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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Holiday Gift Guide for Costume-Types 2013


The gift giving season is upon us, everyone. Whether it’s Hanukkah or Christmas or Kwanzaa or wrap, it’s probably very likely that you will be buying a gift for someone, and if that someone happens to work in the costume department, you might want to listen up.  What follows is this year’s gift list… if you find you need still more inspiration, please consult prior lists HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE.  Get your credit cards ready!

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2012 Gift Guide for Costume Types

It’s that time of year, Frocktalkers! Whether you’re buying gifts for your crew, or sending this link to someone to drop a not-so-subtle hint, this is the gift list for you! Items on this list would be suitable for holiday gifts, wrap gifts, birthday gifts, or just something to say “Thanks for the hard work“. For additional ideas, you can always consult the Frocktalk gift lists of years gone by HERE, HERE and HERE. But stay with me – here is this year’s list!

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Belated Happy Birthday Wishes, Frocktalk!!

Broke down birthday cake... OOPS!

Broke down birthday cake... OOPS!

Yes, OK, so I was out of town and I wasn’t able to post the birthday wishes I should have!  Frocktalk is officially four years old!  It doesn’t seem possible. Really, it doesn’t. Thank you for reading. Thank you for caring about costumes in movies. It has been very meaningful for me to write about costumes and to share my world with you, and I thank you sincerely for your continued support!!  Now for some birthday cake…


Happy Third Birthday to Frocktalk!!!

Hello Frocktalkers – HAPPY THANKSGIVING if you’re in the USA, and Happy Frocktalk Birthday if you’re not!  I would like to thank you for three beautiful years of Frocktalking – it’s been so nice to hear from so many of you; thank you for your support.  It’s my pleasure to share the art of motion picture costumes with you, and I intend to keep doing it for a long, long time.  I would like to extend a very special thanks to the person behind the scenes here at Frocktalk, technical wizard Matthew Nyquist.  Without his help and expertise, I would never be able to do this.  Counting my blessings today for so many reasons.  Thank you, everyone!


Frocktalk Turns Two!!

Thank you, Frocktalk readers, for two marvelous years.  I look forward to providing you with more reviews and interviews – I have some really good ones to post later this week.  Thank you for your readership, your interest, your emails and your support.  Thank you for strengthening and celebrating the costume community!  Here’s to many more years to come.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, everyone.


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