Author: Candice Silva Kenan

  • 2021 Emmys Roundtable – Outstanding Period Costumes

    2021 Emmys Roundtable – Outstanding Period Costumes

    Spencer: Hey Team! Thank you so much for being here. There is SO much great costume design in the Outstanding Period Costumes category this year. I also think it is safe to say Period Costumes is the favorite here at The Art of Costume, so I know you all have many thoughts! Let’s go around […]

  • A Reflection on the Costumes of Mulan

    A costume designer’s job is difficult, stressful, and demanding. However, designing for a movie that already has a dedicated fan base becomes substantially harder. You are placed under a microscope with fans dissecting your every decision and whether they believe you are the right person for the job. When you add on Disney Fan Base […]

  • A Year In Review: The Art of Costume 2020

    Sarah Paulson as Mildred Ratched – Ratched. Costume Design by Lou Eyrich and Rebecca Guzzi. Credit: COURTESY OF NETFLIX In the words of one of America’s great poets, Jake Tapper, 2020 was “a hot mess, inside a dumpster fire, inside a train wreck”. Okay well, he might have been describing one of this year’s presidential debates, […]

  • 20 Year Whobilation: The Costumes of Whoville

    Photo via IMBD How the Grinch Stole Christmas It feels like only yesterday that Universal Pictures, Director Ron Howard and Costume Designer Rita Ryack grew our hearts two sizes with the movie release of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. It has been twenty years since the iconic Whoville was brought to life through our screens […]

  • How Did Dolly Parton Save Christmas?

    Images within this article are Courtesy of Netflix – Dolly Parton’s Christmas On The Square How Did Dolly Parton Save Christmas?  Was it due to her 1 million dollar donation towards Coronavirus Vaccine Research? No, but that certainly has helped with the advancements and the much needed hope during our global pandemic. Was it due […]

  • Cringe-Worthy Costumes From Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

    For fans of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, is it really Halloween if you haven’t re-watched Season 4 Episode 2, I am Ashamed? Or at a minimum watched the song, The Cringe on Youtube, only to find yourself spiraling down a black hole binging every song all the whilst vowing to re-watch Season 1-4? Although the last episode […]

  • Witches are REAL, REAL Fashionable

    Move over Sanderson Sisters, there is a new coven in town! While there is much debate about the 2020 remake of Roald Dahl’s The Witches and the revamp of this nostalgic childhood classic, the costumes in the newly released movie are not one of them. Costume Designer, Joanna Johnston has certainly raised the bar for […]

  • MADE LIKE MAISEL: Admiring The Marvelous Costumes One Stitch at a Time

    Congratulations to the cast and crew of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on their 20 Emmy nominations. Since the highly anticipated first episode of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel in the Spring of 2017, the Amazon Prime Original series has continued to capture the viewers with the artistry of costume designer, Donna Zakowska’s late 1950s and early […]

  • The Rise and Fall of Blodreina: Octavia’s Redemption as told through her Costumes

    As we wait in high anticipation for  The 100’s series finale on Sept. 30, 2020, let’s take a look at the rise and fall of Blodreina and Octavia’s redemption through the 7 Seasons of the character’s costumes. The several costume designers who have worked on the series throughout the years, worked flawlessly to cohesively blend and build upon the previous designer’s work.  […]

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