Last month I was thinking to myself, and out loud with Alex and Major Snakes here at the FH headquarters. . . I was pondering how every year around this time I get so excited for Halloween, being my favorite holiday, yet there rarely is anything awesome to do. In fact I got a little angry about it. Too often I find myself all dressed up with nowhere to go.... IF you can relate to this, then get ready to be excited. I decided that Fabric Horse needed to throw its first ever promotional event. Since I am strictly doing Fabric Horse full time now that our store opened this summer, I deemed it worthy of a celebration.....
Fright of Fancy: Halloween Dance Party and Costume Fashion Show
Fabric Horse and Philly art stars re-do Halloween this year!
Fabric Horse (www.fabrichorse.com), Philadelphia’s premier creative design outlet for utility belts, bags, lock holsters, and urban costuming; will be throwing, “Fright of Fancy, a huge Halloween inspired fashion show and dance party on Saturday October 31st at the Latvian Society of Philadelphia. Fabric Horse owner, Carrie Collins, whose new retail space recently opened in the Piazza; has assembled the best and brightest of the Philadelphia art scene to make custom made costumes, games, prizes, and performances for an epic Halloween blowout.
“Fright of Fancy” will feature a runway Fashion show of Halloween costumes with designs from many local artists including: Topstitch Boutique, Kristen Phillips (Safari Anomalou), Carrie Collins and Alex Powell (Fabric Horse), Dave Laverdure (Club Lyfestile), Audra Phillips, Sara McCorriston, Tip Flannery (The Vaudevillains), and more. The fashion show will be hosted by Sweatheart front-woman and former Trading Spaces contestant, Rose Luardo.
All attendees who come wearing a costume will be competing for prizes in categories such as: Best Group Costume”, “Best Michael Jackson”, “Best Inanimate Object”, “Scariest Costume”, and “Most Creative Costume.” The winners will receive custom made trophies by NY-based sculptor and master mold maker Sabrina Lessard.
The night will also feature a “head through the hole” photo-booth painted and designed by Space 1026 artists Thom Lessner and Chris “Salty Snax” Kline.
Lots of party games will be on hand as well including a custom made “Zombie Brain Toss” by artist Gerik Forston (Black Floor Gallery and R.E.Load Bags), a “Bloodsucking” Blackjack table by Roland Burns (co-founder of R.E.Load Bags), and there will even be free food in a “Build Your Own Tostada Bar” by 2009 Pew-Fellowship winner Ben Peterson and custom pastries by Rebecca Flax
The dance party will feature multiple DJ’s including KurtLife (AKA Kurt Hunte from Plastic Little), Hoagie Jawns, and AJ Ready Right (AKA Andrew Jeffrey Wright, Space 1026) as well as video projections with a live green screen dance floor provided by local filmmaker Ted Passon.
There will also be a raffle where people can buy tickets to win fun prizes from Fabric Horse, Print Liberation, ReLoad Bags, Space 1026/Free News Projects, Jinxed, Luna Hair Salon, and many others.
The event will be held in the main party room of the historic Philadelphia Latvian Society at 531 N. 7th Street at 8:00pm on Saturday October 31st. Admission is $10.00 and the bar is open to individuals who are over 21. Drink specials include $2 Lionshead and $4 liquor. Presale tickets available at Fabric Horse.