From Hollywood Crush:
Have you ever wondered what becomes of all the amazing (and no doubt, costly) costumes after a movie finishes filming? Because that’s ALL we could think about during “Water for Elephants.” Seriously. The stunning gowns, the beaded circus wear, the boots worn by Robert Pattinson—what would happen to those things? Were they just going to be thrown in a trash can somewhere (and if so, WHERE IS THAT TRASH CAN)?
Luckily for us, “WFE” costume designer Jacqueline West stepped in before we descended into Dumpster-diving madness and provided some answers. The clothes, at least for “WFE,” were not discarded (phew!). In fact, Jacqueline said that Reese and Rob actually kept some of the items.
“Reese, because we had multiples in most of hers, she kept the dresses, and I think one of each of her performance costumes,” Jacqueline said, prompting us to wonder where Reese could possibly wear some of the circus outfits (Oscars red carpet?).
“I think Rob kept his leather jacket that he jumps off the train in,” she said, adding that co-star Christoph Waltz also likely kept a top hat he wore in the film because he “loved it so much.”
Yet, even with Reese, Rob and Christoph holding on to some of the pieces, there’s still a lot left over. Jacqueline, who said that she kept some of the remaining items for a costume exhibit, explained that mostly everything else gets archived with the movie studio.
“If the movie is considered a costume movie, and it’s a hit, they put them on display for studio tours and stuff,” she said.
In other words, there’s a chance we’ll get to see Rob’s apparel up-close? Yes, please.
I love finding out what actors keep from set. You can view Jacob and Marlena’s costume at the Arclight theaters in Sherman Oaks, CA.