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Full Metal Cuirass, And Other War Gear From The Eagle

Posted January 31, 2011 to photo album "Full Metal Cuirass, And Other War Gear From The Eagle"

In creating the world of The Eagle, the costume and production designers paid attention to every little detail, from masks to make up.

Full Metal Cuirass
The Meaning Of Armor
Suiting Up Roman Horses
Roman Helmets
Shields And Swords
The Masks Of Gladiators
Traveling Clothes
Running With Teeth And Bone
The World Of the Seal People
Seal People Rites and Rankings
Seal People Masks
Horned-Eagle Man
Horned-Eagle Man

Horned-Eagle Man

The spiritual figure for the Seal People was imagined to take on the identities of many of the local animals. For costume designer Michael O’Connor, “He represents two different elements and animals the Seal people revered; the Stag and the Sea Eagle.” The look, however, proved easier to image than create: “the cloak was made to look like eagle feathers but turkey feathers were the nearest we cold find. We dyed them in different groups of browns and grays. The feathers were all place by hand and two complete capes and three complete masks were made.”