Halloween

All things spooky, scary, and spectacular to inspire you this Halloween.
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Frodo Mikkelsen (Danish, born 1974). My Swedish Childhood, 2009. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of the artist, 2011 (2011.593)

Frodo Mikkelsen (Danish, born My Swedish Childhood, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of the artist, 2011 ~ETS

Queen of the Fairies costume from the 1977 production of Iolanthe by the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company. #Halloween #Fashion

Theatre costume

Bruno Santini - As the dark takes over. more layering and overall darker colors through to black in costumes near end. (Theater Costume, created 1977 by Bruno Santini)

‘Spine’ corset by Shaun Leane for Alexander McQueen, Spring/Summer 1998. #Halloween #Fashion

Alexander McQueen S/S 1998 spine corset. The construction of this large body piece was complex, and Shaun Leane used a human skeleton to cast the corset. He crafted each bone by hand. The corset fastens like armour with three black leather buckle-straps.

Attributed to Anton Peffenhauser (German, 1525–1603). Armor for the Tilt, ca. 1580. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Gift of Helen Fahnestock Hubbard, in memory of her father, Harris C. Fahnestock, 1929 (29.154.1) #halloween #costume

Armor for the tilt, Attributed to Anton Peffenhauser (German, Augsburg,

Richard Avedon, "Boyd Fortin, Thirteen Year Old Rattlesnake Skinner, Sweetwater, TX, March 10, 1979" (1979) | photograph | gelatin silver print    Source: http://www.sfmoma.org/explore/collection/artwork/105163#ixzz1jMWMupkk   San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Richard Avedon Boyd Fortin, Thirteen Year Old Rattlesnake Skinner, Sweetwater, Texas 1979 “Youth never moves me.

A highly unusual musical instrument in the Museum's collection is a lyre fashioned from a human skull. In this blog post, learn more about the use of human remains in musical instruments in Africa and Tibet.

Lyre Date: century Medium: human skull, antelope horn, skin, gut, hair

George Platt Lynes (American, 1907–1955). [Dancer in Costume with Animal Skull Headpiece], 1930s–50s. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Lynes, 1983 (1983.1160.17) Rights and Reproduction: © Estate of George Platt Lynes #Halloween

George Platt Lynes (American, [Dancer in Costume with Animal Skull Headpiece], The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Russell Lynes, 1983 Rights and Reproduction: © Estate of George Platt Lynes

Headdress, 19th-20th century. Moba peoples (?). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979 (1979.206.168). #halloween #costume

) headdress, C. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A.

Gas attack practice for mothers and their children in France / In: “Sunday Pictorial” (hungarian weekly magazine), July 2, 1939

Gas attack practice for mothers and their children in France / In: “Sunday Pictorial” (hungarian weekly magazine), July 1939

The "coeur noire" ("black heart") was the personal insignia of French WWI ace Charles Nungesser.  NASM A-32949-A. National Air and Space Museum Archives.

The "coeur noire" ("black heart") was the personal insignia of French WWI ace Charles Nungesser. NASM National Air and Space Museum Archives.

‘Jaw Bone’ mouthpiece by Shaun Leane for Alexander McQueen, Spring/Summer 1998. #Halloween #Fashion

the-widows-of-culloden: “Jaw Bone” Mouthpiece, constructed by Shaun Leane for the Alexander McQueen S/S 1998 collection “Untitled (The Golden Shower)”. Photographed for the V&A Savage Beauty exhibit.

Coiled corset by Shaun Leane for Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter 1999. #Halloween #Fashion

The ‘coiled’ corset from The Overlook (Autumn/Winter combines meticulous craftsmanship, radical body adornment and was a unique collaboration between McQueen, Kees van der Graaf and jeweller Shaun Leane.

Doll in robe and petticoat, ca. 1760. #Halloween

Doll in robe & petticoat

Doll in robe & petticoat, ca. 1760 (made). Doll, carved wood with glass eyes, wearing printed cotton robe and petticoat.

David Best, "Untitled" (1977) | sculpture | porcelain with feathers, dead mice, birds, shells, toys, bottle, necklace    Source: http://www.sfmoma.org/explore/collection/artwork/5159#ixzz1jHDUgOJV   San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Tomorrow night sculptor David Best SECA Art Award), well-known for his fantastic art cars and immense temporary temple constructions at Burning Man,.

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