Thursday, 23 October 2014

Have a Spooktakular Halloween!

It’s almost that spooky time of year again! The one day of the year where witches, ghouls, winged creatures and villainous vixens come out in all their glory to honour the eve of All Saints’ Day.  

We are celebrating by displaying our eerily beautiful ‘Bad Black Bat’ miniature ballet costume. Made entirely by hand, this quarter scale maquette is comprised of a silk tulle dress with a blood red underskirt and tiny slime green 1920’s gelatine sequins. The bodice is appliquéd with vintage midnight black lace and the bat-like wings are made of latex and dead leaf spines.

Does it remind you of a certain caped crusader? Created by the very same hand that brought you the original Batsuit, Penguin and Catwoman costumes for Batman Returns, this makes a wonderful and unique piece of costume iconography to invest in.

Have a very happy Halloween!

Our 'Bad Black Bat' costume miniature.
Photograph by George Chinn.

Our 'Bad Black Bat' costume miniature.
Photograph by Richard Wilding

Ann Miller - 1945

1940's Halloween dress up

Photograph by Herb Ritts

Batman Returns
Courtesy Warner Brothers Studios

1930's Halloween cover of Life Magazine.

1920's Halloween dress up

Courtesy Warner Brother Studios

Courtesy Warner Brothers Studios

Dusty Anderson - 1945

Veronica Lake - 1940's

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