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! **

The Most Sincere Form of Flattery

Halloween time is soon approaching, Frocktalkers.  Articles are popping up on the web about DIY theme parties and costumes.  This article came across my desk this morning, and it was like WOW!  When you make a movie, you have no sense of how it will reach its audience.  We often make movies and walk away, only to see them released later.  We shrug our shoulders like, “Ok, that was good.”  But this is, for me, a new level.  I made those costumes with my own hands; it was such a small film.  So thanks, Jeannieinabottle, you have made my week!

CREATE YOUR OWN “INSIDIOUS” COSTUMES

I will be posting some good costume ideas the first week of October for you, and they will not include any from my own films!  Sorry Sex Drive fans, you can’t rent a Señor Donut costume anywhere!!  😉

– KMB

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