October 26, 2013 |
To fashion the costumes for Summit Entertainment's military sci-fi film "Ender's Game," designer Christine Bieselin Clark used not only patterns and sewing machines but also lasers and magnets. Crafting futuristic threads and helmets for the film, which opens Nov. 1, was "sci-fi just in its process," she said. Bieselin Clark, 41, began her career in a much lower-tech space: the theater. She grew up on Long Island, a stone's throw from Broadway, earned a degree in theater arts from Stony Brook University and went on to design costumes for regional theater productions all over the East Coast.
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October 16, 2013
The "Rally Bear" who danced atop the St. Louis Cardinals dugout this week has been banned from Dodger Stadium for six months, he says. The 50-year-old man who wore the "Rally Bear" costume, Mark Monninger of Rancho Cucamonga, said he pulled the stunt to promote the idea of the Dodgers ' getting a mascot. As the Dodgers fought their way to a 3-0 win Monday over the St. Louis Cardinals, Monninger jumped out of his seat dressed in a bear costume and rushed on top of the Cardinals' dugout.
September 18, 2013 |
After Tuesday's post about how dressing as Miley Cyrus this Halloween might earn you a bit of a reputation, the folks at HalloweenCostumes.com reached out to let us know they've compiled an extensive DIY tutorial on channeling the former Hannah Montana. Every last detail of how to create one of Cyrus' looks from the "We Can't Stop" video is twerked -- pardon us, worked -- out in this post by Aleksandra Sobic, so we won't bother rehashing it here beyond noting that it involves, among other things, a pair of white hot pants and a teddy bear backpack.
September 17, 2013 |
While Miley Cyrus may well have twerked herself right out of a Vogue cover and an engagement to Liam Hemsworth , there was another unforeseen consequence: This Halloween, the Miley Cyrus costume has a dubious reputation, according to a dating website's recent poll of single men. Apparently an online dating auction site (we frankly had no idea such a thing existed) called WhatsYourPrice.com polled 7,304 single men “to determine which of this year's hottest Halloween costumes will be the 'easiest.'” The majority of respondents (84%)
July 30, 2013 |
As "Game of Thrones" has grown in popularity, its characters have begun to become popular subjects for cosplay at conventions and during Halloween. But according to "Thrones" star Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen, one of the most popular characters on the show, there's a very R-rated trick to make her character's costume more authentic: "Take it off. " Yes, there's copious amounts of nudity on the HBO series, more than you're likely to find at your local Halloween costume party, but she did offer a suggestion a little more realistic for would-be Daeneryses: "Just a toy dragon will definitely help take that costume from being just another costume to being a 'Game of Thrones' costume.
July 3, 2013 |
A collection of costumes from "The Sound of Music" -- including a full set of the Von Trapp children's drapery outfits -- will be up for bid at a July 29 Hollywood memorabilia auction, the Profiles in History auction house announced Wednesday. Among the pieces from the 1965 musical (which took home five Academy Awards and earned an Oscar nomination for costume designer Dorothy Jeakins) included in the auction are a dress Andrews wore during the “Do-Re-Mi” song ("a heavy brown homespun Austrian-style dress with wheat-colored homespun blouse," according to the description)
June 21, 2013 |
Who would have thought a T-shirt could spark such a controversy? Janie Bryant, costume designer for “Mad Men,” certainly didn't when she put Megan Draper in a now-infamous red star T-shirt in this season's episode "The Better Half. " Since Sharon Tate wore a nearly identical shirt for an Esquire photo shoot in 1967 and was murdered two years later, "Mad Men" conspiracy theorists were convinced Megan would meet the same fate . It all spurred from series creator Matt Weiner's request that Megan wear a typical T-shirt in the scene in question.
June 20, 2013 |
Jennifer Lopez says criticism she's received for wearing skimpy costumes onstage isn't quite fair. Other pop stars do the same, she points out, to less outrage simply because they aren't as curvy as she. [Telegraph] Fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have been found guilty on Italian tax-evasion charges, given suspended 20-month prison sentences and ordered to pay about $670,000 in penalties. [ Los Angeles Times ] PHOTOS: "Devious Maids" premiere party It seems like George Zimmer, famous in pop culture for his TV ad slogan, "You're going to like the way you look.
June 19, 2013 |
Los Angeles Fire Chief Brian Cummings apologized on Twitter on Wednesday after he posed for a photograph with firefighters wearing Mexican sombreros and fake oversized mustaches in front of a taco stand at a recent benefit event. The Hope for Firefighters event was held downtown and featured firefighters who cooked food and, in some cases, dressed in costumes. "I sincerely apologize for any insensitivity or disrespect to anyone offended by posing for the photo from the Hope for Firefighters event," Cummings said in a tweet.
June 18, 2013 |
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Los Angeles Film Festival are teaming up Thursday evening for “The Iconic Moment” at the academy's Hollywood campus. The program is not only a celebration of the craft of movie costume design but also a toast to the academy's new Costume Designers branch, which was announced in January. For more than 60 years, the costume designers were part of the Art Directors branch. The evening culminates at Oscars Outdoors with Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 classic “Vertigo,” starring Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak and featuring the evocative costumes designed by the legendary Edith Head.