Costume Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Costume Quotes from famous persons: Sophie McShera, Amanda Lepore, Edith Head, Katey Sagal, Dulquer Salmaan. The wide variety of quotes available makes it possible to find a quote to suit your needs. You’ve likely heard some of the Costume Quotes before, but that’s because they truly are great.

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Normally, you have to wait for the costume department to help you out of costume.
Sophie McShera
I always felt like a girl. My parents in New Jersey weren’t exactly encouraging, but my grandmother was very open-minded. She had lots of costume jewelry and a big chest of purses and things, and she would let me play with all of it – even her makeup and perfume. She just didn’t care.
Couture has copied my things for years, in addition to countless other costume designers, claiming theirs were the original ideas. It’s all part of the business, unfortunately.
I do tend to play characters that have a lot of costume and hair change. I sort of like the change of physicality thing.
I enjoy clothes. My mother tells me how, even as a kid, I used to choose my own clothes. I have a feel for it, and I do the costume coordination for my photo shoots as well. Many a time, even my characters wear the clothes I choose.
It’s been hard to gain acceptance in England without the clown makeup because I wore the costume as part of my act for so long.
It helps with your acting when you’re not in a perfect costume, perfect wardrobe, a perfectly seamed blouse, perfectly ironed hair, and perfectly done eyeshadow. It’s really liberating.
Trieste Kelly Dunn
There’s so many interesting aspects of making a movie: the costume department, the set design, the casting itself, the locations.
It’s often said that costume designers are a faceless group of people. But we can contribute to fashion in a way that might be new and different.
Unapologetically, absent me, there is no Deadpool. Period. I am the name, the costume, the look, the origin, and the attitude. Great one-liners are the result of other writers. But there’s no Deadpool at all in existence without me.
My stormtrooper suit would chip underneath the armpits and in between the thighs. So they had to do a lot of editing for my costume and shave some areas down.
I hate the terminology of ‘costume’ because my clothes are not costumes at all. I think they’re high fashion, avant-garde, and more couture, definitely, and yes, some of my pieces are not particularly wearable, but I wouldn’t say they’re costumes, I’d say they’re more couture.
If you’re writing a screenplay for a feature, you don’t have any involvement with the casting process, the editing process, the set design, the costume design, or any of that stuff.
I like a bit quirky, a bit strange, but then at the same time, I love putting a dress on… and a pair of high heels. It’s like a costume.
Working on ‘Honeymoon,’ an independent movie, was almost like working on TV with the space, and everything was stripped down – costume and hair and makeup. There was very little to hide behind, and you absolutely had to create the character from within.
If you stood me in a costume next to a computer graphic of the same-looking character, I think there would be a difference. And many movie fans I’ve spoken to would rather see an actor in a costume than CG.
My style is all I have. When I go on stage, that’s me in my comfort zone. It’s not a costume. It’s just me. And I want every woman to feel that way.
I love Pinterest! Pinterest is absolutely phenomenal when you’re trying to come up with a costume design.
With ‘Suffragette,’ I was emboldened that there were so many women around me. We had a female writer, producers, production and costume designers.
I think of the spam folder not as Pandora‘s box but as a costume shop in which you can play and play at being whoever and whatever you wish. If only for a time.
I think I’m better at live shows than I used to be because I’m way more comfortable with the uncomfortable pauses between songs. Now, rather than trying to talk or do a costume change, I’ll use those moments for myself. I listen to what other people are playing, or just rest, or dance, even though I don’t know how to.
My performance outfits are very Marie Antoinette, sparkly corsets… and full skirts. And then we do another look that’s ’50s-inspired. Poufy skirts, big bows. Very fun, girlie and young, but otherwise, when I’m not in costume, I dress really normal.
I was already in the industry as a costume designer and opportunities to act in films came naturally. I must have designed costumes for over 100 films.
It is only in the case of the Priestly Code that opinions differ widely; for it tries hard to imitate the costume of the Mosaic period, and, with whatever success, to disguise its own.
Julius Wellhausen
Our modern understanding of cultural appropriation is highly individualised. It’s all about what Halloween costume you wear, or who‘s cooking biryani. But the way in which the idea was first used was to describe a relationship of dominance and exploitation between a global ruling class and a globally subjugated one.
I have worked with some of the most amazing costume designers in the world.
The thing that’s great about being a costume designer is you never know what’s going to be next; you never what world you are going to enter.
I had a lot of fun with my costume designer.
Richard was in heavy, heavy costume, he could hardly sit, you know, and I turned up and they put me in two layers of silk, so I played him much lighter – you know, floating around in a pair of slippers, a bit of a hippy.
What a costume designer does is a cross between magic and camouflage. We create the illusion of changing the actors into what they are not. We ask the public to believe that every time they see a performer on the screen, he’s become a different person.
To get to wear the costume of Evel Knievel, are you kidding me? When I was a kid, I had Superman. I had Spiderman. I had Evel Knievel.
Unless I’m asked to dress up in a costume, TV shows prefer a clean, modern look, so I’ve developed a wardrobe full of plain, bright colours. If it’s an outdoors job, I just wear big jumpers.
‘Agnivarsha’ is not a costume drama like Shashi Kapoor’s ‘Utsav’ or Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Devdas.’ This one has no elaborate jewellery and clothes. It is sparse and stark.
Putting a wig on and a costume and doing a wacky character is always fun.
I loved every minute of working in wardrobe. But I love being an actress so much more. I don’t think I was very good in costume, so it’s better that I prefer being an actress.
For millennia, human beings have been finding new ways to look at the world through each otherseyes: from projecting ourselves onto the characters in novels or movies to dressing up in costume to devouring the details of some celebrity‘s life in ‘Hello‘ or ‘OK.’
I love costume jewelry, the stuff Givenchy/Riccardo Tisci do, and old school rock n’ roll jewelry, too.
Because of the way I’m built, I constantly have to strengthen. This is sort of a ritual: I put on my tights first, and right when I’m about to put on my costume, I get down on the floor, and I plank.
We have a costume closet at home. My family will put on a costume for any excuse.
People are often a bit more adventurous with swimming costume prints; they like the idea of something a bit more jolly.
I’m not going to become a costume version or caricature of myself; I like to morph.
Shopping is a lot of fun, but I hate trying on clothes because I think I’ve done too many costume fittings and trials. I hate trying on clothes. Shoes I love. I mean, I love shoes. Anywhere, any place, any time, you take me to a shoe store.
I love dressing up for events; to me it’s almost like wearing a costume for the evening.
I just love doing costume dramas; I am very lucky, as I see myself as a part-time time traveller.
I’ve always said drag queens are like Swiss Army knives. Most come from having to take $50-a-show pay and doing their own costume, wig, music and jokes.
I love the levels, the depth, that the character has. He is the only member of the Justice League who cannot take off his costume. He is Cyborg 24/7.
Once you embody the language, the character comes really naturally, especially when you put the costume on.
Lucy Liu
Doing those costume pictures was wonderful.
Donald O’Connor
When I get a new script, I write a record of how many costume and make-up changes I have. I cross-check them against the shooting schedule and then consult with the hair and make-up designers.
Let’s say there are things about ‘G.I. Joe‘ that you specifically expect and some things that need to be in the film at certain points, whether it be relationships or certain costume aspects.
D. J. Cotrona
I have been interested in fashion since I was a kid. Then I lived in London, where it was more about costume and a personal statement of who you are than about fashion.
Kane dons the mask because he is horribly disfigured, unstable, mentally insane and crazy, so I thought it would basically look like he had escaped from an institution. Then, I get the creative for the costume, and it looked like a superhero.
And I guess I have a face and a look that sort of lends itself to period costume!
My father managed shopping malls when I was a kid, and my high school job was to dress up in an elf costume and take photos of kids sitting on Santa Claus‘s lap.
I once did a role which I couldn’t rehearse in my street clothes, I had to have the character’s costume on before I could rehearse it. I just couldn’t think as the character unless I looked like him, or I knew that I looked like him.
Tom Wilkinson
I love getting back to Wivenhoe. I get out of my wig, bustle and costume in three minutes flat at the end of the play before jumping into a taxi outside the theater and catching the train home.
Joan Hickson
It was amazing that during rehearsals, without any of the costume on, the character was there complete. It just happened. Half the time, I didn’t know I was doing it.
Peter Mayhew
Now that I’m on Broadway, it’s like NASA engineering with the costumes. I was very grateful for the slightly more high-tech ones in my show, ‘Venus in Fur‘; our costume designer Anita Yavich is kind of a genius.
I do love the clothes on ‘Mad Men‘ because my character has been so elegant and I would never have had access to these clothes. I think Janie Bryant is a costume designing genius. They’ll call and tell me, ‘It will only take an hour,’ and I’m like, ‘I will try on the whole truck!’
Cara Buono
The costume designer Ellen Mirojnick is a genius.
To me, the costume does half the job for you, or even more than half of the job.
My first role was an angel in the nursery nativity. I spotted my mum halfway through and shouted over someone else’s lines to ask if she liked my costume. I’ve learnt not to do that now.
My eyes opened, and the first thing I thought of when I could put thoughts together was I want to be in show business. Never wanted anything else. I used to sneak in the costume room at my nursery school and smell the costumes.
In the beginning, when you’re acting in amateur theater and off-Broadway, it was unheard of that anyone else would get your costume. And it was important to get a good costume. You put time into that.
Actors’ performances in films are enhanced in a million different ways, down to the choice of camera shot by the director – whether it’s in slow motion or whether it’s quick cut – or… the choice of music behind the close-up or the costume that you’re wearing or the makeup.
The presidency is, in many ways, America’s comment on itself; our collective national costume. In the occupant of our sole nationwide elected office, we see who we think we are, or who we want to be.
Australia has produced amazing costume designers that are unheralded.
Someone asked me about how it feels to wear the same costume every day and whether it gets tired or boring, but the good thing about it is that you know what to expect, every day.
As soon as I see period costume, I turn off. It’s like hearing drama on Radio 4.
When I create a sports costume, I remember that it must not look – how do you say? – ‘bedraggled.’
Jean Patou
I was obsessed with being popular in high school and never achieved it. There’s photos from our high school musicals, and I’m comically in the deep background, wearing a beggar‘s costume.
Filmmaking is so heavy: there are so many people and trucks and teamsters and costume people and hair people and makeup people. I try to make it light and as simple as possible. It’s great for actors. It puts the story up front. It’s not about shots and dollies and lighting and sets.
Black Lives Matter organizers hold the same values of America’s age-old enemies, who have always fought the ideals of our Constitution and our nation. That they have now taken on as their costume a false concern for Black America only adds to their depravity.
I always believe that most people could do it. I mean obviously I didn’t just sit and stand. I used to love cradling the gun and just posing with the hand cocked ready to fire the gun, and the costume helped a great deal.
Jeremy Bulloch
I work for ABC. If the thing that ABC is paying me for is storytelling – not to make sure that a costume is exactly right or all those other things – then it is up to me to find the most creative space possible so that that function of my job can happen.
I’ve done a lot of costume dramas and things that are set in the past, and it’s great to be able to have things that you can research and material that you can look at.
You’ve got to leave the reader with more than just a name and a costume – they need to know who the character is, what they’re like, what kind of attitude they have, what sort of role they play.
Melania rarely wears American labels, with the exception of Ralph Lauren, who created a duplication of a Jackie Kennedy look, which was basically a costume anyway.
Suffice it to say, every actor works differently. Laurence Olivier would put on his costume and when the wardrobe was right, he was in character. That sounds superficial, but it’s true, and look at the results.
To costume yourself in the way that you fantasize, to make that a reality, and then to go right into the universe looking like an exceptional being takes a lot of courage.
Costume is always the first layer of armour for going into battle in a new acting job.
The costume world – whether it be movies, television or drag – and the fashion world have this weird, ugly stepsister, love/hate relationship. I’m somewhere stuck in the middle of it, and it’s so much fun.
When you are the kid of an actor, it’s always a very inviting world. Everyone is nice to you, the hair and make-up people braid your hair and play with you, and the costume department makes outfits for your teddy bears.
When I jumped off a roof in Cannes in a bee costume, I looked ridiculous. But this is my business; I have to humiliate myself.
I can create clothes for so many different time periods. I’ve always tried to avoid being pigeonholed. Plus, everything I learn about design and costume from one movie somehow works its way into something else.
I love mixing prints. The costume designer for ‘Pair of Kings‘ and I have actually incorporated the trend for my character ‘Mikayla.’
I love fashion as an art; I love fashion as costume, as a character. I don’t like dictates and the phoniness of appearance.
Tahar Rahim
People know me because I play the monsters, but I’m most recognized from the small roles in which they see my face. None of that stuff really bothers me. Whether I’m recognized in or out of a costume isn’t a kind of pressure I put myself through anymore.
Kevin Peter Hall
Costume is integral, but it clicks into place last.
Maggie Gyllenhaal, Chelsea Handler, Tilda Swinton, and Sofia Coppola are other clients. They’re all risk takers but never look like they’re in costume.
I went to America to get away from constantly being cast in costume dramas, playing posh people.
Dominic West
I grew up in a small town in Washington State, so I wasn’t really aware of costume design as a career growing up, but I loved clothes. I remember I saved all my money, and the first thing that I bought was a white blazer, which was to the horror to my parents. But I have always had a strange connection with clothing.
I love period drama as much as the next person, but there’s a tendency to let all of the costume get in the way of the people.
I think that people are looking beyond the wig. I think they are saying, This isn’t just a costume; there’s a person behind this. If this costume, this character, this person has this kind courage? Why don’t we share that?
If James Franco’s wearing a costume, and I’m wearing a motion capture suit, we don’t act any differently with each other because of what we’re wearing. We’re embodying our roles.
I’m a costume designer. My career is not in fashion, a field I’m basically unfamiliar with.
I remember, as a kid, wearing the Batman costume for Halloween and feeling empowered by that as a kid.
I used to have this fantasy when I was growing up where Princess Leia would be in the slave Leia costume and she would be in a vat of Breyer’s ice cream. A recurring dream where I would eat my way to her.
I have never been in, nor have I had any strong particular desire to be in, what is termed a costume drama, but I keep forgetting to think of ‘Charles II’ as a costume drama.
It’s a really exciting thing to collaborate with production designers, cinematographers and gaffers and costume designers and editors and composers.
For me, I tend to enjoy wearing any period costume. I love how fashion and clothing has changed and evolved through time.
Billy Howle
To sum up my idea of on-ice costume fashion sense, it’s probably that too much is never enough.
There’s no mystery to it. Nothing more complicated than learning lines and putting on a costume.
I think people see me as someone who wears a lot of big jewelry, so it would be fun to do a costume jewelry type line.
I love costume jewelry, because, listen, you can’t pick a real jewel every day.
I try very hard not to take work home, but it can be tricky. Sometimes it feels as if you are wearing your costume underneath your own clothes! I suppose things are always ticking away in the back of your mind.
Yes, I love going to fittings and talking about the history of a costume. For ‘Versailles,’ a play set in 1919, the costume designer told me that pocket squares had just been introduced. The tango was becoming fashionable in London, and dancers used them to mop their brows. I love to learn fascinating stuff like that.
Gwilym Lee
I want to create things while I have time on Earth, and the art of costume and culture has always inspired me.
Every year, I have to spend another hour working out. Pretty soon I’ll be spending eight hours working out just to fit in the costume. I have the feeling that the minute I stop doing the character, boom, Roseanne Barr.
Cassandra Peterson
When I go out and I’m presenting the best side of myself, I want to look different from everyone, but I don’t want it to look like I’m wearing a costume.
I enjoyed studying costume, learning about the corsetry and the historical context of fashion. I never had any real intention of being a costume designer.
My favorite event of the season is the Costume Institute Gala at the Met in May. To that I’ll wear custom Vera Wang.
I would love to play the Femme Fatale or an action role like Trinity in the Matrix or something like that. You know, a part with a lot of costume changes.
Josie Maran
I played Simone, the French tutor for the daughter of a rich Manhattan couple, who goes to a costume ball as Marie Antoinette. While everyone else in ‘CSI’ races around in police gear, I had to wear a ballgown and bustle and two wigs. It was very heavy on the make-up side.
I see my face in the mirror and go, ‘I’m a Halloween costume? That’s what they think of me?’
My girlfriend‘s a costume designer in the theater.
I hear from many a man around Halloween that’s dressed up as Mama for Halloween. It’s a great costume.
I knew I would grow up and wear a costume one day, and that’s exactly what happened.
Cassandra Peterson
There was a kind of madness in the country. Eamon De Valera, the prime minister, had this vision of an Ireland where we’d all be in some kind of native costume – which doesn’t exist – and we’d be dancing at the crossroads, babbling away in Gaelic, going to Mass, everyone virginal and pure.
In Brazil, you buy tickets to go to the stadium to watch the carnival, but in Trinidad, you buy a costume and take part. There are very few things that can rival that experience.
You get to say, ‘Here’s my philosophical idea about what the costume should like,’ and the costume designer comes and gives you choices and sometimes they’re all good, and I say, ‘What do you think?’ and they pick the right thing.
I have a message for any young woman who is thinking about running for office and has ever attended a costume party… or done anything stupid on camera. Run for office. Fight for this country.
In the ’80s, there was a fixed costume of a heroine, and not the physical costume, but this is what a heroine is, she is an art prop. She will look beautiful, support the hero, dance, get saved by hero. I didn’t ever aim to go there.
If I want to make people moved or cry in a film, I figure out what the room looks like, what the people are wearing, what time of day it is, what the light is, how to photograph it, where to put the camera. It involves optics and costume design and set design and architecture.
I think that a costume can really help in embodying a character. So dressing up in something completely different to what you would usually wear is so new and refreshing.
Fashion designing involves a lot of work, and, as opposed to the general perception, it is different from costume designing for films. While a fashion designer can take up a costume designer’s role, it is not possible vice versa.
Actually I have a tradition that I always steal my last costume on the last day of filming.
The worst job I ever had was working as a Lady Liberty sign-twirler for a tax services place, where I’d just dance and have fun. The way I talk about it makes it sounds like a fun job – but then I got a staph infection from the costume. So that was probably the worst part about it.
People always seem to assume that we have a full, back-up support team – make-up, costume and a driver – but usually, in a war zone, there’s only me and the cameraman.
It is a process of finding the right music then planning a costume to fit that style of music.
Ngila Dixon is such an incredible costume designer. She’s such a cool, stylish woman. She has such an understanding of character.
Costume design is so important and really helpful, and I really love that aspect of character development, just figuring it out.
‘Fan’ is an understatement. I had the Spider-Man costume, I had bed sheets, toys, you name it. I’ve always had an argument with my best friend that Spider-Man was way better than Batman. I was a massive fan growing up.
The first time I ever dressed in drag was at a costume party during my childhood. I went as Wonder Woman and my mom even took me to get the costume.
Dancing With the Stars‘ fans may not know this, but we only get to fully rehearse in full costume, including hair and makeup, once before the show.
Every movie that I’m in is very different in terms of aesthetic and costume. I mean, from ‘Mirror, Mirror’ to ‘Mortal Instruments,’ I went from dressy dresses to leather and heels and tight, sexy, chic outfits.
The right costume determines the character, helps the actor feel who he is, and serves the story.
I design a lot of things that I wear onstage, but I’m always looking for unique stuff. I like creative things, so anything I can find at a secondhand costume shop to a Helmut Lang store, it doesn’t matter – just unique stuff.
My mother gave me a pair of diamond earrings when I was 13. It symbolised becoming a teenager. I also remember getting a collection of costume jewellery from my grandmother when I was in high school.
It’s just really so important for an actor to be in the right costume for their character.
Costume is a massive thing. I think costume makes you stand differently.
The modern designers are quite showy, and a lot of the young people really like it. Costume jewelry has always been about being noticed and not discreet.
Judith Miller
You know, when I got started on television in the ’80s, you would go to the costume department, and if you were a female they put you into a skirt. And you had a pocketbook, usually a shoulder bag.
It is a special, weird thing being a cheerleader. You need to want to yell and perform, dance, and wear a cute little costume. It’s a thing you’re kind of born with or without.
None of my costume designers have ever been nominated for an Oscar ’cause I don’t do period movies that have ball scenes with a hundred extras in them.
It even sounds stupid to hear myself say the first costume designer I worked with was Catherine Martin, and she won an Oscar for it, but that was just my very lucky draw of roll of the dice.
For me, the costume is 50% of everything. It informs posture, it informs flexibility, it informs the way you walk, it informs what the character is capable of doing, at any time.
There is a lot of propaganda about opera singers not being able to act. That’s not necessarily true and hasn’t been true for a very long time. And certainly there were those instances when singers were told they need to fit into a certain size dress. Of course, women. Men? They just make the costume bigger.
I’ve always liked the simplicity of the Black Panther costume. I’ve never liked when people give him flashy capes and other adornments.
You look at Cheney, Rumsfeld, Karl Rove, and Bush – if you saw them on Halloween, they wouldn’t need a costume. You’d give them a treat and compliment them on what great-looking demons they were. They are demons. There’s no doubt about it.
Everything is for sale in Hollywood; the fairy tale, the costume, the pumpkin, the footman and the mice.
Amanda Eliasch
I like that totally mixed up kind of eclectic group of personal props and bits of costume and I think the fun of doing that is where I was very lucky with Doctor Who.
Lalla Ward
The Hulk was a unique character because of his strength and power. He doesn’t have a costume like Spiderman or like Superman – The Hulk is more visual. His passion and his strength, that is what separates him from anything else.
The worst costume is when you don’t have a costume.
Callum Turner
Usually the science-fiction fan has some indication they’re a sci-fi fan and, therefore, a ‘Stargate‘ fan. In other words, they could be wearing a rubber head or some kind of costume or just a T-shirt that gives them away.
I was in fittings for the first costume even before I knew I was even going to be ‘Deathlok.’
It makes a huge difference in how you feel, the way your costume holds you. When you look at yourself in the mirror, it makes you feel a certain way. Actors like to talk a lot about working from the inside out, but there’s a lot to be said also about working from the outside in. It can be extremely helpful.
Timberlake was once a boy-band idol with mismatched baggy attire and the curly, frosted locks of a Cabbage Patch Kid doll. His early fashion missteps included a full denim costume complete with rhinestones and a cowboy hat, and for a time, his hair was twisted in cornrows.
The great thing about costume jewelry is that there’s something for everyone – there are very humorous pieces and very extravagant and outrageous pieces.
Judith Miller
I feel like my art is very eclectic. I have taken my favorite things – be that costume designing, fashion sense, music and video editing – and I threw them all into one big clump. And that’s what I do.
When I got into high school, that’s when I stated dabbling in fashion design. I got involved in the theater department’s costume design and started to think that maybe I’d major in fashion design.
If I’m going to rehearse, I don’t necessarily rehearse in costume.
I have the whole costume from Playboy’s sixtieth-anniversary cover shoot.
If there’s room for 30 reality shows, surely there’s room for two amazing costume dramas.
My fancy dress costume of choice is… something 1920s or 30s, when there was still so much elegance and attention to detail. An excuse for ultimate dressing-up indulgence.
Don’t kid yourself; the guy who’s onstage in ripped-up jeans is wearing as much a costume as I am.
I have little routines in the theater. Once I’ve established something, like the order of putting on makeup and a costume, I have to invariably do it in the same order every time, even if I only did it by chance the first time round.
Costume really helps you feel in character.
This is my costume. I’m a homicidal maniac. They look just like everyone else.
I was very interested in theatre, so my first love of fashion comes from costume, and I think that’s pretty clear within my work and the level of theatricality.
I would’ve been a really good costume designer because, basically, my clothes were like costumes, and I wanted to be a dancer, so there’s all of that tulle and color.
And costume is so important for an actor. It absolutely helps to get into character; it’s the closest thing to you, it touches you. Some actors like to go into make-up and then put their clothes on, but I like to dress first; that’s my routine.
I firmly believe lyrics have to breathe and give the audience‘s ear a chance to understand what’s going on. Particularly in the theater, where you have costume, story, acting, orchestra.
The costume that I wear on the show is a little snug and doesn’t leave a whole lot to the imagination. I don’t have a problem with it because of the way this character’s been written.
One thing about costume design – and I think design in general – but especially costume design, is people have a misconception that it’s very glamorous work.
My tastes formed quite early. All I ever wanted to do was go to costume museums.
When I started, there was a very strong image of what the ballerina was supposed to be in her tights and her costume, and then I started doing photo shoots in bomber boots, and it wasn’t seen as the done thing.
I was in my first play when I was 6. My older sister was in a high-school production of ‘The King and I.’ They needed children for a scene, so she brought me in. I had a costume and a couple of serious lines that got a laugh. I loved the feeling.
Ever since I was younger I wanted to be on stage, singing my songs in a glittering costume. And that happened and is still happening. I have to remember that this is what I wished for and be grateful because there are 500 other girls right behind me that are ready to snatch it up.
There’s a certain relief to just being the guy who puts on the costume and walks onset and gets to prance or stomp around in a Ridley Scott or Baz Luhrmann movie.
The secret to a great Halloween costume, and I can’t stress this enough, is in my opinion is to extract sexuality out of your costume.
The buffoon is a product of the woolly jumpers in the 1980s on ‘TV:am.’ It was a costume and I loved earning money before breakfast, but 9 A. M. came and I then took off the woolly jumpers.
I love having a costume for The Vixen as getting into the look allows me to be a bit more snarky and snippy.
You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure.
I loved doing all those costume dramas. I didn’t think, ‘Ooh I’ve got to avoid being typecast‘ – you can’t ever be dictated to by what other people think. I just do things because I fancy the parts and the directors.
I love doing costumes. The costume is an actor’s first line, so it’s gotta be right!
I’d love to do a costume drama movie. For no other reason, except that it sounds fun to me.
Amy Ryan
I think a lot of superheroes seem to have the same value system; they just have a different costume. They’re all doing exactly the same thing.
Every day each of us wakes up, reaches into drawers and closets, pulls out a costume for the day and proceeds to dress in a style that can only be called preposterous.
I put the costume on and said ‘It’s not very comfortable, but it looks amazing,’ so it’s all good.
Whenever I put on a colored thing, I feel like I’m in a costume. Like when I put on a gray shirt.
At one time, very wealthy ladies only wore real jewels. Now they want costume.
Shakira Caine
I definitely feel, when I’m wearing the costume, that I could scare people and hurt them.
Joan Severance
The Costume Institute Benefit became my baby. It was something that I lived, breathed, day and night.
My friend once sculpted me a bust of Admiral Ackbar from ‘Star Wars.’ He’s my favourite character in the films after Han Solo. He’s that goldfish-type alien in the white costume. ‘It’s a trap!’ I’m a big geek.
For this game, we shot it just like it as if it was a film so there wasn’t that much different from doing a film other than some technical things for the costume that had to be done so they could transfer the footage later and make it look animated.
Josie Maran
Period costume films are fun to discover, but they’re not relatable. It’s more, ‘Wow, that’s cool – did it really look like that back then?’ Whereas with a comedy, you’re like, ‘Yeah, that’s me, that’s my friends.’ No matter what, I want people to relate.
All through my life what I’ve loved doing is watching movies. I love the escapism of film, I love stories. So it is incredible to be able to be in them as much as I am, to see them from the first stitch in a costume to the end product.
Whenever there was a show like ‘Calamity Jane,’ me and my siblings would be plonked on stage in a costume because it was easier to have us in it rather than sort out babysitters.
I always liked clothes; since I was very, very young, I was interested. I studied costume as part of my theatre education.
As much as I can act, I don’t have anything in me that yearns to be an actor – that sense of needing to be onstage, in costume, in character; that is utterly not interesting to me.
I thank you for your kind invitation to introduce me to the president of the Republic. Since I have not been out of my atelier for two months, I have no appropriate costume for this circumstance. Please excuse me.
Clothes are interesting and they’re there to be played with. I like the idea of costume rather than fashion.
Orla Brady
‘The Great Fire’ is more what I’m used to – being in costume and make-up for a long time, trying to be ‘period appropriate.’
Perdita Weeks
I have a huge costume section in my closet – wigs, mustaches, the whole thing. Halloween’s my favorite holiday, so I have a lot of weird stuff.
Clark Duke
The kinds of things I like with crystals are the really beautiful costume jewelry, vintage pieces, and they usually have that diamond shape.
For me, the most enjoyable type of singing is opera. It allows you to move, to wear a costume… to do something with your body. When singing in concert, you have to stand up in front of the audience, next to the conductor, which is less natural.
I am, in fact, Superman. Every morning I wake up and go into a telephone booth and change my costume, and then go to work.
You have to let the costume inform you.
My first acting experience was a non-speaking role as a robot. My costume was a cardboard box covered in tinfoil, but I was so shy I refused to go on stage.
There is a lot of things to be outraged about these days, and I think that getting outraged about an actor on a television show who may be wearing a costume that makes him larger than he is, might be low on the list.
Costume people are always saying they don’t have clothes big enough for me.
I think of clothes a lot like costumes. I think of what I wear in real life as being my real life character’s costume.
People want to see something that isn’t necessarily somebody walking around in a superhero costume.
I’d always wanted to do costume drama, but period dramas often become very wooden. Just because they’re born in the 1400s, all of a sudden people start losing their sense of humour or their personalities.
I love ‘Splash!’ and ‘Take Me Out.’ Not that I’d ever do ‘Splash!’ It’s the parading on British TV in a swimming costume I couldn’t handle.
I don’t remember that I ever really went all out to come up with a costume or a persona that could compete with everyone around me. I didn’t know what to do. I found Halloween scary for just that fact – it meant that I had pressure to get up and be scary, makeup and all that. That was pretty horrifying for me.
When my kids were in the school play for the first time, I decided I had to make the costumes from scratch and bought material, wadding, dyed T-shirts, and purple tights so I could say I made the octopus costume myself.
If death meant just leaving the stage long enough to change costume and come back as a new character, would you slow down? Or speed up?
My folks met at the University of Oklahoma, in the theater department in the 1940s. They were married touring the country in ‘Cinderella‘ and ‘Snow White.’ My mother was married in Cinderella’s costume; the dwarves were the best men.
I graduated from Academy of Fashion and Costume Design in Rome. At first, I thought I was going to be a costume designer for films, and then I ended up working in fashion – not as a designer, but mostly as a model.
I have a tradition that I always steal my last costume on the last day of filming.
I used the same designer and costume designer on ‘The Eagle‘ and ‘The Last King of Scotland.’
Drag is a chicken suit, and you’re very emboldened. Whatever you do or say or fail at or succeed at is attributed to your costume and not you as a person. So there’s a lot of freedom.
I don’t know if I could do this with the same energy, and in the same way – all the costume changes and glitter and hair and makeup – all the time. When I’m in my 50s, I kind of think I’ll want to be in a garden.