Movies

Dunkirk: Costuming one of the darkest hours of Britain’s history

Dunkirk is one of those films that everyone should watch. Christopher Nolan, masterful architect of mind bending movies such as Inception and Interstellar, has turned his deft hand to the devastating events of the Dunkirk Evacuation of May and June 1940. A colossal number of British, French and Belgian troops were cut off and surrounded… Continue reading Dunkirk: Costuming one of the darkest hours of Britain’s history

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Game of Clothes: Dragons and Poison and Chains, Oh My

Good ol' Game of Thrones, back at it again with the murder. Yes, everyone’s favourite Queens, Kings and psychopaths were back this week in the most explosive episode of Season 7 yet. As usual, I'm here to give you the lowdown on all things leather, silk and chainmail, and dubiously predict what’s going to happen in… Continue reading Game of Clothes: Dragons and Poison and Chains, Oh My

Movies

Wonder Woman: Warriors, Wedges and Female Armour

Wonder Woman burst onto our screens in June of this year, in her first ever feature length film. Sure, she’d featured in 2016’s Batman Vs Superman, but this was her first outing as the title character, Princess Diana of Themiscrya, also known as Diana Prince. She’s not a new character; in fact, Wonder Woman has… Continue reading Wonder Woman: Warriors, Wedges and Female Armour

Game of Clothes

Game of Clothes: Fire, Blood and Lots of Black Leather

This Monday evening (or at 3am if you were really dedicated), we were plunged headfirst back into the grimy and bloody world of Westeros, where everyone wants to rule the Seven Kingdoms and everyone has inexplicably great hair despite medieval hygiene standards. Oh, and everyone is wearing black. Does this anger the costumer in me?… Continue reading Game of Clothes: Fire, Blood and Lots of Black Leather

TV

The Power of Symbolism: The Handmaids of Hulu’s ‘The Handmaids Tale’

The Handmaid’s Tale has long been overdue a reboot. Margret Atwood’s 1985 dystopian novel is a literary classic, and until 2017, had only been adapted into a mediocre-at-best film in 1990 (31% on Rotten Tomatoes? Ooft.)  It lay somewhat dormant for years; while it's a commonly studied book, and something of a cult classic, it… Continue reading The Power of Symbolism: The Handmaids of Hulu’s ‘The Handmaids Tale’