You can find a unique Halloween costume at a business famous for quality Hollywood costumes for more than 100 years. Miss Gayle Anderson tells you where, plus other fun things you can do to celebrate Halloween early this weekend.
Halloween Costume Store
11041 Vanowen Street
818 760 0900
Halloween is next week! Are you ready? Find something special at the historic Western Costume Company in North Hollywood. One of the oldest and largest costume companies in the world will allow us the rare opportunity to rent one of the custom costumes. Prices range from 45-dollars up!
Pumping Decorating Contest @ 1p.m.
Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
18127 South Alameda
310 603 0088
The Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum hosts its annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest open to all ages. Pumpkins will be judged based on age group, and prizes will be awarded for most colorful and the most creative design.
A costume parade, scary stories, pumpkin seed spitting contest, pumpkin eating contest, and light refreshments will also be available throughout the afternoon.
Make a Halloween mask and create your Halloween candy carrying bag too!
The Rancho will provide participants with all the tools they need to participate. Admission is free, but a suggested donation of $4 is encouraged to help fund future museum programs and events.
For more information on this, and other events at the Rancho, visit www.dominguezrancho.org
For more information, please call the museum at (310) 603-0088 or visit our website www.dominguezrancho.org.
11th Annual Halloween Mourning Tours
Heritage Square Museum
3800 Homer Street
323 225 2700
While we’re on the subject of Halloween, there’s the Halloween Mourning Tour at Heritage Square Museum in Los Angeles. Experience a 1930s funeral, see the Victorian origins of still practiced mourning etiquette, and learn about some customs no longer practiced.
Learn about the business and creativity involved in costume design at this exhibit. Hollywood Costume, a multimedia exhibition features 150 iconic costumes from Hollywood’s Golden Age through the present. This exhibition is now on view in the historic Wilshire May Company building, the future location of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, at Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax.
The exhibition includes the original ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz shown with Dorothy’s blue and white gingham pinafore dress.
Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty
Japanese American National Museum
100 North Central Avenue
213 625 0414
The Japanese American National Museum presents Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty, the first large-scale Hello Kitty museum retrospective in the United States.
Organized as part of the global icon’s 40th-anniversary celebrations, the exhibition examines the colorful history of Hello Kitty and her influence on popular culture. Hello! includes an extensive product survey, with rare and unique items from the Sanrio archives, alongside a selection of innovative contemporary artworks inspired by Hello Kitty and her world.
SAMURAI: Japanese Armour from the Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Travel back in time and discover remarkable objects that illuminate the life, culture, and pageantry of the samurai, the revered and feared warriors of Japan. The Samurai Collection of Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller, one of the finest and most comprehensive collections in the world, presents a treasure trove of battle gear made for high-ranking warriors and daimyo (provincial governors) of the 14th through 19th centuries. The exhibition illustrates the evolution of samurai equipment through the centuries, featuring more than 140 objects of warrior regalia, with full suits of armor, helmets and face guards, weapons, horse trappings, and other battle gear.
China’s Lost Civilization: The Mystery of Sanxingdui
2002 North Main Street
These objects are a mystery representing China's Lost Civilization: The Mystery Of Sanxingdui on display at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana. Acknowledged by many scholars as one of the greatest archaeological finds ever unearthed, these were discovered by accident the summer of 1986.
The objects date back to about 1200 BC and reveal a sophisticated culture which excelled in bronze making. The mystery? The culture left no written record. There are no human remains and the people responsible for this appear to have existed for only about 350 years before they vanished.
Pompeii: The Exhibition
California Science Center
700 Exposition Park Drive
323 724 3623
There’s plenty of information about this culture. Pompeii: The Exhibition. What nature destroyed, it also preserved.
See more than 150 precious artifacts on loan from the Naples National Archaeological Museum in Italy, which offer a glimpse into the opulent lifestyle and tragic end of this ancient Roman society forgotten for centuries until its rediscovery over 250 years ago.
From garden frescoes and marble statues to gladiator armor, coins and currency to religious altars and shrines — all set in their original surroundings — experience daily life in this once vibrant Roman city. Then, as the floors shake and the walls rumble, relive the Mount Vesuvius volcano’s catastrophic eruption through an immersive CGI experience, culminating in the reveal of full body casts of twisted human forms, asphyxiated by extreme heat and noxious gases and forever frozen in time.
Through excavated artifacts, multimedia experiences, and hands-on science exhibits, guests will learn the science of archaeology, volcanology, and Roman engineering while exploring the ancient civilization of Pompeii.
Special Olympics Orange County Fall Regional Games @ 9 a.m.
Irvine High School
Ready! Set! Compete! The Special Olympics Orange County Fall Regional Games are underway in Irvine and Huntington Beach.
The public is encouraged to attend the games and help cheer on the athletes as they go for gold, silver, or bronze medals. Also learn about the mission of Special Olympics Orange County and this event benefits those with intellectual disabilities as training for life.
Admission is Free!
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Have a GREAT Saturday!
Gayle Anderson, KTLA 5 News.