Wednesday, January 19, 2011
There is a hidden treasure for British Columbian, West Coasters to discover. Since we were little twisted twins, we would go in and look at all the rad. There we would find the means to properly celebrate the holiest of holidays, Halloween. We would become Beatrix Kiddo, GoGo, Elle Driver, Nancy (SIN CITY), Catwoman - my God, the number of times we have been Catwoman - Katana and Mileena, Sindel, Maharet and Mekare, Mary Jane Watson, and so on because of this fine establishment. It's a pity you can't play make believe everyday, unless you go into film making. That's a Bingo.
As you might know from reading earlier posts, we recently collaborated with the fantastic CJ Wallis of FortyFPS Productions on a project promoting the utterly fantastic Nokia N8, and there was a costumtunity - an opportunity for a costume. We met with our good friend and the shop's owner, Laurie Sluchinskiat Boo La La Costumes - Life's More Fun In Costume (and it is) - and she hooked us up with some incredibly beautiful and unique costumes for the short. It's not everyday that you can walk into a place and get a penguin mascot suit (that's right folks, twisted twin, Jen, is a majestic penguin) and a Starchild suit both - plus hundreds of other costumes that are just fabulous.
Boo La La prides itself with an inventory of over fifteen thousand costumes. Sorry no costumes for the kiddies here - and those little 'uns hog up all the inventory everywhere else anyhow. Not only does the store accommodate the casual and seasonal costumer but also styles for local theater and film productions with their expertise. Get Laurie to help you on a project and you're going to be a very lucky film maker indeed - the costumes worked wonderfully.
I've loved coming to this place for years and the team is just wonderful. We adore Laurie - she's just about the coolest lady ever and she always gets you the best stuff. If you need a wardrobe on this side of fantastic whether it be for film or fun, come by her shop for a boo or two...