Happy October! While retailers might have us believe ‘tis the season, we’ve got eyes only for Halloween. Untitled #71 (Supernatural) falls on All Hallow’s Eve this year, so we’ve lined up a costume contest with KTCL DJ Steve Burrell as emcee and judge. Maybe we’re biased, but we’ve convinced Steve to give art-inspired costumes bonus points. And we’re here to help with our latest Digital DIY, art-inspired Halloween Costumes.
For dDIY #17 we’re rolling out four different costumes inspired by four different artworks in the DAM’s collections for you to make at home and then rock at Untitled #71 (Supernatural) on October 31st.
First up: You’ve already got the whole kit and caboodle to be a 1920s cowgirl (or cowboy!). Dress as Frettin’ Sallie or the Stalwart Sheriff from W.H.D. Koerner’s "The Tent Law," Don’t You Go Frettin’, Sallie, I’ll Tend To It. This costume couldn’t be easier. Natalie Ruhe, Education Administrator at the DAM, wrangled an outfit from what she had in her closet (with the exception of the bandana, which she had to buy). All it takes is the clothes you already own, plus a few key accessories and you’re ready for life in the ol’ West (and for Halloween). Here’s a larger image of the artwork, so you can get all the details right!
The exhibition Drawn to Action: Posters from the AIGA Design Archives (currently on view at the DAM) is inspiring visitors to express their ideas in poster form. Posters of all sizes, colors, fonts, and perspectives have taken over the museum’s Design Workshop as people are delving into the design process.
For dDIY#16 it’s your turn to get in on the action. Get tips from designers on how to create a poster that speaks your mind and sends a message. Download your guide to effective poster-making here.
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