Aspiring artists, fashion and costume designers from around the world were invited to design a costume for the upcoming film Valerian and The City of A Thousand Planets from visionary writer/director Luc Besson.
STYX is a male alien inspired by the Shadows race of the Valerian and Laureline universe. His exaggerated humanoid proportions are accentuated with a harness, beaded chest piece, and a loincloth. STYX wears a beautiful chest piece to the political cocktail party as a reminder to others of the wealth and power the Shadows once had. The idea behind this look was to play up the contrast between utilitarian gear and opulent adornment as a reflection of the Shadows' own past and present.
Talenthouse creative invite: https://www.talenthouse.com/i/design-for-valerian