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! **

2011: A Look Back in Costumes

Hello, Frocktalkers!!  Our friend Chris over at Clothesonfilm.com has written a very thoughtful wrap-up of the year in costumes for you.  I thought you might like to read it as nominating ballots start to arrive in the mail, hahaha.  We have had a really gorgeous run of costumes in 2011, ranging from fancy to distressed.  As awards season starts in earnest, I will do my best to keep you updated.  I will soon be going on location until May 2012, so I will sadly miss the CDG Awards, but will make sure to have coverage of the event for you at the ready.  Thanks, Frocktalkers, for your interest and enthusiasm in our art form, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

– KMB

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