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! **

What is it Like to be a Costume Designer?

Frocktalker Elisabeth sent me this interesting link from Talenthouse – it’s an interview with costume designers Janie Bryant (Mad Men), Lou Eyrich (Glee), Eric Daman (Gossip Girl) and John Dunn (Boardwalk Empire) about how they got started and what their lives are like in this business.  Check it out HERE, and have a great week ahead, everyone!

– KMB

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