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Exhibition: Fancy Dress: from tutus to cosplay

March 15 at 12:00 pm - July 29 at 2:00 pm

Tights and Top-hats. Bows and Bonnets. Masks and Manga. From Tutus to Cosplay gives centre stage to over 130 years of Fancy Dress.

This glorious new exhibition shines a loving spotlight on our enduring passion for costume culture from the 1890s to today. It boasts an enchanting collection of rarely seen historic images and costumes from the Tasmanian Archives, all delighting in the weird, wild, wacky and wonderful world of fancy dress. Get curious and enjoy a host of revealing and fun-filled events. Take home the beautiful exhibition catalogue of high-quality image reproductions as a keepsake. We are also showing a selection of images submitted by you! We asked costume enthusiasts for their best photos and you didn’t disappoint. A must-see for children, the young at heart, lovers of the performing arts, historical re-enactment fans, the cosplay community, dance schools and anyone with a passion for dressing up! This adorable exhibition is an inclusive, sumptuous and friendly frolic into the joys of costume.



March 15 at 12:00 pm
July 29 at 2:00 pm


Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts
91 Murray Street
Hobart, TAS 7000 Australia


State Library, Tasmanian Archives & Allport Museum
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