Posted in Cherrybomb, Fashion by Leyburn on 07/04/2010

Malachy: Costume inspiration

(Update) Thought I would update this with some Cherrybomb stills by Helen Sloan showing Rupert in costume.


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  1. AJ said, on 08/04/2010 at 12:54 am

    I remember when the pics of Rupert first came out, and I was like “okkkkk” about the hair. I had never heard of the word “quiff” before. Although, I have heard of the hair style by other names. It reminded me of the 50’s, except without the motorcycle gang influence as seen in say “Cry Baby.”

    Well, someone said that it was like a “Teddy Boy” type style, like the early Beatles. I had never heard of the term “Teddy Boy” so, of course I looked it up.

    So, now I can say that I know what a “quiff” and a “Teddy Boy” is thanks to this film.

    Also, at first I thought that the styling was a bit strange, not seeing Rupert look that way, but after seeing the film, I thought that it fit the character of Malachy wonderfully.

    However, I’ve always wanted to know, that although I’m sure the styling was a good way to give Rupert the look of an entirely different character, as far as, looks, “what is it about Malachy as a person (besides being somewhat laid back) that would make him decided that this is how he wants to dress?”

    It would be so cool, if an answer came to that question. hehehehe….

    Looking forward to the inspiration for Luke’s costume.

  2. Jo said, on 08/04/2010 at 1:11 am

    OH I love this!!!! Malachy!!!! The whole inspiration for this character is one of a kind. I haven’t seen that much in other films. I mean giving a character a real distinctive look like that. It’s usually like all of the guys in the films all look alike or have the same modern style but you took it to another level and really made him different and unique, but it worked so well!

  3. umad80 said, on 08/04/2010 at 1:17 am

    I love that Malachy looked so different. It did give him a distinct personality and makes you remember him. I loved that he had a quiff. Something we haven’t really seen in awhile!

    I can’t wait to

  4. Laura said, on 08/04/2010 at 3:10 am

    I love, LOVE Malachy’s look. Like it’s been said, it gave the character that extra something. I remember when we first saw the look, some of us thought the film was going to be set in the fifties! ha! So it is a very bold and unique look to put in a very contemporary invironment.

    Love it!

  5. francaise3 said, on 08/04/2010 at 5:40 am

    Uhh.. I love to learn little tibids like this! I think Malachy’s look was very original!

  6. Anna said, on 08/04/2010 at 3:02 pm

    Cool, that blog is awesome. So many things make sense now still I have seen the movie.

    Cheers and thanks for that spendid movie.

    • Leyburn said, on 08/04/2010 at 3:26 pm

      Thanks Anna, and thanks for the ongoing support. G

  7. Karo said, on 08/04/2010 at 6:40 pm

    I just LOVED Malachy’s look! Like “good guy gone bad” 😀

    And kudos to Aisling for the quiff! Finally we got to see Rupert’s face!

  8. Suzeeq said, on 08/04/2010 at 9:28 pm

    To be honest, I think Rupert is way cooler than JD. Have a question, that one pic where Rupert/Malachy is walking away and looking back, is that a JD inspiration shot?

  9. barrosdsa said, on 23/04/2010 at 12:33 pm

    I know what you mean Suzeeq – the shot has shades of JD. Not a conscious inspiration, but perhaps it was hovering in the back of our minds…

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