Design costumes for Luc Besson’s new sci-fi epic!

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets opens costume competition

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Are you a budding costume designer? Then you’re going to want to know about this pretty special opportunity.

The most excellent Luc Besson, the filmmaker behind Leon, Lucy, The Fifth Element, Nikita and Subway, is currently working on his latest sci-fi epic, and he’s opening up the film to costume designs.

The movie is called Valerian & The City Of A Thousand Planets, and it stars Cara Delevigne, Clive Owen, Dane DeHaan, and you could design costumes for it.

“Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are special operatives for the government of the human territories charged with maintaining order throughout the universe. Valerian has more in mind than a professional relationship with his partner- blatantly chasing after her with propositions of romance. But his extensive history with women, and her traditional values, drive Laureline to continuously rebuff him.

Under directive from their Commander (Clive Owen), Valerian and Laureline embark on a mission to the breathtaking intergalactic city of Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis comprised of thousands of different species from all four corners of the universe. Alpha’s seventeen million inhabitants have converged over time- uniting their talents, technology and resources for the betterment of all. Unfortunately, not everyone on Alpha shares in these same objectives; in fact, unseen forces are at work, placing our race in great danger.”

Here’s the competition info:

“EuropaCorp has teamed up with Yahoo Style on a global search for innovative and original costume designs to appear in the film, which begins shooting in Europe in January 2016. Artists to submit their original designs by November 27, where up to 20 winners will be selected.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets encompasses a diverse array of characters from all parts of the universe,” said writer/director Luc Besson. “I believe the world we live in is filled with people from all walks of life who possess an abundance of creativity and untapped potential. My hope is that by offering a contest like this to artists worldwide, we will gain access to inspired and original creations from a plethora of fresh perspectives, and the film will benefit from this collaboration.”

Along with the film’s writer/director Luc Besson and costume designer Olivier Bériot, editor in chief of Yahoo Style, Joe Zee will serve as one of the judges, who will choose up to 20 winners whose designs will appear in the film. Winners will be announced on December 14, 2015.”

Find out more about the competition here! It closes on 27 November so get cracking.

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