Movies For 2012 And Their Costumes

This year looks like it’s going to be a big year for movies. And I know there are far more movies coming out than what I’ve listed below, but I tried to restrict my criteria to two main points. The first is that the movies on this list have a release date set. And the second is how elaborate of an arrangement in costume styles I can present to you, the reader. There are more movies I wish to add but I may try for another list later this year.

The Hobbit – Fans of the trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien are already getting hyped for this prequel hitting the big screen. The trailer having debuted in December of last year, we have an entire year to wait for it’s release. But that doesn’t stop us from getting our costumes ready while re-reading the book! Between familiar faces returning and new ones to behold, this first half of the fantasy adventure is sure not to disappoint!

The Dark Knight Rises & The Avengers – One is the conclusion to an epic trilogy while the other is the collection of multiple movies coming together. And both are super hero movies that are sure to blow us away and have us on the edge of our seats! Super heroes have always been a popular choice when it comes to dressing in costumes, with these two being no exception. Whether it’s for the midnight premiere or a Halloween party you can bet your cape that these heroes will be walking tall this year!

The Hunger Games – The plot of this movie may not exactly scream costumes there are definitely a few things to look out for! Yet another book adapted to film, “The Hunger Games” is a grim story but it still manages to shed light on eccentric characters and eye-popping costume designs! Effie Trinket alone could have an entire line of costumes dedicated to her unique style of clothing and make-up. But keep an eye out for Katniss’ dress and the outfits for the other tributes too!

Brave – This is a big deal for anyone who is a fan of Pixar’s works. Why? Because this is their very first Princess movie. Disney is usually the one to handle this genre but now Pixar is having a go. And based on the trailers and images released online, this is going to be one stunning movie of a heroic princess tale. Not to mention the outfit designs for all of the characters? Simply amazing.

Mirror, Mirror & Snow White and the Huntsman – This year should come with the subtitle of “Year of the Snow White Movies” because somehow we’re getting two of them! And they could not be any more different from each other if they wanted to. One has the light-heart and bright feel of a whimsical fairy tale. And on the other side of coin there is the darker, more adult tale that has the feel of a Grimm tale. But both films promise us a delightful array of costumes and designs!

Are there any movies you think that should have made this list? Anything you would have changed? Let me know in the comments below, I’d love to hear your opinions!

Author: Maegen

My name is Maegen and I work in the Customer Service department for Frankel's Costumes. Most of my knowledge for costumes comes from anything ranging from movies, video games and cartoons to period studies and literature. Oh, and I am a nerd.

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