We should all embrace the art of living and most artists don’t want to live a beige life even if they like the color that is so close to flesh tones. For a pre-Halloween dress up, go where lovers of arts will be although there will definitely be less flashing of flesh in the flesh (but more on the walls): LACMA’s tenth annual Muse Costume Ball this Saturday, October 26, 2013 at LACMA.


This will certainly be a more dignified event then say a walk on the wild side of West Hollywood where the streets will be clogged and some costumes to flagrantly flamingly fey that even the firemen won’t be able to put out the fire.  The costumes at LACMA must be PG-13, but expect some fine examples of Hollywood makeup because the prizes are to die for.

Guests are invited to take part in the annual costume contest with categories including:

  1. Best Black-and-White Costume
  2. Best Classic Movie Monster
  3. Best Ghost of Hollywood Past.

The judging panel features costume designer, Judianna Makovsky of “The Hunger Games” and “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” fame to the competition should be fierce.  The prizes are worth fighting for: yearlong membership to LACMA, local event tickets from the Geffen Playhouse and Cirque du Soleil, Johnson Hartig for Libertine Wear LACMA tote and tee, gift certificate to Patina restaurants at LACMA, and more!

So let your inner fashionista loose, practice that runway walk with some battitude or bitchitude and get ready to rock.

Be ready to make your grand entrance from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.  From 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. you get to listen to the live music of Clairy Browne and the Bangin’ Rackettes.

From 10 p.m. it is the costume contest.

From 10:30 p.m.,  you’ll have to haunt the third-floor gallery space of BCAM for an after-part with live horror installations by Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group, dancing and DJ set by Theophilus London.

The evening also offers exclusive access to the museum’s special exhibitions See the Light–Photography, Perception, Cognition: The Marjorie and Leonard Vernon Collection and John Divola: As Far As I Could Get; and Bruce Nauman’s For Beginners; Chris Burden’s Metropolis II; Richard Serra’s Band; and LACMA’s modern galleries.

Additionally, guests can enjoy a pop-up supper club by LACMA Executive Chef Jason Fullilove featuring gourmet plates for purchase (until midnight).

WHEN: Saturday, October 26, 2013, 8 pm–1 am

WHERE: 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036

ADMISSION: $60 Muse members, $80 LACMA members, $100 general public.

Tickets include admission, two drink tickets, and parking in the Pritzker Parking Garage (located on 6th Street).

To purchase tickets, visit lacma.org, call 323 857-6010, or visit a LACMA Ticket Office in person.