Friday, July 24, 2009

Flight Attendants of the Future

This week marked the 40th anniversary of the First Lunar Landing (all of you conspiracy theorists who think it never happened, I don't want to hear about it - that includes you honey!). Of course, I wasn't born yet at the time. Heck, my parents were still in High School! But as I've been in a 50's / 60's mood all summer long, and as I do love History, my Sweetheart and I sat down to watch a special presentation of the original SRC show, originally aired on July 24th, 1969. I kept laughing every time they showed a cartoon of what was happening and specifying it was an animation. Some of the scenes did remind me of 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) - that's just how my brain works, so try to keep up!

Stewardess in 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Ah! The futuristic, space inspired looks of the 60's! Strangely enough, we've been seeing more of these on the Runaways in the last couple of years. Coincidence? What do the conspiracy theorists think? Never mind. Moving on. Thinking of that bubble coiffed stewardess leads me to think of other futuristic looking flight attendant costumes (there's the magick word!), such as the ones in Luc Bessons' The Fifth Element (1997).

Bruce Willis and Flight Attendants on the set of The Fifth Element (1997)

There is also Britney Spears in her video Toxic. Whether you like the girl or not (or the song), you must admit her sexy flight attendant outfit was pretty cool!

Britney Spears Toxic (2003)

If only I had the right body type, I'd love to reproduce these two futuristic Flight Attendant costumes.

I wonder what "Futuristic" looks will be like in the future...


  1. I am trying to help my daughter create this Britney costume, any ideas where to begin?! We have looked all over for a pattern but can't seem to find anything even remotely close. If you have any ideas that may help us, we'd sure appreciate it! My email is
    Thanks, and great site!

  2. I don't expect you'll find an exact pattern for this Britney costume, but if you're ready to modify one... Let me look around and I'll get back to you with some ideas.
    And thank you for the compliment.

  3. What is an SRC broadcast?

  4. The SRC is the French version of CBC, the Canadian Broadcasting Company. I meant to say that we watched the original Moon landing TV show that was broadcasted on SRC channel in 1969.

  5. Hello! ^_^ Stumbled upon your lovely blog, and I'm actually about to embark on creating a Fifth Element Stewardess costume. I was wondering if you'd have any fabric recommendations? I was thinking about neoprene possibly, or maybe lycra. I've watched the movie multiple times and I always pause it when they're on scene. The way the fabric moves is sort of stiff, and it crinkles a bit at the shoulders when they're moving about on the airplane. I'm a bit at a loss, because I'm pretty sure my local fabric store does not carry either of those fabrics, I'll need to order online. I can't go look at them in person >_> haha. Anyway, thanks! :D