Oct 11, 2018
Like fancy dress, movies are adept at conveying the zeitgeist. And just like fancy dress, the Silver Screen can reassure us, motivate us, and inspire us. It is no wonder, then, that movie-themed dress up has become a staple of costumed parties the world over, from caped crusaders and femmes fatales, to the fantastic and the fierce. But is the imitation of movie characters and clothing always joyful?
Are movie-inspired costumes transforming, or do they reinforce social and gendered norms? What makes the Silver Screen ‘Super Hero’ costume so compelling, and how are these brightly coloured guardians used to convey diverse messages? What are some of the most memorable film scenes to inspire fancy dress? Listen, and be inspired to channel your inner hero through costume.