This essay about the work of costume designer Trish Summerville provides some thoughts that artists wanting to make their characters resonate with viewers can benefit from. “When looking for inspiration, Summerville scours images in books and online. Some of it can be ‘disturbing,’ she says: visual fodder ranging from tough Swedish street kids for Dragon Tattoo to insect exoskeletons used as a point of departure for Catching Fire. ‘I joke that if anyone ever hacked into my laptop, I’d probably get arrested,’ she says.”