Thursday, March 28, 2013

Fashion: The Lies of Locke Lamora

"The Falconer" (from The Lies of Locke Lamora)
Costumes Designs by Kathryn Sutcliffe
Photographed by James McMillen and John Danesh

This is epic.  I never thought to see such elaborate "cosplay" for a novel that hasn't hit the big screen yet.  Click here to see a video of the costumes.
"Scott Lynch’s novel, set in the fantasy, Venice-like city of Camorr, follows Locke Lamora and his gang of thieves as they attempt to pull off the latest in a long line of increasingly elaborate cons on wealthy nobles. Interrupted by a mysterious character known as The Grey King who is seeking revenge in the criminal underworld aided by his powerful sorcerer associate, they are dragged into a dangerous game of blackmail, murder, double crossing and deception, all the while trying to keep their original money making plans afloat.

Although the narrative has a distinctly contemporary feel there are strong historical references which led me to look to 16th and 17th century clothing as an inspiration starting point. Alongside historical research I looked at current fashion as well as the textures and shapes of the city itself. With a non-specific time period and a fascinating array of characters from all levels of society to design for, I was able to combine elements I liked from many different sources to create my own style for the world of the story."

Doña Sofia Salvara

Cheryn Berangias



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