I have had a *grand passion* for costumes ever since I can remember…. My early years were spent in my parents’ sloping-roofed attic, dressing up in innumerable varieties of outlandish garb to inhabit roles running the gamut from Belle Epoque ladies to Anglo-Saxon warriors.
I am also a longstanding film fanatic, and much of my teens was occupied (that is, when not continuing to play dress-up in the attic, performing in school plays, or randomly parading around town en costume with my equally eccentric gang of chums) with watching black-&-white ’40s swashbucklers, Merchant Ivory historical dramas, and pretty much anything in the fantasy realm.
There are some truly exquisite film costumes out there, so I eventually decided that there needed to be a blog dedicated exclusively to them: the glossiest, most over-the-top costumes, the everyday-wearable “movie clothing”, and everything in between!
In creating posts, I will sometimes revert to the format I initially started out with:
Menswear Mondays ~ because guys get to wear some impressive costumes too, believe it or not!
Tuesday Tresses ~ okay, hair isn’t really a costume item per se….
Wednesday Woollens ~ it’s all about knitting – and crochet! (“And a fabulous game it is, too!” as Bofur says)
Thursday This-&-Thats ~ otherwise known as “accessories”, but with some other miscellaneous objets de costume thrown in for good measure
Footwear Fridays ~ speaks for itself
Sartorial Saturdays ~ after one of my favourite quotes from Chariots of Fire: “your sartorial splendour”
Moment-in-the-Sun-days ~ for those jaw-dropping OOAK costumes that just leap off the screen and make the entire flick memorable!
But most of the time these days I do special features, one-offs, tributes, etc…. It’s all at my whim!
Hoping this blog finds its way onto the screens of those who adore cinematic couture as much as I do,
~ Costume Clara 🙂
P.S. I would be remiss if I didn’t pay tribute to a wonderful online costume resource, and one which I have visited countless times to look for movie costume images:
Here’s the movie costume page with an alphabetical listing:
And here is a list of other costume reference sites I’ve been privileged to consult:
Bravi e grazie!