Another whirlwind day!  Wrote three new scenes, rewrote another, attended a few prep meetings for episode #108 with director T.W. Peacocke, and dropped by set to watch our awesome special guest star kick ass – and look absolutely stunning doing it.  Tomorrow, we hit the bridge for more fiery antics.

P.S. I have no doubt that, after the show premieres, you’ll be scouring these past blog entries for clues and teasers.

Hey!  You know who I’ve yet to introduce?  The fun, hardworking, inspired and colorful, hat-loving ladies of the Dark Matter costume department led by Costume Designer Noreen Landry.  They’ve been creating some marvelous outfits for the show (like the stylish yet practical number worn by Wendy, Zoie’s space suit, and team handler Tabor Calchek’s comfy outfits) and I’m sure there’s plenty more to come (Callie in #108, Vons and Tash in #110-111, and Alexander Rook in #112 to name a few).

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Costume Designer Noreen Landry.

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Assistant Costume Designer Anna Dal Farra.

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Head Cutter Anita O’Toole

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Noreen again, overseeing a costumes meeting.

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Anita throwing me the look and flashing the scissors, not-so-subtly letting me know it’s time for me to leave her work.

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Daily Seamstress and Wardrobe Assistant Liz Gregg (Walters).

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On-Set Supervisor Jozie Conte who keeps me lint and relatively dog hair free.

All fantastic to work with.  After this season wraps, I think I’ll get them to revamp my entire wardrobe.  Either that or start casting actors my size in season 2.

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Monstermommy101
Monstermommy101

I saw an Instagram post with you and your new special guest star. She is gonna blow up this summer between your show and that OTHER one she’s gonna be on in June!

Ponytail
Ponytail

The costume ladies are a very important bunch. They help set the tone and help shape the character’s personalities. Be glad Anita wasn’t flashing you the look and throwing the scissors. I am very camera shy, so you’d probably never get a picture of me.

Was it Torri kicking butt today?

Ponytail
Ponytail

@ Monstermommy101 – Come on! Who was it??

Jenny Horn
Jenny Horn

If anyone lives near the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and can adopt a sweet Kitty, please read below. I wrote this bio for Mo and posted it to my Facebook page in hopes that I can help my friend find him a home. My friend’s mother is moving to an assisted living facility this Saturday due to being in the final few months of life, a deterioration brought on by aggressive cancer. If you can adopt Mo, please track me down on Facebook or here. I am desperate to help my friend during this difficult time. As you can see from below, Mo is quite the Kitty…….

World Famous Feline Jazz Pianist Needs New Home!

Kitty Baron Von Mustachio, or Mo for short, is a real cat who is in a real predicament. He needs a new home by Saturday, which is when his Mom moves to an assisted living facility that does not accept pets.

Mo is a mere 12 years old and has accomplished much in his life thus far. Having thrice run for public office, he was elected and served 5 consecutive terms in The State House of Catresentatives.

From a young age, Mo was captivated by the jazzy Nawlins feel of Harry Catnick, Jr.’s music and pursued his passion at the University of North Texas, ultimately performing, recording, and winning a Grammy with the world renowned One o’Cat Lab Band under the direction of Mr. Aloyisius P. Litterhurst.

But Mo still longed for more in his life, and he found a sense of serenity from the two times he scaled Mt. Kittymanjaro…once with oxygen and once without.

Memories of his great adventures were still fresh in his mind by the time he donned a lab coat and picked up a pen to simultaneously solve the problem of global warming while writing a book about the process. To this day, photos of Mo accepting his Nobel and his Pulitzer hang on the wall above his food and water bowl.

And through all this, Mo still had his music. Even now, if you listen closely in the silence of the twilight hours, you can hear his playing the piano through the open window at the house where he lives with his Mom…the house from which he must move by Saturday.

Please help Kitty Baron Von Mustachio find a new home. Mo needs your help. His velvety black coat would go nicely with that new couch you just bought…and so would his many awards, food, litter, and litterbox.

Please post here, find me on Facebook, or email me at hornjr@aol.com if you are able to adopt Mo. Thank you!

Duptiang
Duptiang

I am certain “Wendy’s” costume will be tasteful yet flattering; spandex is a privilege not a right.

baterista9
baterista9

Here’s a thought for Season 2: Former colony, now well-established independent planet, that successfully formed and maintains a matriarchal government.

Line Noise
Line Noise

Head Cutter – I’d like a job title like that! People would know to keep their distance and not give me any crap.

maggiemayday

Welcome Noreen, Anna, Anita, Liz, and Jozie and Jessie!

I am somewhere between “do not envy” and “am in total awe of” Anita’s job. Cutting is no joke. I sew a little, and not all that well, and have a knack for screwing things up when it comes to scissors. I inherited mom’s bolts of raw silk which Dad brought home from Japan in the 50s. They remain uncut because I am terrified of ruining them.

I salute your costume department, because what they do is simply amazing! And I haven’t even seen anything yet, I just know that has to be a universal truth.

shinyhula
shinyhula

The costumes are not at all what I was expecting, I’m loving the detail on that dark blue robe with the long flowing white sleeves, I see a lot of flowy styles and gorgeous colors, I realize now that I was expecting it to be all space suits and spandex like Trek. I love the Blade Runner vibe in all those big gray coats and cool textures in the fabrics.

Randomness
Randomness

@Jenny Horn

I hope you’re able to find someone to adopt him. He sounds like quite the cat. Best of luck with your search.

gforce
gforce

Great to meet more of the wonderful crew. Hi ladies!

Oh, we had another blizzard here today. I guess that’s like saying the Sun came up, nowadays. I’m not sure how much more snow we got. 30cms? 100? 1000? I’m tired of keeping track frankly.

*sighs*

Jonathan Annett
Jonathan Annett

Sorry to change the subject, and I may have missed it at some point, but can you talk about the soundtrack and score for dark matter?

One of the things I loved about SGU was the awesome soundtrack and use of music to progress the story.

I realise you can’t give too much away, but throw us a bone!

airelle
airelle

OH Joe, put in your clothing order soon, these ladies are the ones to befriend, cookies might be in order. happy happy happy!!
You are having so much fun! Thanks for sharing..

bambamfans

Haha I love that you have someone de-lint you. Oh the stories she must bring home. Is the guest star blonde, brunette, red-head or something else?

Cheers, Chev

bambamfans

PS Welcome Costumers
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Cheers, Chev

PBMom

I am in awe of anyone who can sew. I originally thought I had some talent in my 8th grade year, having made Barbie clothes most of my childhood. I made a patchwork fabric purse, a pair of denim gauchos with a overall kind of bib to it, which I proudly wore to school. But once out of sewing class, I just lost it over the years. Then a stubborn sewing machine that jammed every time I tried to use it had me throw in the towel. I have no desire to ever try to pick it back up either. So welcome and thanks to all you talented women on Dark Matter and on this blog who can create such beauty.

Ali
Ali

My friends and I discovered the show thanks to my dad and WE LOVE IT!!! We (friends) are interested in one specific part/question about 2’s costume in a scene of episode 3. I even had my dad take a picture and tweet Melissa O’neill about it. Is there a way to talk to the costume department to answer a simple question?

Thanks

Katie W
Katie W

Just catching up with Dark Matter on Netflix, as I don’t have cable. I am SO IMPRESSED! The set design is awesome, and the costuming is amazing…so much attention to detail! It adds so much depth and credibility to to whole show…the viewer could easily believe that this reality exists! Truly loving the show…the storyline, the character development…and the costuming is just the perfect final touch. You ladies should have your own clothing line…I want it all!! grin

Emmanuelle
Emmanuelle

Episode 4… the leather jacket that ‘Two’ is wearing is to DIE for. I want. I need. IS it available anywhere?

Steve
Steve

The quality and attention to detail of the costumes are exquisite. A great combination of contemporary with a futuristic noir flare. A job,nay passion, well done. And, I’d pay a pretty penny to get one of those cryo-sleep suits from episode 1 as a Halloween costume. Cheers.

Alan Singet
Alan Singet

Is Noreen Landry formerly Noreen Jacoby?