“Adding Style, Folds, and Energy to the Costumes of Soul” by Kutt, Fong and Klohn

  • ©Aimei Kutt, Donald Fong, and Tiffany Klohn



Entry Number: 47


    Adding Style, Folds, and Energy to the Costumes of Soul



    The Human World of Soul takes place in a vibrant New York City, full of life, energy, and everyday people. Our character designers captured this in their expressive drawings, depicting clothing in a complex and artfully messy way. When creating costumes in CG, however, cloth TDs were accustomed to simplifying the designs to make cleaner, more graphic looks. These techniques have been established and refined on our previous films, such as Incredibles 2 and Up. On Soul, we sought to develop a different look for costumes that would support the story, style, and energy of the film.


    Fran Kalal, Carmen Ngai, and Claudia Chung. 2009. Pushing Tailoring Techniques To Reinforce Up Character Design. In ACM SIGGRAPH 2009 Talks (SIGGRAPH ’09). Article 39, 1 pages.

    Aimei Kutt, Fran Kalal, Beth Albright, and Trent Crow. 2018. Collaborative Costume Design and Construction on Incredibles 2. In ACM SIGGRAPH 2018 Talks (SIGGRAPH  ’18). Article 5, 1-2 pages.


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