11.21.2016

"Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life."

In light of the recent presidential election, many Tomorrowland fans have turned to the film for a much-needed dose of optimism:

10.06.2016

Some of you may recall our Tomorrowland Young Frank and Athena costumes from last year's San Deigo Comic Con:


In an effort to showcase a new Tomorrowland-inspired cosplay annually, this Halloween our Athena will be making her debut as Casey Newton, with our Frank playing the antagonist as one of Governor Nix's nefarious audio-animatronics, Dave Clark.

We thought it would be fun to extend an invitation to all of our fellow Dreamers this Halloween: Join our Dave Clark Army!



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Our personal Tomorrowland collection includes two screen-used Dave Clark jumpsuits from the production of the film (one of which is currently available in the Tomorrowland Times Anniversary Sale, if you're in the market) and it occurred to us that this could be a very easy and inexpensive cosplay for fans to put together, with a high level of accuracy.

Here's our guide to assembling everything you'll need to have your very own Dave Clark killer robot costume: 





THE JUMPSUIT: The only truly essential item of this costume is the jumpsuit. The production used a pair of off-the-shelf coveralls made by Red Kap. The exact style is their Men's Twill Action Back Coverall, in the charcoal color. Thankfully, this identical garment can be purchased on Amazon.

You may recognize it, as the purchasing of this jumpsuit give you two costumes in one: Dave Clark from Tomorrowland, and Michael Meyers from the Halloween films! (We must assume this was a conscious decision by Brad Bird.)

The only modifications the production made to the off-the-shelf jumpsuit were the insertion of shoulder pads, the back pleats sewed shut, and slight tailoring of the legs at the inseam. If you're feeling ambitious, you can make these modifications, but the unmodified garment works just as well.

THE BELT: The original costumes in our collection did not include the screen-used belts (we're still on the lookout!) but based on screen reference, I'm 99% sure they used a tactical belt made by Uncle Mike's Law Enforcement. (This links to the Amazon listing for convenience, but the belt may be found at a discount elsewhere.)  Alternatively, any large black belt would work just as well. Feel free to customize, as the different Dave Clarks in the film had various sized pouches slid onto the belt.

THE SHIRT: The undershirts worn by the Dave Clarks in the film were a designer mock turtleneck from Patrick Assaraf, into which the production sewed a back zipper, as they often do for makeup purposes. I haven't been able to find any listings for this shirt online, but any dark gray or black mock turtleneck will work just as well. (Or even a high-collared dark t-shirt.) For the purposes of staying cool, you may even want to consider a mock turtleneck dickie!

THE SHOES: We haven't yet identified the screen-used, laceless black boots, but considering they fall beneath the hem of the coverall legs, any black shoe will do.

THE HAIR: The styling choices of robots in Dave Clark's army are short and clean for males and a single ponytail or bun for females. (Governor Nix is an equal-opportunity robot manufacturer, when it comes to gender!)

THE TEETH:
 This isn't so much a costume consideration, but it proper Dave Clark fashion, be sure to show those chompers -- the more maniacal the smile, the better.


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To accompany the costume, we decided to make a Dave Clark blaster prop replica. While we can't offer additional replicas for sale, the makers among you can 3D-print your very own Dave Clark blaster with this free 3D model!

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That's it! The beauty of this costume is that, even going all out, it can be done for well under $100. (Not something you can say often for a screen-accurate cosplay.) Using items you already own -- or scouring your local thrift store -- along with the jumpsuit, and you'll be hunting Frank Walker for under $50!

Let us know if you'll be making your own Dave Clark costume, and be sure to share your Halloween photos!

5.12.2016


To celebrate the first anniversary of the theatrical release of Tomorrowland, I've decided to offer a selection of original production pieces from my personal collection.

Over forty original production-made and screen-used items are now available for purchase as part of the Tomorrowland Times Anniversary Sale.

  

All items were acquired from a prominent Hollywood costume shop who routinely stocks items from Walt Disney Pictures. They have all been matched to the film's production code, and many have been screen-matched.

In addition to taking home a piece of the movie, every item sold helps to keep the lights on at Tomorrowland Times, the unofficial home for fans of Disney's Tomorrowland movie -- where Dreamers stick together.

   

All items have been listed with the option of submitting an offer -- which I encourage you to do if an item interests you. All offers will be considered. I want to give as many of my fellow Dreamers as possible the chance to own a piece of the film they love.

This is the first of many announcements we have planned for the first Tomorrow-versary, so stay tuned for more exciting updates!

          


4.20.2016

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4.01.2016

Following the success of their previous electronic music compilations Tron: Legacy Reconfigured and Star Wars Headspace, Walt Disney Records announced plans to release an album of Tomorrowland remixes curated by Grammy Award-winning producer Rick Rubin.

The album, titled Not That Tomorrowland, will feature EDM tracks from today's top dance music artists inspired by composer Michael Giacchino's score, paired with sound effects and dialogue drawn from director Brad Bird's film. 

On the star-studded tracklist, Baauer contributes "Nix's Mix," featuring Hugh Laurie's iconic speach from the film, while Kaskade and Flying Lotus tackle songs inspired by comic shop proprietors Hugo and Ursula Gernsback, respectively.

The compilation also features Tomorrowland star Keegan-Michael Key (under his Clarence alias) on "Audio AnimaPHONIC (feat. Jordan Peele)," as well as some homegrown Rubin production on "Athena Drop."

Not That Tomorrowland will be available via Disney Music Emporium on May 20, and on May 22 in stores. Fans can pre-order it here.

Not That Tomorrowland Cover Art (Click to enlarge.)

Not That Tomorrowland Track List:
1. Crazy Enough to Imagine - Kaskade
2. Human! - GTA
3. Optimyst - TroyBoi
4. Nix's Mix - Baauer
5. Audio AnimaPHONIC (feat. Jordan Peele) - Clarence
6. Jetpack Attack (feat. Barry Drift) - Claude VonStroke
7. Athena Drop - Rick Rubin
8. Monitored Oracle - Bonobo
9. Pröjekt T - Röyksopp
10. City of Clara - ATTLAS
11. Raygun Requiem - Flying Lotus
12. Tomorrownauts in Trouble - Shlohmo
13. EIFFEL TRIFLE - Rustie
14. Search Parameters - Galantis
15. Pin Poppin' - Breakbot