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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Vacation, All I Ever Wanted!


It’s that time of year, Frocktalkers – VACATION!!  I have some friends coming to town with children, and they were asking me what kinds of things they should do if they wanted the “Hollywood Experience”.  What follows is a little list.  I’ve also added some “non-Hollywood” things to see here, as well.  I hope that it proves helpful and that you have a wonderful time in our beautiful city!!

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Costumes vs. Wardrobe

So, I was talking costumes with someone the other day, and we arrived at the discussion of the semantic difference between “costumes” and “wardrobe”.  The problem is, in our business these seemingly trifling semantics can be the difference between respect and trivialization of our work.  To many people, the difference between “costumes” and “wardrobe” may seem insignificant.  Many people see these words as interchangeable names for our department, but they are not.
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