Thursday, July 19, 2012

FreaKKshow IV Saturday July 28th, 2012

Our annual circus themed, Burning Man camp fundraiser and all night dance party in an historic Broadway Theater

Saturday, July 28th

Liberty Theater (Est. 1904)
234 West 41st Street betw 7th & 8th Aves
Midtown Manhattan


1st tier - $20 + fee (limited)
2nd tier - $25 fee waived
Door - $30 Freakky, $40 Normal
Drink specials and food available all night

An ode to Ray Bradbury's Dark Carnival novel, "Something Wicked This Way Comes" about a twisted, traveling carnival and its ringleader, Mr. Dark. A good vs. evil story with normal people being tempted into a wicked carnival life…  Now, Kostume Kult beckons you into an artistic life, encouraging you towards your freakiest carny best and a wonderful creative community.

STYLE:  Dark Carnival, Circus Sideshow, Sexy Showgirl, Animal-Faced Humans, Bad Klowns, Misfortune Tellers, Toothless Huxsters, Contortionists, Evil Magicians, Body Art and more...  Be a player in our multi-ringed circus, produce your own sideshow attraction or game of chance... Characters from the Bradbury novel include: Mr. Dark - a sinister showman with tattoos for each person he has tempted into the carnival, the Dust Witch - A blind soothsayer-magician and Tom the lightning rod salesman turned insane dwarf. Invent new characters for this interactive remake and STEP RIGHT THIS WAY! into our Karny life!

DJ Duos spinning fantastically freakky sets including:
- Alex Funk (Kostume kult, Garden of Heathens) with Boris Burning Elf (Kostume Kult, Toad, NYC)
- "Jewmanji" featuring DK (Kostume Kult, Toad, NYC) with EZ (Space Pirates, Disorient, Philly)
- Deep C (Adults at Play & Bangarang!, Philly) and Nate Dark (Bangarang! Philly)

ARTISTS and PERFORMERS... Full list TBA soon.
To Include:
Performers and Sideshows throughout
Feats of Strength and Absurdity
Multiple video projections throughout this spectacular space
Body Painters
Outsider, Insider and Undersider Artists of all ilks

To propose art, a performance or a sideshow: 

Want to Volunteer?

Monday, July 2, 2012

Baby Halloween Costume Ideas

I can't wait to have some kids mainly because before they learn to talk and thus protest, I can dress them up as whatever I want for Halloween!

When it comes to making your own baby costume, felt is probably your best bet. Cheap, easy to modify yourself and comfy to allow freedom of napping during your Trick or Treat stroll around the neighborhood to show those darn cute kids off. Check out this sweet little owl costume from Martha Stewart. Owls are EVERYWHERE in kids stuff. There are lots of good ideas on her site if you are the crafty type.

Here is a very simple tutorial for a No-Sew Infant Parrot costume. Best of all the feathers and wings are in the back so your baby will probably not even notice that they are wearing an adorable costume!

Not everyone has time to dust off the old sewing machine or glue gun though. Recently I came across a very cute site called Chasing Fireflies. Their costumes are on the pricey side, but your kid will be one in a million in their adorable tree frog costume.

Another unique option is finding kids costumes on Let someone else do the heavy crafting and then reap all the compliments! Just make sure you order early to allow plenty of time for the seller to ship and always read entire listing carefully, especially if it is your first time using Etsy. The variety of handmade and unique items on Etsy is endless. A close friend of mine makes the MOST adorable crocheted mermaid tails for infants. Her shop is called Willows Garden and is filled with the cutest crocheted baby photo props and hats.

Full disclosure: I do not have kids yet and these are just suggestions that I think would work. When I have kids I will be dressing them as something so freakin cute for Halloween.