Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Mars Attacks! Martian foot solider on display...

With so much grim news around the world these days, I thought today it was time for a little fun. I spied this Martian foot soldier from Tim Burton's 1996 sci-fi comedy Mars Attacks! on display on the Warner Bros. Studios Backlot Tour on June 9, 2016. I'm not sure if or how it was used in the alien invasion movie, but it's still a lot of fun to see a life-size version of the big-brained Martians.

Martian foot soldier from Mars Attacks!
Martian foot soldier Mars Attacks
Mars Attacks Martian foot soldier
Mars Attacks Martian foot soldier
Martian soldier Mars Attacks
Fans of the director can also check out these movie costumes from 1989's Batman, these Alice in Wonderland movie costumes and props, these stop-motion puppets from Frankenweenie and these film costumes from Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.

Mars Attacks! movie poster
Mars Attacks movie poster
Buy the movie: Mars Attacks!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Alice Through the Looking Glass film costumes on display at L.A.'s FIDM Museum...

Even though I'd previously seen the majority of these costumes at Disney's D23 Expo and the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, L.A.'s FIDM Museum also provided a wonderful 360ยบ view of Colleen Atwood's costume designs from last year's Alice Through the Looking Glass movie on February 8, 2017.

Original film costumes from Alice Through the Looking Glass
Alice Through the Looking Glass movie costume exhibit
Alice Through the Looking Glass movie costumes
Alice Through the Looking Glass film costumes
Alice Through Looking Glass costume exhibit
The Costume Designer also had two other fantastic selections of outfits at this 25th Art of Motion Picture Costume Design exhibition, her Oscar-winning Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them costumes and her The Huntsman: Winter's War film costumes, so be sure to check them out too.

Alice Through the Looking Glass movie billboard
Alice Through looking Glass movie billboard
Since we last saw our titular character in Alice in Wonderland she's been sailing around the world, exploring far off lands like Asia, which have influenced her wardrobe with regional inspiration and nautical influences.

Alice Kingsley costumes worn by Mia Wasikowska
in Alice Through the Looking Glass
Mia Wasikowska Alice Through Looking Glass Asian costume
Alice Through Looking Glass Asian costume
Alice Through Looking Glass Asian costume pants
Alice Through the Looking Glass Asian film costume
Alice Through Looking Glass Asian costume
Alice Through Looking Glass Asian costume detail
Alice Looking Glass Asian movie costume
Alice Through Looking Glass Nautical movie costume
Alice Looking Glass Nautical costume
Alice Looking Glass Nautical costume back
The first colourful costume is loosely inspired by imperial costumes in China with its embroidered purple tunic, shaped collar and neckpiece and pants, whilst Alice's other look has a more naval theme from her time at sea.

For more fantastical costumes worn by Mia Wasikowska make sure you also check out these Oscar-winning Alice in Wonderland movie costumes.

Alice Through the Looking Glass movie billboard
Alice Through the Looking Glass movie billboard
In the movie Alice goes to a party in Victorian England in her Chinese-inspired costume and meets 'Alexandra' (played by Joanna Bobin), who is the wife of 'Hamish Ascot' the new owner of the trading company and the ship Alice captains, who she once declined to marry.

Alexandra Ascot costume worn by Joanna Bobin
in Alice Though the Looking Glass
Alice Looking Glass Alexandra Victorian gown
Alice Looking Glass Alexandra Victorian gown
Alice Though Looking Glass Alexandra costume
Alice Looking Glass Alexandra film costume
In this sequel, 'Time' himself is the very enemy for Alice as she tries to help her friend the 'Mad Hatter' and Sacha Baron Cohen plays the personification of the magical being.

Time costume worn by Sacha Baron Cohen
in Alice Through the Looking Glass
Sacha Baron Cohen Alice Looking Glass Time movie costume
Alice Through the Looking Glass Time film costume
Time movie costume Alice Looking Glass
Time glove detail Alice Through the Looking Glass
Time clockwork glove detail Alice Looking Glass
Alice Looking Glass Time costume back
I really love this outlandish costume for the Lord of Time with its dramatic, oversized shoulder pads.

Fans of the actor can also check out his film costumes in The Dictator and his Ali G InDaHouse movie costume.

Red Queen organic armour costume worn by Helena Bonham Carter
in Alice Through the Looking Glass
Helena Bonham Carter Alice Looking Glass Red Queen costume
Alice Looking Glass Red Queen costume
Alice Through Looking Glass Iracabeth costume
Alice Looking Glass Red Queen costume boots
Red Queen costume boots Alice Looking Glass
Red Queen costume train Alice Looking Glass
In the movie Helena Bonham Carter reprises her role as 'Iracebeth' and via Alice's travels through time we get to see how she received her oversized big head and turned into the wicked 'Red Queen'.

I loved getting to see this ornate organic armour costume out from behind a dark, reflective display case, and if you like this, be sure to also check out the other regal costume she wears as the Red Queen in Alice through the Looking Glass (as featured in this billboard for the movie)

Alice Through the Looking Glass movie billboard
Alice Through the Looking Glass movie billboard
Buy the movie: Alice Through the Looking Glass (BD + DVD + Digital HD) [Blu-ray]

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Silence movie costumes on display...

In Martin Scorsese's Silence, Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver play two Portuguese Jesuit priests in the 17th century who travel to Japan in search of their missing mentor, 'Father Ferreira' (Liam Neeson), and spread the Christian faith in a time when it was outlawed and their presence forbidden there.

Original film costumes from Silence
Silence movie costume exhibit FIDM Museum LA
Liam Neeson Silence Father Ferreira film costume
Silence film costumes
Andrew Garfield Silence Rodrigues film costume
Silence movie Japanese Samurai costume
Silence movie Samurai costume
Issei Ogata Silence Inoue Old Samurai costume
Issei Ogata Silence Inoue Samurai costume
Issei Ogata Silence Inoue Old Samurai costume
Silence Inoue Samurai footwear
Silence film costumes
Andrew Garfield Silence Father Rodrigues costume
Silence movie costumes
Silence movie costumes
Silence film costumes
These missionary priest and Samurai costumes were designed by Dante Ferretti (who also doubled as Production Designer on the movie) and were photographed on display at Downtown L.A.'s Film Museum on February 8, 2017.

If you like these screen-worn outfits, be sure to also check out more examples from this year's 25th Art of Motion Picture Costume Design exhibition at the FIDM Museum.

Silence movie poster
Silence movie poster
Buy the movie: Silence [DVD]

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