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! **

Get it Straight!

Cruising the halls of Paramount today, I came upon this sign.  It made me SO HAPPY.  We are the COSTUME department, NOT the wardrobe department.  Wardrobe is what Michelle Obama wears on the campaign trail with her husband.  Costumes are what CHARACTERS wear to tell a story.  Get it straight, people!!! This just made my day.  Big ups to the costume department of Tara – good on you!!  If you have changed the sign on your door or trailer, please email me a photo and I will print it in solidarity!!

– KMB

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