London has been the focus of the world for the past two weeks because of the Olympics. But Hollywood movie and costume fans will refocus their attention on London this Autumn as, just prior to Halloween, a London museum will reveal a fantastic collection of costumes from some of the world’s most popular movies.
The Victoria and Albert Museum in London will house a Hollywood Costume exhibit featuring 100 movie costumes from Dorothy Gale (The Wizard of Oz) Scarlett O’Hara (Gone with the Wind), Indiana Jones, Darth Vader (Star Wars), among others. There’s a detailed discussion of some of the costumes that will be exhibited, including John Travolta’s costume from Saturday Night Fever, in the Daily Mail. It is truly an amazing collection that ranges from the recent Dark Knight movie to costumes that are more than 100 years old. Tickets for the event, which runs from October 20, 2012 to January 27, 2013, are 14 pounds (about $22).
There’s no doubt that the costumes in the exhibit are of significant historical and monetary value. At the end of July, the headpiece from the Chewbacca Costume used by Peter Mayhew in Star Wars was sold to a collector at a Profiles in History auction for $172,000. It’s a shame that the Chewbacca headpiece won’t be paired with the Darth Vader costume in the exhibit. Regardless, if you are in London this fall or winter, be sure to stop at the Victoria and Albert Museum for the collection of costumes.