Xanadu costume sketch Xanadu

Bobbi Mannix and her team of designers on the Xanadu project created stunning costumes while working with some unusual constraints. A simple Hellenic image for the Muses for instance? It was not so easy, since the use of colour separation overlay/blue screen matting meant that something like chiffon was out since the blue would come through and wreck the effect of the Muses stepping out of the wall at the beginning of the movie. Here we have some of Bobbi's outline sketches and some of the costumes as they came out in the movie itself.