San Joaquin, CA FIDM (Costume Musum Trip) Report

Discussion in 'Pacific Regional Discussion' started by Master--Kenobi, Feb 22, 2004.

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  1. Master--Kenobi Jedi Master

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    Well, Master Ash, Anakin's Frustration, and The Ultimate Mama's Boy (aka Padme and Anakin) all went down last week to see the film costume exhibit at the FIDM in downtown LA. We were literally inches from the outfits from Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean, Last Samarai, Matrix, X-Men, Haunted Mansion and others. Being the PoC, LoR and Samarai fans that we are, we got lots of sketches, lots of costuming details and reproduction questions answered.

    There were a few things that were a bit "off" if people want to go. Aragorn's breast plate is not the one that goes with the King outfit he is wearing. Jack Sparrows headband is not only wrong, but no beads anywhere on it, plus no leathers. We think that one of the katana's is not quite the one used in the film..but still beautiful to look at.

    For people heading down to the show, big big warning. This year they are tightening up on the security. Master Ash and I have been going to this exhibit for years and this is the first time that she was only allowed a single sketch pad and pencil in. No color pencils, no art kit, nada...before they always allowed the entire color pencil set and multiple sketch pads in,.

    The other thing is that while cameras have always been a big no no...this year they are confiscating and actually destroying any cell phones that take pics..so be forewarned. We did ask them about pictures being allowed the last friday of the exhibit as we were told that this was a possibility. They told us that that has never been allowed and the reason for the severity of the confiscation and destruction of the pic phones is that, apparently, last year, some pics of LoR costumes were obtained that way. So just a warning to anyone thinking of doing that.

    So, the show was spectactualar..I spent hours staring at every inch of Jack's outfit, Ani spent hours staring at every inch of the Samari outfit, Padme and Ash spent hours sketching PoC, Lor AND Samari outfits and a great time was had by all. The show runs through The first part of April and 10:00 - 4:00 on Satudays..and is free. Check out the web site, just do a search for FIDM and the gallery shows.

    Till next time..

    Master -K-
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