biopic

J. Robert Oppenheimer from Oppenheimer

J. Robert Oppenheimer (played by Cillian Murphy) is the titular protagonist at the heart of Christopher Nolan’s film Oppenheimer. The primary physicist responsible for the creation of the atomic bomb, Oppenheimer’s life included no shortage of drama including an affair with Jean Tatlock during his marriage to Kitty, and many inquiries into his political affiliations and ideologies.  The Manhattan Project of which Oppenheimer was a part took place in the 1940s, so your costume should evoke a vintage silhouette as much as possible.  Oppenheimer wears several different suits throughout the movie, often favoring grey and brown shades.  He also owns a rather unique belt buckle that is silver with turquoise.  To recreate his look from the film, choose a brown or tan suit, with a matching tie, shoes, and flat-brimmed hat.  Add a belt with a fancy buckle, a pipe, and a wedding ring.  Lastly, you can recreate his round identification badge by writing “K-6” on a plain white button.

Tammy Faye Bakker from The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Tammy Faye Bakker (played by Jessica Chastain) is the infamous wife of Jim Bakker in the film The Eyes of Tammy Faye.  The film follows the rise and fall of the controversial couple from young children’s show hosts to rich and powerful televangelists.  Tammy Faye’s costuming throughout the film offers an array of options, whether portraying her younger self with chic ’60s style or the more commonly known version with bright blue eye shadow, don’t be afraid to mix and match different pieces to recreate her looks.  For instance, layering a puff-sleeved blouse over a camisole and combining it with a skirt can help evoke the same look of Tammy’s white brocade dress, which can be hard to duplicate.