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Costumes Quotes

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You can't do a machine without knowing something about how it's going to work.
As for the romantics, the costumes bored me and I don't
enjoy doing period clothes.
- Boris Vallejo

In general, costumes are the first thing in life that
let other people know who we are.
They indicate who the person is without saying anything.
- Molly Parker

Costumes are the first impression that you have of
the character before they open their mouth-it really
does establish who they are.
- Colleen Atwood

The costumes had to serve the choreography.
- Colleen Atwood

 

If human beings had genuine courage,
they'd wear their costumes every day of the year,
not just on Halloween.
- Doug Coupland

A producer has to know all about everything from set-building to costumes to acting.
- Alan Ladd

My book is very wild.
But you know during the period of BATMAN,
that there were thousands of Batman and Robin costumes
sold and these weren't just for kids.
- Burt Ward

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Costumes and scenery alone will not attract audiences.
- Anna Held

I think people feel starved of nice,
glamorous entertainment.
They want to see costumes and gaiety and a singer;
old-fashioned entertainment -
it won't die easily.
- Ronnie Corbett

The only difference is that religion is much better
organised and has been around much longer,
but it's the same story with different characters and different costumes.
- James Randi

My costumes were made for sex appeal not for women.
- Brenda Holloway

They know they're going to look beautiful,
and I don't think women should look like costumes.
They shouldn't look like fashion victims.
- Ralph Lauren

John Schlesinger had one of his friends designing it
and he had never done a film before.
Ten days before it started, they didn't have any costumes.
I was rung up and joined up.
- Julie Harris

I'm not the best audience for that because I'm not
a great science-fiction fan.
I just never got off on space ships and space costumes,
things like that.
- Gary Oldman

I remember playing football dressed in peculiar costumes
with some friends in France and laughing so hard we couldn't even stand up,
let alone kick the ball.
- Fred Frith

For the kind of thing that we were showing,
the budget was sufficient.
As we were speaking of in Haiti, we had not done that
before in exactly this form and we had to have costumes for it.
- Katherine Dunham

We talk about theatre museums filled with old costumes and things.
What we also need is a theatre museum of the old routines on videotape.
We are only the custodians of those techniques,
and they should be preserved.
- Jim Dale

You put funny people in funny costumes and paint them
green and we could talk about anything we wanted to,
because that was the only thing that fascinated Gene
about this particular genre.
- Majel Barrett

I don't think women should look like costumes.
I don't think they should look like fashion victims.
I think these (clothes) are for women that want to look sexy.
They want to look smart.
- Ralph Lauren

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.
- Christian Siriano

It's not that Shakespeare is frivolous,
but you spend your time just getting people to dress
up in other people's costumes and pretending to be people that they're not,
and you think, after the years go by,
well, what on earth was all that about?
- Jonathan Miller

It was something I was more interested in myself.
When I went to see my sister dance at ballet,
I was really into costumes and the arts,
and my family was also supportive of whatever me and my sister wanted to do.
I would say I pushed myself the most to be into design.
- Christian Siriano

Without my husband's costumes I wouldn't have known
how to accomplish what I saw in my own mind's eyes for choreography.
And then seeing our choreography and knowing the background
of it I am sure helped my husband a great deal with what he designed for us.
- Katherine Dunham

You go through at least the first two years of Star
Trek and you find some amazing stuff.
Everything that was going on Gene put into the series.
He just put strange costumes on the actors and painted
them funny colours and left the same situation in.
- Majel Barrett

I gradually work myself into a frenzy as the shoot approaches,
while we're choosing the costumes or working with the make-up artist.
I'm not so much interested in my character as the film itself.
- Jeanne Moreau

To me, the appeal of opera lies in the fact that a
myriad of singers and instruments,
each possessed of different qualities of voice and sound,
against the backdrop of a grand stage and beautiful costumes,
come together in one complete and impressive drama.
- Junichiro Koizumi

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

I can still fit into my Battlestar Galactica costume!
- Dirk Benedict

We have to do a film parody for Comic Relief.
We can't decide which film to parody at the moment.
Any ideas welcome, but not Spiderman owing to costume being too tight.
- Dawn French

I don't think that I could fit into the costume anymore.
- Lee Meriwether

Fashion offers no greater challenge than finding what
works for night without looking like you are wearing a costume.
- Vera Wang

Any time you talk about the look of the film,
it's not just the director and the director of photography.
You have to include the costume designer and the production designer.
- Spike Lee

It is a process of finding the right music then planning
a costume to fit that style of music.
- Nancy Kerrigan

Women: You can't live with them, and you can't get
them to dress up in a skimpy little Nazi costume and
beat you with a warm squash or something.
- Emo Philips

I see my face in the mirror and go, 'I'm a Halloween
costume? That's what they think of me?
- Drew Carey

I've done approximately 15 films, and most of the things
I've done have either been stunt or costume work.
- Verne Troyer

I will confess I did none of my own singing.
I did all my own costume and makeup,
though.
- Gary Cole

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

I've always wanted to be Wonder Woman,
of course.
She had the greatest costume.
- Kelly Hu

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.
- Mary Schmich

Doing those costume pictures was wonderful.
- Donald O'Connor

I definitely feel, when I'm wearing the costume,
that I could scare people and hurt them.
- Joan Severance

They said they wanted a lot of feathers,
glitter, colourful colours.
A costume.
So I had a lady here in Calgary make it.
She just kind of put together what I had in mind.
- Owen Hart

We would change out of costume, then we would read the next days script.
- David Selby

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?
- Chuck Palahniuk

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.
- Kate Adie

I'm a pain in the ass to all of the costume designers
with whom I work because I have very strong feelings about the subject.
- Meryl Streep

I've done a lot of costume drama and theatre -
the National Theatre and In fact,
most of my work at the theatre, at the National Theatre anyway,
was period.
- Brenda Blethyn

Once you embody the language, the character comes really naturally,
especially when you put the costume on.
- Lucy Liu

I dressed up as a veterinarian for a Halloween costume party.
I had the lab coat.
I got a couple of stuffed animals for patients and put bandages on them.
- Tracy Chapman

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.
- Jeri Ryan

This is my costume.
I'm a homicidal maniac.
They look just like everyone else.
- Christina Ricci

There's no mystery to it.
Nothing more complicated than learning lines and putting on a costume.
- Morgan Freeman

You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure.
- Zig Ziglar

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 read and watch movies.
I can't go to the movie theater much anymore,
though, because I get recognized.
It's worse sometimes if I wear a costume and try not to get recognized.
I watch most of my films on airplanes.
- Ayumi Hamasaki

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

What if we like our outrageous side best?
We "know" that the "right" thing to do is to suck it up,
put the costume and the happy face back in storage for another year,
re-dress in our frown and gray flannel suit,
and trudge back to job, chores, "responsibilities," and "duty."
Stop! Maybe TODAY is the day to put the frown and gray flannel
into that dusty storage locker, and start to LIVE.
Not just today, but EVERY DAY for the rest of your life!
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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.
- Camille Claudel

I realized that I wanted to play characters and do traditional theatre.
I wanted to make believe again.
I like putting on a costume and pretending to be someone else for a few hours,
and I have a great respect for playwrights.
- Lusia Strus

Wearing this kind of costume is not something I fantasize about.
It's not natural, it's not comfortable.
I don't see myself as this.
But it gives you dramatic license to do almost anything
when you're dressed as a bug.
- Joan Severance

No matter how many modern parts I do,
people still refer to me as Mrs.
Costume Drama.
Fight Club is a studio pic, and I've done very few of those.
I've got a feeling it's going to change things for me.
- Helena Bonham Carter

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.
- Michael Gambon

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

I had such a nice time making it, and I can't wait to make the fifth one.
The whole crew were just really, really lovely.
All the costume people, the make-up girls,
the kids - even my driver.
- David Thewlis

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

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

One thing I like about boxing is that I will not have
to deal with the same kind of politics that I had to in skating.
In boxing, it is not about your appearance,
or how your costume looks, what color it is,
or how much it costs.
- Tonya Harding

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.
- Stephen Sondheim

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

There is the danger of over preparation,
of loss of spontaneity; over rehearsal is the most
terrible thing you can imagine.
We do have a very close association between costume and set designer,
though.
And the cameraman is very important,
of course.
- Terence Fisher


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