hair and make up unrest

Revolution! Unrest on set of ‘Les Misérables’ as hair and make-up artists stage own uprising
Les Misérables may chronicle a revolution by idealistic Parisians in 1832, but producers of this year’s big-budget film adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic story were embarrassed when furious hair and make-up artists staged an uprising of their own on set.


Scorpion Costume

This Instructables tutorial gives some great advice for making costume special effects and prosthetics. Check out Marshon’s other tutorials for more on working with latex.

Jean Paul Gaultier S/S 2010

Jean Paul Gaultier’s exotic collection of haute couture inspired by nature, Avatar, Mexico and the Aztecs, is a study in theatrical costuming.

Handmade Structured Garments

Lamija Suljevic creates these structural garments using old techniques and handmade details inspired by slavic tradition.

Making Carnival

A couple of articles recently on fashion and carnival on Diane, A Shaded View on Fashion.

Many photos of Rio carnival floats being created by students at Porto da Pedra, one of the 14 samba schools Rio, the theme is history of fashion from cave man to couture.

And here are some editorial photographs of carnival costumes.

MOCA Goes Gaga

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles celebrated it’s 30th anniversary with a one-off performance of Lady Gaga and the Bolshoi Ballet, deisgned by artist Francesco Vezzoli, with props by Miuccia Prada, Frank Gehry, Damien Hirst and Baz Luhrmann.

Kate Rawlinson: Pattern Cutter Talent

I came accross Kate Rawlinson via Kathleen’s posts on Fashion Incubator. These photos show pieces from Kate’s final collection while studying at London College of Fashion (more at Flickr). Her talent is in cutting and constructing the garments to line up stripes or checks perfectly. Read Kathleen’s original post, then if you fancy a challenge see if you can sketch out the pattern for this dress: