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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Hollywood Costume Exhibit

titanic costume pirate costume

An amazing exhibit about Hollywood costume design opens today at the Victorian and Albert Museum in London.  The extensive production shows archival costumes from classic Charlie Chaplin to the futuristic Avatar.

Not only do you get to see the costumes themselves, you get to examine the process and work behind the scenes of how a designer creates the iconic looks that become the characters you see on screen.  There are workshops for all ages that include making your own costumes or learning how to apply character makeup.

If you can't make it to England, check out this cute Hollywood photobooth app they have on their site.

The exhibit runs until January 27, 2013.  The museum is located aCromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

Photos: Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow in 'Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End', 2007, costume designed by Penny Rose. Walt Disney Pictures/The Kobal Collection and Kate Winslet as Rose DeWitt in 'Titanic', 1997, costume designed by Deborah L. Scott. 20th Century Fox/Paramount/The Kobal Collection

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