Even amidst the last minute madness of festival preparation, TIFF continues to honour its year-round remit of promoting Canadian filmmaking talent. Their latest Lightbox installation is Otherworldly, a free exhibition that literally spotlights the best in Canadian costume design. Presented in association with CAFTCAD, it opened this weekend, and will occupy TIFF’s Canadian Film Gallery through March 2012. With pieces ranging from zombie neck stumps made to measure for George A. Romero, to the pompom’d headpiece designed for Heath Ledger’s final performance, it’s informative fun for the film-loving fam, and will make for an ideal mid-fest pit stop. As Director of TIFF’s Film Reference Library, Otherworldly curator Sylvia Frank has culled a selection artifacts from fantasy, sci-fi, and horror features, both domestic and cross-border. Canada has long been a hotbed for outsourced Hollywood productions, not only as a passable facsimile for the US, but also for the skill and craft of local production crews. Otherworldly aims to highlight the latter, and, in the process, reveal some behind-the-scenes tricks of the trade.