If you need some Halloween costume inspiration, check out the wealth of architecture-themed getups seen at last year's Storefront for Art and Architecture All Hallow's Eve bash. Centered around a theme of banality -- an architect's worst nightmare -- the party challenged designers to create some of the most clever outfits we've seen yet. Flip through the photo gallery to get some costume ideas of your own and don't miss this year's Storefront Halloween Party on October 31st.
Stormy weather couldn’t keep guests away from dressing to the nines and traveling to the West Village where they entered a fantastical room filled with Christian Wassman air dressing balloons and Fellini’s 8 1/2 playing along the walls. Banality themed costumes ranged from the mundane like stick figures, scale models, an X-acto knife, to an architect’s evil challenges like sheet rock, critical mass, and greedy profiteers. Architizer CEO Marc Kushner attended the festivities dressed as a Photoshop lasso tool, and there were even a couple iconic King Kong and Empire State Building duos, including Bjarke Ingles as a King Kong.
Though there was a live competition the night of the party, votes are still being collected for the people’s choice favorite costume online. Prizes include a print by architectural photographer Dean Kaufman, a print by Madelon Vriesendrop, a drawing by Ryue Nishizawa, and a year long membership to Storefront. Vote for your favorite costume HERE until November 11th!
Founded in 1982, Storefront for Art and Architecture is a non-profit that promotes innovation in architecture and design through lectures, exhibitions, film screenings, and conferences. It is a public forum for young and creative voices to be heard and respected. Storefront not only knows how to generate dialogue and support for young and contemporary design, but they can throw a heck of a party, too!
images via Storefront for Art and Architecture