Acrobats, drag queens, underwater mermaids, walking TV sets, sexy burlesque performers, celebrity impersonators, human disco balls, magicians, fetish performers -- if your loony mind can dream it up, Wildchild World can make it a reality. Since 1996, the entertainment design and production studio located in the Design District has been catering to imaginations at hordes of happenings, including Art Basel parties, Ultra Music Festival, nightclub events, theater performances, and, yes, even bar mitzvahs and birthday parties.
With a cast of more than 250 skilled performers from all over the world, Wildchild World specializes in over-the-top theatrical costumes and atmospheric décor unlike anything you can find at your local Party City. And today, you can take some of it home.
Costume designer at work in the studio.
If you're on the hunt for some extravagant getups and accouterments straight from the underworld, today is your chance to shop from Wildchild's inventory of goods. For the first time ever, Wildchild World is opening its studio doors to the public at the Miami Iron Side Campus Collective, located at the Miami Iron Side Compound -- an inspiring mixed-use campus of warehousing in the Little River Business District where creatives of all types can gather en masse to show and sell their creations to the public.
Wildchild is offering a rare sneak peek behind the "wizard's curtain" in its first rummage sale. The sale will include a dynamic selection of wardrobe, costume, fabric, and awe-inspiring miscellaneous items of all kinds. The majority of items are bizarre and one-of-a-kind, ideal for the artistic and unconventional consumer. Neighboring artist Lynne Libby will be also sell a surplus of art supplies and works. In addition to the rummage sale, Wildchild will host an installation at its studio showcasing the creative team at work on a live mural painting.
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"We are very excited to open our doors and introduce the public to all of the imaginative things we do here at Wildchild World," says Blue Skye Bledsoe, the marketing and operations manager. "Our studio is an arena of remarkable theatrics that are an artist's daydream and your grandmother's worst nightmare."
Wildchild World Rummage Sale Gone Wild is today, June 11, from 5 to 10 p.m. Admission is free. Miami Iron Side Campus Collective, 7520 NE Fourth Ct., Miami. Call 224-306-9453 or visit miamiironside.com.