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Jenna Cosgrove

Tarnation (film)

TARNATION April - June, 2016 Type: Feature Film  Role: Costume Stylist Director: Daniel Armstrong   TARNATION is the...

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TARNATION

April – June, 2016
Type: Feature Film 
Role: Costume Stylist
Director: Daniel Armstrong

 

TARNATION is the latest horror film from Daniel Armstrong, director of international cult hit Murderdrome and sci-fi splatstick Sheborg Massacre. Tarnation follows the story of Oscar and her ill-fated trip to a creepy cabin in the woods that is inhabited by, amongst other things, a demon unicorn and a possessed Kangaroo.

As Costume Stylist I put together wardrobe for all main characters in the film, including outfit changes for most of them throughout. I worked alongside Rachael Lee Perks of Dr Strange who created several custom pieces for the film.

I sourced wardrobe both locally and online, utilising new and vintage pieces. My brief was to use a lot of bright colours, and no black. The main character, Oscar, was to wear blue, red and yellow in all of her outfits.

A particular challenge was creating an inverse look for an evil version of the main character—the same outfit, in opposite colours (and no black/white was allowed!).

Because filming was taking place in a remote location, I also devised a wardrobe system including a printed catalogue, numbering system, and scene-by-scene breakdown that could be referred to quickly and easily on set.