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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Costume Designers, Start your Engines!

OMG, Frocktalkers!  Only a few more days left on this movie – I am so exhausted!!!  I wanted to share this opportunity with you – it sounds cool! Read on for details – looks like a fun time to me!!!

Attention all Costume Designers, the Competition is on!

The Original Farmers Market, Metropolitan Fashion Week , Planet Dailies Mixology 101 and The Hollywood Museum invite(s) you to (enter to) compete for the best costume design inspired by the Farmer’s Market Clock Tower

The Winner and runner-up costumes will be displayed at The Hollywood Museum, in the Historic Max Factor Building also at the Exterior Display Window at the Original Farmers Market Entrance

Original Farmers Market Clock Tower Costume Challenge Casting Call Details

WHEN: Thursday, March 7, 2013
TIME: 5:30pm -7:30pm

WHERE: Planet Dailies at The Original Farmers Market
6333 W 3rd St #020 (Upstairs, above Dylan’s Candy Bar and Sur La Table)
Los Angeles. CA 900036

Julie Robar and Kelly Chambers: America’s Best Costume Crew!

Costume Supervisor Julie Robar (L), and Kelly Chambers

ABDC's Costume Supervisor Julie Robar (L), Lizette Kilmer and Kelly Chambers

By Anthony Tran, special correspondent to Frocktalk.com

America’s Best Dance Crew (also known as ABDC) is a dance competition show that airs Thursday nights on MTV. Produced by Randy Jackson, the show pits dance crews from across the nation against each other. The teams battle for the eventual title of “America’s Best Dance Crew”, and a $100,000 grand prize. It’s kind of like American Idol for dance groups. 2010 marks the fifth season of the show, and we caught up with costume supervisor Julie Robar and costumer Kelly Chambers to tell us all about it.

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