I was fortunate enough to see Glenbow Museum's exhibit of movie costumes last September. I went with Cheri Pintrix, from the Vintage Lesbian Project, and it was quite a nice show. I expected it to be a bit larger - it was only one room, with the costumes on manequins all around the edges and a few in the middle. But still, it was impressive to be able to see the costumes close up, and in detail, which you can never do in movies. The research and attention to detail in these garments was really quite impressive, including the undergarments which you never actually see in the movies at all.
The only other issue I had with it - other than the small size of the show - was that I wasn't allowed to touch anything. I really had to hold myself back! I'm terrible in museums that way. I want to touch everything.
In more exiting news, the wearable art class that I'm a part of is putting on a show! It's called Atelier, after the French word for 'workshop,' and is happening this Thursday at Art Central in Calgary. Did I mention it's free? It is. We've been working like crazy making really amazing pieces of wearable art for the show, and I'm super excited.
I'm also going to be on Breakfast TV this Tuesday promoting the show. Eep! I've never been on tv before, so it should be an exciting experience! I shall do my best to write more about that after it happens. Hopefully I don't get too nervous and make a fool of myself. *crosses fingers*