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moon knight, despite its eight Emmy nominations, was one of the most esoteric series in the Marvel catalog. It featured Golden Globe-winning actor Oscar Isaac as a superhero from Egypt and was sometimes told in narrative flashbacks. Regardless, the offbeat storytelling paid off. It also featured amazing costumes, courtesy of Meghan Kasperlik.
And it wasn’t an easy job either. Kasperlik not only had to design the costumes for all the gods in the show, there were two different moon knight suits to try too. She obviously pulled it off and she was rewarded with an Emmy nomination for her efforts. However, it turned out that she had some help, from none other than Isaac himself, according to collider.
She said the two “talked at length” about the costumes and decided it was important that Isaac’s clothing for Steven fit in with the Brixton area where his character lived.
“I had to be dressed cool to live there, but not cool enough for people to notice,” he said. “I gave him a bunch of vintage shirts and cut the pants down and made them baggier.”
Mark, of course, was a different story. He is ex-military and “needed to be more of a Special Ops person and fit in with the crowd.” He said he actually talked to someone from Special Ops because he thought, “Oh, you’d wear black and blend in,” but it turns out the key is to wear more navy and gray, because that doesn’t show up as much as plain black. .
“It was really about making them different,” he said.
But let’s not forget about Jake. In fact, he made a nice touch for when Jake pulled his collar up. “I winked at Khonshu, but it was like the symbol of Khonshu, the Egyptian symbol of Khonshu, [and] other Egyptian symbols.”
He also made a symbol that recognized Isaac’s heritage: “Oscar is Guatemalan, so I made his birth symbol, his sign in Mayan symbol, and also [something for] his brother, because his brother was on the show, and he just incorporated that. Those are little details that I also did to that costume.”
moon knight is currently streaming on Disney Plus.