Facts about costumes from a horror movie

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Nadine Haders, the costume designer of Go out, he described to Vogue how the color palettes he used for the different characters indicated their inner life and comfort levels. For example, the main character, Chris, wears blue when he’s away from his home in Brooklyn as blue is his “urban life color, his real self”. And while he stays at his girlfriend’s parents’ house, his pajamas, or what Haders calls “comfortable clothes”, are gray, as that color “exists in a world between black and white.”

Meanwhile, the creepy party guests Chris meets are largely dressed in black and white, which Haders said was “an obvious nod to the racial tensions in the film.” He also incorporated a small amount of red into their clothing, as it is “symbolic of secret societies”. For example, Rose’s father wears a red pocket square.

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Jordan Peele, director of Go out, We, And Nohe said in an interview with Fox 5 Washington DC that when he decided he wanted Jason, the young son of the Wilson family in Weto wear a Jaws T-shirt, he personally asked the film’s director Steven Spielberg for permission.

Spielberg agreed and was later thanked in the film’s closing credits. Peele said Spielberg’s work “influenced me a lot” and noted that contacting him about Jason’s shirt was one of the first things on his to-do list after completing the script.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, the creative team behind it The The silence of the lambs went through a few different design options for Hannibal Lecter’s muzzle, including some that resembled the protective masks used by fencers.

The final fiberglass design was supposed to be painted, but in a behind-the-scenes interview, costume designer Colleen Atwood said they ultimately decided not to, as the unpainted mask looked like skin or skin, the which worked perfectly for Lecter.

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In a 2017 interview with GQ, Bill Skarsgård recalled that at one point he was asked to show up at his recall audition for the role of Pennywise in It wearing her clown makeup. She got her makeup from a Halloween store, quite appropriately.

Skarsgård said of the experience: “Either you curl up in the embarrassment and humiliation of it all, or you really commit to staying in whatever the character is and using this absurdity in your favor. It’s almost metaphorical for what it is. is being an actor in Los Angeles, forcing you to drive clown-faced down Hollywood Boulevard for an audition you may not get. ” And for the record, the real Pennywise makeup he wore when he got the gig took two and a half hours to apply.

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Suspiria (2018) costume designer Giulia Piersanti told Elle that to create the knotted rope dresses worn by the cast, she referred to “bondage techniques” and bought “meters and meters of [red rope] from sex shops “, after researching different types that could be used in design.

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According to an interview, costume designer Laura Montgomery did with The Credits Chris Rock, the star of Spiral: from the book of Saw, she wanted her dress to look realistically shoddy and worn. Montgomery says Rock told her, “‘I don’t want to look good. I’ve hosted Oscars twice, everyone knows what Chris Rock looks like in a nice dress. This can’t be a good dress.”

Additionally, Rock pointed out that police officers like his character generally earn lower salaries, so Montgomery chose a standard suit that they didn’t fit.

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To dress the climatic scene of the prom Carrie (1976), costume designer Rosanna Norton told Birth. Movie. Death. who pulled the ensemble’s dresses out of a “bridal shop that was failing”.

Norton explained: “You were also able to rent prom dresses and bridesmaid dresses and wedding dresses, and we found this shop in the Valley that was closing down. They had tuxedos and dresses and we were able to get the double we needed. ” Carrie’s dress was personally designed by Norton, who said he wanted it to be attractive but simple, to give the impression that she Carrie could have sewn it.

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To create the colonial costumes for The Witchcostume designer Linda Muir told Bright Lights Film Journal that she used resources such as 35 reference books shared with her by director Robert Eggers, photographs from historic fashion exhibitions in museums such as the Victoria and Albert Museum, and conversations with experts such as Denise Lebica, a historical dress expert at the Plimoth Plantation, who according to Muir was “extremely generous with her time and her knowledge of the period”.

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He shouted costume designer Cynthia Bergstrom told Nylon the colors featured in the cast’s fashion were drawn from none other than Edward Munch’s. The screamexplaining that the famous painting is where he “got many of the brilliant chartreuse, oranges, yellows and reds”.

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Noon Costume designer Andrea Flesch told Deadline that she built the cult’s brightly colored, richly embroidered dresses from a supply of centuries-old linen fabric.

Flesch explained that due to the solitary and traditional nature of the community, “It should seem like they make their own costumes themselves, and everyone has their own costume. That’s why it was also very important that all the costumes were different: some of them are made better, some less, to see the difference. “

Yes, if I were designing costumes for horror movies, I’d probably start from here too.

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According to Entertainment Weekly, the cast of The Blair Witch project she wore her own clothes during filming, enough for a film with an extremely tight $ 60,000 budget.

Actor Michael Williams told EW that his co-star, Heather Donahue, helped him sew jeans, which tore repeatedly during filming.

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Spoiler alert for Paranormal activity: next of kin here, but … the family that everyone thinks is Amish? I’m not really Amish. And costume designer Whitney Anne Adams told The Art of Costume that she incorporated some hints into their costumes that that was the cast.

Adams explained: “They are looking for the greatest possible authenticity, but when they are on their farm, they can let their guard down a bit. So, they can do things that aren’t necessarily Amish. … For example, vests usually don’t come. worn except for religious or ceremonial purposes. So we added them to the film because that’s not how the Amish wear vests. ” Additionally, the men’s costumes were made from cotton, which is unusual in true Amish communities, according to Adams, since it is more difficult to wash and maintain.

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Alex Bovaird, who designed the costumes for No, told SyFy that he tried “crazier versions” of the flashy costume worn by “failed actor” Jupe, played by Steven Yeun. One option (tragically rejected) was a “pink dress with leather fringes”.

Bovaird said, “We were playing with the idea that Jupe is still obsessed with artifice. … Steven Yuen and I talked about leaning lightly on this Willy Wonka thing.”

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And finally: according to Variety, The invisible man production designer Alex Holmes and director Leigh Whannell worked with academics at New South Wales University in Australia, where the film was shot, to bring a degree of realism to the otherwise fantastic invisibility suit invented and worn by the antagonist Adrian.

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