Percy Jackson: How to Create a Costume Beyond the Obvious

Percy JacksonIn Rick Riordan, it is one of the most popular book collections in the world.

The plot tells the story of a boy who discovers that he is the son of Poseidon and embarks on an adventure to stop a conspiracy against the Olympian gods.

About two decades ago, two films starring the young demigod hit theaters. Although they have many fans, the films are still criticized today for falling far short of what was expected from the material in the books.

However, the series Percy Jackson and the OlympiansFrom Disney+intends to correct this mistake and tell a more compelling story that is faithful to the books.

In an interview for the CBRThe producers of the series talked about how they brought the series and the rich magical universe created by Rick Riordan to life.

The perfect aesthetic

Percy Jackson (Walker Scobell), Annabeth Chase (Leah Jeffries) and Grover (Aryan Simhadri) in Percy Jackson & the Olympians (Play / Disney+)
Percy Jackson (Walker Scobell), Annabeth Chase (Leah Jeffries) and Grover (Aryan Simhadri) in Percy Jackson & the Olympians (Play / Disney+)

One of the topics covered in the interview was Percy Jackson’s costume and aesthetic.

Tish Monaghan commented that it goes much further than simply putting the actors in orange shirts representing Camp Meio-Blood

I think the first element is being true to the character. The second is – because the characters, the three main characters, have to wear essentially the same costume for several episodes – to carefully coordinate their colors and their textures so that it’s interesting for the audience to be able to look at them and feel that they work together. harmony.

They are not a small group. But they must also work in all the different environments they enter, from day to night, from dark to light worlds, and work harmoniously within the elements of set design and set design. You know, the bedding, the paint colors, the wall colors, etc. Therefore, you must be very careful to check this beforehand“added Monaghan.

Dressing the gods

Walker Scobell as Percy Jackson in the series Percy Jackson and the Olympians (Disclosure)

Also in the interview, Tish Monaghan talked about the costumes of the gods, which include features reminiscent of the Greek past and contemporary times.

“The first thing I looked for was the book, and if there was a specific guideline in the book, I would choose what this costume looks like because there have been some interpretations where you would wear ancient Greek costumes. But in Rick’s book, Zeus wears a blue striped suit and Poseidon looks like a beach bum.”Monaghan began.

“We changed it a little bit. We still kept it pretty casual, but he didn’t wear a Hawaiian-style shirt just because we had Mr. D in a Hawaiian-style striped shirt. We didn’t want to repeat it, but we stayed true to the book.”

The first season of the series will premiere on December 20 Disney+.

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The producers commented on the costumes of the Percy Jackson series and how they created something new without losing the essence of the books
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