Old news bits 2009
See over 100 haunt couture garments given by by International Best Dressed Hall of Fame icon Betsy Bloomingdale. Over 65 ensembles, info on the process of creation, showcases her favorite designers, and examines her personal fashion style and lifestyle. Includes a video documentation.
The Academy recognizes legendary production executive Irving Thalberg (1899-1936) with a major gallery exhibition featuring unpublished photographs, enlightening documents, poster art, props and costumes from motion pictures overseen by Hollywood’s original “Boy Wonder.” ... The exhibition includes portraits by George Hurrell and Clarence Bull of many of Thalberg’s stars.... Also on display will be costumes designed by Adrian and set designs by Cedric Gibbons.
The Gasfitter's Ball - A Steampunk Ball
Join a vast array of Victorian personalities from England and the far corners of the world. Dine on a fabulous dinner & dessert buffet by Affairs of Elegance. Dance to the live music brought to you by the Philadelphia Band & Promenade Orchestra.
This year's Ball celebrates Steampunk, a sub-genre of fantasy and speculative fiction that denotes works set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used—usually the 19th century, and often Victorian era England—but with prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy, such as fictional technological inventions like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne.
Also, attend a Steampunk workshop, Saturday October 17, 2009 , RSVP
LA Opera is opening its overstuffed Costume Shop for its first ever costume sale, just in time for Halloween. The Costume Studio’s storage racks are bursting at the seams, and the company is selling more than 2500 costume pieces to create more room for its ever-growing production repertoire. Pieces for sale will include everything ranging from complete “merry peasant” and “medieval courtier” costumes to individual pieces such as capes, hats, shoes and fans. Highlights of the collection will include a number of “diva dresses,” stunning hand-crafted gowns worn by LA Opera’s leading ladies.
Two days of auctions of movies costumes, props and memorabilia. Full outfit for The Terminator, Freddy Kruger, Star Trek costumes from TOS to the movie series, Planet of the Apes, Back to the Future, Headless Horseman. Classics include Ben Hur, Jane Eyre, Gown With the Wind. Props from Roswell, Star Wars, Transformers. Originals from Michael Jackson, Harry Houdini, Amelia Earhart, Neil Armstrong, Gus Grissom, Roy Rogers (Costumes on day 2.) The whole catalog may be downloaded from a pdf.
Fangoria Horror Auction - Premier Props
Premiere Props will be hosting a live auction of horror-themed movie props, including super hero costumes from classic horror movies. Rare costumes and props from fan favorites including Halloween II, Resurrection & 6, Freddy vs. Jason, Nightmare on Elm Street, Jeepers Creepers, Obsessed, My Bloody Valentine, Midnight Meat, The Collector, Sorority Row and many more!
Proceeds will benefit the Entertainment Industry Foundation. Live auction presented by Fangoria..
For San Diego costumers...
Selling off some of their costumes, just in time for Halloween. Full range of sizes for adults, Vintage, Zombies, Ethnic, Uniforms, Characters, Dumb & Dumber Tuxedos, Matching Sets (great for dancing!), Shoes, Hats, Furs, Sewing Patterns, Road Boxes
The San Diego Costume Guild is holding its annual Swap and Sell Yard Sale.
Hey there all you Steampunkers! Here's your opportunity to get clothing and
accessories quickly and cheap! The San Diego Costume Guild is holding its annual
Swap and Sell Yard Sale. What kind of things will you find? Everything from full
costumes and vintage clothing covering Renaissance, Victorian, Antebellum,
Western, Edwardian and 20th Century periods, to accessories, jewelry and
This event is a mix of Pirates and Steam Punk. Vendors, evening masquerade
dinner with a live performances with Abney
Annual Baggins' Birthday Picnic
A more intimate evening LOTR gathering in Glendora. Music, eats, entertainment, costumes. "Tolkien Forever."
|October 10, 2009
|The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and the FIDM Museum & Galleries jointly present the exhibition, showcasing a retrospective of television's most memorable costume designs from the past and present. Featured will be work from this year's Emmy nominations.|
A weekend of adventure, discovery, and fun await you at the Homestead Museum's celebration of the Roaring Twenties! Celebrate the Roaring Twenties as you enjoy music, dance demonstrations and lessons, crafts, vintage automobiles, historic house tours, and tasty food during BOTH days of the festival, and note some of the special performers and activities that differ from day-to-day.
The Big Bear Valley Renaissance Society, Inc. and the Old Miners Association are delighted to announce the 1800's Country Fair and Loggers Jubilee at their permanent site on the north shore of Big Bear Lake!
Hosted in the lovely little town of Fawnskin, the event will showcase the entire nineteenth century, including Victoriana, pioneers, the wild west, old miners, loggers, and the American civil war. Come prepared to encounter literary characters and authors, historical figures, shoot outs in the streets, arrests and judgments from the "hangin' judge." There will be period entertainment and games. The Loggers Jubilee competitions, featuring everything from pole-climbing to tomahawk throwing to chainsaw events and more, will be open to the general public.
While not all visitors come in costume, a great many do. The site will be set up to cover both American Old West and English Victorian with vendors and five stage's worth of entertainment of both as well as performers
http://www.fawnskinvictorian.com/ or (909) 585-7825|
|Big Bear Lake's North Shore|
The exhibition examines the important aspects of costume design for color films from the 1940s through the 1960s, and includes costumes from such well-known films as "The Great Race" (1965), costume worn by Natalie Wood, costume design by Edith Head and Donfeld; and "My Fair Lady" (1964), costume worn by Audrey Hepburn, costume design by Cecil Beaton, who won Oscars® for both Color Costume Design and Color Art Direction for the film. Reproductions of costume design drawings from the holdings of the Academy’s Margaret Herrick Library will also be on display.
Info: http://www.oscars.org/events-exhibitions/exhibitions/2009/dressedincolor.html or 310) 247-3600.
How were crime and punishment handled in early Los Angeles? And how did
things change by the Roaring Twenties? Speak with living history characters
from the 1870s and 1920s to find out.
Hour-long tours are free, but reservations are recommended (space is limited for each tour) and can be made starting February 14.
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Museum & Galleries jointly present the exhibition, showcasing the year's most memorable costume designs from the movies of the past year.. The Academy Award nominated costumes will be featured.
for their website and their pics from past exhibits.|
Forty years of imagination, artistry and meticulous craftsmanship that together have made the Star Trek legacy history. This is the largest collection of artifacts, sets and information ever put on public display. A large array of exhibits, featuring sets, costumes, museum pieces and props from all five Star Trek television series and ten Star Trek feature films. Check out the virtual tour description,
|Tour will also visit aprox 20 other North American cities over the next 5 years.|
|Info: http://www.startrek.com/custom/include/community/tour/ & http://www.startrektickets.com/|
Be like shadows and spirits of the house, in elegance, grace and style. Wear your most elegant finery or costume. Masks provided.
Four course menu, wine champagne. Special entertainment by fortune tellers, palmists, jugglers. International escape artist and magician Curtis Lovell II will be performing his close up wonders for diners and party goers from 8 pm to midnight at the Code Restaurant and Lounge.
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