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The coolest couture on the big screen this year

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Costume designers have gone above and beyond to bring us some of the coolest, craziest and downright creative clothes you can imagine - check out the best looks to spot on the big screen this year.

Witch chic

Say hello to gothic Cate Blanchett. Her costume as powerful witch Florence Zimmerman in The House with a Clock in its Walls was created by Madonna’s longtime stylist Marlene Stewart - don’t go expecting pointy bras though; they’re out, and deep purples and lace accents are in.
Fashion in film Cate Blanchett goes gothic for The House with a Clock in Its Walls.
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Yas Queen

The costumes in Bohemian Rhapsody are Authentic-with-a-capital-A. The team worked with Queen’s official archivist Greg Brooks to get every detail right - down to the very socks. “‘What photos do you have of Roger's socks, Greg?' is the type of question that came at me,” he’s said. “And that wasn't even one of the strangest.”
Fashion in film Rami Malek rocks many iconic Freddie Mercury looks in Bohemian Rhapsody, such as this harlequin bodysuit – one of the star’s most recognisable stage outfits, which he wore at a number of high-profile concerts in the 1970s.
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Vintage goth

Anyone who has ever been a teenage girl has tried to recreate Winona Ryder’s Beetlejuice look. All black everything, those spiky bangs: instant Halloween costume.
Fashion in film Winona Ryder’s to-die-for bangs in Beetlejuice.
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Fairytale couture

Breathtaking and dreamlike, the clothes in The Nutcracker and the Four Realms are something else. Think Marie-Antoinette crossed with a cupcake at a theme park gone wrong and you’re halfway there. Very AW18.
Fashion in film Keira Knightley as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Mackenzie Foy as Clara in Disney’s colourful adventure The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is out 2 November - find out more here


Ink dreams


She may have a dragon tattoo but the other tatts Lisbeth Salander is sporting in The Girl in the Spider’s Web were chosen by Claire Foy to complement her pared-down, simple outfits. “I got to help decide what I was having and where they were,” Foy told Yahoo.
Fashion in film Claire Foy swaps the crown for some tatts in her new role as Lisbeth Salander in The Girl in the Spider’s Web.
The Girl in the Spider’s Web is out 21 November - find out more here


1920s Parisian style

The beasts aren’t the only fantastic things in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – the clothes are pretty spectacular, too. Think Parisian chic with a sprinkle of Wizarding World magic; here are a selection of details to look out for:
Fashion in film Jude Law as Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Jude Law plays young Dumbledore in the new film and he had a hand in choosing the character’s costumes too. Designer Colleen Atwood told Collider that Law had an image of Dumbledore as the favourite teacher that all the kids liked, so she wanted to show off his approachable manner through his style, choosing greys and softer tones and textures for his clothes to give them a lived in feel.
Fashion in film Eddie Redmayne’s back as Newt Scamander
Dumbledore’s not the only one sporting a new look - the new film sees Newt Scamander upgrade his iconic blue coat to a sophisticated grey one. This one’s more ‘urban’, Atwood said, but includes touches of the old style: in some light, you can catch specks of the old blue in it.
Fashion in film The Hogwarts uniform gets a vintage twist in the new film
Even the famous Hogwarts uniform had to be switched up for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald to reflect the 1920s setting. Atwood explained that she designed a longer skirt and ankle boots for the new film, and added a bit of velvet trim to the robes with the house colours inside the hoods.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is out 16 November - find out more here

Fusion fashion

Hoop skirts and eastern style collide in the Lincoln Center Theatre’s stage production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical The King and I, coming to the big screen this November. It’s a huge, opulent show, with burnished gold sets and ravishing costumes by Catherine Zuber, who won a Tony Award for her designs.
Fashion in film Broadway favourite Kelli O’Hara stars alongside Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe in The King and I
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Aquastyle

How do you rock a scaly green bodysuit? With a shock of red hair and a royal tiara, of course – case in point: Amber Heard as Mera in Aquaman, coming this December. Clashing is the new matching.
Fashion in film Amber Heard stars as Mera, Queen of Atlantis, in Aquaman
Aquaman is out 14 December - find out more here


Sensible fashion


The ultimate style icon is coming back to the big screen this Christmas. Crack out your proper hat, sensible shoes and practical housecoats - Mary Poppins Returns and she’s still practically perfect in every way. Her new look was designed by Sandy Powell, known for her work on Gangs of New York, The Aviator and The Wolf of Wall Street – "I think I did have a nerdgasm when I put on the costume," Emily Blunt, the new Poppins, confessed to E! News.

Fashion in film Emily Blunt brings the beloved character back to the big screen in Mary Poppins Returns
Mary Poppins Returns is out 21 December - find out more here