Take a cue from the spooky drawings of illustrators like Edward Gorey.
Costume designer Maurizio Millenotti is a genius, and this costume is the one that clinches it for me. Sophie Marceau looks amazing in these colors due to her very dark hair and eyes. And natural form ish is such a gorgeously sexy era in fashion. Not only do we have stripes, but the combination of narrow and wide stripe makes things more sophisticated than if the two stripes were of equivalent widths.
I could probably come up with that on my own, but the solid white waistcoat, solid black lapels, and the solid black turnbacks on the cuffs and skirting-in-back? Taking the genius to astronomical levels is the skirt. I could imagine pairing this with a skirt in the same stripe. I could also see putting it with a skirt in a solid white or black in a similar weight fabric. And the black sash tying the train back? That clunk you heard is every right-thinking person in the world falling over dead from fabulosity.
Okay, have at me. Did you agree with my rankings? Which other black-and-white historical film costumes merit inclusion on this list? That dress started my life long love of movie costumes and historical costuming. This frontage-laden film had me riveted back in From the stills, the costumes were more all-white juxtaposed with all-black. The movie is schlocky but the costumes are a visual feast. Check out the details here: The costuming has always stuck with me as an example of how much impact a black and white palette can have!
And Katisha arrives wearing a leather flight helmet having evidently flown in to Titipu. So much fabulous detail on all the extras, I love it! Especially this one at 3: I also have a soft spot for the whole movie.
I was in heaven! Or at least polonaise-inspired — you never know what non-period trick costumers pull that end up making an 18th century gown a 20th century film costume. I do think I see a waist seam though — and the skirts pleated into it.
They did a good job with the stripe matching — which is possible I did mine that way. If you do follow this tutorial, we'd love to see; tweet photos to whitneyavalon.
Our inspiration was black and white photos of Clara Bow and Gary Cooper, like the one above, though of course we'd be placing our similar-but-not-look-a-like characters into a color world. They tend to look like vampires or ghosts which is marvelous, just not when you're trying to look like a grayscale image of a silent era star.
Instead, you want as many shades of gray as possible throughout your grayscale costume. You need a water-activated make-up, not a creme. We used Aquacolor Wet Makeup in color 32B.
Spray a little water on it, use a make-up sponge to apply everywhere that could be visible, repeat a lot. Let it dry before you put your costume on. You may want to use a Q-tip for application to ears and other intricate areas. We got a 30 ml container of the Aquacolor and barely even made a dent in it, but get more than you think you'll need just in case! It's a shade darker than the base. Wait until base is dry to apply. I used this under my brows and along my nose.
We used Maybelline Unstoppable Eyeliner in pewter. Apply all over dry lips. Can gently top with a clear gloss if you want some shine. Men may want to use this as their eyeliner do top lash line and lower water line to hide as much flesh tone as possible as well.
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