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Unless you're living in Madame Tussaud's world of wax, the chance to see the silver screen's most iconic characters in one place is as rare as many Hollywood hopefuls's pipe dreams-come-true. The former reality comes alive starting Thursday, October 2nd at the historic Wilshire May Company building, where Hollywood Costume makes its final bow.

The four-gallery exhibit—which showcases 150 mesmerizing costumes, including from such recent sartorial masterpieces like American Hustle, The Great Gatsby, to looks from legendary films like The Wizard of Oz, The Seven Year Itch, and Funny Girl—is "not about fashion," says curator and Academy Award-nominated costume designer Deborah Nadoolman Landis. Rather, the breathtaking retrospective, which spans over a century of filmmaking, focuses on "how the costume designer actually creates a character."

Up ahead, explore the must-visit exhibition, which includes works from renowned costume designers like Edith Head, Ann Roth, Cecil Beaton, Travis Banton, Catherine Martin, and many more. The show runs until next March and will include a slew of public programs, screenings, and more events that'll examine the Hollywood Costume's incredible looks and the designers behind them.

Hollywood Costume runs October 2, 2014 through March 2, 2015. Buy $20 (or $10 if you're a student) tickets here.
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