We’re obsessed with and excited about this episode! We get to talk to Emmy-nominated costume designer Ane Crabtree about The Handmaid’s Tale on episode #24 of Alternative Styles podcast.
Emmy Nominated Costume Designer Ane Crabtree On The Handmaid’s Tale
Deconstructing Costume Design & Dystopia Plus Halloween Wins & Fails
Emmy-nominated costume designer Ane Crabtree joins us to discuss one of our favorite shows – The Handmaid’s Tale. Ane talks about the costume designs seen both on screen and its impact on politics. She explains her method of bringing a dystopian future to life, combining industrial design and psychological things like “no buttons and no zippers because it’s too salacious.” Ane talks about her feelings when she first saw a woman at a political rally utilizing her handmaid’s costume. She also shares her experiences working on Westworld, The Sopranos, Pan Am and the upcoming movie, The Last Thing He Wanted that was directed by Dee Rees and starring Anne Hathaway.
Plus: From Chipotle Babies to DIY Jellyfish, Alison and Jesse talk Halloween costume wins & fails…and we get a quote from a woman who dressed some of the most famous women in history from Grace Kelly to Jane Fonda to Katharine Hepburn to Audrey Hepburn to Ginger Rogers.
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Let’s first start with some of our favorite “wins.”
I love this one! It’s such an easy Halloween group costume to create. Everyone wears a striped shirt, beret, and a scarf. Each person paints their face to look like one of the members of the rock band KISS and then carry a baguette and a glass of wine.
I am definitely replicating this costume with a group of friends. You just need the clear plastic umbrellas to add streamers, string lights and a black marker to draw eyes.
This is smart and simple for that last minute invite. Grab a newspaper and tape it together and attach it a tank top and shorts or mini skirt or a strapless dress. Wear a trench coat over the look. Then “flash” people with your look.
A great costume for a group of women to express themselves.
Angelina Jolie and her “baby”
I’ve seen several people recreate this look, but on a little kid, it’s darn cute.
I’m impressed with all the details of creating this bag. Kudos to the fashionable costume. Now just make it a bigger size for me please or hand me the real thing.
Never Ending Story
This DIY costume too work!
Now time for Halloween costume “fails.”
I’m not going trick or treating with this guy, but it is a little funny and a smidge clever. I’m guessing it’s from the 70’s in New York City.
You get it right? The girl in the middle represents the two o’s in Google. Ugh. I’m also guessing neither of these guys is her date.
Just plain dumb.
Another dumb guy thinking he’s clever.
Well, for Snooki this is clever, but I just don’t care.