ByTom Perkins, writer at
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Tom Perkins

Making a movie isn't just about the right shot or the way a script is delivered, it's also about the costume design and in this article, you'll see exactly what I mean.

Jose Fernandez and his company, Ironhead Studios (from 2007) are responsible for creating some of the most well known and recognizable costume and creatures dating all the way back to 1989.

Source: Ironhead Studios
Source: Ironhead Studios

Over the years Jose has developed his own career and reputation within the movie industry due to respecting the designs that are wanted and then created. Throughout the 1990s, he was involved in great works such as 'Men in Black', 'Alien III' and 'Godzilla'. Over this time he has also joined forces with other great talents in the industry like Tim Burton and Colleen Atwood on "Batman Returns" and "Planet of the Apes".

"I have collaborated with Jose Fernandez on both large and small scale projects. He can produce the highest level of work in a timely manner as well as assimlate and interpret design ideas he is challenged with." Says Colleen Atwood.

In more recent years Jose's work has had increasingly high level of demand with massive blockbuster hits like 'The Avengers', 'Tron: Legacy' and the 'Transformers' franchise.

Source: Ironhead Studios
Source: Ironhead Studios

However with Jose Fernandez's most recent work 'Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice', he said in an interview with Tested that Warner Bros. failed to give him screen credit on any of the work that he produced. Jose and his team at Ironhead Studios were responsible for Batman's incredible and nostalgic cowl and armored suit, along with Wonder Woman's spectacular design.

"The catalyst was our recent film Batman V Superman we did the Batsuits, Wonder Woman, the mech... Pretty big reception, people loved it. I'm also used to but I didn't get screen credit so it kinda pissed me off a little bit, it upset me"

The fabrication and engineering that Ironhead studios were able to fathom were amazing and as fans, it really did meet out expectations so it's a shame that he wasn't credited with his work, especially since it is loved by so many.

Source: Ironhead Studios
Source: Ironhead Studios

Most DC fans will know the credited artist for the new DC movie as Michael Wilkinson, but Jose is the man who actually creates the costumes and has done for decades. 'Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice' is the 4TH Batman movie that he has worked on, with having worked on 'Batman Returns', 'Batman Forever' and 'Batman and Robin'. Being unaccredited, Jose took it into his own hands to set up his own booth at 'MonsterPalooza' where artists from around the world show off their work and gain recognition for their talent.

Check out Tested's Interview at the event:

Many others big names have spoken very highly of Jose and Ironhead studios, names like Hugh Jackman and Kevin Feige. Feige gave comment:

As producer for Marvel I have had the pleasure of working with the best talent Hollywood has to offer. Within that esteemed group Jose stands out among the very best.

Hugh also gave comment:

I loved working with Jose. I canā€™t wait until we collaborate again.
Source: Ironhead Studios
Source: Ironhead Studios

If you want to check out more of Jose's work (which I do recommend), then please head on over to for some of the greatest movie magic you'll ever see!

The designs that have been created have really shaped the industry, showing that the costume design is both an integral and gorgeous part of any movie.


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