Friday, November 21, 2014

Christian Bale's Moses film costume from Exodus: Gods and Kings on display...

2014 has been quite a year for Biblical epics. First came Noah and the apocalyptic flood earlier this Spring and now it's time for 'Moses' to part the Red Sea to lead his people to freedom in Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings.

Original movie costume worn by Christian Bale as Moses
in Exodus: Gods and Kings
Christian Bale Exodus Gods and Kings Moses costume
Original Exodus Gods and Kings film costumes
Exodus Gods and Kings movie costume exhibit
Christian Bale Exodus Gods and Kings Moses movie costume
Exodus Gods and Kings movie costume display
Christian Bale plays the legendary Moses in this adaptation of the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt from the Old Testament, and by the looks of this armoured Moses costume we're going to see lots of chariots and swordplay before he helps lead the slaves to their freedom.

These original costumes worn by the lead actors in the movie were photographed on display at ArcLight Hollywood cinema on November 18, 2014.

Exodus: Gods and Kings movie poster
Exodus Gods and Kings movie poster
Janty Yates was the talented Costume Designer on this movie and if you like Christian Bale's Egyptian General battle costume, be sure to also take a closer look at Joel Edgerton's Egyptian Pharaoh Ramesses II costume, which is truly spectacular.

This is not the designer's first collaboration with Ridley Scott, so be sure to check out these impressive film costumes from 2010's Robin Hood and more swords-and-sandals movie costumes from 2000's Gladiator, for which she earned an Academy Award.

Moses general battle costume detail from Exodus: Gods and Kings
Moses costume Exodus Gods and Kings
Moses General battle armour Exodus Gods and Kings
Moses Egyptian General battle costume Exodus movie
Exodus Gods and Kings Moses armour breastplate
Exodus Gods and Kings Moses armour breastplate
Christian Bale Exodus Gods and Kings Moses battle costume
Exodus Gods and Kings Moses battle costume
Exodus Gods and Kings Moses General costume
Moses movie costume detail Exodus
Moses costume detail Exodus Gods and Kings
Moses boot costume detail Exodus
Moses Egyptian General costume Exodus Gods and Kings
Moses spends most of the movie in battle garb, first as a general in the Pharaoh's army and then as leader of the rebellion. He wears lamellar armour with its petal-shaped metal, befitting a high ranking general in the Egyptian army general, including an elaborate cuirass breastplate design.

Moses general helmet from Exodus: Gods and Kings
Moses Egyptian General helmet Exodus Gods and Kings
Moses helmet Exodus Gods and Kings
Moses Egyptian General helmet emblem Exodus
Exodus Gods and Kings Moses Egyptian General helmet detail
Exodus Gods and Kings Moses battle helmet
Exodus Gods and Kings Moses helmet armour
I can't tell whether that's an eagle or a vulture bird emblem on Moses helmet, as both have special significance in Egyptian mythology, whatever it is, it still looks pretty cool.

I'm not sure I'm the right audience for Biblical epics, although I remember watching Charlton Heston play a very bearded Moses as a child in 1956's The Ten Commandments, but these costumes look so amazing up close, I'm almost tempted to go and see this movie to see them in action.

Exodus: Gods and Kings movie poster
Exodus Gods and Kings film poster
Buy the movie soundtrack: Exodus: Gods and Kings (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

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