Category: Movies

  • 20 Costumes to Rule Them All: The Two Towers

    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 […]

  • Wagon Wheel Watusi: Ten Years of Burlesque Costumes

    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 […]

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

    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. […]

  • Halloween or Hollyween? How Pop Culture Changed the Holiday

    Halloween or Hollyween? How Pop Culture Changed the Holiday

    It’s that time of the year! Haunted houses, Pumpkin Spice lattes, trick-or-treating, and more. Even though it’s looking like the spooky holiday is going to be virtual this year, there is one thing that does not require quarantine — Halloween costumes! We don’t often think too deep about our costumes. We just put on our […]

  • Designing Fear: Bram Stoker’s Dracula

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 […]