Last weekend my wife and I went to see the Fantasy Exhibit at the Experience Music Project in Seattle.
The Experience Music Project (EMP) at Seattle Center
What followed was an impressive display of media artifacts (read collector’s items) from some of my favorite fantasy projects including Jim Henson’s Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal!!
Maquette of a Mystic (Dark Crystal)
Map of the world of The Dark Crystal
Jim’s personal notes on The Dark Crystal
And attracting a LOT of attention: David Bowie’s Jareth costume from Labyrinth!
In addition to these Henson treasures, they also were showcasing some sweet items from another popular 80’s flick: The Princess Bride!
Inigo’s, Buttercup’s and Wesley’s costumes
The actual swords used in the famous “Hello! My name is Inigo Montoya, etc” fight sequence!
After leaving the Fantasy exhibit, we wandering into the Horror Movie exhibit and found these gems:
It’s got red on it!!! (from Shaun of the Dead)
Stunt Stakes from “Buffy: The Vampire Slayer” (TV Series)
They actually had a LOT more cool stuff in this exhibit but it was really, really, dark in there (you know, for atmosphere) and none of the other photos I took turned out well-enough to share here.
After the Horror exhibit we wandered (again) to the SciFi exhibit and found more awesomeness:
Anakin Skywalker’s cowl from Episodes 5 and 6.
Yoda’s walking stick and necklace from Ep 5
A Dalek from Doctor Who, the original series! Exterminate!!
After this, we started home again. But not before this happened:
Jen of Thrones!!!
An excellent way to spend a few weekend hours. If you’re in the Puget Sound area, or visiting soon, please visit our EMP and check out all of the insanely cool stuff (including things I didn’t show here, like the Nirvana exhibit, or the Jimi Hendrix exhibit, or the guitar gallery… just sweet).