Not really a costume movie, but as it’s set in the 1930s, here it is! A really really enjoyable film if a tiny bit too long. It has the benefits of stunning visual effects and really humanizing both Kong and the other characters. I was most impressed by the digital recreations of 1930s New York City, which were jaw-dropping. Most of the nice costumes are on Naomi Watts in the first and last parts of the movie. She has some great early 1930s wool cloche hats, and a really ice overcoat with great sleeves (look for the buttons and cuffs). Considering taking a bathroom break when the giant bugs come on screen, tho.
The only film that ever made me truly want to trade my auburn hair for blonde. Naomi Watts’ hair/wig in this is just so pretty.