January 26 - John Aranza

Fright & Fashion At Horrorbles
Saturday January 30th
7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
6729 W. Roosevelt Road
(708) 484-7370

The show features the work of Alana Malia. Alana designs custom purses and hand-tailored corsets.

A student of costume history and design, Alana Malia's inspirations come from historical dramas, gothic novels, pictures of Victorian burlesque, and pin-up art of the 40's & 50's.

Every corset is custom tailored for the individual in their choice of fabrics and design. Each can take up to 2-4 weeks to complete as they are lovingly made by Alana herself. Each corset is a unique piece of art, designed to be as special as the woman wearing it.

The evening's events also includes an exhibit of photographer James Sorfleet's works.

Jim's inspiration comes from a myriad of sources, one outstanding being the palpable interest in exploring the abyss of his own psyche, which had previously gone unrecognized. The unique muse-like qualities of each one of the models depicted in his work has also played a role in his artistic vision.

Horrorbles is the brainchild of self described horror and sci-fi fanatic John Aranza. Aranza, who is lovingly known by many of his loyal fans as "Monster Man", has grown the business into a cult favorite over the past few years. With a knack for finding the most obscure collectible request and a reputation for creating singular events, such as signings and film festivals featuring icons of the genre, such as Patricia Neal of The Day the Earth Stood Still, artist and illustrator Basil Gogos, Ricou Browning, "the man in the suit" from The Creature from The Black Lagoon, Tura Satana famous for her roles in Russ Meyer films such as Faster Pussycat, Kill Kill!, Aranza has become a central figure in the Chicago horror community.

Horrorbles in not your old school, dusty, collectibles shop. Currently featuring hard to find and out of print classic movie titles, original lobby cards and posters from classic films, models, figurines, original books & magazines as well as apparel, jewelry, new magazines and literature, and novelty gifts as well as the gallery and lifestyle additions which have just been introduced.

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