TBT: Bram Stoker’s Dracula Deep Dive

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You love it or you hate it, and I love the hell out of it (and this is my blog!). We podcasted Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992) but that didn’t allow for much in the way of visuals. Well, the time has come for this goth girl because it’s a Halloween classic.

I’m going all-in with the costumes by the late, great Eiko Ishioka, who won the Oscar for this film. Is it historically accurate? No. Is it a work of art? Yes. Much of it is richly inspired by historical costume and historical art, which makes the designs fit the literature that the film is based on and adds depth to the overall presentation.

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14 Responses

  1. Elaine

    Love most of the gear in this, but some of Lucy’s outfits just make me wince. Meh, it’s fabulous to look at, and Gary Oldman is on form.

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    • Trystan L. Bass

      Are you back on frockflicks.com & maybe refreshing the page? The plugin is supposed to log you in & send you back here, tho’ it seems to not work perfectly :(

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  2. Roxana

    The costumes are totally cray-cray but mostly pretty. The exception being the monstrosity poor Lucy is buried in.

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  3. Badger

    My friends and I argue about this movie. They hate it because it’s not historically accurate and I agree. BUT the subtle change in colors in the Winona Rider outfits as she falls for the Count is lovely. I even like the nod to Klimt in the final Dracula outfit. I do agree though, that Lucys burial gown is ridiculous.

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  4. Lea

    I love this movie! And I just can’t with how stunningly gorgeous Winona Ryder is in it!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. Melissa

    This post has some impeccable timing since I just finished a commission of Mina’s green walking dress two weeks ago. It was one of the most complicated commissions I’ve ever done. Eiko Ishioko really went crazy with these designs! I loved this write up! Thank you!

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  6. Alissa

    One of my favourite movies. Love everything about it: acting, direction, art direction, the crazy costumes (the making-of documentary is highly recommended by the way). Winona never looked so gorgeous, and I would steal some of her dresses :)

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