Costume Design in the Alien Franchise

The release of Alien Covenant this past week makes this an excellent time to reflect on the franchise as a whole.┬áThe original 1979 film directed by Ridley Scott single handedly came to define┬áthe space horror genre. While much has been made of H.R Giger’s alien designs, the film’s popularity and success largely hinges on its ability to pack immense┬ádetail into every scene. The original film utilizes┬áset design, music, costumes and even custom typography to bring the world to life. The epic world building in the original set the standard for the entire franchise but today I want to take a closer look at the costume design in particular. The costumes and clothing seen throughout the franchise have had an immense impact on future sci-fi films and even the film industry as a whole. I’ll be breaking down the costume design of the original Alien trilogy below.

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