Costuming The Animated World: Stop-Motion Animation

The art of creating stop-motion animations might be one of the oldest filmmaking techniques ever invented, which date back to the 1890s. Read along as we breakdown the costuming process behind some of our favorite stop-motion films.

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The 2021 Oscar Nominations – Best Costume Design

Anya Taylor-Joy starring in Emma. is a 2020 period comedy-drama film directed by Autumn de Wilde They are here! I am excited to share with you all the coveted list of this year’s Oscar nominations for Best Costume Design. Congratulations to these five talented costume designers! Over the next month, The Art of Costume team […]

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A Conversation with Nancy Steiner – Promising Young Woman

Event Description from FIDM: Costume Designer Nancy Steiner’s new film, Promising Young Woman starring Carey Mulligan, is predicted to be a 2021 Oscar contender. Please join us for a fun, hour-long conversation with the esteemed costume designer, hosted by FIDM Fashion Design Co-Chair Nick Verreos, and learn about her incredibly successful career. You’ll have a […]

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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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The Beauty And The Beast Of Costume Design

Photo 1: Disney’s 1991 animated version of Beauty and the Beast. Photo 2: Susan Egan as Belle (L) and Terrence Mann as Beast (R) in 1994 Beauty and the Beast on Broadway. Photo 3: Dan Stevens as Beast (left) and Emma Watson as Belle (right) in Disney’s 2017 Beauty and the Beast. Photo courtesy of […]

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Costuming The Animated World: Walt Disney’s First Animations

Since the beginning of animated movies, costumes have played an important role in the creation of the character as in any other form of film. Unlike live-action films where the process and team behind each costume are huge, in animated movies, a Costume Designer is not always part of the crew. That doesn’t mean that […]

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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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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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