The Saboteur, video game by Pandemic. Costume designer: Kristin M. Burke
I’ve been doing a lot of research for the upcoming season of Sleepy Hollow, and I have to say – it’s giving me a lot of pause. I have spoken before at length about the difference between costume, wardrobe, fashion and all of that. Cliff’s Notes: We are not the fashion police, and please don’t refer to us as “Wardrobe”. At the end of the day, our work is about designing characters, and specifically the clothing that becomes the costume that tells the story about the character. Continue reading ‘Costume, Character, and Games.’
Frocktalker Laura sent me the link to this interesting article from GQ online about the costumes from the newest Batman installation, The Dark Knight Rises. Kind of interesting… what do you think? Read the article HERE!
The Superheroes of Hollywood Boulevard are wearing capes made out of the First Amendment for now – seems that a U.S. District judge ruled that they were “without a doubt” protected in their freedom of speech. Read the article in the LA Times HERE! Chalk up a long-fought victory for the Justice League. And stay tuned for further developments!
So today at the Con, Saturday, was my day to spend with Baby Shrek and Mini Lightning McQueen (hereafter “MLMcQ”). We set out at mid-day to avoid crowds trying to mob Baby Shrek for autographs or earwax candles. It was a good idea. Saturday is notoriously the most crowded, crazy day at Comic Con. This year was no exception. Crowds were heavy and thick, and not everyone remembered to wear deodorant (or, for that matter, not everyone remembered to NOT STAB ANYONE).
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Yesterday, news broke in Los Angeles that the (in)famous characters on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame were arrested! Local Angelenos know that these “actors” – people dressed in costumes, trolling for tips – are often aggressive and antagonistic toward tourists, but did we know their activity was illegal? First, the costumes are licensed. Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, Shrek – all of these are licensed images, likenesses and costumes. To make money off them is theoretically illegal. Second, these people are essentially doing business – demanding money when a tourist take a picture with them. You must have a license in order to do business, and these people do not. Third, the aggressive behavior perpetrated by these people (and I, for one, have been body-checked by Superman) is punishable as assault if it’s bad enough. I have wanted to do a story on these people for a long time, but they are quite an unfriendly bunch, and would demand remuneration for an interview; something to which I am opposed. So instead, I bring you this story from KTLA, and you can read all about it.
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Red, blood-shot eyes. Last day of the Con!
Okay, I just arrived back in LA from San Diego, and I am totally wiped out. Today was “Kids Day” at Comic Con, and I went with Mini Darth Vader and his dad to seek some good times. Good times we found, in the form of lots of fun kid-friendly activities.
Continue reading ‘Comic Con: Day Four!’