Video: Mortal Instruments cast, director and author Cassandra Clare talk Shadowhunters’ look

MTV has released a new video from their City of Bones set visit to Toronto last year. In it, the Mortal Instruments cast – Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Jemima West, Kevin Zegers and Godfrey Gao – along with director Harald Zwart and author Cassandra Clare discuss the look of the Shadowhunters. We all know they look better in black, don’t we?

Watch the video below:

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Lily talks about the leather in the costumes:

“It’s very sexy. It’s very edgy. It’s not costume-y. It’s very much a look,” star Lily Collins — who plays Clary Fray — explained of the Shadowhunters’ gear, which she sports later on in the film after learning she’s not as mundane as she once thought.

“It’s not easy to do stunts in boots and heels and leather and wearing a harness under tight leather pants,” she continued. “That’s a little difficult. But it’s been really fun.”

Jamie talks about the runes:

“It takes about three hours,” confirmed Jamie Campbell Bower, who plays Jace Wayland. “We’ve managed to cut it down to about two and a half hours now. I will sleep in them sometimes. I won’t shower. I’ll stay in them, and then you come to work the next day, and it cuts down about two hours in the chair.”

Godfrey discusses Magnus and his attire:

Of course, not every character wears Shadowhunter black, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t just as stylish. Take warlock Magnus Bane — played by Godfrey Gao — for instance, who was pants-less the day we visited set but had plenty of other embellishments to flaunt.

“I’ve put on glitter, eye shadows, nail polish, really glittery lipsticks, and I think I do have the red-powdered cheeks going on,” Gao said with a grin.

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