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January 12, 2012
FAMILY Slip on your favorite "Star Wars" costume for a kid-friendly tribute to the world of George Lucas at Jedi Nights, held on the second Friday of each month through March. Each event features presentations and special activities, including light saber building, "Star Wars" character photo ops and a costume parade. Discovery Science Center, 2500 N. Main St., Santa Ana. 6 p.m. each 2nd Fri. through March. $15 for event pass. (714) 542-2823.
October 25, 2012
EVENTS Pay homage to the season at Hollywood Forever cemetery with the largest Dia de Los Muertos celebration in California. Hundreds of Aztec ritual dancers in full costume will set the mood as will live music, authentic Mexican food and plenty of regional arts and crafts. Wearing your own Day of the Dead costume is strongly encouraged. Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A. 12 p.m. to midnight. Sat. $10.
September 3, 1987 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, Times Staff Writer
A recent weekend at Banning Park: The annual Wilmington Fiesta hits its stride in a swirl of music, dancing, carnival rides. Amid the festivities, a solemn ritual is getting under way. The judges take their places at a table under a white canopy: six men in baseball caps, big men, men who know what they like and what they're looking for. " Menudo eaters from way back," says John Mendez, co-chairman of the three-day fiesta, which is being held for the sixth year.
June 18, 2013 | By Susan King
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Los Angeles Film Festival are teaming up Thursday evening for “The Iconic Moment” at the academy's Hollywood campus. The program is not only a celebration of the craft of  movie costume design but also a toast to the academy's new Costume Designers branch, which was announced in January. For more than 60 years, the costume designers were part of the Art Directors branch. The evening culminates at Oscars Outdoors with Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 classic “Vertigo,” starring Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak and featuring the evocative costumes designed by the legendary Edith Head.
June 15, 1985 | Associated Press
A man in a Spider Man costume climbed a 30-foot streetlight pole Friday and shouted at passers-by on 5th Avenue before being arrested. He was taken to a hospital for observation.
January 10, 2012 | By David Horsey
Besides fighting the charge that firing people is his favorite hobby, Mitt Romney must now battle the allegation that he wears “mom jeans.” Monday, Chris Matthews raised the issue on MSNBC's “Morning Joe,” during a group discussion of Romney's supposed lack of authenticity. Matthews went off on one of his blue-collar-guy-at-the-bar rants: “This guy with his - whadaya call 'em? - mom jeans or whatever he wears. What is that costume that he wears? What is that costume?
July 11, 1985
Privately held Briar, which produces men's and women's neckwear and costume jewelry, was acquired by Hartmarx, a major Chicago-based manufacturer and retailer of men's and women's apparel. Terms were not disclosed. Briar was founded by Harold and Marilyn Athey in 1956. He becomes chairman emeritus. Stanley Franklin was promoted to president and chief operating officer from executive vice president.
January 2, 1985 | NANCY RAY, Times Staff Writer
Hundreds of San Diegans flocked to Balboa Park Tuesday to watch what turned out to be the "one and only" New Year's Day Mummers Parade in the nation. "We're Number One!" crowed David Racan when the word spread that the granddaddy of them all, the Philadelphia Mummers Parade, had been canceled because of rain. "We're the only Mummers Parade in the world!"
October 16, 2013
The "Rally Bear" who danced atop the St. Louis Cardinals dugout this week has been banned from Dodger Stadium for six months, he says. The 50-year-old man who wore the "Rally Bear" costume, Mark Monninger of Rancho Cucamonga, said he pulled the stunt to promote the idea of the Dodgers ' getting a mascot. As the Dodgers fought their way to a 3-0 win Monday over the St. Louis Cardinals, Monninger jumped out of his seat dressed in a bear costume and rushed on top of the Cardinals' dugout.
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