A Gothic Holiday with Tim Burton

By: Shirley Wang

From scissor-handed humans to zombie brides, director and artist Tim Burton has created characters that we’ve all came to know and love. Now you are invited to a whirlwind tour of Tim Burton’s enticing creations to see for yourself where these little monsters really came from.

Running until April 17, the Tim Burton exhibit at the Bell Lightbox will feature more than 700 drawings, paintings, puppets, costumes, storyboards, and maquettes taken from Burton’s personal vault, studio archives, and private collections. Be amazed, as each character develops through every brush stroke, and lose yourself in the imaginative mind of Burton as it unveils before your very eyes.

Some highlights of the exhibit include the Edward Scissorhands suit (from Johnny Depp’s collection), puppets from The Nightmare Before Christmas and Corpse Bride, Sweeny Todd’s razor blades, and the headless horse costume from Sleepy Hollow.

If that’s not enough, they are also showing all 14 of Tim Burtons’s feature films such as Batman, Alice in Wonderland and Beetlejuice, doubled billed with films that have influenced, inspired, and intrigued Burton himself.

Student tickets are only $18.25, which is a small price to pay for a trip into one of the most visionary minds of the 21st century. Whether you are a Burton fan, movie junkie, aspiring director, or just stuck at home for the weekend, don’t pass on this amazing opportunity to be inspired.