Eye On Design: Winged Devil Costume from Rocketman

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There is no doubt that the costume designer plays an essential role in cinematic storytelling. For the Elton John biopic Rocketman (2019), costume designer Julian Day’s guiding principle was: the louder, the better.

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Rocketman Scene Featuring Costume as Worn by Actor Taron Egerton

This spectacular Winged Devil jumpsuit, created from orange spandex and augmented with Swarovski crystals and turkey feather wings, was the first of dozens of show-stopping costumes from this musical fantasy film.

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A key look, it appears throughout the film as Elton John recounts his life story in flashback.

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Photographed in the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles, CA.

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