Trivia: Did you know… that Toy Story 4 was supposed to be released ahead of Incredibles 2?
Elastigirl was front and center in this new movie, and here at Oya Costumes, we loved it. 14 years is a long time to wait for a sequel, but we weren’t disappointed–plus, a new Incredibles movie means an excuse to wear your favorite superhero costume. If loved the movie too, check out our selection of Incredibles costumes!
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Female superheroes are in the spotlight with Elastigirl and Violet
Today, movies like this year’s Captain Marvel which featured a strong, independent female hero, or this year’s Deadpool 2, which broke the fourth wall and quite a few superhero movie conventions, and of course Black Panther, starring not only a black superhero, but also an inspiring cast of strong, no-nonsense female characters, seem like a breath of fresh air. The original Incredibles movie already had strong female characters—Elastigirl’s character hasn’t really changed since 2004—, but this time, they really get to shine.
This is especially important when you think about what kind of role models these movies provide for young audiences. Of course, children and adults alike are excited to see this long-awaited Incredibles sequel, as fans who were children in 2004 have now grown up, but Incredibles 2 remains a family movie. And, after Hollywood was shaken by the #MeToo movement, it is becoming increasingly important to teach our children about gender equality. Movies like Incredibles 2 teach children that both little boys and little girls can put on a superhero costume, and that it doesn’t matter whether Mom has the cool job while Dad stays at home, or vice versa.
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Edna Mode Costumes: “No Capes!”
It’s been too long, dahling! Voiced by director Jack Bird himself, Edna Mode has become one of the most iconic Pixar characters of all time. If anything, you probably remember her from her motto (“No capes!”), or the oh-so-quotable scene where she motivates Elastigirl (‘My God, pull yourself together! You are Elastigirl!”) In the new movie, we learn that the superhero costume designer is of Japanese-German descent, and fans look forward to learning more about her. Not to mention, she’s not the one designing Elastigirl’s superhero costume this time, which brought an interesting kind of rivalry to the movie.
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Frozone Costume: “Where’s my supersuit?”
He finally found his supersuit! Although it doesn’t look like Honey is going to let her super-husband off the hook that easily, as we hear her yelling “Where are you going, ASAP? You better be back, ASAP!” in the trailer. Voiced by Samuel L. Jackson, Frozone is a fan favorite character, and one that everyone is looking forward to seeing on our screens again—in normal clothes or in a superhero costume.
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Trivia: Did you know… that new technology meant better, more detailed, more realistic suits for the Incredibles 2?
The New Incredibles Costumes Look Stunning
Talking about supersuits, the Incredibles’ costumes are looking pretty good! They redesigned and updated Elastigirl’s superhero costume, of course, but hard work and dedication went into all the costumes. An amazing team of designers, including Bryn Imagire, Fran Kalal and Deanna Marsigliese, worked on the costumes for this new Incredibles movie. Their inspiration? Edna Mode, dahling. Obviously. For a female-fronted movie, this team of female designers couldn’t have been more perfect.
An article by Tony Bravo for the San Francisco Chronicle explains that “Like couturier Edna Mode, Kalal says that when designing for the film, the team thinks of the superpowered family and other heroic characters as “high-performance athletes.” In a film world dominated by superhero movies from Marvel and DC Comics that frequently feature heroines fighting bad guys in little more than a bustier and bracelets, it’s a novel and practical idea.”
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Mr. Incredible Costume: A stay at home dad?
Elastigirl’s new job includes motorcycle chases and other impressive hero antics. Meanwhile, Mr. Incredible puts aside his superhero costume to take care of the children. From math homework to an uncontrollable superpowered baby, will he be in over his head? In any case, judging by the Incredibles 2 trailer, seeing Mr. Incredible as an Incredible Dad is sure to be entertaining. As Edna Mode puts it “parenting done right is a heroic act”!
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Want to learn more? Check out these interesting articles!
As Pixar designers Bryn Imagire, Fran Kalal and Deanna Marsigliese worked on creating the computer-animated costumes that bring the superhero world of the just-released “Incredibles 2” to life, they say it was the voice of fashion designer Edna Mode that served as their muse.
One of the most memorable elements of Disney•Pixar’s 2004 animated hit The Incredibles (besides its hilarious characters and action-packed adventure!) was its “mid-century modern” aesthetic; from the cars and the clothing to the architecture of the Parrs’ hometown of Municiberg, it was a look that—combined with distinct nods to the future—was truly unique. And with Incredibles 2, that attention to detail continues with… well, incredible results!