Kostume Kult and the Alt. Oscars

As a rule, I usually plug myself into any good costume news or whatnot as much as possible. And, while this proverbial needle goes right to my creative jugular, it can still be hard to find a good event that’s worthy of a coveted spot on my Outlook calendar. Then again, I didn’t belong to Kostume Kult. Then again, that’s until now.

Kostume Kult came to my attention as I was searching Google Groups for like-minded costume nuts. When I was accepted to the group (thanks, guys), I noticed their about me page. The creed went a little something like this:

We are a costume artist & event group that has BIG FUN creating costume themed events and street theater spectacles. We invite all creative party people and overgrown kids to join us.

Perfect. You don’t need to tell me twice. I found the group, went to the homepage, and eventually stumbled upon an event they’re hosting up in NYC later this month.


The event is called “Alt. Oscar” and it looks to be some kind of mock awards show for costumes. It sounds like it’s a big deal, so it has to be worth the time. After looking through it, I found another site for the event hosting all kinds of information and even video. It sounds like a bash not worth missing.

If you’re local and into it, you need to stop by the place. We’ll check back to see what’s up and try to get some follow up to the whole thing. In the meantime, click over.


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3 Responses to Kostume Kult and the Alt. Oscars

  1. Chanukah Chicken says:

    I have been to the last two Alty’s This is one of the best parties of the year, the level of creativity, schtick and costuming is astounding. What is also nice about this event is that it has an upscale appeal. Those not in ridiculous outfits like BrokeBack Kong or that creepy thing from Pan’s Labyrinth are dressed to the nines in tuxes and/or evening gowns and come as their own celebrity.

    Here’s a video from the first year’s event. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aj5AL0-OyJo The red carpet interviews are a riot. I was the March of the Penguin at 0:39.


  2. Groovehoops says:

    WOW THAT Sounds like an amazing event. What a great mix of event & party & absurdity. I will defiantly be there!

  3. Loren says:

    The Alt.Oscars is a fun bash. Lots of celebrity parodies, imaginary celebrities, creativity, and an all-around great atmosphere. Here are some pics I took at last years:

    And the year before:

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