Night at the Museum Virtual Red Carpet
By Sora Schools
Night at the Museum: An Exhibition-Worthy Homecoming inspired Met Gala behavior from our Athena and Chronos students. Scroll through to see a small sample of all of the amazing looks rocked throughout the event!
Harper, Athena Student
Talia, Athena Student
Lotta, Athena Student
"Night at the Museum” was such a fun dance theme for so many reasons, one being that I got to make an art-inspired costume. I had sewn my dress for my homecoming at my previous high school, and I wanted to continue that tradition. As you can see, I went for a style of incorporating multiple different types of art, since I could not choose just one art style to base my outfit on.
When planning what to wear, I began by looking for inspiration on Pinterest. I even made a little collage of my favorite ideas. I was leaning toward incorporating iconic artwork, a statement collar, and some sort of skirt with ruffles. Eventually, I was able to have a vision in my mind, however, I hadn’t figured out the specifics until I started actually sewing.
My process started with making the base of the dress. For this, I used a jacket pattern but specified it to my wants, meaning that I made it long enough to be a dress and took out the jacket collar. My next step was to create the middle of the dress, which is the white area with buttons. I used the fabric of an old dress to add ruffles and an area for buttons. I couldn’t find any buttons that satisfied me, so instead I made small bows to put through the buttonholes. I then added the skirt, which I slightly ruffled. To add some more detail to the skirt, I added small patches of flowy fabric. The most important part was to make the patches of artwork. I found pictures of some iconic artwork and pieces of fabric that would match the textures or colors of the different artwork. Painting the patches was the most time-consuming step of my costume. I also painted some simple patterns and textures for variety. Lastly, I added the sleeves, which was also difficult since I was very indecisive about the type and color of sleeves to make. Once I finished the dress, I was slightly disappointed with the sleeves, but after looking at it for longer, I liked how flowy they were! Although I was ecstatic to have finished my dress, I still had to figure out what accessories to wear. I decided to use a collar I had (which I did not make) since it fit so well and I was obsessed with the beads. From there, I eventually chose all of the other pieces I used to style it – I’m so glad to have added the headband!
I had a pleasant, but also challenging time making this outfit, but I am so happy with how it ended up. I am especially proud of the way that the art patches look on the dress, as well as how the colors of the accessories match some areas of the dress. I really appreciated how broad the theme of this dance was so that everyone could make an outfit based on their interests. I can’t wait to create my costume next year, because I always learn so much about sewing and design. Looking back, creating my outfit, and seeing others’ outfits were some of my most memorable moments of the homecoming dance.
Keron, Chronos Student
The whole idea was just my impression on museums, so I thought about those Greek dudes you'd see. Just thought it would look good and be funny at the same time. Was pretty good honestly!
(Keron, we agree!)
Blueberry, Athena Student
Blueberry hand-made her corset, crown, and canteen accessory. To accompany her look, she also wrote an original poem entitled, "Follow the Kill."
Follow the Kill
Chains like a snake’s slippery tongue
“Be it right or wrong something will follow me”
The lies that light
You can’t not
See those who gave in
Where is truth,
With her long straight hair,
And scared face
Why do you rub salt
In her wounds.
Hiding in the blinding light
Hoping he can
As she walks in his shadow following in
With her knife
Strapped to her thigh,