Junior costume bands set tone for Labor Day

Junior costume bands set tone for Labor Day

The junior costume “Jump Up” presentation on Saturday, Sept. 1, was splendiferous. The children brought much merriment and a kaleidoscope of colorful costumes to the streets of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, massing in grand style. Children from as young as two years old were decked out…

Psychology of Self: Dress to Impress

Psychology of Self: Dress to Impress

You probably remember your mom telling you “you are what you eat” at some point during childhood. Have you ever thought you might be what you wear as well? Fashion is self-expression, we all accept this very generalized statement as true, but now the emerging…

Aquaman’s Comic-Accurate Costume Is A Spoiler

Aquaman’s Comic-Accurate Costume Is A Spoiler

Aquaman’s comic accurate costume has been revealed by merchandise and Comic-Con exclusive footage – but is the orange-and-gold suit a spoiler for James Wan’s film? When Jason Momoa’s Arthur Curry was first unveiled for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, it was a startling reinvention,…

bandoned Superhero Movie Designs

bandoned Superhero Movie Designs

Superhero movies have come a long way from the days when the only way to sell the X-Men was to slap them into black leather bodysuits. Nowadays it seems any of the wildest costume creations from your favorite comics can be brought to beautiful life…

After 40 years in business, Las Vegas costume shop is closing

After 40 years in business, Las Vegas costume shop is closing

If you ring the doorbell and gain entrance past the barred door in the strip mall along West Sahara Avenue, the rows upon rows of clothing can intimidate. Almost 4,000 square feet. Three thousand costumes. Seven hundred hats. Five hundred wigs. A wall of bride…

Her catsuit banned, Serena Williams found another superhero costume

Her catsuit banned, Serena Williams found another superhero costume

Tennis great Serena Williams wore a sleek black catsuit to play in the French Open in May. It made her look like a superhero, but it also protected her against blood clots that had plagued her since she gave birth to her daughter. French Tennis…

This Cleopatra Halloween Costume Is Easy Enough for Beginners But High on Nile Style

This Cleopatra Halloween Costume Is Easy Enough for Beginners But High on Nile Style

Not sure what to be this Halloween? Instead of joining a group of pals as yet another Snapchat filter, why not stand out with a costume that’s part Ancient Egyptian, part badass babe? Cleopatra is the ultimate Halloween look, and with a little patience, some…

‘Star Wars’ costume exhibition is a clothes force

‘Star Wars’ costume exhibition is a clothes force

The “Star Wars” movies transport audiences to a galaxy far, far away, but thanks to the Detroit Institute of Arts, people don’t need to travel too far at all to get a closer look at the iconic costumes and creatures that gave the movies their…

HOW LONGTIME ‘SNL’ COSTUME DESIGNER TOM BROECKER BUILT A CAREER AT THE LEGENDARY SKETCH COMEDY SHOW

HOW LONGTIME ‘SNL’ COSTUME DESIGNER TOM BROECKER BUILT A CAREER AT THE LEGENDARY SKETCH COMEDY SHOW

In our long-running series “How I’m Making It,” we talk to people making a living in the fashion and beauty industries about how they broke in and found success. Of the four decades “Saturday Night Live” has been on the air, Tom Broecker has been…

Fantastic Beasts Costume Designer Says Hogwarts Robes Are Getting a MAJOR Upgrade in the New Movie

Fantastic Beasts Costume Designer Says Hogwarts Robes Are Getting a MAJOR Upgrade in the New Movie

Every year on Halloween, countless Muggles dress in simple black cloaks and pretend for one night that they actually got their Hogwarts letters. Those flowing capes are iconic, but in the next wizarding movie, Harry, Ron, and Hermione’s go-to garbs will look totally different. In…