The weather was terrible all day long with a mix of pouring rain, sleet, and snow, but we managed to throw some costumes together and make our way into the city to shoot this fun event. When we arrived outside the West Soho club, a long line of shivering guests under umbrellas was waiting outside to be let into the party. We were told to knock on a side door to be let into the press check-in area. After fighting our way through the crowd, we managed to get in and get our orange leopard print wristbands. The coat check line was ridiculously long, but luckily we found somewhere else to stash our coats and equipment.
We walked into a huge 15,000 square foot space with 20 foot ceilings and concrete floors. The room was lit up with red lights and ghoulish images were being projected on the walls. DJ Marvilous and Tyger Lilly were spinning the beats and hundreds of guests were dancing and having a great time. Full open bars were set up around the room to justify the event’s ticket fee and a VIP room was set up on one end of the room where table service was being provided.
We saw so many awesome costumes this year! Everything from the traditional angel and devil, Catwoman, flappers, fairy tale characters, and can-can girls to the super creative like a disco ball, “the other 99%”, Double Dare contestants, Zipperface, Boardwalk Empire’s Richard Harrow, and a plastic surgery patient gone bad! People seemed to love posing for pictures with their friends and we were able to give out so many business cards! Everyone was drinking and dancing and some games of limbo even broke out!
The party raged on until 2am at which time everyone formed another crazy long line for the coat check. We’re not really sure what was going on with the retrieval of the coats, but it seemed like the crowd was getting pretty upset about something. We got out of there just in time apparently because the cops showed up after we got back to the car!
Anyway, despite that little hiccup, this was definitely one of the coolest events we’ve shot this year. It was fun to dress up and spend Halloween in NYC! Were you at the party with us? Check out all the photos here and drop us some comments!