October 31, 2011
Bette Midler's Day of the Dead Hulaween
Posted by Kevin Sharkey
Happy Halloween, everyone! Now that you've gotten an idea of how I dressed in costume this weekend, I wanted to share some pictures of the frock in action. On Saturday night, I had the pleasure of attending Hulaween 2011, an annual Halloween bash hosted by Bette Midler that benefits the New York Restoration Project. Decorations and dinner took cues from the evening's theme "Dia De Los Mertos" or "The Day of the Dead," and Stevie Wonder rocked the room with his famous, fabulous vocals. Enjoy the eye-candy in these pictures; there were some incredible get-ups!
1 Some wonderfully costume-clad attendees. Everyone was so creative with their outfits.
2 Martha, dressed as Motha, was a hit as always.
3 Motha and my Jared, who is dressed as Slash.
4 Daisy, Motha, and Robert Diamond (Assistant Art Director of the Martha Show)
5 Renee Fleming, opera singer, poses with Motha
6 My Jared & Daisy
7 Motha and the fabulous host, Bette Midler.
8 Motha, Bette, & my Jared
9 My Jared flanked by some serious costumes.
10 Ron Auriuna as a fly swatter and his gang of insects was so clever and hilarious! The table was hosted by Studios Architectures and Todd DeGarmo (who was dressed as a mosquito and who serves on Bette's Board of Directors). Other bugs include Mike Dees as the fly, Bill Sales as the centipede, Yetta Banks as the moth, Tracey Collins as the beetle, Paul Cassidy as the roach, Vern Evenson as the can of RAID (ha!), and Hana Getchew as the little spider. Incredible.
11 Michael Kors and Robert Diamond getting his award for best costume!
12 The winner for Best Costume!
13 Tunes from Stevie Wonder made the night so special.
14 His performance was incredible (as were the decorations)!
I hope your weekend was as spook-tacular as mine. What were some of your favorite costumes?
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