Hey M Girls!
Only one day left 'til the premiere of Beautiful Creatures -- and we could not be more excited! To help prep you for tomorrow's big premiere, check out our exclusive chat with the movie's costume designer Jeffrey Kurland.
M: Can you tell us about making costumes for the world of Beautiful Creatures?
Jeffrey: One of the most interesting things about this movie is creating the different worlds. The world of reality, which is the world of Gatlan, this little town that's nestled into a southern state in the United States. Then there's the world of the Casters, who are the witches,and what their world is like and meshing the two worlds together so you get the exaggerated feeling of the Casters' world and still intermingling it with the world of reality.
M: How do you create a style for each character?
J: Well you do it with a color scheme, you do it with a palette. What does the world of Gatlan look like? What do those clichés look like? And those jocks? What does Ethan look like? As somebody who lives to leave, someone who can't wait to get out of there, how does he stay in that town? And so, what is he about? What is Lena about? Is she like her family, the castors? Is she like those people? No, not exactly, not at all. Who is she? Where does her individual style come from? She's a more mature person, you think of Lena as being slightly older for her years. She's an old soul, and so where does her sense of style come from? It's very individual.
M: What about Lena's necklace? What was is like putting that together?
J: I actually designed and made the necklaces, the charms on their necklaces, the pieces. The bottlecap is there. It's little pieces of what she's gathered together from her past. She pulls from the places she's been. You see on the necklaces the bottlecap, a charm, you know, a piece of a dog, people and places she was a part of. She keeps it with her.
So, let's dish:
-Are you excited about tomorrow's premiere of Beautiful Creatures? Who's costume are you most looking forward to seeing?