I was given an assignment for a Set and Costume Design course I'm taking in Film University. The assignment was to choose an object, search for a variety of types of it and get inspiration for some crazy costume designs. Guess which objects I chose?
If your guess was analogue cameras, of course, you were right.
First off, I’d like to say I’m in Film University studying for Screenplay Writing, not for Set and Costume design. As this particular University has a very integral program, we have to take courses on anything related to filmmaking, Set and Costume Design included. This is not really my area, so the level on my designs and drawing is as basic as it gets, but I had fun making them.
First, we were told to pick any random object, without knowing what we were going to do with it. As cameras are always on my mind, it was the first thing I could think of. Then we were told to do some research on the object and look for different types of it. Of course, there are zillions of cameras so I had to narrow it down to just a few.
These were my muses:
Then we had to design two costumes, one for women and one for men, based on different parts of the object, its shapes, colors and details. The teacher asked us to go as crazy as possible when designing. I did my best, but I can’t say the final results are very much wearable.
And the results:
The male outfit is not very…masculine, I know. I swear, the teacher wasn’t pleased with anything slightly normal and wearable.
So as you can see, I take my passion for analogue cameras everywhere I go. I hope you liked it and perhaps can have some fun discovering which bits of the cameras ended up on my outfits!