Monday, December 8, 2014

NYC Santacon is Saturday December 13th 2014

As a veteran of many Santacons past and a featured costumer on Buzzfeed's 31 DIY Costume Ideas to Rock for Santacon (Hint I'm #16), I've watch the event grow and change into the massive happening it is these days. While its loved by participants and hated by neighborhood watches it will go on this year on Saturday December 13th beginning at 10am. Here are a few thoughts on what Santacon was intended to be and how you should NOT behave at Santacon. 

We're all in this together. #dontscroogesantacon
Santacon is a special once a year holiday event. It was not created by a marketing company and never sponsored by a soft drink. It's a social happening. It's a gathering of festive people to share a Christmas experience through costumes and merriment. Santa wants the creative spirit of this event to live on and keep growing forever so do your part to make sure the magic continues.

Don't let the excitement of Santacon get the best of you! Here are a few things to keep in mind as we get ready to celebrate this most special event in Santa's favorite city. Keep your naughty list behavior in check. Your fantastic festive outfit should NOT include a brown paper bag. Remind all the elves in your party that we are here to spread cheer not litter. Children stop believing too early these days and we are Santa's merry representatives. Make the old jolly fellow proud! Pause and think, "What would Santa do?". Kids will want to interact with you. Please engage with them but remember to use kid-friendly language and never elude to the fact that Santa may not be real. While we may act like we are frolicking up in the North Pole we are in fact still very much in the real world, a world that is experiencing real world problems right now. Please follow ALL laws and be kind and respectful to ALL law enforcement and venue security personnel. Santa doesn't need to remind you that bathrooms are the only place you should be relieving yourself at Santacon. A public urination ticket is the ultimate lump of coal in your stocking. Take a break to feed the reindeer! Refuel the sleigh and your stomach as they day goes on. Ho-Ho-Hydrate! Follow these easy guidelines and your Santacon will be the merriest yet!

Think back to the feelings of magic and crazy excitement Christmas brought to you as a child. Santacon is about recapturing the mystery and wonder of Santa you felt when you still believed. Santacon is about playing good old fashioned reindeer games, singing Christmas carols, giving gifts and spreading whimsy. Santacon is a way to kick your holiday cheer up a notch and share the spirit with NYC. So spread the joy and enjoy all the smiles you will create. Happy Santacon!!

Start location is not announced until the night before. That means Friday December 12th. 
For location Updates follow Santa on twitter for location updates by Texting "follow santacon" to 40404.
Yes, you must wear a costume.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Halloween Cooking!

Stuffed Jack-O-Lantern Bell Peppers

Well this is adorable! Click here for recipe.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Spooky Cool Fake Eyelashes for Halloween

I spotted these lashes on twitter today and thought I would share them. Most cobweb lashes are too heavy and inflexible to work well and look good but these look really delicate and pretty!

They are made by Eylure and be found at where they cost $12 and there is currently free shipping!

Zombiecon 2014 NYC is Saturday Oct 18

Zombies just can't get enough of NYC so this Saturday October 18th 2014 the end is near when the four zombie horsemen of the apocalypse descend on the Lower East Side to eat the brains of what is left of the bohemians and beatniks. Join up for some fun and day drinking.

Zombiecon #10

The Four Zombies of the Apocalypse are on the move… With Disease, Environmental Degradation, Greed and extremist Death Cults all converging as never before, the kingdom of the undead is assured.

Saturday, October 18th11:30 am til Night Downtown ManhattanStart location announced to all who RSVP

Starting Lower East Side (Bloody Mary brunch drink/food specials), with several excellent venues, great DJs, drink specials all day/night and hookah… And the Zombie Bawl afterparty in the East Village. Coming from the start is always the best… Arrive 1130 or earlier for zombie makeovers, we leave first venue promptly at 1:30.

THEME: All zombies of any kind are welcome while all are encouraged to play along with the theme. Religious Extremism, Climate Catastrophe, Plague or Gluttony… War, Famine, Pestilence and Conquest… Blblical End Times with a side of juicy, juicy brains… As always, we encourage interesting signage and zombie makeup or other costuming is required. Gawkers will be beheaded.

ABOUT: Zombiecon NYC was the first big zombie walk and maintains its uniqueness with themes and culture jamming. We urge all to participate while staying safe and "leaving no trace" at all venues we visit. We are part of a bigger community with many year-around events with more info at





Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Kostume Kult presents Black & Light Ball 2014 : Haute Kulture May 10, 2014

As we roll into what we burners call Pre-Burn season (nobody calls it that) its time once again for our classiest of affairs known as the Black & Light Ball! A very cool, very UV reactive event featuring all the high class, upper crust costumers of the NYC area. All are invited, all are welcome, all are black lit for an evening of fun, art, dancing and glowing good times.

Check out the event page for more details and to buy TICKETS. Getting them early not only gets your a better price (CHEAPER) but it also ensures you will not be left outside the doors while the party glows on into the night at our venue in Manhattan

Once again we have searched near and far to bring the best DJs possible for this special event.
DJs in two rooms include:
Matt Hardinge (Motek)
Soul Mob (Ospina Digital/Slur/Worship/Soul Mob Productions)
WhiteOwlJaguar (Disco Fist/Talon & Claw)
Rhenalt (Rebel Eye/Nervous)

Tektite (Vitamin B/Blackbird Squadron)
Beatkitty (Kostume Kult/Kismet)
Havok (Osiris/Snap Music)
Jeffrey Dommer (NYC Tribe/Fire Triangle)

Now you are excited! What do I wear??!? Don't panic. I'm hear to help you through this. There is a world of UV reactive materials to make a costume with and above all we just want you to come enjoy the fun.

Here are some things I have found glow very well in black light and can be used for costumes:
Fluorescent yarn (Red Heart brand) The pink glows like crazy.
Neon Poster board (Dollar store- CHA-CHING!)
Neon craft paint (mini bottles at Michael's are about $1 each. Use multiple coats for better results)
Neon zip ties (Home Depot)

So go on an inspirational shopping trip and don't get over whelmed. Start with a hat or a blazer from the thrift store. Get crafty. Use your glue gun! Here are some photos from past Black & Light Balls. Hehe Balls.
Check out my Pinterest board for costume & makeup inspiration.

Black & Light Ball is Kostume Kult's springtime Burning Man fund raiser for our theme camp. We appreciate you coming out to have a great time and help us spread the costume love at the burn this year.

Love and Glow Sticks,

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Kostume Kult presents Horned Ball 10: Red Planet 4.4.14

Kostume Kult Presents
A Retro-Futuristic Martian Fantasy-Scape

CREDITS: Collaged elements from Boris Vallejo, Joe Jusko and
John Carter of Mars & Jane Fonda 

A place of lost legends, the 5th planet once teemed with strange life
and great civilization.  Our galaxy's first eden which came of age
whilst earth wriggled with earliest life.  An alien place where
intelligent beings mixed with savage, horned beasts.  Aqueducts
crisscrossed the surface while cave cities grew underground.
Some believe that life still remains... Biding its time.

In the tradition of artists Frank Frazetta, Boris Vallejo, Joe Jusko
and others, this year we present a place of otherworldly evolution,
fierce costumery and unapologetic hotness. In this lesser gravity --
jump higher, dance harder and last longer. It's the 10th Annual
Horned Ball and the countdown is on...

Friday, 4.4.14
9pm to 5am

96 Lafayette Street
Betw. Walker and White
Tribeca, NYC

Buy Online
Presale Tiers: $20 / $25 / $30
Door $40/stylish, $50 normal

ART THEME: Barbarella Safari, Extra Terrestrial Evolution, Buff Warrior,
Arrakis Spicey, Alien Tribal, Future Punk and ANYTHING IN
HORNS! Heinlein, Bradbury, John Carter and HG Wells will be in


DJs on two floors with top sound systems:
ShOOey (Space Cowboys)
Boris Burning Elf (Kostume Kult/ TOAD)
Groovecreator (Ph Recordings)
Milk (Kostume Kult/Geoxie United)
More TBA soon

VJs Krunch and Metal Tiger

ART & ACTIVITIES:  Got Art or a Crazy Idea? Please sign up below.

PERFORMANCES:  *Please get involved* with an extra Horny production of
Karaoke Karabret, Hosted by MC Christopher and Featuring Cali
Fornication & Fluffer The Klown.  Perform your best bit, but prepared
to be tickled, tortured and teased by our World Famous Celebrity
Judges.  Sign up below!

To Propose Art or Performances -
To Volunteer - . We need doers, shakers,
carpenters & crafters

Co-Producers Marz & Geoff Shearer
Decor: Gabi McGarvey
Volunteers: Eliza Spear
DJs & Audio Tech - Amanda Wotten & DJ Milk (Geo)

Make your own Malicifant style horns with this video.
Previous Horned Ball posts.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Kostume Kult presents: Horseplay Valentines Night Party 2014


Kostume Kult presents: Horseplay!

On Valetine's night we are off to the races, celebrating Love and the Year of the Horse with a frisky frolicky night of clippety clopetty fun. Neigh, Nicker and Nibble… Trot, Traipse, Mingle and Mate… Get out of your stable and onto the dance floor… Pony Playtime is at hand!

But how do I dress?
Well it's a Valentine's Day party so cupids and hearts are always welcome, but the twist is the equestrian theme! Four horsemen, My Little Pony, Fox Hunters, Jockeys (just your Jockeys), Carousel Horses, Unicorns, Pegasus, Lil' Sabastian, let your imagination run while! Dress to Impress!

Want to bring your art or performance?
This is a great opportunity to showcase your cool art or premiere your new burlesque act! 
Perhaps you could just like to help craft some decorations or you are really good at standing on ladders and hanging things! 
To Craft/Volunteer: Fill our this form to get the ball rolling and participate! 
To Propose your cool art: Fill our this form and make it happen!

How do I get in?
You gotta have a TICKET!!
The earlier you buy them the cheaper they are. Right now 1st tier tickets are just $20. 
RSVP on the Facebook event page. Ask others what they are wearing! Get excited about the DJs and great music!
Arrive at Union Square Ballroom at 27 Union Square West/16th Street at 9pm

Love and Sparkle Ponys,
Kostume Girl

Follow me on Instagram to see the progress of my Horseplay costume @kostumegirlscloset