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Arthur from Inception

In the film Inception, Arthur (played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is the trusted partner of Cobb who researches and plans each heist.  Arthur is an adept fighter, which is shown during one of the film’s most iconic scenes in a rotating hotel hallway unbound to the laws of gravity.  Arthur also has a friendly rivalry with Eames, who teases him constantly, and he uses a red loaded die as his totem.  While Arthur’s clothing changes depending on the needs of his team and the job, he favors crisp three-piece suits throughout much of the film and wears his hair slicked back.

Sarah Borden

The Prestige is a film about the rivalry between real-life magicians, Robert Angier and Alfred Borden. Sarah Borden (Rebecca Hall) is the wife of Alfred Borden, a magician in 19th century England.

Julia McCullough

In The Prestige, Julia McCullough (Piper Perabo) is the wife of famed magician, Robert Angier. She is the former assistant to Milton the Magician, whose shills were Angier and future rival, Alfred Borden. When a water tank trick goes wrong and Julia drowns, Angier blames Borden, which begins the feud between the two magicians.

Nikola Tesla

Based on the real-life inventor, Nikola Tesla (David Bowie) is commissioned by the magician, Robert Angier, to build a teleportation device. It is Angier’s hope that this illusion will help him defeat his rival, Alfred Borden.

Olivia Wenscombe

In the Prestige, Olivia Wenscombe (Scarlet Johansson) is the assistant and the lover of magician, Robert Angier. She is sent to spy on his rival, Alfred Borden, but only serves to fuel the feud by playing both magicians against each other. Set in 19th century London, Olivia’s costumes include bustiers and corsets with embellishments, stockings, and other accessories commonly found on burlesque dancers.

Alfred Borden

In The Prestige, Alfred Borden (Christian Bale) is a working-class magician who is engaged in a dangerous rivalry with another magician, Robert Angier. Based on the real-life magicians, Borden’s clothing reflects a modest lifestyle in Victorian England.

Robert Angier

in the film, The Prestige, Robert Angier (Hugh Jackman), “The Great Danton,” is an aristocratic, 19th century musician who develops a dangerous rivalry with another magician, Alfred Borden. Based on the real-life magician from London, his costumes are typical of what a wealthy man would’ve worn in Victorian England.

Mal

Existing only as a figment of her husband’s memory in the film Inception, Mal (Marion Cotillard) is nevertheless an extremely powerful and often damaging presence. She and her husband, Dominic Cobb, excelled in the manipulation of people’s minds. Unfortunately, they pushed the limits of their abilities too far and Mal lost the ability to differentiate between reality and dreams. This guide is for her pivotal windowsill gown, a deep purple dress with heels.

Ariadne

An architecture student in France, Ariadne (Ellen Page) is recruited by Dominic Cobb as part of a team assigned to complete an inception, or the planting of an idea in someone’s mind. She possesses brilliant architectural design abilities, creating the subconscious maps through which the team navigates in the movie Inception. Ariadne is also the only one who calls out Dominic on his erratic mental state that could endanger the entire team. She dresses like a normal college student, but with an extra fashionable French flair.

Dominic Cobb

Dominic Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) from the movie Inception is a skilled Extractor – someone who slips into peoples’ dreams, steals their secrets and sells them to competitors. He used to extract legally, but now he is a fugitive wanted for his wife Mal’s murder. Despite his fugitive status, a company hires him to perform an inception, or the placement of an idea into a person’s mind. He agrees, but he and his team must battle both inner and outer demons to succeed. He dresses well in trousers, button-downs and leather jackets, his trusty spinning top always in his pocket.