Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Earth's mightiest movie costumes and props on display around L.A...

This past month sci-fi, superhero and fantasy fans have been treated to a veritable smorgasbord of blockbuster movie costumes and props on display, thanks mostly to Earth's Mightiest Heroes and Avengers: Endgame.

Avengers: Endgame movie costume and prop exhibit
at Hollywood's El Capitan Theatre
Avengers Endgame Black Widow Thor AntMan costumes
Avengers Endgame Captain Marvel America costumes
 At the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood you can see eight costumes from the movie, including new looks for Jeremy Renner's 'Hawkeye/Ronin', Scarlett Johansson's 'Black Widow' and Karen Gillan's 'Nebula' designed by Judianna Makovsky until May 19, 2019.
Avengers Endgame Okoye Ronin Nebula costumes
Avengers Endgame damaged Iron Man helmet
In the downstairs exhibition space there was also a retrospective of props from some of the previous twenty-one movies that make up the Marvel Cinematic Universe, plus upstairs 'Iron Man's' damaged helmet from the new movie was on display.

Avengers: Endgame movie costume exhibit
at ArcLight Hollywood cinema
Avengers Endgame costumes ArcLight Hollywood
Meanwhile over in the foyer of ArcLight Hollywood there was another Avengers: Endgame costume exhibit for fans to enjoy, this one adding 'Tony Stark's' civilian look to the mix.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix movie exhibit
at ArcLight Hollywood cinema
X-Men Dark Phoenix movie exhibit
At the same time Marvel Comics fans could also get a closer look at Sophie Turner's costumes from Dark Phoenix, the new X-Men movie and likely the last film made by Fox Studios now that Disney has bought back the rights to the mutant universe.

Daniel Orlandi was Costume Designer on the X-Men film and the outfits were also accompanied by the wheelchair used by James McAvoy as the mind-reading 'Professor X'.

Tolkien movie costume exhibit
at ArcLight Hollywood cinema
Nicholas Hoult Tolkien movie costume
If fantasy is more your thing, then you'll probably enjoy learning more about J.R.R. Tolkien in the new biopic about his early life, with the infamous author of The Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit played by Nicholas Hoult.

Colleen Kelsall was Costume Designer on this period drama shining a spotlight on some of the life experiences that helped shape Tolkien's magical stories.

As you can see it's been nerd heaven these past few weeks, although now that superheroes have gone mainstream, it seems like everyone's a fan of comic book characters these days.

If you like these, be sure to check out more cool superhero costumes at my Hollywood Movie Costume and Props Blog.

Let's hope the summer is equally packed with cool costumes and props on display...

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