Spoiler: Costume designer reveals how Inception REALLY ended

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:31 PM EST

Have you been able to figure out which way things went down at the end of Inception? Because we haven't. We're still trying to decide whether ... well ... even ASKING the question here might spoil the movie for those who haven't seen it yet, so if you really want to know what we just found out about the ending, check out what Jeffrey Kurland, Inception's costume designer, revealed below.

Those of you who've seen the movie know that in the final scene, Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is reunited with his children. (And if you haven't seen the movie yet, why are you still here?) But did that scene happen in real life? Or was Cobb trapped in a dream world, with that reunion being just wish fulfillment?

Speaking to Clothes on Film (yes, there is a site devoted to that topic), Kurland revealed the following:

COF: How much does costume reflect the inner machinations of the plot, particularly in a film such as Inception? For example, Cobb's children are wearing the same clothes at the end of the story as they are in his dream 'memory' throughout the film. Is there something to be interpreted here?

JK: Costume design reflects greatly on the movement of the plot, most significantly through character development. Character development is at the forefront of costume design. The characters move the story along and with the director and the actor the costume designer helps to set the film's emotional tone in a visual way. In a more physical sense the costumes' style and color help to keep the story on track, keeping a check on time and place.

On to the second part of your question, the children's clothing is different in the final scene... look again...

So Cobb DID get home again ... right? Or is Kurland just fooling with us?

What do YOU think?

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