Welcome to FrockTalk, the web’s only costume-based movie review site. The goal of Frocktalk is to shed light on the magnificent artistry of costume design in motion pictures. Reviews on this site are written by working costume designers in the entertainment industry – people who know, better than anyone, what it takes to make it all happen. The focus of FrockTalk is not to comment on the big flashy costume dramas, but to call attention to the seemingly ordinary costume design work in film that silently and persuasively moves the audience toward understanding the characters. Costume design for motion pictures is an art form that deserves more recognition than it usually gets. Fancy, pretty costumes do not always equal effective, appropriate costumes. The art of the costume is in letting the audience know who the character is, before the actor even has a chance to open his mouth. Read on, and enjoy. ** CAUTION: ALL REVIEWS CONTAIN SPOILERS! **

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FROCKTALK!!

Today marks the one-year birthday of Frocktalk, and we are celebrating over here! Thank you for your readership and support. Frocktalk was founded to shed light on the beautiful artistry of motion picture costumes, and I honestly had no idea so many people would be interested. One year, 160 posts, and one million hits later, here we are. Thank you, Frocktalk readers! I look forward to bringing you more reviews, interviews and stories about our craft. Now let’s have some birthday cake!!

— KMB

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