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Those incredible costumes

Post by Hope It Is The Grog » Sat Dec 21, 2013 7:55 pm

This is coming from someone who has absolutely no interest in, or even understanding of, the whole "cosplay" phenomenon, but... those BSG-TOS costumes were true works of art! The Colonial uniforms with their brown/beige and blue variations were as iconic as the original Star Trek tunics; every dress designed for a female character was breathtaking; even the extras were wearing extragalactic yet totally believable stuff.

I never saw a costume in the series that looked tacky, cheesy, or half-baked-- unless you count the silver Lunar Seven suits, which I assume were intentionally designed as an homage to the cheesy futuristic silver getups of yore. Jean-Pierre Dorleac deserves to stand alongside Glen Larson, Ralph McQuarrie, and Stu Phillips as one of the true geniuses behind the show.

:salute: Costumes of Galactica, I salute you.


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Re: Those incredible costumes

Post by Cylon-Knight » Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:58 pm

Well put, Grog. Even the I.L. Series (Lucifer, Specter), Boxey, etc. had wonderful costumes. They were all just enough out of our world, but could have belonged. Long lost tribe of Man and everything ya know.
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Re: Those incredible costumes

Post by Red Eye » Sun Dec 22, 2013 5:03 am

Yes, I agree completely.

The awesome costume creations surely helped Classic BSG to set the iconic look, still highly recognizable after over three decades!

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Post by Hope It Is The Grog » Sun Dec 22, 2013 6:15 am

^ Thanks, I'll definitely check those out!
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Re: Those incredible costumes

Post by Red Eye » Sun Dec 22, 2013 7:09 am

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Re: Those incredible costumes

Post by Hope It Is The Grog » Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:32 pm

I see that Dorl
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Re: Those incredible costumes

Post by Hope It Is The Grog » Tue Dec 24, 2013 6:29 am

[quote="Red Eye"]

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Re: Those incredible costumes

Post by Hope It Is The Grog » Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:30 am

On the other hand, I hadn't realized Dorleac was such a thief: http://www.galactica.tv/battlestar-gala ... stume.html
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Post by Cylon-Knight » Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:59 pm

:shock: YIKES! :shock:
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Re: Those incredible costumes

Post by GoldCylon » Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:55 pm

I was wondering when that link was going to come up. He also has a few alter egos that he uses pretending to be his assistant. He has skated by in life as a designer on the back of others. :frak:

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Re: Those incredible costumes

Post by Hope It Is The Grog » Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:53 pm

He pretends to be his own assistant? What's that for; to draw a double salary? :huh:

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Re: Those incredible costumes

Post by Hope It Is The Grog » Mon Dec 21, 2015 2:22 pm

I think I've identified what Dorleac was referring to as "the celery dress." It was the dress that Cassiopeia wore on Carillon. I could never figure it out because we never really saw it below the waist. What a waste.

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Re: Those incredible costumes

Post by Red Eye » Mon Dec 21, 2015 3:46 pm

Very nice photo! Thanks for sharing.

Here's Dorléac's original sketch for the costume:

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Re: Those incredible costumes

Post by Hope It Is The Grog » Mon Dec 21, 2015 4:51 pm

Maybe those two images could be paired up in the archives! Interesting to see the changes in the finished product alongside the idea. Never saw the sketch clearly before, with Laurette's name and all.

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Re: Those incredible costumes

Post by Red Eye » Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:36 pm

Indeed!

The sketch is already part of our invetory: http://www.byyourcommand.net/cylongalle ... album=2138

The beautiful b/w image of Cassie will be added soon in one of my future updates. :salute:
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