Sunday, October 22, 2017

American Gods season one TV costumes on display...

If you're still looking for some costume inspiration for Halloween, then maybe these cool looks from Starz TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman's best-selling 2001 American Gods book will provide some ideas. In the supernatural drama an ex-con gets draw into a fantastical holy war between old and new gods, like 'Bilquis' the 'Queen of Sheba' an old goddess of love (played by Yetide Badaki), 'Technical Boy' the new god of technology (Bruce Langley), 'Mr. Nancy' the old Ghanian trickster god 'Anansi' now working as a tailor (Orlando Jones) and Gillian Anderson's new goddess 'Media', who channels famous celebrities like David Bowie as the mouthpiece of the New Gods. There are also characters like Emily Browning's Irish 'Essie MacGowan' who believes in mythical creatures like leprechauns.

Original costumes from American Gods first season
American Gods season 1 costumes
Mr Nancy Bilquis costumes American Gods
Yetide Badaki American Gods Bilquis costume
American Gods Bilquis costume
Yetide Badaki American Gods Bilquis costume
Orlando Jones American Gods Mr Nancy costume
American Gods Mister Nancy costume
Emily Browning American Gods Essie MacGowan costume
American Gods Essie MacGowan costume shoes
American Gods costume cufflinks and rings
American Gods costumes
Gillian Anderson American Gods Media David Bowie costume
American Gods Media costume shoes
American Gods season 1 costumes
Bruce Langley American Gods Technical Boy costume
American Gods TV costumes
The book may have been written over fifteen years ago, but its ideas about beliefs, religion, politics and the cultural melting pot of America is as timely as ever.

Suttirat Anne Larlarb is Series Costume Designer on American Gods first season, with Assistant Costume Designers Laura Montgomery, Brenda Broer, Sabrina Zain, Anita Bacic and Costume Supervisor Quita Alfred.

This cool selection of fantastical costumes, plus cufflinks and rings worn the characters, were photographed on display at Downtown L.A.'s FIDM Museum on August 23, 2017, as part of the 11th Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design exhibition.

American Gods season one TV billboard
American Gods season 1 billboard

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The Get Down TV costumes on display...

Baz Luhrmann's ambitious and lavish TV musical, The Get Down, may not have secured a large enough audience for a second season on Netflix, but the funky wardrobe from the show certainly evoked the feel of the 1970s Bronx as it told the tale of a group of teenagers struggling to find love, fame and fortune during the rise of hip-hop and disco.

Original costumes from The Get Down
Get Down TV costume exhibit
Get Down TV costumes
Jaden Smith Get Down Dizzee costume
Jaden Smith Get Down Dizzee costume
Shameik Moore Get Down Shaolin Fantastic jacket
Shameik Moore Get Down Shaolin Fantastic costume
Yahya Adbul-Mateen II Get Down Cadillac costume
Cadillac costume Get Down
Herizen F Guardiola Get Down Mylene Cruz Platinum Boogie gown
Get Down Mylene Cruz Platinum Boogie gown
Get Down Mylene Platinum Boogie costume
Get Down season 1 costumes
Get Down TV costumes
Justice Smith Get Down Ezekiel Books Figuero costume
Justice Smith Get Down Ezekiel costume
Get Down season 1 costumes
These era specific costumes were the work of Costume Designer Jeriana San Juan, Assistant Costume Designer Catherine Crabtree and Costume Supervisor Anne Newton Harding.

This selection of superfly looks were photographed on display at Downtown L.A.'s FIDM Museum on August 23, 2017 at the 11th Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design exhibition.

For more 1970s inspired outfits make sure you also check out these Vinyl TV costumes and these American Hustle movie costumes.

The Get Down TV billboard
Get Down Netflix series billboard
Buy the soundtrack: The Get Down: Original Soundtrack From The Netflix Original Series (Deluxe Version)

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Tom Hiddleston's Loki costume from Thor: Ragnarok on display...

This year I was fortunate enough to get a glimpse of some Thor: Ragnarok film costumes out of their reflective cases at Disney's D23 Expo in July, but the one costume not one display there was Tom Hiddleston's new 'Loki' costume and as I didn't make it to San Diego Comic-Con I was excited to see it on display at ArcLight Hollywood cinema on October 9, 2017.

Loki costume worn by Tom Hiddleston
in Thor: Ragnarok
Tom Hiddleston Thor Ragnarok Loki film costume
Loki costume Thor Ragnarok
Tom Hiddleston Thor Ragnarok Loki movie costume
Loki movie costume Thor Ragnarok
Loki costume glove Thor Ragnarok
Loki costume glove Thor Ragnarok
Loki costume boots Thor Ragnarok
Loki costume Thor Ragnarok
Thor Ragnarok Loki film costume
Tom Hiddleston Thor Ragnarok Loki costume
Thor Ragnarok movie costume exhibit
Mayes C. Rubeo is the Costume Designer on Marvel Studios new movie directed by Taiki Waititi, which sees the God of Thunder transported to the gladiatorial arena of the planet Sakaar to fight his Avengers teammate, the 'Hulk', after 'Hela' invades Asgard.

Thor: Ragnarok movie poster
Thor Ragnarok Loki poster
How Loki factors into all the cosmic mischief has still to be seen, but fans of the God of Lies can also check out Loki's costume from Thor: The Dark World on display, which also sports his trademark gold, green and brown colours.

Chris Hemsworth's Thor: Ragnarok movie costume
Chris Hemsworth Thor Ragnarok movie costume
Thor Ragnarok helmet
Thor Ragnarok film costume
Chris Hemsworth Thor Ragnarok film costume
Thor Ragnarok blue greave shin guard
Thor Ragnarok movie costume
As I'd already seen Thor's new gladiator costume out of a display case I didn't waste too much time trying to get too many shots, but at least this exhibit credited Prop Master Richie Dehne with creating Thor's new gladiatorial swords.

Meanwhile for a more traditional Asgardian look, you can also check out Chris Hemsworth's Thor costume from Avengers: Age of Ultron on display.

Valkyrie costume worn by Tessa Thompson
in Thor: Ragnarok
Tessa Thompson Thor Ragnarok Valkyrie film costume
Thor Ragnarok Valkyrie movie costume
Valkyrie movie costume Thor Ragnarok
Valkyrie costume Thor Ragnarok
Also on display was one of Tessa Thompson's 'Valkyrie' costumes from the movie, but for a 360° look at this outfit make sure you check out these Thor: Ragnarok costumes on display at the 2017 D23 Expo, which also includes Jeff Goldblum's 'Grandmaster' costume.

Personally I can't wait to see this new Marvel movie, it looks like it's going to bring something new to the Cinematic Universe and Valkyrie was always one of my favourite female Defenders and I enjoyed the Planet Hulk storyline on which some of this movie is based.

Thor: Ragnarok movie billboard
Thor Ragnarok movie billboard
Go further behind-the-scenes with this book: Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok - The Art of the Movie

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