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Tron Legacy: Light Suit Costume – Part 2

15 November 2010 5:45 PM, PST | Clothes on Film | See recent Clothes on Film news »

Part 2 of our detailed look at the costumes in Tron Legacy. After examining the overall creation and construction of the light suits, we have now moved onto specific design elements for individual characters.

Garrett Hedlund as Sam Flynn

The only son of Kevin Flynn, Sam is 27 years old, daredevil, rebellious and haunted by the unexplained disappearance of his father. He is sucked into the Grid while following up a mysterious message apparently sent from inside his father’s old video games arcade.

Hedlund’s primary costume is a disc game suit. It was far and away the most difficult for associate costume designer Christine Bieselin Clark and her team to get light into and unsurprisingly it also ate the most PP3 9V battery life, lasting only 10 minutes per charge maximum. Entry to the suit was via asymmetric zip running the length of the spine and carefully integrated into the seam. »

- Chris Laverty

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Tron Legacy: Light Suit Costume

8 November 2010 4:37 PM, PST | Clothes on Film | See recent Clothes on Film news »

In Tron Legacy, the light suit exemplifies two key facets of the mythology: light, as in energy, and ‘disc’ – lifeblood of the wearer. This suit is a meticulously designed ‘second skin’ that integrates seamlessly into director Joseph Kosinski’s vision of the Tron story universe. Here we examine the design of the new light suit including background to its creation, construction, symbolism and application in Tron Legacy.

‘The Grid’ is such a heavily computer generated world that the light suit was considered a practical means of bringing this environment to life for actors. Moreover, to physically illuminate each suit in post-production would have been too expensive. Costume designers Michael Wilkinson, Christine Bieselin Clark and Neville Page (helmets) really wanted to recapture a sense of awe from the original film – the ‘how did they do that?’, as Christine terms it.

The light suit is made from Spandex (elastane) covered by a »

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