Meet Paco Delgado, the creative mind behind the beautifully designed Wrinkle in Time costumes. Nominated twice for an Academy Award for his work in Les Misérables and The Danish Girl, Paco clearly was the right choice for these challenging costumes. While in LA a few weeks ago, we had the chance to chat with Paco about finding his inspiration for the designs and much more.
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The Creative Mind Behind the Wrinkle In Time Costumes
Paco shared the first thing he does to draw inspiration is read the script, sharing, “Oprah’s character, Mrs. Witch is like a warrior fighting in the universe against the forces of evil. And she was originally like a supernova that exploded and became all this energy.
Mindy is very playful and you see the way she engages with the children, and the silly things that she says to the children. She speaks with quotes from books. Then I thought, well, this lady’s a super librarian of the universe. She has all the culture of the universe in herself. Then we can draw things from every culture in the world, Japanese, African prince…South American.” Once he’s gathered thoughts and inspiration from the script he then speaks with the director and the actors too because sometimes they have ideas.
When asked who was his favorite to dress, Paco couldn’t choose, simply saying, “they’re all my children, basically.”
With Oprah’s dress, in particular, he said it was very complex to create and that he experimented with a lot of different materials he hadn’t in the past like plastic and metallics, glass beads and fiber optics. Paco wanted Mindy’s dress to look like book pages because he saw her as the librarian of the universe, mentioning, “I was thinking about graffiti. Graffiti is an amazing expression.” Adding that he wanted to include words from different languages on her costume’s cape to embody that she’s from all cultures.
You’ll be interested to know that all of the costumes for the film took anywhere from 4 to 8 weeks to complete. It was a very delicate process. The hard work paid off as the Wrinkle in Time costumes are simply stunning!
A Wrinkle in Time is now playing in theaters! To see other coverage of the film, check out the posts below!
I haven’t seen a movie in over 7 years but this is one movie I would love to see.
This is so cool. I used to work in the costume design shop of the theatre area at college when I was in school there, it was a lot of fun, and so much creativity. Lots of drama behind the scenes, too!