Creating the Clone Club: Krystal Goderitch

Tatiana Maslany as Krystal Goderitch BBC America: Orphan Black Season Season 4 Episode 10. Photo: BBC America Like many Leda ladies, Krystal Goderich begins her journey to the truth by taking note of all the odd things in her life. She’s suspicious of the fact that she gets new boyfriends, a.k.a monitor, every two years. […]

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Creating The Clone Club: Castor

“We wanted a weird bad guy,” says John Fawcett. “When I watch television, so often I feel like a lot of the casting feels generic. I’m looking for a mix of something compelling from a physical point of view, which makes you just want to look at them, and someone who brings an energy or interpretation to […]

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Creating the Clone Club: Cosima Niehaus

Through all of this, Cosima is not afraid to express her defiant, nerdy, punk, laid back California girl attitude through how she styles herself. Cosima’s style is well established in the first season. Her style is unique. I imagine her style inspiration comes from a youth spent as a goth or scene kid shopping at […]

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Creating the Clone Club: Alison Hendrix

Warning, Spoilers for Orphan Black seasons 1-5.  Within the first three minutes of Orphan Black, a BBC America tv series created by John Fawcett and Graeme Manson create a gripping series when Sarah Manning locks eyes with a woman in distress who looks exactly like her. Before she can ask any questions, the woman walks […]

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Designing Fear: Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Ishioka creates a stunning, dynamic, and emotionally rich film that released Dracula from his iconic look through these costumes. For this masterful visual storytelling, Ishioka won the Academy Award for Costume Design in 1992. Ishioka created many stunning and iconic costumes until her death in 2012, but her reimagining of Dracula remains her most lasting […]

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Designing Fear: Vampira

Tall, dark, and sexy, this glamorously morose woman is an image we’re all familiar with, but few know the name or origins of televisions first horror movie host, Vampira.

Vampira was the creation of Maila Nurmi, a pinup model, and actress looking to start a career on television. While Maila had a successful career as a pinup model, she still hadn’t been able to break into film and decided the emerging medium of television might be where she needed to be.

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Designing Fear: Bela Lugosi’s Dracula

A man emerges from the shadows onto the balcony of some ancient forgot European castle. As walks down the grand staircase, you see his dark, slicked-back hair, an impeccably tailored tuxedo, and a medallion denoting his superior rank and a long black opera cape draped across his shoulders dragging behind him. You know instantly, this […]

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Designing Fear: Nosferatu – A Symphony of Horror

The rooms dark, your tense, hearts pounding, and you scream as a horrifying figure is revealed. These reactions of horror and fear are the goal every horror film is designed to achieve. From House of the Devil in 1896 to Jordan Peels’s Us, filmmakers have been out to terrify audiences for over a hundred years, and we love it. […]

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A Short History of Costume Design At the Emmy’s

While taking a look at the Costume Design & Supervision nominees for the Emmy Awards this year, I was stunned by how genuinely excellent costuming has been this past year. All twenty-two nominees across the four categories are incredible examples of how costume design is integral to creating the characters and worlds we love to […]

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