Blood Covered Velvet: The Costuming of the Corman-Poe Films
When Roger Corman parlayed his AIP contract into one color movie a year he ended up creating some of the most visually stunning films the company produced. The costuming of these movies is its own visual language that helps the viewer understand the characters and how they fit into the worlds around him. Dominique Lamssies will explore that language and illustrate why blood covered velvet is much cooler than a blood covered t-shirt.
Dominique Lamssies is obsessed with Batman, dead people and The King In Yellow (in that order). She was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, but has traveled throughout the United States, including stints in New Orleans and Boston, where she spent a lot of time roaming cemeteries. She has also lived abroad in places such as Ukraine and Japan, where she developed a deep and abiding love for Japanese ghosts and monsters. She strives constantly to have every story she writes involve some form of dead person and sound like it was written a hundred years ago. Her work has been featured in The Horror Zine, Non Binary Review, and Women in Horror Annual. She hopes to someday write a story worthy of having Peter Cushing star in the movie version, were he still with us. She hopes Sir Christopher Lee blesses and keeps all of you.