The trailers for Marvel’s upcoming Doctor Strange have shown off stunning visual effects and costume designs that capture the comic book inspiration page for page. Costume designer, Alexandra Byrne, recently discussed what the process was like finalizing the look for Strange and why getting the classic red cape right was critical.
Byrne explained that they went through at least half a dozen designs for the cape.
“You go, ‘no that doesn’t work. Yes that does work.’ Probably half a dozen, but more table tops and ideas and practices fit.”
The fabric choice was also an important step in the creation of Doctor Strange as a character.
“The fabric, the wool that it’s made from came from Japan. I go to a textile fair in Paris called Premiere Vision where launch all the new fabrics and nothing is made other than in sample lengths so if you choose something you have to commission it.”
Doctor Strange starring Benedict Cumberbatch, is slated for a Nov. 4 release:
Marvel’s Doctor Strange follows the story of the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilizing a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel cinematic universe.