76 episodes

A podcast about costume design and the performing arts from professional costume designers Jojo Siu and Sarah Timm! Join Jojo and Sarah as they analyze the costumes from your favorite film, TV, and theatre, and offer an inside look at the art and craft of costume design. Plus, look forward to bonus episodes where Jojo and Sarah interview industry professionals and find out why they chose their specific field in the arts. New episodes every other Friday.

The Costume Plot Sarah Timm, Jojo Siu

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 29 Ratings

A podcast about costume design and the performing arts from professional costume designers Jojo Siu and Sarah Timm! Join Jojo and Sarah as they analyze the costumes from your favorite film, TV, and theatre, and offer an inside look at the art and craft of costume design. Plus, look forward to bonus episodes where Jojo and Sarah interview industry professionals and find out why they chose their specific field in the arts. New episodes every other Friday.

    74: Once Upon a Time & Riverdale

    74: Once Upon a Time & Riverdale

    Consider this your stop if you want to get on a soapbox about TV shows that started really good and then crashed and burned. Because we're getting into two episodes of a couple of shows that did exactly that--Once Upon a Time (episode 1x07) and Riverdale (episode 1x01). Get into it!

    Follow along with the visual analysis via these links!
    Once Upon a Time: Instagram, Pinterest
    Riverdale: Instagram, Pinterest

    Questions? Comments? Suggestions for future episodes? Email thecostumeplot@gmail.com.
    Follow us:
    Jojo Siu on IG @jojosiucostumes
    Sarah Timm on IG @breathcue, on Twitter @SarahTSews
    The Costume Plot on Youtube, Instagram, and Twitter
    Please rate and review! 

    • 1 hr 17 min
    73: The Princess Diaries & 27 Dresses

    73: The Princess Diaries & 27 Dresses

    It's time for some fun chick flicks today! Join us as we get into the costumes in The Princess Diaries and 27 Dresses, discussing Harry Winston, Gone with the Wind, and of course, the many charms of James Marsden.

    Note: something that came up when Sarah looked for IG accounts to tag from these designers is that DeBora Rachelle was a huge name in prom dress designers! Explains why her work is in 27 Dresses. Sorry we missed the chance to chat about that!

    Follow along with the visual analysis via these links!
    The Princess Diaries: Instagram, Pinterest coming soon
    27 Dresses: Instagram, Pinterest coming soon

    Questions? Comments? Suggestions for future episodes? Email thecostumeplot@gmail.com.
    Follow us:
    Jojo Siu on IG @jojosiucostumes
    Sarah Timm on IG @breathcue, on Twitter @SarahTSews
    The Costume Plot on Youtube, Instagram, and Twitter
    Please rate and review! For every review we get, we'll be donating $1 to Dress for Success. 

    • 1 hr 19 min
    72: Avatar: The Last Airbender with costume designer Farnaz Khaki-Sadigh

    72: Avatar: The Last Airbender with costume designer Farnaz Khaki-Sadigh

    We're so excited to welcome back Farnaz Khaki-Sadigh, our first repeat guest! She's back to discuss her work on the new Netflix adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender. We also get the chance to ask her what she values in her team, and what advice she'd give her younger self.

    Follow Farnaz on Instagram and her website!

    Follow along with the visual analysis via these links!
    Instagram

    Questions? Comments? Suggestions for future episodes? Email thecostumeplot@gmail.com.
    Follow us:
    Jojo Siu on IG @jojosiucostumes
    Sarah Timm on IG @breathcue, on Twitter @SarahTSews
    The Costume Plot on Youtube, Instagram, and Twitter
    Please rate and review! For every review we get, we'll be donating $1 to Dress for Success. 

    • 42 min
    71: The Brothers Sun with costume designer Vera Chow

    71: The Brothers Sun with costume designer Vera Chow

    A bonus episode just for you! We're so excited to welcome costume designer Vera Chow to chat all about her work on Netflix's new show The Brothers Sun. We had a great time discussing not just the show, but fighting for AAPI justice, why jade is so important, and her a-ha moment at Cirque de Soleil.

    Follow Vera on her website and Instagram!

    Follow along with the visual analysis via these links!
    Instagram, Pinterest

    Questions? Comments? Suggestions for future episodes? Email thecostumeplot@gmail.com.
    Follow us:
    Jojo Siu on IG @jojosiucostumes
    Sarah Timm on IG @breathcue, on Twitter @SarahTSews
    The Costume Plot on Youtube, Instagram, and Twitter
    Please rate and review! For every review we get, we'll be donating $1 to Dress for Success. 

    • 42 min
    70: The Artful Dodger & Our Flag Means Death

    70: The Artful Dodger & Our Flag Means Death

    Oh you wanted some period costumes? Well, here you GO! We decided to dive back into some TV shows this month with The Artful Dodger and Our Flag Means Death (episodes 1x03 and 1x04). Join us as we chat about plaid matching, the year 1717, and a few extra minutes at the end where we go on a tangent about Shadow & Bone!

    Follow along with the visual analysis via these links!
    The Artful Dodger: Instagram, Pinterest
    Our Flag Means Death: Instagram, Pinterest

    Questions? Comments? Suggestions for future episodes? Email thecostumeplot@gmail.com.
    Follow us:
    Jojo Siu on IG @jojosiucostumes
    Sarah Timm on IG @breathcue, on Twitter @SarahTSews
    The Costume Plot on Youtube, Instagram, and Twitter
    Please rate and review! For every review we get, we'll be donating $1 to Dress for Success. 

    • 1 hr 10 min
    69: Barbie & Babylon

    69: Barbie & Babylon

    Happy 2024! We're kicking off our year with coverage of 2 movies starring Margot Robbie, Barbie and Babylon. Listen in as we discuss stereotypical 20s looks, Chanel, and more!

    PSA: Sorry that Sarah's audio is a little quiet!

    Follow along with the visual analysis via these links!
    Barbie: Instagram, Pinterest
    Babylon: Instagram, Pinterest

    Questions? Comments? Suggestions for future episodes? Email thecostumeplot@gmail.com.
    Follow us:
    Jojo Siu on IG @jojosiucostumes
    Sarah Timm on IG @breathcue, on Twitter @SarahTSews
    The Costume Plot on Youtube, Instagram, and Twitter
    Please rate and review! For every review we get, we'll be donating $1 to Dress for Success. 

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Elsa.DL ,

Live this Podcast! Engaging and knowledgeable

I love listening to this while I work.
The hosts do such a great job of explaining the costumes and relevant information on the topic they’re discussing!
I feel like I’m just talking with my friends and listening to them while they explain the art! It’s stuff I find interesting but don’t know in great detail. So I love that they explain and help see things I would have seen or connected otherwise.
It’s not an in-depth review on a full movie and EVERYTHING about it. It’s about costumes! I love that and I know what to expect when listening. I’m not expecting a full review on a musical or movie, that’s not what this podcast is.
The hosts Sarah and Jojo are very knowledgeable in their field and help break it down for us while still making it enjoyable to listen to. Cant wait for more to come!

bklne ,

Good, but a little underbaked

This podcast has potential. It would benefit from a little more research and preparation into the movies and their context beyond the costumes. The hosts are clear about pointing out when they don’t know something, that is commendable. But a little more homework would strengthen their ability to contextualize the costumes within the film and within its wider history and culture.

Joshkendoll ,

Fun dive into the art of the movies!

I thoroughly enjoy this podcast, it’s an interesting detailed discussion of the costume work done in some of my fav and classic movies!
After listening to Sarah & Jojo I am inspired to watch or revisit the films they discuss.
I wouldn’t consider myself costume-fanatic but I am a fan of movies, especially exceptionally visual ones, and I am always pleased listening to an episode.
One more thing I’d like to add, this is a very soothing podcast to listen to. Sarah and Jojo are smart and witty, there are no ads, sound effects or gags other podcasts might have, so it’s a nice refreshing, more stripped down listen; great for an afternoon relax listen.

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