Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas – S1 Holiday Bonus
Surprise! Christmas came early this year with a special holiday episode of The Art of Costume Blogcast. For this week’s episode, Elizabeth and Spencer record their first episode together in Los Angeles to talk about Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, a 1993 American stop-motion animated musical dark fantasy holiday film directed by Henry Selick and produced by Tim Burton. Listen along as our cohosts talk about the film’s complicated history and the costumes worn by your favorite characters.
It’s the season one finale of The Art of Costume Blogcast, sweeties! In this week’s episode, Elizabeth and Spencer celebrate the premiere season of the podcast by talking about their favorite episodes and memories. Then it’s time for the moment we have all been waiting for, House of Gucci. Character by character, our co-hosts discuss all of the costumes from this film designed by Janty Yates. This includes every costume from Paolo Gucci’s (Jared Leto) raspberry corduroy suit to Patrizia Reggiani’s (Lady Gaga) evil-red ski suit.
They’re creepy and they’re kooky. Mysterious and spooky. They’re all together ooky… why this week we are watching, The Addams Family! In this week’s episode, we are celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the 1991 film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, The Addams Family. Listen along as our cohosts talk about their favorite costumes by Ruth Myers, macabre children’s plays, the history of The Addams Family, and don’t think we aren’t doing The Mamushka. Don’t torture yourself, that’s our job.
Afraid of being alone during the holidays? Never fear, The Art of Costume Blogcast is here! In this week’s episode, Elizabeth and Spencer watch the Netflix original starring Emma Roberts, Holidate. Listen along as our cohosts talk about the festive costume design by Helen Huang, Sloane’s holiday wardrobe, and least favorite gifts. And yes… a majority of this episode is dedicated to Kristin Chenoweth, as it rightfully should be!
The Office: Holiday Special with Carey Bennett – S1.E21
The holiday season is here, and what better way to get into the holiday spirit than hanging out with Michael Scott and the rest of the Dunder Mifflin gang! That’s right, in this week’s special episode, our co-hosts are watching The Office. Specifically, Season 2 Episode 10, Christmas Party, and Season 3 Episodes 10 and 11, A Benihana Christmas. Costume designer for the first four seasons of The Office, Carey Bennett, joins the podcast to talk about her experience on the show and creating these classic holiday wardrobes! Stay tuned until the very end of the episode, where you will learn about an opportunity to score one of the famous garments seen within these episodes.
Things are about to get ‘spicy’ on The Art of Costume Blogcast as Elizabeth and Spencer face their biggest challenge yet – a one-way trip to Arrakis. In this week’s episode, our co-hosts dive into the 2021 American epic science fiction film, Dune, directed by Denis Villeneuve with costume design by co-designers Jacqueline Westand Bob Morgan. Topics include the famous ‘Stillsuit,’ the world’s relationship with Timothée Chalamet, the impeccable fashion of the Bene Gesserit, Oscar Isaac’s wardrobe (or lack thereof), and Elizabeth gives a brief history lesson on the world of Dune adapted by the 1965 novel by Frank Herbert.
Yeah! She knows it’s a multi-pass! This week, our co-hosts are packing their bags and heading to Fhloston Paradise to watch Spencer’s favorite standalone movie, The Fifth Element! Listen along as Elizabeth and Spencer talk all about Milla Jovovich’s character Leeloo Dallas, Ruby Rhod, Diva Plavalaguna played by Maïwenn Le Besco, and the famed costumes of The Fifth Element by French haute couture designer Jean Paul Gaultier. Multi-pass?!
What We Do In The Shadows S3 with Laura Montgomery – S1.E18
Oh, how deliciously macabre! We are finishing out the spooky season with a very special episode, talking about one of Elizabeth and Spencer’s favorite shows, What We Do In The Shadows! Costume designer for season 3 of What We Do In The Shadows, Laura Montgomery, joins our co-hosts to talk about all things vampires. Topics include the research process behind Nandor, Nadja, and Laszlo, giving Colin Robinson a slight wardrobe upgrade, and turning Guillermo into a bodyguard. Laura even offers a few costume tips as Halloween approaches. You will NOT want to miss this one!
We have a highly anticipated episode this week as our co-hosts watch a hauntingly beautiful classic, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Listen along as Elizabeth and Spencer discuss the Academy-Award-winning costumes designed by the legendary Eiko Ishioka, including Dracula’s creepy fits and fashions, Mina’s gowns, creepy Transylvanian taxis, and… well, a bunch of other things that are hard to describe!
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – S1.E16
There’s a hole in the world like a great black pit, and the vermin of the world inhabit it. And it goes by the name of London! We hope you are hungry because this week we are having meat-pies! Our co-hosts dive into the Victorian world ofSweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street! Listen along as Elizabeth and Spencer go song by song and break down the costumes by Academy-Award Winning costume designer Colleen Atwood. Even Daniel White, Audio Engineer for The Art of Costume Blogcast, joins in on all the meaty fun!