Horned Ball 2016

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Kostume Kult Presents

— Horned Ball 2016 —
20,000 Horns Under The Sea

Saturday 4.9.16
9pm to 5am
Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St., NYC

This April, please join Kostume Kult for our largest ever horned spring bacchanal. Channeling Jules Verne, this year we plunge into the sea with a steampunk adventure to the Lost City of Aquatis populated by a wild variety of strange and interesting HORNED creatures…


Buy Now at: http://bit.ly/HornedBallNYC
Tickets Tiers: $40/ 50 (Earlier Tier $30 sold out)
$60 at door (if available)
Drink Specials all night



This April, please join Kostume Kult for our largest ever horned spring bacchanal ever! Channeling Jules Verne, on April 9th we plunge into the sea with a steampunk adventure to the Lost City of Aquatis and its wild variety of sexy and strange HORNED creatures… And our Philly friends Space Pirates!


While HORNS of any type will suffice, to play along with this year’s theme, come as steampunk explorer, horny pirate, merfolk, aquatic retro-futuristic, bizarro deep-sea, mesozoic oceania, tentacles, leviathans, krakens or anything with horns, spikes or tusks. Jules Verne wrote both ‘20,000 Leagues Under the Sea’ and ‘Journey to the Center of the Earth’… We mash them together with artistic license and many questionable choices… WITH YOUR HELP!


DJs in 3 rooms on 2 floors spinning all the open water flavors:
Nauti-House, Fishy-Funk and Deepsea Bass!

** The Flying Marlin Room (Nauti-Deep-Tech-House) **
The Scumfrog
Kellam (Trifucta/Entrada/Access Underground)
Milk (Kostume Kult/ Binative)

** The Space Pirates Room (Deepsea Bass) **
Subset (BASSment Saturdays, Study Group)
Sequoia (Mischief/Meso Creso – DC)
Captain Shaggy2K (Space Pirates/Disorient – Philly)
Elixir (Space Pirates/Disorient – Philly)
STLTZ (Space Pirates/Disorient – Philly)
KDubz (Space Pirates – Philly)

** The DEEP NYC Sunken Ship Room (Fishy-Funk) **
David Kiss
Luka Tacon

PERFORMANCES (before midnight)

Dark Cabaret Musician Aurelio Voltaire

Wild Women Of Planet Wongo

Liah Alonso

The Mating Game Returns

Aqua-Fashion Show (around 1am)


Neptune’s SeaTrap
El Pulpo Fantastico
Coral Boob Reef
Mermaid Fishbowl
Seahorse Stampede
Clocks & Cogs
Tentacle Girl
KKoral Flora
Sunken Pirate Flags
Let Loose the BuKKraken!
Live Painting with Tico Chango
Body Painting by numerous artitsts
*Propose Something*






Producers: Marianna Grace & Ema Takeda
Decor: Gabrielle Myst & Joanne H.
Volunteer Coordinators: Stacey Wrangler & Eliza Spear
Music Curation: Milk & David Kiss
Performances: Ema Takeda Mating Game
Fashion Show: Christopher Hardwick
Photography: Tom Egan
Flyer: Matty Weiss
Ticketing issues: tickets@kostumekult.com


Kostume Kult is part of the Burning Man community which takes to heart the spirit behind Burning Man’s ten principles embodying playful fun, inclusiveness and radical expression, amongst others. (full list: http://burningman.org/culture/philosophical-center/10-principles/). Ours is a safe space where we welcome new people while warning everyone to *respect boundaries* and *ask first* whenever photographing or flirting.


Horned Ball is the longest running event of the Kostume Kult arts collective (Costume Cultural Society), a non-profit arts org supporting costume art, street theater and mad fun while bringing wonderful people together. Horned Ball is Kostume Kult’s first of three official Burning Man camp fundraisers also including Black & Light Ball (5.19.16) and Freakkshow (late July). With the three events vibed Geek, Chic and Freak, respectively, HB is the most fantastical where all themes are set in fantasy realms as spring bacchanalias with the animals shaking off winter slumber with itchy horns and the urge to dance! Horned Ball is a safe space where all are welcome while warning everyone to *respect boundaries* and *ask first* whenever photographing or flirting… And quickly report creeps! (We have a zero-tolerance policy).

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