The gift giving season is upon us, everyone. Whether it’s Hanukkah or Christmas or Kwanzaa or wrap, it’s probably very likely that you will be buying a gift for someone, and if that someone happens to work in the costume department, you might want to listen up. What follows is this year’s gift list… if you find you need still more inspiration, please consult prior lists HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE. Get your credit cards ready!
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I am so sick to my stomach right now and I have so much grief welling up inside me that I don’t know what to do about it. I want to tell you about the real Paul Walker. People may refer to him forever as the hot blond guy from the ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise, but he was so much more that that. He was a loving father and a wonderful man. I had the pleasure of working with him on ‘Running Scared’, and he left me with some things that will stick with me forever.
Continue reading ‘Rest in Peace, Paul Walker, my Hero.’
Hey there, Frocktalkers – can you believe it’s been five years already? I certainly can’t. I started Frocktalk during the aftermath of the 2008 writers’ strike, in the shadow of the looming SAG strike that never happened. There was no work, nothing to do… and I decided that I would take the opportunity to educate the world about our art form. Five years later, our business has recovered and I am exhausted from too much work! All of the educating of the public has paid off (witness the birth of many other websites devoted to movie costumes) and for that, I am truly glad. Thank you all for being loyal readers. Your support lifts me up when I am tired. Your curiosity about our art form compels me to keep going. And keep going I will… just as soon as I make Thanksgiving dinner for 14 crew orphans and their friends! Happy Thanksgiving to all of you American readers. I am so thankful for your enthusiasm and your support.
Hey there, Sleepyheads, Frocktalkers and friends! I guess the timing of this column just proves that I am unable to keep a deadline when I am working. What was supposed to be an “every Monday” feature is now destined to become a “once in a while when I have a moment” feature, so thank you for your patience while I find some quiet time to answer your questions. Remember, you can post them any time on Twitter, using hashtag #shcostumes. Here is the latest installment:
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By Lauren Fonville
The odds are ever in the favor of “Hunger Games” fans craving amazing
memorabilia this month.
Blacksparrow Auctions will auction over 200 original costumes from the
2012 film on November 16, just one week before the release of its
sequel “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” Bidders can get in on the
action in person at Blacksparrow’s Los Angeles headquarters, by phone
and online. The original costumes designed by three-time Academy Award
nominee Judianna Makovsky will be unveiled at a reception on November
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Hey Frocktalkers – Wanted to alert you to the most beautiful auction of costume items I have ever seen. It’s in Chicago on December 8, and you can bid from the comfort of your own home on these items. It has left me breathless – over 600 unique lots of Victorian & Edwardian clothing, jewelry, accessories, tons of 1920s – 1940s stuff, furs, hats, shoes, handbags, lace, contemporary things… it’s stunning. Please take a look at it here: http://www.susanins.com/
It’s Auction number 129, just click on the “catalog” section and then click on “complete catalog”. OMG, you guys. Spread the word. This collection is so beautiful, it deserves a new home with people who appreciate it… people like us! I’ll be bidding, FOR SURE… will you?
Welcome to the first installment of “Ask the Costume Department”. We here at Sleepy Hollow get a lot of questions about a lot of things, and I thought it might be nice to take your questions and answer them in a public forum, once a week. If you have questions that you’d like to have answered, please tweet them to me @frocktalk with the hashtag #shcostumes. I will do my best to answer between five and ten questions every Monday here on Frocktalk.com, so let ‘er rip, Sleepyheads! Here are the first questions:
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It’s that magical, special time of year, Frocktalkers! Halloween is almost upon us. My email inbox is starting to fill up with requests and questions, so I thought I might just cut to the chase with a list of costumes for 2013 that are sure to be a hit at your workplace, party, or trick-or-treating adventure. In case this is not enough for you, you can see previous years’ lists HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE. Get your credit cards ready, because I have purchasing links and everything. And none of it has anything to do with looking like a slut-bag and sacrificing your dignity on some kind of man-made Whoreloween altar. Here we go:
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Hey Frocktalkers – thank you so much for your support of Sleepy Hollow! We have been absolutely overwhelmed with the positive response and the love for this show – who knew?! We have been working hard on this show (just about 100 hours per week, no joke), so by consequence, I haven’t had a lot of time to write recreationally here on Frocktalk. Thank you for your patience. I also haven’t had a lot of time to see any movies to write about them.
HOWEVER, I have been watching American Horror Story: Coven. This is “appointment TV” for me. There is no DVR at my rental apartment. So I make it a point to be home in time to watch it. Jessica Lange is just a genius, and Lou Eyrich and her crew are KILLING IT with the costumes. Take a look at this:
Continue reading ‘Update From KB Land: Love them Witches’
Hey all – just want to bring your attention to this hilarious Tumblr account. I don’t know who this is, but he/she is on notice – come write for Frocktalk.com! Check it out HERE – COSTUMER OF AWESOME. We’ve been rolling on the floor for a few days here in the department. It’s good.
In other news, I’ve been live tweeting (to the best of my ability) the East coast feed of SLEEPY HOLLOW. Follow along if you dare @frocktalk – hope you enjoy the show, Frocktalkers! More to come!