Damian Chazelle's First Man hitting theaters this weekend, and we had an opportunity to speak with space suit costume designer, prop maker and artist Ryan Nagata about how he designed and built some of the space suit replicas used in the film.
Space suits costumes designed and fabricated for movies such as First Man are of course required to be historically accurate. What does it take to actually make these realistic astronaut costumes?
A lot of hard work...
But if you're interested in building an Apollo space suit, a space suit replica, or any other sorts of elaborate costume designs for your project, then this is the story for you.
Nagata's started making suits for himself from a place of passion and interest. Once he started to post pictures of his work, he started to gain attention, which led to collaborations with and visits from Mythbuster Adam Savage.