chi Katy wrist guard
Shang-Chi Legend of Ten Rings Katy costume
Shang-Chi Katy costume boots
Shang-Chi Ten Rings Katy costume boots
Awkwafina Shang-Chi Katy movie costume
Katy's red costume resembles the garments worn by the warriors of the mystical, other-dimensional village of Ta Lo and was photographed on display in the lobby of Hollywood's El Capitan Theatre on September 13, 2021.

Destin Daniel Cretton was the director of the movie and Kym Barrett was the film's Costume Designer

If you loved this Marvel Studios movie make sure you check out more screen-worn costumes from Shang-Chi, plus fans of Awkwafina can get a closer look at her Met Gala gown from Ocean's 8 and her costumes from Crazy Rich Asians on display.

I for one can't wait to see Shang-Chi and Katy explore more of the MCU in the future.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings movie billboard
Shang-Chi Ten Rings movie billboard

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Tony Leung's Wenwu costume from Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on display...

In Marvel Studios Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Tony Leung plays 'Xu Wenwu', the power-hungry, long-lived bearer of the Ten Rings and father of the film's titular character. The MCU's latest supervillain is more complex than some of the Marvel villains that have come before, around a thousand years ago he discovered the mysterious rings (although it's unclear whether they are mystical or alien in nature) and became a conquering warlord and leader of the clandestine Ten Rings organisation. In the film he explains his relationship to the fake 'Mandarin' and the offshoot terrorist group and characters featured in previous Iron Man films. He had his son trained in the martial arts to become an assassin to avenge his wife's murder and to share his mantle of power of the rings.

Wenwu costume worn by Tony Leung
in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Tony Leung Shang-Chi Legend Ten Rings Wenwu movie costume
Tony Leung Shang-Chi Legend Ten Rings Wenwu costume
Shang-Chi Legend Ten Rings Wenwu costume
Shang-Chi Wenwu film costume
Shang-Chi Legend Ten Rings Wenwu costume detail
Shang-Chi Legend Ten Rings Wenwu costume detail
Shang-Chi Legend Ten Rings Wenwu costume detail
Shang-Chi Ten Rings Wenwu glove detail
Shang-Chi Legend Ten Rings Wenwu costume legs detail
Shang-Chi Wenwu costume legs detail
Shang-Chi Wenwu costume boots
Shang-Chi Legend Ten Rings Wenwu costume detail
Shang-Chi Wenwu costume detail
Shang-Chi Ten Rings Wenwu costume detail
Shang-Chi Wenwu costume glove
Shang-Chi Legend Ten Rings Wenwu costume detail
Shang-Chi Wenwu movie costume
Shang-Chi and Legend of Ten Rings Wenwu costume
Shang-Chi and Legend of Ten Rings Wenwu costume
Tony Leung Shang-Chi Legend of Ten Rings Wenwu costume
This costume was photographed on display at Hollywood's El Capitan Theatre on September 13, 2021. Kym Barrett was Costume Designer on the mystical martial arts superhero movie directed by Destin Daniel Cretton.

If you're a fan of the movie, make sure you check out more movie costumes from Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on display.

After all these months of the pandemic, it's so nice to be able to go to a cinema (even if it's masked), watch a great movie and to see screen-used costumes and props exhibited again.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings movie billboard
Shang-Chi Legend of Ten Rings movie billboard

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Simu Liu's Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings costume on display...

And we're back. Or are we? I don't really know, but I was so blown away by Marvel Studios Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings I had to mask up and see it again at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, where they also had some awesome costumes from the movie on display. The movie is a breath of fresh air for the MCU and its next action-packed phase. The charismatic Simu Liu is cast perfectly as Marvel's martial arts hero and he has great chemistry with his bestie 'Katy', played by Awkwafina. New heroes, new powers, new costumes, new threats and new worlds of martial arts and mysticism. What's not to like.

Shang-Chi costume worn by Simu Liu
Simu Liu Shang-Chi movie costume
Simu Liu Shang-Chi film costume
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Shang-Chi movie costume
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Shang-Chi movie costume detail
Shang-Chi movie costume rings
Shang-Chi movie costume rings
Shang-Chi movie costume
Shang-Chi movie costume detail
Shang-Chi movie costume
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Shang-Chi film costume
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Shang-Chi movie costume shoes
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Simu Liu Shang-Chi movie costume
This screen-worn costume and bo staff adorned with dragon scales was photographed on display on September 13, 2021. MCU Concept Artist Andy Park worked on the concept look and Kym Barrett was Costume Designer on director Destin Daniel Cretton's film and you can see more of her work with these Aquaman movie costumes.

Ten Rings props from
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Shang-Chi Ten Rings film props
Shang-Chi Ten Rings movie props
Here's also a glimpse of the Ten Rings which give their wearer enhanced abilities and longevity. Do they have mystical or alien origins? We'll have to wait and see.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings movie exhibit
at Hollywood's El Capitan Theatre
Shang-Chi Ten Rings movie costumes
Shang-Chi Ten Rings film costumes
Plus a look at the other costumes on display beside Simu Liu's superhero costume in the lobby of the El Capitan Theatre. Stay tuned in the days to come for a closer look at them all.

Marvel fans can also enjoy all these other MCU movie costumes on display over the last decade.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings movie billboard
Shang-Chi Legend of Ten Rings movie billboard