Top 10 Celebrity Costumes for Halloween

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A lot of people are going to be celebrities this Halloween, and a lot of them are going to be either Life Aquatic characters (its really old now, but you will see that guy in a red beanie) or Snooki. Maybe a Michael Jackson or Heidi Montag, too. Its going to be that kind of night. Justin Bieber will be big, too.

We at The Citrus Report want to stir it up a little, make it so the celebrity you pick will not be replicated at your Halloween Party. So, please, come with us on a journey of Halloween Celebrity Costume proportions. —The Citrus Report staff

1) Eddie Money w/cocaine rage

2) Tom Henke

3) Ben Affleck and Jen Garner

4) Chubby Checker, this era, these clothes, this hair

5) Lilith from “Cheers”

6) A cross between John Lithgow and Meryl Streep could be good if the man played the woman and the woman played the man

7) Group costume, The Fugees

8) Tom Hulce from “Amadeus”

9) Buster

10) The Judds, either/or, both, together forever.

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Even if you don’t like fashion, Thom Browne in astronaut costumes is a good way to announce a line

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Thom Browne is polarizing. Some like his shirts and suits, some think its way too overpriced and ridiculously cut to fit about 4 people in the world. We are somewhere in the middle. We like his shirts a lot, like the odd fit, but we will not pay the cost to be the boss. Give us a sale, we are on it. But full-price, $400 shirts? Nah, we pass.

But Thom Browne does a really cool fashion show. Take this past week at the Paris Fashion Show to showcase the Spring/Summer 2011 line. Astronauts. Vintage style. Couldn’t see anyone actually wearing the suits, but the way it was presented was cool.

Hypebeast on the photos.

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RUNE CHRISTENSEN: CROSSROADS

by Ariadna Zierold

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Born in the East Jutland, self-taught graffiti artist Rune Christensen has traveled the world, and became fascinated with the patterns and colours of traditional handcraft, costumes and the temple decorations of Asia, South America, North Africa and Native America.

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Shooting all those artistic memories with his camera, he uses them as references for his work, both with acrylic paint and Posca pens. The result is a collection of faceless portraits. The female characters, with their horned balaclavas, remind us of the Russian political rock band Pussy Riot, but they are too busy contemplating their twins or doing mysterious pagan dances to make punk protests.

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His solo show “Crossroads” opens today at Galerie Wolfsen in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is also having an upcoming show at Fifty24 Gallery.

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SPECTACULAR PHOTOGRAPHY BY MAIMOUNA GUERRESI

by Ariadna Zierold

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The bodies of the people Maïmouna Guerresi photographs seem to extend beyond their physical boundaries. Her subjects are shot in costumes that Guerresi constructs herself, often using textiles collected from her travels in Africa and Asia.

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The outfits are sculptural, almost architectural, creations that fuse the face and limbs of the subject with the space and air around them. Some figures appear to levitate; others seem bodiless, their cloaks encompassing an empty expanse with their heads floating above.

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THE ARRESTING PORTRAITS OF AFARIN SAJEDI

by Ariadna Zierold

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Take a look at these incredibly arresting portraits by Iranian artist, Afarin Sajedi.

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They are the many faces and mixed emotions of modern Iranian women, particularly the pain and joy felt upon leaving the safe walls of home. She is heavily inspired by Heinrich Boll’s Clown, seen in her use of makeup, while Gustav Klimt’s color palette strongly influences her use of agressive colors like red. This is also evident in her subject’s costumes worn similarly to traditional hijab headwear.  Some replace their hijab with fish, while others express themselves by piercing their skin with utensils.

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Retrospective of Björk at Museum of Modern Art, New York Opens March 8th, 2015

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Icelandic musician, Björk will open a full career retrospective show at Museum of Modern Art, New York on March 8th, 2015.  The retrospective titled, Björk is dedicated to the multifaceted work of the singer, composer, and musician, illuminating her contributions to performance art, recordings, film, costumes, instruments and visuals throughout her expansive 20 year career.

The full-scale exhibition produced in collaboration with MoMA’s Chief Curator at Large, Klaus Biesenbach and Björk, will bring together a chronology of sounds, installations, objects, videos and all that contributes to the experience of what she creates through and around her music. The exhibition guided by a narrative co-written by the artist and Icelandic writer Sjón Sigurdsson, will begin with the release of Björk’s first mature solo album, Debut, in 1993, and move through her career chronologically up to her most recent album release in 2015, including her new video and music installation commissioned especially for the Museum, Black Lake (which also appears on her new album, Vulnicura).

The highly anticipated retrospective show will open March 8th and run until June 7th 2015.

Watch Black Lake and visit her website at bjork.com.

‘La Doncella Ponzoñosa’ by Brie Martín López with SANER characters that come to Life

Upper Playground artist, Edgar ‘Saner’ Flores collaborated  with famed Argentine writer, Brie Martín López for ”La Doncella Ponzoñosa’ to design all the  fantastical characters for the show. The story line embedded with characters facing existential questions about life from a series of dilemmas, test and uncertainties are amplified by the impressive costumes and masks designed by SANER.

The theatrical show marks a unique opportunity for fans of SANER to see characters come to life.  The show premiered in April and is on going until June 29th, 2014.

Location: Teatro Julio Castillo: Centro Cultural del Bosque, Paseo de la Reforma y Campo Marte, Col. Chapultepec-Polanco Del. Miguel Hidalgo.

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Tim Burton at LACMA

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The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is bringing the goods from MoMA in NYC with the Tim Burton retrospective. After the show in NYC was one of the best draws in the history of the MoMA, the LACMA decided Los Angeles may be a good place for a Hollywood outsider/legend/insider to be honored.

From LACMA:

“On view at LACMA from May 29 through October 31, 2011, the exhibition brings together over 700 drawings, paintings, photographs, moving-image works, storyboards, puppets, concept artworks, maquettes, costumes, and cinematic ephemera, including art from a number of unrealized and little-known personal projects. Many of these objects come from the artist’s own archive, as well as from studio archives and private collections of Burton’s collaborators.”

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