Monday, February 27, 2017

Congratulations to Colleen Atwood on winning the Oscar for Best Costume Design

This is the first Oscar win of the Harry Potter Universe.

“He’s very physical, Eddie, in how he creates the body and the movement for his clothes,” she said. “It was
really important to him that his stuff had a shape and a movement and it went with what he was doing. 
“I saw the Harry Potter films but I didn’t go back and revisit them. I didn’t really want to do that and I didn’t
really need to because it’s the world but it’s 1926. It’s a really fresh take on it.” (x) via

Newt Scamander’s blue coat
The thing is, a lot of [Newt Scamander’s] creatures had sort of luminescent color, and I wanted him to have a 
sense of being one with them, but not standing out, like he’s in some neon outfit in the middle of the street. 
I came to this blue with a lot of green in it, and it has a little bit of brown undertones. It’s an interesting blue 
because in different light, it photographs differently. I didn’t want it to pop too much, and I played with it a little bit. 
We played with the shape of it a lot, that coat, because Eddie Redmayne squats down on his case a lot, does a 
lot of up and down movement and he has a sideways gait to him that he evolved for Newt. It’s almost like an 
animal walk, in a way. I really wanted something that served him, too, and we did a lot of rehearsals with it 
to make sure it all worked for him, with his acting. - Colleen Atwood (x)

“Her enhanced versions of period clothing amplify character traits — menace, flamboyance, innocence.
That’s the costume designer’s kind of magic, a design sleight of hand that reveals secrets of personality
lurking in the cloth.” - The LA Times

BTS videos and deleted scenes will be available on the Blu-ray and DVD next month

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