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November 11, 2009 3:58 PM   Subscribe

Phyllis Galembo: 100 Years of Halloween Costumes and Masquerade
posted by vronsky (6 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

Really wonderful post. Thank you!
posted by bearwife at 4:04 PM on November 11, 2009 [1 favorite]

Very cool -- thanks! I especially like the "Hep Cats" costumes from the '50s.
posted by scody at 8:37 PM on November 11, 2009

1974 ENO-JUDY NYLON-China My China
posted by vronsky at 8:48 PM on November 11, 2009

She had a gallery show at FIT some years back. Sorry to see the slide set doesn't include the Woody Woodpecker costume she showed there, that features in some of my earliest memories. At the time I wore it, I thought it transformed me into the actual Woody Woodpecker.

It was at that show that I met Zelda Kaplan (who came to a meetup once.)
posted by StickyCarpet at 6:01 AM on November 12, 2009

They remind me of (un)FASHION by Tibor and Maria Kalman. Fantastic book.
posted by vronsky at 4:15 PM on November 12, 2009

This is a great post, thank you! These costumes -- though that seems like too light a word for the variety of meanings the ritual attire has in the sets of photographs -- are mysterious and enchanting.

I want people to see, understand, appreciate other people. But I don’t want to show too much. [cite]
posted by the cat's pyjamas at 8:56 AM on November 14, 2009

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