BATES MOTEL, the thrilling A&E series, it's an unlimited closet where we can find incredible fashion inspiration. Starring as young Norman Bates and actress s his beautiful mother, Norma, is set in the present day. But there are overtones of the classic dark style used in the famed 1960 Hitchcock thriller. Costume designer Diary of a Wimpy Kid, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus) did a lot of research on film noir, the whole background of the black-and-white detective films to create a kind of timeless progression of Norma’s style, taken from the '30s, '40s, '50s and '60’s, a melting pot of all these periods. On the other side, the idea is that Norman is still dressed by his mother. He’s the all-American boy in his khakis, but there is always something very juvenile about him in the early episodes. He wants to be on his own, but he’s still a little boy. Second hand and thrift stores to find Norman's flannel, checked shirts, woolen sweaters, velvet trousers and dusty boots; vintage boutique to buy Norma's flowery dresses, small pattern shirts, pastel cardigans and trench coats.