Though it's not technically spacewear, drone technician Jack Harper (Tom Cruise) wears a decidedly retro silver radiation suit as he roams the Earth in this post-apolcalyptic movie, set in the year 2077. " [Director Joseph Kosinski] wanted streamlined, simplistic, and to have a manufactured, technologically oriented feeling,'' costume designer Marlene Stewart (Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Ali) told cinemareview.com of creating Cruise's uniform. ''One of the big challenges was to have such a controlled color palette, and it was shades of gray. We learned that there are an infinite number of shades of gray and created a gray chart, with everything from green grays, brown grays, yellow grays, but it was still tricky because you only had two or three colors to work with.'' Stewart used several kinds of fabric and various printing techniques, and sculpted molds and a chest plate to create the futuristic motocross suit.
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