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Tomas Velasco dies at 93

Costumer, tailer worked on 'Forrest Gump,' 'Lolita'

Tomas Velasco, a prominent costumer and tailor, died Sept. 2 in Montebello, Calif. He was 93.

Velasco began his career at Warner Bros. He worked at Western Costume Company in the 1950s before moving to MGM in the 60s. Later he joined Universal where he retired in 2004.

That same year, Velasco was awarded the CDG’s President’s Award. He made clothes for actors from Errol Flynn and Gary Cooper to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. He tailored for many pics including “Seabiscuit,” “Lolita,” “The Rat Pack,” “Forrest Gump” and “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.”

Velasco is survived by two sons, a daughter, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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