Monday, March 19, 2012

Kostume Kult presents Horned Ball 2012 ARKK

Spring is upon us and as the ground thaws (not that it was ever really frozen this winter) the animals will awake from hibernation and begin the spring ritual of finding a suitable mate. But Wait! What is this? A foreboding storm approaches and threatens all living kind!! Their only hope is a man (some say he's crazy) and his epic ark. Built to last 40 days and nights of deluge this vessel will bring the animals 2 by 2 safely to dry land. So put on your fuzzy ears, tails, horns, and scales and party with Noah on the Party Arkk!!

Kostume Kult presents
Horned Ball 2012

The Bells Doth Toll for 2012. Storms Multiply, Waters Rise and Life on Earth teeters. On Friday, April 13th Kostume Kult prepares for the Apocalypse with an Arkk of Epic Contortions. Gather all ye Critters - Horned, Fuzzy and Frisky ones all. 2-by-2, 3-by-3 and all combinations thereof. Cross-Breeding Is Encouraged as we endeavor to make the Future a More Interesting Place... Your DNA is requested.


FRIDAY, APRIL 13th 9pm til 5am

261 Driggs Ave
Greenpoint, Brooklyn 11222
(between Eckford and Leonard nearest to the
Nassau Ave G Train or the Bedford Ave L train)

Photo: Guest of a Guest

TICKETS available now
$20 limited tier-one presale *will sell out soon*
$25/ second tier presale
$30/ door (in costume)
Drink and food specials all night

RSVP on the event Facebook page.

2012's THEME
Bibiblical Apocalypse Meets Spring Rebirth. A Bacchanal with Imminent Peril and Maximal Sexiness... Cometh to Brooklyn, bow down to Yahweh and beware the gaze of his laser beam eyes. Judgement day is upon us.

DJs in two rooms including:
MLE (Denver)
Everyday (PEX / Playloop, Philly)
Jerad Hioki (Kostume Kult, Roundi Music, Tahoe)
Boris "Burning Elf" (Kostume Kult, Toad, NYC)
Tektite (Vitamin B, NYC)
Shaggy (Disorient / Space Pirates, Philly)
Higher Nebulae (NYC)
Mystika (Disorient, NYC/Philly)

Photo: TimeOut New York

Horned Toad!
Petting Zoo
Cross-Breeding Shadow Puppet Theater
Live Critter Shuffleboard
Kruise Directives
And the return of the G(wr)ong Show!
Much more soon!

The 8th annual Horned Ball is Kostume Kult's longest running Burning Man camp fundraiser. Every year HB is a riot of Horns and other Costumery as the animals stir and break free of winter sluggishness. Play along with this year's theme or do something completely different. Individuality, absurdity and your unique style is celebrated in an environment where all who make an effort are welcome. With past themes being Paleolithikk (2010) and Road to Valhalla (2011) note that, every year, there is a different Horned spin and patron god. Many play along, others chart their own path. All are welcome.

Warsaw is a big venue with three rooms, a main stage, balcony and many corners to decorate. If you are interested to supply art, an activity or to otherwise volunteer, click HERE.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Leprecon NYC 2012 and Leprechauns Against Boring Parades Protest

This Saturday, March 17th please join Patty the Leprechaun, Spanky O’Monkey, Laney McLooney and whomever else is feeling the green… That's right, with St Patty's Day being on a Saturday that means the annual bar-crawl is on the SAME DAY as the Saint Patrick's Day Parade and the mayhem should be tremendous.

From 11am-1ish, Please come come cheer on the parade marchers as “Leprechauns Against Boring Parades” in protest of the fact (yes it is true) that the parade organizers – The Ancient Order of Hibernians – do not allow Costumes (or gay groups) to march in the Parade. Under the flag of “Artists for Inclusion” please join us and bring mock-serious protest signs to waive at the battalions of cops, veterans, firefighters and random political groups who march by. The hilarious part is that everyone in the parade loves us but the Hibernians get really angry when the marchers “break ranks” to come take pics with us… At 11am sharp, every major NY area politician marches by so DO NOT BE LATE or you will miss the incredulous reactions of Mayor Bloomberg and a legion of pandering politicians! And beware, protest corral location is usually in this spot but... ya never know... So if not there look around for us--- we wont be far.

So come in all forms of green, facepaints or as any Irish, Gaelic or Celtic critter... Be a Banshee, Faerie or a red-bearded Leprechuan. Be something completely different but come out and be prepared to celebrate this day in "traditional fashion" ;) and BRING SILLY SIGNS...

Let the Leprechauns March!
Magically Delicious, Tragically Oppressed!
Don't Drop the Irish Spring!


(whenever we get too bored of the parade... Or too thirsty)

The Con begins and will will roam the streets looking for bars that are not too packed. The Carriage House: 219 East 59th Street (betw 2nd and 3rd Aves) is a close option but we will want to go south, hopping from bar-bar bringing Irishy Cheers...

If anyone has good bars to suggest or wants to help organize please chime in... Where should we go ??? Visit the Facebook event page to suggest locations.

Check out video from Gothamist

Photos from Costume Network
Radio Spot from NPR