And my Halloween costume 2013 is….

This year I decided to host a party myself, and invited som friends to join.

I knew I wanted to dress up but, not to much. As both my time, money and ambitions was low, I decided to use stuff I already own and combine a simple costume.

I searced the internet for inspiration, finaly deciding on the caracter of “Beetlejuice” from the 1984 Tim Burton Movie.

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I also found some various costumes portraying the caracter

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A cute doll.

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And a adoreble child

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I made my costume by combining a striped chiffong shirt, a black skirt, some striped stockings and a black tie. The only thing needed to be bought was the stockings.

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I also styled my hair like crazy and put on a pretty heavy make-up, following parts of this tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwGu1no7zD4

I will how you some proper pictures in my next post.

Huldra the Movie – About

The movie ”Huldra” I’ve been working on is a thriller set in the forest in the northern parts of Sweden.

It’s about a young group of old friends who decides to go hiking in the deep forests of the north. When they arrive at the old cabin where they plan to stay for a couple of weeks they soon realizes they are not alone. The wood keeper sneaks around acting weird and a beautiful lady is lurking in the forest and in there dreams. The friendship becomes more and more strained as the days goes by, and they all decides they need to win the mysterious girl at any price…

Characters:

Nanna – A tough tomboy girl who seeks to get out of her own troubled life and perhaps get together with her childhood love Martin. 1002895_505664986179032_16751508_nPlayed by: Rebecca Labbé (Photo: Marcus Möller)

Martin – The tough ex military who wants an exuse to get into the forest and away from his wife. 2013-08-02-14.22.50Played by: Christoffer L Johnsson

Peter – The struggling musician who loves the forest and the wildlife. 1184963_509133635832167_1734405931_nPlayed by: Dave León (Photo: Marcus Möller)

Adam – The successful attorney who wants to meet up with old friends. 2013-08-06-12.02.30Played by: Victor von Schirach

John – The playboy wannabe brat, who loves to party. 554923_504186599660204_1064193896_nPlayed by: Viktor Åkerblom (Photo: Marcus Möller)

Adrian – the millionaire nerd who loves the nature and who don’t´t mind helping the others out. 558021_510723675673163_1058604219_nPlayed by: Nikola Ruzicic (Photo: Marcus Möller)

Harald – The forest keeper who´s been living in the woods for many, many years… 733807_504185942993603_1398622362_nPlayed by: Hans Muller (Photo: Marcus Möller)

Young Harald – Harald 40 years ago. 2013-08-09-17.40.18Played by: Fredrik Wagner

Gerda – Haralds mysterious daughter. Played by: Pernilla Eriksson

Hippies – Haralds 4 hippie friends from the 1970s. Played by: Natalie Söderqvist, Linus Nilsson, Sofia Bratwall and Joakim Thelin.

Thrilled yet?

No?

Parhaps you need some more pictures from the set…

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Still no…

Then let me just tell you that the past weeks I really learnt how to clean blood of clothes…

*The word ”huldra” is one of the names used to describe the mythical creature called ”skogsrå” (forest nymph) in Sweden.

As taught in school (my remembrance): The Skogsrå was a creature of the forest who used to appear to people who was lost in the woods in the shape of an ugly old woman. If the miss-fortunate traveler showed her kindness and let her warm herself by the fire, she would shift to her beautiful shape and show them the way home. But if she was treated badly she would instead turn them her back and show the big gulping hole and long tail coiling from her spine, and then kill them instantly.

Huldra the movie – Working hard

As I mentioned in my last post I’ve been really busy working as a costume designer for the upcoming Swedish movie ”Huldra”.

I originally got the job as costume assistant one week before the shooting started. So I putt all my other work and tasks aside, and traveled to Stockholm to work for a month.

But when I got there, I realized two things:

First -There was no pre-production period, and the first shots where to be taken in less than two days…

Second – The costume designer had no intention on doing any work what so ever, help us or even visit us and the production on set. So I and the other costume assistant (who had no more experiance than me) was left totally on our own.

So with two days to: read the script, brake it down to figure out what was needed for each character, do a budget and collect all the things in time – We didn’t even had the time to panic…

We arranged to meet the actors one by one in the nearest shopping mall, and managed to dress and fit them all in one hour each. And as soon as the stores closed we went back to the studio (or base-camp) and altered clothes, wrote more shopping lists, calculated budgets and tried to figure out who was to wear what when.

In those two days we bought, collected and borrowed almost all the clothing and jewelery that was needed for the whole production.

We both worked so hard, and stupidly thought that the worst was over when the shooting started. But then we learnt the hard way what it meant to work with costumes on a movie set. There was so many things we didn’t know and never would have thought about until someone asked us why we had/hadn’t done this or that.

Thank god the whole team are so wounderful, and once some of them realized we actually had no idea on what we were suposed to do, they explained everything and thereby helped us tremendously.

 Stressful as it’s been I learnt so much about both the art of movie making, and about myself and what I can accomplish when I really want and need to.

Now I will stop babbling, and show you some pictures of the behind the camera work going on on set. (un-credited pictures are taken by me).

2013-07-26 19.14.59Our costume and makeup trailer.

2013-08-01-16.54.54And inside we find (from left to right) Kristin – costume, Jessica – script and Hanna – props and set designer.

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2013-08-02-13.00.10The luxurious location and workspace in the middle of the woods.

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1003766_505660846179446_1759526605_nActors having a repetition of the scene while make-up, costume and sound-tech works on them. (By Marcus Möller)

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558021_510723675673163_1058604219_nOve Valeskog och Nikola Ruzicic looks like twins (not intentionly). (By Marcus Möller)

IMG_1511The cool gang (Kristin Sundberg, Dave León, Mirja Mira Steen, Viktor von Schirach, Christoffer l Johnsson and Viktor Åkerblom).

Next time I will tell you more about the movie and the characters.

Huldra

This week I missed out on my so far perfekt score of posting something every other day. But I think I’ve got a pretty good exuse.
I’ve been working my as of as costume designer on this new movie “Huldra”, and it’s been taking every bit of my waking hours. In fact the few hours every day that I don’t work, I’m dead asleep.

It is so cool too be part of a project like this, and even though it’s really tough sometimes I love it and enjoy it soo much.

I will tell you more about the project and show some great behind the scen photos when I can get out of the woods an get too a computor. In the mean time you can google “Huldra the movie” and take a look at the trailer/pilot (which I did not have any hand in).

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