Ruth E. Carter: Afrofuturism in Costume Design

It’s officially Ruth E. Carter day in Hollywood! Today, Ruth E. Carter will become the first Black costume designer to receive a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame. At the same time, we are exploring a new museum exhibition hosted at SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film, titled Ruth E. Carter: Afrofuturism in Costume Design.

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From Animation to Live-Action: Behind The Costumes of The Mandalorian

The second season of The Mandalorian introduced characters that many Star Wars fans have come to know and love, Bo-Katan Kryze and Ahsoka Tano. Season 2 costume designer, Shawna Trpcic, is here to talk about this exciting project and the incredible task of bringing these two animated fan favorites into the live-action, Emmy Award-Winning world of The Mandalorian.

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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, […]

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Designing The Yule Ball: Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire

In 2005, Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire (Directed by Mike Newell) introduced audiences to the on-screen interpretation of The Yule Ball. The Yule Ball was always held during the midst of the famous Triwizard Tournament, a magical contest held between the three largest wizarding schools of Europe: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, […]

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20 Costumes to Rule Them All: The Return of The King

We have reached the conclusion of our journey! The fiery cliffs of Mount Doom are upon us, and the final piece in this costume series is here. Thank you all for reading parts one and two! If you missed them, you can catch up by following this link. Last week, we covered the second film […]

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20 Costumes to Rule Them All: The Two Towers

Thank you to everyone who took the time to read part one of this exciting series! I received so many kind messages and comments about the first part, so thank you. As you can see, I am a huge nerd for The Lord of the Rings so this series really does mean a lot to […]

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Wagon Wheel Watusi: Ten Years of Burlesque Costumes

Ten years ago to this day, November 24th, 2010, one of our favorite musicals hit movie-theatres around the world, BURLESQUE! Burlesque is a story of a small-town girl named Ali (played by Christina Aguilera) who moves to Los Angeles to chase her dreams of being a performer. Her journey brings her to a burlesque lounge […]

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20 Costumes to Rule Them All: The Fellowship of the Ring

Those that know me on a rather personal level, know that there are few things I love more in this life than Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings films. I mean really, please do try and point me toward a film trilogy that can even begin to rival The Lord of the Rings films. […]

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The Presidential Style of Selina Meyer – VEEP

America, hopefully, I don’t have to remind you of the fact that we are in the midst of a very pivotal election. I am feeling all of the side-effects of election season, high blood pressure, the constant urge to phone-bank, arguing with loose acquaintances on Facebook, and of course- the CONSTANT urge to rewatch one […]

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The Wonderful World of Mona May: An Interview

Earlier this year, I had the great honor of interviewing a true costume design legend, Mona May. There is absolutely no way you aren’t familiar with at least one of Mona’s films. I am talking about Clueless, Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion, A Night at the Roxbury, The Wedding Singer, Never Been Kissed, Enchanted, […]

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