Hannibal Video: The Dangerous 'Allure' of the Plastic Kill Suit

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How does NBC’s Hannibal make murder look so bloody stylish?

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It helps, of course, that Mads Mikkelsen’s titular sociopath always commits his bad acts while rocking a three-piece suit.

And in the following exclusive video from the Season 2 DVD (out today), costume designer Christopher Hargadon and executive producers Bryan Fuller and Martha De Laurentiis dish the origin and purpose of Dr. Lecter’s clear plastic “kill suit” — which protects his expensive threads and keeps his DNA trail nearly nonexistent.

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Press PLAY to hear about how a James Bond film inspired Hannibal’s look and how it gives him a “clear, dangerous transparency.”

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  1. Tran says:

    Pretty sure Hannibal should take over the 10 p.m. Friday night time slot beginning mid-season once Constantine wraps up its first season.

  2. kirads09 says:

    You always know it is going to get bad when he shows up in that plastic suit.
    So can’t wait for this to return.

  3. guest says:

    geez louise!!! why must the creative people try to make stuff up about how it “informs” his character, etc — just say: it looks cool/ creepy/ etc & he needs a way to not leave evidence

    is it really so hard?? or more than likely it was the idea of the writers who actually come up with everything and the rest of the team does what the script tells them to
    just once it would be so awesome to hear a director or costume designer, etc give credit to the writers!!