Halloween is just around the corner. Is your costume ready? If not, Joint Programs Coordinator Alli “Elvira” Jessing has some ideas for you, taken directly from the National Portrait Gallery’s collection.
After you’ve selected your perfect costume, wear it to NPG on All Hallow’s Eve and enjoy a special after-hours screening of the classic film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, one of cinema’s best—and first—horror films, in the beautiful Kogod Courtyard. The fun starts at 7:30!
You can annoy the Red Sox fan in your life by dressing up as The Great Bambino, Babe Ruth.
Not a Yankees fan? How about going as Dodgers Hall-of-Famer Jackie Robinson?
Seen any good movies lately? Gravity is breaking records left and right! But before Sandra Bullock and George Clooney went into space, Neil Armstrong made history as the first person to walk on the moon. A legendary astronaut costume will be a real conversation starter!
Channel your inner pop culture icon by dressing as Elvis Presley or Marilyn Monroe.
Turn up the glamour as famed singer, dancer, actress, and civil rights activist Lena Horne.
Looking for a couples costume? Dust off those ten-gallon hats and style yourself as Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, the husband-and-wife team of singing cowpokes who starred in The Roy Rogers Show.
OK, so maybe you didn’t grow up to become president of the United States like you planned (at least not yet) but you can take your pick of role models from NPG’s Hall of Presidents and call yourself POTUS on October 31.
Need something spookier? Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera (er… Museum) has you covered.