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‘Penny Dreadful’ Costume Designer Gabriella Pescucci on Her Dreadfully Delicious Designs

Costume Designer Gabriella Pescucci discusses her inspirations for the wardrobe of the characters on Penny Dreadful. Showtime’s freshman drama “Penny Dreadful,” which will be wrapping up its first season this Sunday, is more than just a period piece. Blending the fantastic with reality, “Penny Dreadful” contemplates Victorian sexual philosophy, cultural appropriation and mankind’s relationship to authority. Read MoreRead More

20 Great Hollywood Costume Designers You Should Know About

Taste of Cinema puts together a list of 20 Hollywood Costume designers who’s work has dressed the way we remember the movies. Edith Head Contribution: The Sting, Rear Window, Vertigo, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Ten Commandments, Funny Face, Roman Holiday, Samson and Delilah, Sunset Boulevard Edith Head was a towering figure known Read MoreRead More

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

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