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historicalbeauties · 17 days ago
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Cosplay is for everybody!
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harper-lyh · 2 months ago
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Cruella's Costumes by Oscar-winning Costume Designer Jenny Beavan
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There are a total of 47 garments for Emma Stone's character. The above collages are some of her best (and available) ones.
Jenny Beavan had won Oscars for costume design twice, first time for A Room With a View (1986) and second for Mad Max: Fury Road (2015).
Edit: Just wanna clarify that those sketches aren't mine haha, they are from Beavan. Thanks for all the likes, reblogs and comments guys~
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korra-the-red-lion · 13 days ago
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Let’s Talk: Female Heroes and their costumes.
After seeing Black Widow this week, something occurred to me as I was leaving the theater and it made me smile. The difference in the costumes for both the DCEU and the MCU now that more women are getting involved.
My first example is from Birds of Prey.
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There is nothing inherently pulling the male gaze with these outfits. One could argue that Dinah’s is a little, but she is also still wearing her outfit from work, where she works for Roman Sionis, so that would explain the cleavage that she’s showing. But overall, most of the women in this shot are wearing flat shoes and clothes that they look comfortable in and look like they can actually fight in as well. Of course they make fun of Dinah later on for her choice in pants, but it’s more of a fun tongue-in-cheek moment more than anything else. But look at Harley’s outfit, that’s a fun outfit but there’s nothing that screams “LOOK AT MY BOOBS AND BUTT” like her outfit in Suicide Squad did. Helena is decked out in combat boots and protective vest. And of course, one of the most relatable moments in women’s comic book history happens during the big brawl:
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You love to see it. From the outfit choices and this scene alone, I would have known that this film was directed by a woman.
Even in Wonder Woman 1984 we saw a difference. Sure, Diana was still running around in her tiny skirt/metal bra combo, but she got the chance to put on the golden armour and while it kinda looked tacky, it was still better than the other suit in terms of getting rid of the male gaze.
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Practical, covering her while still looking nice. There is a slight heel on the boot but nothing too crazy, unlike her other costume. And which movie did she first wear the Iconic Wonder Woman costume? Oh that’s right, BvS, a movie directed by a man. The difference is easy to spot if you’re looking. There is nothing wrong with her costume, but you can see the difference from when a man is making the choices versus when a woman is.
Next we hop over to the MCU as we take a look at Carol’s outfit from Captain Marvel. 
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Carol’s suit is very much like Steve’s suit, in the way that it’s very military looking. It fits her body, but so does Yon-Rogg’s and the other members of the Kree. A man did design this costume, but with input from the directors and I believe Larson herself, though I’m not sure on that. But the whole outfit screams badass practicality. There is no cleavage, no ridiculous heels. You could switch her outfit with Steve’s and it would basically be the same, and that’s a good thing.
Next is Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff.
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She’s been on record to say how much she disliked the first costume on the left. Olsen said that she didn’t like how revealing it was, and that it didn’t really fit her or the character. The middle one wasn’t a lot better, but at least she wasn’t showing as much cleavage. But the last costume? Olsen had a say in it and she loves it, and I think it’s the best one to date. I actually would argue it’s one of the better costumes in the whole MCU. It looks visually appealing on her and really suits the character as well. And while they’re not featured, the shoes she’s wearing are more flat in the bottoms I believe. The last costume is just a sign that if you listen to the person who has to wear it constantly and focus on making it look cool and practical rather than sexy, it ends up being more attractive anyway. I don’t know a single person who has complaints about it.
Last but certainly not least, Natasha “Black Widow” Romanoff. This is one of her costumes, coming from Age of Ultron:
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Zipper is super low, you can see the size of that heel from her, and it’s super form fitting. Natasha was sexualized the moment she showed up on screen in Iron Man 2 and they rolled with this look for a very long time. We saw them relaxing it a little in Endgame when she wore the comfy clothes and her socks, but overall she’s always had this look. 
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Even here you can see how far dawn that zipper is, and even the vest is nearly wide open. But as you will soon seen, Johansson had enough of that and had a lot of say in Natasha’s clothing in the Black Widow movie. Natasha for most of that movie is wearing loose clothing or clothes that stay up near her collar bone. Also, throughout the whole movie she and Yelena wear combat boots, never once wearing those heeled shoes that Natasha wore in all the other movies. It’s a subtle enough change that it’s not changing the entire look of the character, but enough that it got me thinking “about fucking time.”
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Look at the zipper placement. While it may be a little low here, it’s not so low that she’s falling out of her costume. Plus there’s the added strap that hold the jacket in place. The pants are also a tiny bit looser, and so is the jacket. Just a tiny bit, but you can see the bunching and creasing from the extra fabric. ScarJo said that it was her favourite costume to date and the most comfortable to wear. And just to compare the two Infinity War Era Natasha’s:
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See where the zipper is on the inside jacket? The vest is open but that’s how Yelena wore it for most of the movie as well. It looks comfy and attractive, but not in the male gaze way.
As you can see from the examples above, the more that the industry is changing due to women getting involved, the more the costumes reflect that. No longer are these female heroes meant for the male gaze and not much more. The costumes are cool, they’re practical, they’re badass. It may have taken a while to get here, but at least we’re starting to see it. Hell, even Melissa’s Benoist finally got pants after asking for them for years. Look at the new Supergirl’s costume, there’s no skirt or heeled shoes.
Also, this isn’t to say that sexualized costumes are evil or anything. I really did like Supergirl’s original costume, but it depends on who it’s for. I never liked Harley’s outfit in SS because it was meant for the male gaze, and I found it silly. While I appreciate Diana’s iconic look, there is something off-putting seeing her with a tiny skirt and corset-esc top while Batman and Flash get armour in the Justice League. Even in the CW’s Stargirl, Courtney wears a crop top and shorts that are above the knee. I like the costume, but it could be a full shirt at least. It’s not practical for her to be exposing that much skin considering how many times Cindy stabbed her or she got tossed into the pavement.  But if you’re going to put a woman in a sexy outfit, then do the same for men. And for the love of all things good in this world, stop putting women in heels in action movies. It’s ridiculous.
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oscarspoe · a month ago
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Now Frida is a very interesting combination, because Frida will get dressed up, she will wear traditional garb in a non-traditional way. She had her own sense of style, and she celebrated herself. In her darkness, you could see that in her dress when she cut her hair off and wore a suit—we were shocked. But we understood, because the great thing about doing something like Frida is that you had proof within both her words and paintings. Your tools were there. You watched Salma become Frida, and you watched Salma as Frida.
Costume Design by Julie Weiss Salma Hayek as Frida Kahlo FRIDA (dir. Julie Taymor, 2002)
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emmie-bee · 6 months ago
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OH LORD HE’S DONE
I spent 1,025 hours over 3 years making this glitter bomb of a jacket 😭😭😭
wtf do I do now though
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sartorialadventure · 3 months ago
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Historical costuming by Dr. Christine Na-Eun Millar
(She’s on IG at https://www.instagram.com/sewstine/ ! (Thanks, @lurkingscientist !)
More photos under the cut!
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sartorialadventure · 4 months ago
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FB post by CreativeSoul Photography:
Lets hear it for the boys! We still get asked whether we photograph boys so here you go. We love our creating magic with our boys as well.
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kaewhocreates · 9 months ago
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Some of my favorite celebrity Halloween looks so far: Rico Nasty as The Joker, Flo Milli as Left Eye, Marsai Martin as Rihanna, Ciara as Megan thee Stallion, Ryan Destiny as Lauryn Hill and Skai Jackson as Foxy Brown.
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jedi-anakin · 6 months ago
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Sandra Bullock‘s costumes as Gracie Hart in Miss Congeniality (2000)
Costume Design by Susie DeSanto
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madeleineengland · 4 months ago
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Kelly Marie Tran slaying as Disney’s first South East Asian princess.
To promote the new film, Kelly hit the virtual red carpet in a show-stopping outfit. Stylists Wayman + Micah shared photos of Tran's red-carpet look, and revealed, "Our first Southeast Asia Disney Princess Kelly Marie Tran in custom Thai Nguyen @thainguyenatelier Ao Dai. This national garment was traditionally worn as a female student uniform, but has since evolved to be worn by both sexes on special occasions, weddings, celebrations, especially this time to the world premiere."
The caption further explained, "In Vietnamese culture, rich colors are adored, but for this special celebration we wanted Kelly Marie Tran to feel like royalty, so we went with the black and gold. The hand beaded "Gold” of phoenix and lotus motif details represent the intricate art and culture of Vietnam. The headdress “khăn đống” symbolizes power.
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xrosheen · 6 months ago
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KATIE MCGRATH 2021 CHALLENGE: This or That? C - Costumes or Colourful
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sartorialadventure · 7 months ago
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Lucy Lawless as Lucretia on Spartacus
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ghostpainters · 5 months ago
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When your friendly neighborhood Nighwing is late for SCI 104  
This is what you get when the local superhero is late for night class; half-written notes and crude doodles falling ten stories to the street, a crazy kid catching a travel mug out of the air seconds before it hits you in the head, and random bad guys zip-tied to a lamp post with an F- sharpied on their faces. 
Forget traffic, there’s no speed limit on the rooftops.  Nightwing could probably make it to class on time if he wasn’t like a cat with a laser-pointer. There’s always one more bad guy to stop before 3 hours of intro physics.
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