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Passionfruit newsletter: The cringeification of costumes

Certain subsections of the internet have an undying dedication to making people feel bad for their niche interests.

On Nov 1, 2023 by Grace Stanley

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‘This is why we reinforce’: Woman shows off concrete beam Halloween costume

'Tell me you’re an engineer without telling me you’re an engineer.'

On Oct 30, 2023 by Sarah Kester

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‘Creative and unexpected’: Friends dress up as a pair of flip-flops for Halloween

A pair of friends dressed up as a pair of matching flip-flops — the Internet loved them for it.

On Oct 26, 2023 by Jackie Ibarra

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‘Just do better’: Woman slams Spirit Halloween for disappointing plus size costume options

"Why do you think that just because someone’s plus-size, they want to wear a t-shirt with writing?"

On Oct 25, 2023 by Sarah Kester

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‘It’s not going to come off’: Woman tries on her Old Gregg costume. It backfires when she can’t rinse it off

'Happened to me, I just wore a paper bag for a year.'

On Oct 24, 2023 by Melody Heald

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These 2023 characters are bringing renewed attention to geometric sweaters

How three projects utilize similar costume notes to signify a big change.

On May 5, 2023 by Michelle Jaworski

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Behind the Seams: The big problem with ‘Best Costume’ Oscar winners

The Oscars' costume design category is plagued by very obvious biases. Will 2023 shake things up?

On Mar 9, 2023 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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Behind the Seams: The brilliant costume design of ‘Andor’

From Mon Mothma's chic formalwear to Syril Karn's tailored uniforms, Andor's costume design is a triumph of visual storytelling.

On Dec 30, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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‘STFU and wait for the film!’: ‘Batgirl’ director responds to Leslie Grace costume backlash

Some fans aren't happy with Batgirl's purple catsuit in her upcoming solo movie.

On Jan 17, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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The eternal appeal of the Aran sweater

'House of Gucci' went viral for it in March. Eight months later, it's still one of the film's premier looks.

On Dec 10, 2021 by Michelle Jaworski

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How costume design shapes the worldbuilding of ‘The Expanse’

We explain the deceptively brilliant costume design of 'The Expanse.'

On Aug 2, 2021 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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Disney is selling ‘Cruella’ outfits without paying the film’s Oscar-winning costume designer

Costume designers are pushing back against studios using their work without credit.

On Jun 4, 2021 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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The surprising history of Dracula’s cape, an iconic Hollywood costume

Why does Dracula's costume bear zero resemblance to the character in the novel?

On Apr 30, 2021 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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Why the MCU’s superhero costumes should look more like the comics

This video essay explains why the MCU's costumes are secretly kind of... boring?

On Apr 8, 2021 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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Why is Hollywood so obsessed with Victorian movies?

This video digs into the ever-popular genre of Victorian period dramas.

On Mar 25, 2021 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw