One of my favorite parts of a movie is the costumes and how extravagant they can be. I LOVE costumes and play dress up even as an adult. Wrinkle In Time combines science fiction with elegance, it combines intelligence with beauty and the costumes turned out quite amazing if you ask me. And the Wrinkle In Time fashion expert, costume designer, Paco Delgado demonstrates bounds of talent and shines with pride and a love for his craft that everyone should have for what they do. When you love your work like this amazing things come out of it.
The first step in Paco Delgado’s process of creating the costumes is to read the script. One thing you don’t think about that is included in a script is the actions that aren’t said out loud, like “she wakes up in the morning” or “she goes and takes the bus”. For the Mrs. costumes he considered they aren’t human beings they don’t behave the same as us.
“Oprah’s character, Mrs. Witch was like a warrior that was fighting in the universe against the forces of evil. She was originally like a supernova that exploded and became all this energy………..She’s a warrior”
“Mindy, she was very playful and she egages with the children, and says silly things to the children. Then you think, well, this is very playful. She has to have like another form outside that she has to be interesting and fun…..she speaks from quotes from books.”
He thought she is like a super librarian of the universe. She has all the culture and universe in herself. Then his next step is to talk to the director. Then you talk to the actors and they come up with ideas. It’s a collaboration because one, you want the actors to like it and two it has to be comfortable/workable. The actors have to be able to move.
When asked who was his favorite in Wrinkle In Time to dress, he couldn’t answer that question. he said they were all like his children. All of his answers were that passionate. His fashionable costume creations are his excitement.
These dresses and costumes were learning experiences. He had to use materials he’s never used before. He used actual paper and books in Mindy’s costume. He wanted there to be lots of layers. He had to use lights and fiber optics in Oprah’s costume. He said hers took ages to make. They would make mistakes and learn from them and it took weeks and weeks and he had to find the right amount of electricity. A lot of the dresses were made by hand because of the necessary details. Each dress took around eight weeks and were being made simultaneously.
Go see these beautiful costumes by Paco Delgado in Wrinkle in Time now playing in theaters.