In celebration of the 76th Golden Globe Awards, we sat down with MPC 705 member and Black Panther Specialty Costumer Federico Cervantes to discuss his biggest challenges and successes while working on this critically acclaimed blockbuster. Read more to learn how Federico got started in costuming and how he stays safe on the job!
Fall brings the change of foliage, cooler weather, the familiar scent of pumpkin spice and our personal favorite — fall television premieres. I sat down to chat with Pattern Maker and Fitter* Yuan Hua to talk about her work on Atypical season two, recently premiered on Netflix.
As a Pattern Maker and Fitter for the action-revenge film Peppermint starring Jennifer Garner, MPC 705 member Natalia Gattini made patterns to fit the actors, then built the costumes to bring the designers’ visions to life. These costumes, designed by Lindsay McKay and ACD Kayti Haugh, did an amazing job of setting the time and place of this film, while the costumers focused on the many multiples needed to keep up with the high number of different bloody scenes portraying Garner’s battles with the cartel who destroyed her family. We sat down with Natalia to learn more about her career in costuming, the biggest challenges working on this new film, and how important being part of MPC 705 and union membership is to her and her career.
Come see us Friday, 7/20 at 3pm in Grand 9, Marriot Marquis San Diego Marina for this year’s MPC 705 Panel at San Diego Comic-Con! Hollywood’s top Costume Makers not only take advantage of rapidly changing technology; we contribute to those concepts, innovations, and tools. Come learn “HOW” in this introductory panel featuring Costumers from some of the years biggest films: Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, and Thor: Ragnarok.
You’ve put in time behind your sewing machine. You’ve studied classic films for inspiration. You’ve completed your degree and accepted your diploma. If you’re ready to take the next step in your costuming career, Motion Picture Costumers Local 705 can help!