Costumes within the context of film and theater are more than just pretty to look at. They imply nuances to the characters they cover, and have the potential to create a greater emotional depth without any unnecessary exposition.
Through August 12 the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio will spotlight some particularly cultural relevant costumes in their exhibition “Creating the Illusion,” curated by Paramount Films archivist Randall Thropp. Check out WOUB’s interview with Thropp right here.
The exhibition features 40 costumes from Paramount films such as “The Spiderwick Chronicles,” “The Addams Family,” “Dreamgirls,” “Forrest Gump,” and many more. Take a look at some of the costumes on display below.
The Decorative Arts Center of Ohio is open Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday through Sunday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is always free.