5 Facts About The Costumes In ‘Gravity’ That Are Out Of This World

Posted: November 5th, 2013 | Author: |

New sci-fi Gravity is a feat in engineering. The film – from Children Of Men director Alfonso Cuaron – was created almost entirely by integrating its stars, George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, into a seamless CGI environment. That includes the above shot.

It also included the actors’ costumes. Though they play astronauts who become lost in space when an assignment goes horribly wrong, the actors never wore full NASA spacesuits. Instead, CGI was used to spare the actors wearing cumbersome suits for long periods of time. Here, we take a look at some of the crazy facts behind their costumes… Read More…

American Horror Story: Asylum Q&A With Costume Designer Lou Eyrich

Posted: October 31st, 2013 | Author: |

If you thought the gory contents of American Horror Story were shocking, how about this for a behind-the-scenes twist: costume designer Lou Eyrich went from outfitting teenagers on Glee to dressing killer nuns, mental patients and a bloody-faced serial murderer on the show’s second season, subtitled Asylum. Read More…

Halloween: An Evolution Of The Michael Myers Mask

Posted: October 31st, 2013 | Author: |

Michael Myers may be the ominous, seemingly-unkillable killing machine in the Halloween film franchise, but just like everybody else, he likes to have a makeover every once in a while.

Since his debut in 1978, the pale-faced nightmare has gone through numerous different looks – some of them chilling, some of them chuckle-worthy. In the spirit of Halloween, we decided to take a look back at the Myers masks that made the man… Read More…

5 Plausible DIY Superhero Costumes

Posted: October 23rd, 2013 | Author: |

Ever scoffed at the Hulk’s purple trousers miraculously expanding whenever Bruce Banner gets angry? Or wondered how Spider-Man, a teenage boy, actually managed to create that super-cool latex all-in-one?

Well, the past few decades have seen the rise of the ‘plausible superhero costume’. While we’ve had the likes of Thor and Tony Stark showing off their fancy threads, other superheroes have done it themselves, and they’ve done it with style. Here’s our list of the best plausible DIY superhero costumes… Read More…

5 Of The Most Memorable Movie Cross Dressers

Posted: October 17th, 2013 | Author: |

Playing dress up is a movie star’s lot, and some of them go a little more, um, flamboyant than others – whether that’s John Travolta donning a fat suit for Hairspray or Hilary Swank chopping all her hair off in Boy’s Don’t Cry.

But who’s done drag best at the movies? We took a trawl through the history books to find out… Read More…

The Walking Dead Q&A With Costume Designer Eulyn Hufkie-Womble

Posted: October 11th, 2013 | Author: |

Fat zombies. Thin zombies. Old zombies. Zombies with no jaws. Zombies with no arms… In the world of The Walking Dead, zombies (or ‘walkers’, as they’re called on the show) come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. The one thing they have in common? Costume designer Eulyn Hufkie-Womble.

Joining the hit TV show for its first season in 2010, Hufkie-Womble worked as a set costumer before being promoted to costume designer for the show’s second season. She’s stuck with the show ever since, which means she’s spent three years doing perhaps the most unglamorous job in Hollywood – dressing the undead. Read More…

5 Quirky Facts About Female Superhero Costumes You Probably Didn’t Know

Posted: October 1st, 2013 | Author: |

Superheroes with two X chromosomes haven’t had it great in terms of movies over the last decade or so. The few that have been made which feature female protagonists such as 2004′s Catwoman (starring Halle Berry) and 2005′s Elektra (starring Jennifer Garner) are generally agreed to be complete disasters. Fortunately, there have been some really strong superhero characters played by women in recent years, albeit in supporting roles, such as Scarlett Johansson in The Avengers, Jennifer Lawrence in X-Men: First Class and Malin Akerman in Watchmen.

Since the release of these films, numerous actresses have revealed in interviews just how difficult it can be to work on set with the bespoke outfits created for their roles. So here we thought we’d take a look at some interesting facts relating to the costumes these heroins wore Read More…

Elysium Q&A With Costume Designer April Ferry

Posted: August 19th, 2013 | Author: |

April Ferry has been working as a Hollywood costume designer for over 30 years. Her CV reads like a cult movie fan’s wet dream; over the years, Ferry has worked on everything from Child’s Play and Planes, Trains & Automobiles to Donnie Darko and Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines.

Elysium marks her first foray into all-out sci-fi. She’s in familiar company, though, the film also marking her third team-up with Jodie Foster, who plays the imperious Secretary Jessica Delacourt, the head honcho of the titular space station, where only the affluent are permitted to Read More…

5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Hugh Jackman As The Wolverine

Posted: July 23rd, 2013 | Author: |

The release of The Wolverine this week marks a milestone for Hugh Jackman, who will have played claw-knuckled X-Man Wolverine in a grand total of six films. Even better: it’ll be seven by next year when X-Men: Days Of Future Past is released. That’s a record-breaking figure; no other actor has played the same superhero as many times as Jackman.

To celebrate, we took a dig through our trivia archives to find out more about Jackman’s 13-year relationship with the big screen’s hairiest, meanest anti-hero… Read More…

Marc Webb Discusses Electro In ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′ At Comic-Con 2013

Posted: July 19th, 2013 | Author: |

It’s July, which means San Diego is again hosting some of the world’s most colourful characters for the annual Comic-Con, where superhero fans across the globe unite to share their love of all things spandex.

Also uniting are various movie bods who are currently busy making films based on comic-book properties – and those movie bods include director Marc Webb, who pitched up at the convention yesterday to discuss currently-shooting sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Read More…