Posted: October 31st, 2013 | Author: Josh Winning |
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…
Posted: October 11th, 2013 | Author: Josh Winning |
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…
Posted: December 31st, 2012 | Author: Fiona Whitmyre |
With the last sunset of the year just hours away we have taken a quick look back at some of the most significant costumes of 2012. Similar to how Time magazine selects their ‘person of the year’ award, we have chosen a costume above all others that ‘for better of for worse’ has most impacted society and popular culture over the last twelve months.
The YouTube video for the wildly catchy South Korean tune Gangnam Style by music artist Park Jae-sang, better known as ‘PSY’, has racked up well over a billion views in the six months Read More…
Posted: September 27th, 2012 | Author: Kieran Brown |
Remember the good old days when you could sit down for some innocent uncomplicated fun with your favourite cartoons? Well unfortunately I’m here to ruin that for you. It turns out that some of those good old-fashioned innocent cartoons really weren’t. From smoking to propaganda, some of your most cherished childhood characters have all had their darker moments.
Donald Duck As A Nazi?
Posted: September 26th, 2012 | Author: Kieran Brown |
I realise that these characters are fictional and the world in which they live may work to slightly different rules than ours, but really, are you sure they aren’t secretly on drugs? From wide ranging personality problems to some really trippy personal experiences, these characters all seem to have the tell-tale warning signs that signal a drug problem.
They’ve been watching the sky change colour for the past 20 minutes.
Posted: September 24th, 2012 | Author: Kieran Brown |
It takes a lot of work to make a movie, getting every tiny detail just right can be painstaking. Surprisingly in the midst of all the computer effects and costume design one piece of extraordinary work is often taken for granted. Some people may not notice well executed sound effects but believe me you’d notice it’s absence if they didn’t bother. Everything from everyday walking to the noises of fictional animals has to be recorded and added to the film. But more intriguingly, the way they go about making some of these sounds can be truly bizarre.
Posted: September 10th, 2012 | Author: Kieran Brown |
It almost seems impossible these days that anything to do with comic book heroes could turn out badly, the latest films are all box office hits, the characters have become mainstream icons and it seams that both actors and directors really get what they’re all about.
Unfortunately that’s not always the case, and nowhere are the problems of translating the fictional world of comics more evident than in the often poorly thought out live action TV shows.
Posted: August 15th, 2012 | Author: Kieran Brown |
Dan Castellaneta is probably best known for his work on The Simpson’s voicing a wide array of characters and the most famous of them all, Homer Simpson. What some of you may not realise is that he’s had a string of prominent roles outside of The Simpsons, in shows both incredibly popular and even one notoriously bad one.
Posted: August 3rd, 2012 | Author: Kieran Brown |
Off in the amazing realms of science fiction it’s a tough old place, there’s always some kind or doom lurking around the corner for mankind, be it killer robots, aliens or crazy totalitarian governments. In these worlds, it’s people of action and intellect that save the day and unlike most brainless action flicks of the ‘80s, it’s not all muscle bound giants who look like a shed full of steaks taped to a Humvee.
Some of the most badass characters in science fiction are women and in this list we sort through the toughest of the tough.
Laura Roslin – Battlestar Galactica
Posted: August 1st, 2012 | Author: Kieran Brown |
We all know that most wrestling just isn’t real, it’s more like a soap opera for men than it is a real sport these days. With larger than life characters, crazy feuds and a whole host of big guys throwing each other around it’s not surprising that sometimes things get a little carried away… No I’m not talking violence or injuries. I talking about costumes! Some wrestlers feel the need to wear outfits louder than the cheering/booing crowds and here’s a selection of the most ludicrous.
This is not practical sportswear.