Announcing Our Newest Acquisition: The full wardrobe from all five seasons of the award-winning TV series HELL ON WHEELS – over 11,000 western and military costumes and accessory pieces from the 1800’s for men, women & children…
Here’s a sneak peek. . .
A few of the ladies items now available from the award winning HBO series “Boardwalk Empire”
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1. This businessman’s two-piece suit from the 1940s features a single breasted pin stripe with a notch lapel. A small crown, wide brim Fedora and black leather Oxfords with a plain toe help complete this better dress ensemble for a man of this era. This type of suit was used in films such as The Pianist and Pearl Harbor.
2. This casual civilian look for a man in the 1940s includes a leisure jacket, pleat front slacks, brown cap toe Oxfords and a small crown, wide brim Fedora. This look was featured in the film Chinatown.
3. Formal dinner attire for a man in the 1940s might include this double breasted peak lapel tuxedo jacket worn with pleat front tuxedo pants with satin side stripe. Patent leather Oxfords finish the look. Tuxedos of this type were used in films such as The Pianist, Pearl Harbor, The Godfather and Gangster Squad.
1. This pirate costume featuring a tricorn hat, colonial jacket, breeches and cavalier boot from 1720s to the 1760s reflects the looks depicted in the motion picture, Hook.
2. This naval officer uniform dating from the 1760s to the 1780s includes a fore & aft hat, an officer’s tunic, breeches and Farrell top boots. This look was featured in the films Master & Commander and Mutiny on the Bounty.
3. A middle class boy in the 1760s to the 1770s would have worn clothing such as this tricorn hat, short colonial jacket, breeches and buckle shoes. This type of costume was used in films such as John Adams and Sleepy Hollow.
4. A middle class man in the 1760s to the 1770s would have worn clothing such as this tricorn hat, short colonial jacket, breeches and buckle shoes. Costumes of this type were used in the films John Adams and The Patriot.
5. A militia man or mercenary during the 1760s to 1770s would have worn clothing of this type, including a trimmed tricorn hat, double breasted colonial jacket, breeches and buckle shoes. This is an example of the look seen in the films, John Adams, 1776 and Last of the Mohicans.
United American has made my designs come to life for both Deadwood and Mad Men. The construction and quality of their work is impeccable. I am constantly in awe of their magnificent selection of period costumes, and I can’t imagine working on any project without them.
Outstanding Costumes for a Movie, Miniseries or Special
American Horror Story: Lou Eyrich, Costume Designer; Marcy Lavender, Costume Supervisor
Parade’s End – Part 3: Sheena Napier, Costume Designer; Jenna McGranaghan, Costume Supervisor
Phil Spector: Debra McGuire, Costume Designer; Lorraine Calvert, Assistant Costume Designer
The Girl: Diana Cilliers, Costume Designer; Melissa Moritz, Assistant Costume Designer
Behind the Candelabra: Ellen Mirojnick, Costume Designer; Robert Q. Mathews, Costume Supervisor (Winner)
Killing Lincoln: Amy Andrews Harrell, Costume Designer; Renee Jones, Costume Supervisor
Outstanding Costumes for a Series
Boardwalk Empire: John Dunn, Costume Designer; Lisa Padovani, Co-Costume Designer; Maria Zamansky, Assistant Costume Designer
Downton Abbey Episode 4: Caroline McCall, Costume Designer; Dulcie Scott, Costume Supervisor
The Borgias – The Gunpowder Plot: Gabriella Pescucci, Costume Designer; Uliva Pizzetti, Costume Supervisor; Gabor Homonnay, Costume Supervisor (Winner)
Game of Thrones: Michele Clapton, Costume Designer; Alexander Fordham, Assistant Costume Designer; Chloe Aubry, Assistant Costume Designer
Once Upon a Time – Queen of Hearts: Eduardo Castro, Costume Designer; Monique McRae, Assistant Costume Designer
I can’t imagine costuming a period film without using American Costume. Its stock is one of the most pristine and genuine anywhere. The staff is warm and knowledgeable. The clothes are fastidiously maintained or reproduced with authenticity. I love walking in there.