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The Story of the Original Predator costume

Makeup FX legend Steve Johnson (GHOSTBUSTERS, SPECIES, BLADE 2) sits down with Matt Winston of the Stan Winston School of Character Arts to discuss his nightmare stint as Boss Films’ Creature FX supervisor on the first ill-fated PREDATOR suit, worn by Belgian martial artist and aspiring action star, Jean-Claude Van Damme. So Jean-Claude comes in for his fittings. Remember the cloaking device? Beautiful effect in Read MoreRead More

How to Iron a Dress Shirt

Because it’s something we all gotta do before we attend the movie premiere… I can’t count the number of times I’ve seen a man who’s wearing what would be a very dapper get-up….except it’s ruined by wrinkly clothes. I see this especially with young, single professional men who probably don’t have mom or a wife Read MoreRead More

The Story behind the Eyes Wide Shut Masks

In a short but remarkable workshop, in 1985 Franco Cecamore has created two original masks for the Venice Carnival. Twelve years later, a man with white coloured men’s clothing, came to that shop: the man was Jan Harlan, executive producer of one of the last movies directed by Stanley Kubrick. He visited “Il Canovaccio” in Read MoreRead More

Costume Designer Michael Wilkinson on “American Hustle”

Costume Designer Michael Wilkinson talks about the costume challenges of David O. Russell’s “American Hustle” set against the background of the ABSCAM operation of the 1970s. David O. Russell‘s American Hustle is a tale of cons and part of the con is told in costume. To help outfit characters in his films in the particularly Read MoreRead More

Fashioning the Costumes of Les Miserables

Paco Delgado discusses the work that went into the costume design of the epic historical musical Les Miserables. JEAN VALJEAN (HUGH JACKMAN) Later in Montreuil and Paris, Jean Valjean’s coat and suit colours are sophisticated deep greens and aubergine but beforehand, if the dark robe-like garment he wears on his road to redemption brings to mind Read MoreRead More

Making the World of Les Miserables

Les Miserables is one of Broadway’s most celebrated musicals. So how do you turn a beloved stage production that has seen countless professional and amateur designs to the big screen? Here are four featurettes showing off the hard work of the designers in adapting the musical for screen. Production Design Hair and Make Up Costume Design Read MoreRead More

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