Halloween moodboard

For my Halloween moodboard I took inspiration from Tavi for the idea of writing things on paper. I focused my attention on few concepts I’d like to put together in order to create something different from the halloween cliché.

1. Twins / little girls

I’ve been obsessed by this famous photo by Diane Arbus “Identical Twins” and I thought that all my halloween moodboard could be based on this idea of simmetry/doubleness and childs. Following: the twins in Shining by Kubrick (who said to be insired by Diane Arbus photo); Zip and Pip, the Pinhead girls in Freaks (1932) by Tod Browning; the Romanov Sisters; unknown; unknown; Daisy and Violet Hilton, the siamese twins in Freaks; Olsen sisters; Winona Ryder in Mermaid (1990); Marchesa Luisa Casati at the age of 5; Lewis Carrol with Alice; unknown; Christina Ricci as Wednesay Addams; Winona. all pictures via tumblr.

Volevo un gatto nero, Zecchino d’Oro 1969

2. Beetlejuice

One of the first Tim Burton’s films with a young Winona Ryder. Her charater is Lydia Deetz, a goth adolescent always dressed in black. Pictures via tumblr and snaps by me.

(Lidia Deetz’s room)

3. Diane Arbus

The American photographer famous for black-and-white square photographs of “deviant and marginal people (dwarfs, giants, transvestites, nudists, circus performers) or of people whose normality seems ugly. Here’s just a selection of photographs with two persons together: Diane Arbus by Allan Arbus, unknown, The Albino sisters, Jayne Mansfield with her daughter in 1965, Two Girls in Matching Bathing Suits, Coney Island 1967, Child with Toy Hand Grenade in Central Park 1962. picturs via wikipedia and tumblr.

3. What ever happened to Baby Jane?

A great old movie starring Bette Davis and Joan Crawford (enemies for real and who also fought during the film) showing the story of two sisters and the jealousy and envy between the two. Must see. pictures via tumblr and snaps by me.

4. Miscellanea

A childish version of Dance Macrabe by Disney; Nina Ricci as Wednesday Addams and others Addams family pics; The Deetz family of Beetlejuice; the Halloween cover of Vogue in 1893; Ilaria del Carretto by Jacopo della Quercia; Woman Breast pietrified by Girolamo Segato; Comme Des Garçons ss 2012; Kristen McMenamy for Juergen Teller; Helena Bonham Carter in velvet in 1989; Bela Lugosi pictures; the Half Woman-Half Man in Freaks; Angelina Jolie with his brother.

The Skeleton Dance by Disney, 1929

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