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Edith Head

The one. The only. The eight-time Academy Award winning costume designer, EDITH HEAD was born on this date (d: 1981) “Edna Mode” (voiced by Brad Bird) in the Pixar Pictures animated film, The Incredibles is an eccentric fashion designer who designs the costumes for many members of the superhero community. To that end, not only does she take the aesthetics of the clothes into account, but also their practical uses such as protective qualities and accommodation to the powers of the wearer. She was a guest at Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl’s wedding. Rick Dicker, who felt that Edna was “difficult” to work with, was the one who first referred Elastigirl to Edna. Edna was conceived as an amalgam between Jame Bond’s gadget supplier, Q, and Edith Head