My Patrons voted, and boy I’m glad they did. We had quite a reaction on Twitter for this one, getting the attention of both Neil Gaiman and one of my favorite directors of all time, Guillermo del Toro. I loved watching the first season of The Sandman on Netflix, and I was brought back to reading the comics almost 20 years ago — really my first comic book experience that helped me see graphic novels as an art form beyond what I’d ever expected. I cried, I laughed, I covered my eyes. I swooned for Lucifer. You know, as you do.
1 – 💫Awake, dreamers. Tonight we don garments of mist & memory to dance among the firmament.
2 – I considered many ways to arrange this particular topic & ultimately decided to squee about the costumes that gave me joy.
So first. Everyday Morpheus.
It is no spoiler to say Gaiman & the design team wanted to keep his essence & remain modern. He'd fit in in London today.
3 – In terms of comic book-to-screen realness, the Corinthian's wardrobe had all the "American sweetness belying the something potentially unsettling" you'd hope for.
The classic wide lapels, those full-wrap sunglasses, and the overall styling for this character just: 👀👀👀
4 – Deep in my heart of hearts, had I not been brought up religious, I would have been a Goth. So I was absolutely living for Chantal & Zelda. I loved the subtle differences & the nods to Wednesday Addams & Lydia Deetz in their design. Plus, bits of mourning wear, naturally.
5 – I. Stan. Lucienne. Vivienne Acheampong is brilliant, helming a role that certainly brought some trolls out of the basement (due to the original character being a white dude). She slayed, wearing a suit with swallowtails that swirled behind her, &I still can't get over it.
6 – Lucifer's white satin gown.
Satin. Satan. Get it?
(This may have inspired an entire other #threadtalk, but that's another night.)
Gwendoline Christie gobbled this pristine gown like a murderous, Amazonian cherub. And I 👏am 👏here👏for👏it. Who's gonna do the dry cleaning?
7 – Look, there is nothing to critique about Death. She was perfect. Not only did Kirby Howell-Baptiste's performance make me weep, but they kept the simplicity of her style from the comics. Timeless. Her beauty & style & compassion. Wouldn't change a thing. Just magic. 🪶
8 – Speaking of the Endless, can we talk about Desire now?
Because Holy meow. Mason Alexander park serves it. Every scene they're in is wicked in the best way. That costume–both cat and prey–is slinky, sultry & devious. In the iconic words of Britney: gimme gimme more.
9 – Back to Morpheus. I saw a TikTok somewhere that this is actually couture, off the runway–but I can't find it! I believe it, though. It's got that kind of feel, if true.
Hands down, one of the best costumes on the whole. Absolutely gorgeous.
Lookit him cradling Helmy. 🖤🖤🖤
10 – Have you noticed a theme yet? If it's not black, it's red. If it's not red, it's white or tan.
And if you're Lucifer, you get to do any combination of them.
My queen. This patent leather number, coupled with the full bat wings, has me in my feelings right now again.
11 – Speaking of queens.
One of the things that made me so emotional, as a reader of the comics (OMG YES I, A WOMAN PERSON HAVE READ THE COMICS) was seeing women on the screen in new roles.
Johanna Constantine. My chaotic bisexual duchess. I am living for that trench coat. Want.
12 – HOB. I can't really get into the Hob episode without going into spoilers, but I will link to articles that go into detail.
TL;DR REALLY fun historical stuff. I particularly enjoyed the hairstyles. Don't want to give too much away. But major props to their costuming dept.
13 – Well, I'm probably very predictable at this point but as far as costuming goes, this was just a bloody work of art.
That much red satin. A murder banyan. I mean, I'm helpless. (I know, I know, I have Lucifer on this list THREE TIMES). But dear lord, how she shone on screen.
14 – I've avoided some costumes/characters because of spoilers, but that can't be said for the following articles!
Reader beware! Here's the first batch:
15 – For ALL the devilish details on how they put together the wardrobe for Lucifer, this is where to go:
16 – For a look into the historical costuming, @FrockFlicks had some great stuff to say: https://www.frockflicks.com/historical-costumes-in-the-sandman-2022-pt-1/
17 – And some sources if you're interested in more general information about the cast, actors, and whatnot.
I really want a second season! I'm a bit bitter that certain 🐉shows are already renewed, and this one is not.
19 – Thanks for joining #threadtalk tonight, I hope you had fun.
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Sweet dreams! 💫
20 – Oh! And forgot to mention, but this week's topic was voted on by my Patrons. <3 Narrowly beat out Tudor Bros and Hose. Next time!