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! **

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Awardsapalooza 2012 – 2013 – CDG Ballots Due!

Hello there, Frocktalkers!  Just a friendly reminder that if you are a CDG member, get your nominating ballot in the mail today – ballots must be in the Guild office by 5PM tomorrow, 12-11-12.  You can nominate your own films/TV shows/commercials, and you can nominate the films/TV shows/commercials of others, including non-IA, or even non-US work.  The Costume Designers Guild Awards are, in the opinions of many, the most esteemed.  These are our peers – people who do what we do – showing their appreciation for outstanding achievement in costume design.  In our largely thankless profession, it means a lot to have the appreciation of one’s peers!  So get those ballots in, folks, and show your support for all the great work of 2012!  Have a great week!


Awardsapalooza: CDG Ballots Due!!

Just a reminder for all of you Costume Designers Guild members — final ballots are due tomorrow, Thursday, February 18 at 5PM!  Don’t forget to make your vote count!  It’s a very exciting pool of nominees this year!  Awards take place on Thursday, February 25, 2010, and we at Frocktalk will be bringing you results as they happen!


Awardsapalooza 2009/10: Get Your Ballots In!

Nomination ballots for the Costume Designers Guild awards are due on Thursday, January 21 – so that means PUT THEM IN THE MAIL TODAY if you want your vote to count!  There have been some great films this year, and I hope that you have seen enough of them to make an informed decision!  Happy voting!


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