Category: Movies

  • Designing Fear: Bram Stoker’s Dracula

    As the 20th century drew to a close, Dracula was a familiar figure with a look and story that anyone could identify at a glance. From Bela Lugosi to Christopher Lee and countless adaptations, the character seemed to be played out. That is until Francis Ford Coppola decided to breathe new life into the character […]

  • Oh Those Halloween Nights: A Love Letter to Movies and Euphoria

    This year, not many of us will be enjoying Halloween parties like we used to. I thought it might be a good reminder of a better world to pay tribute to the most stylish Halloween party of last year’s television: “The Next Episode,” episode six of HBO’s Euphoria. Speaking of, we should also congratulate the […]

  • How TikTokers Pale in Comparison to Tim Burton

    A popular trend on TikTok has creators showing off their fashionable closets by assembling outfits based on their favorite director’s iconic aesthetic. An exciting part of this trend is seeing TikTokers calling attention to the lack of diversity in a director’s work, while showing what it would look like if more people of color were […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • A Mid-Victorian Tale Of Madness: Sweeney Todd

    Sweeney Todd has been one of the most iconic and long-lasting characters of the Victorian Period. Making its first appearance as a villain of the Victorian penny dreadful serial The String of Pearls, in 1847, his tale became an urban legend in London. In 1979 the acclaimed Tony-Award winning Broadway Musical “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of […]

  • 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 […]

  • A World of Horror: An Interview with Eulyn Colette Hufkie

    Earlier this month, I was given the opportunity to catch-up with one of my favorite costume designers, Eulyn Colette Hufkie. As a costume designer, one of Eulyn’s most recognized bodies of work was none other than, The Walking Dead (one of my favorite shows). Eulyn’s time on The Walking Dead catapulted her career, becoming a […]

  • 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. […]

  • Gender-Bending Fashion of The Danish Girl

    By Nandini Khetan | Sep. 07, 2020 Back in the 1920s, as the world moved forward from WW1 towards a liberated and revolutionary society, artist Lili Elbe’s (transgender women and among the first few known recipients of sex reassignment surgery) portraits by Gerda Wegener and her sartorial elegance attracted serious attention making her an icon […]