The Endless Night Vampire Ball events are formal masquerade balls and 99% of the event’s quality, character and spirit are within the costume centered dresscode.
To insure the quality of the event and the experience of our patrons THIS POLICY INCLUDES ALL PATRONS, KREWE, PERFORMERS, VENDORS, PRESS, PHOTOGRAPHERS AND GUESTS. NO EXCEPTIONS. Essential club personal such as security, bartenders, sound persons, cashiers, etc. are requested to join in as well. We consider this like going to a state diplomatic affair, underground Venetian Ball in Carnival or attending a proper wedding.
One media person asked “how many performers do you have?, Our impressario replied; How many tickets did we sell?!” Some patrons make their costumes, others have them made and yet others mix and match, creativity is the key.
What is most important is the dress code is about respect, contribution to the enviroment and a mental preparation for the ball to build collective excitement. To come out of dress code without even making an effort is disrespectful and rude to those who made an effort. We are an inclusive experience which everyone should be the star and are not a “spectator’s sport” to enter you must participate, to participate begins with costumes!
Check out the Endless Night Galleries for examples and inspiration of what to wear;
Motifs are examples of style and genre which each individual participant comes to the Ball…
Fangs and masks are highly encouraged but NOT required.
The following are a few example styles of motifs for patrons of the ENVB, not in any particular order, feel free to mix and match your Motifs according to the them, your personal interests and what you want to express;
Venetian Masque Carnivale, Steampunk, Cosplay, Latex, Gothic, Napoleonic, Horror, Medical, Mad Scientist, Fairy Tales, Zombies, Post-Apocalyptic, Cyberpunk, Drag, Angelic / Demonic, Opera / Black Tie, Moulin Rouge, Boudoir, Victorian, Medieval, Burlesque, Rocktar, Baroque, Witch, Pagan, Norse, Ancient Egyptian, Uniforms, Sci Fi, Fantasy or Formal Western!
NO (we are serious) t-shirts, casual street wear, blue jeans, wife beater shirts, Racist symbols, sportswear, street wear, sneakers, etc. Unless you are changing in the cloak room and have you cloths in a bad you will be refused Entry WILL BE REFUSED WITHOUT REFUND.
Some of the best costumes are created by those who wear them, again check the galleries and be creative, look for inspiration, develop yourself and evolve!
We LOVE to support underground designers who produce the most amazing vampire couture. This is not the cheesy off the rack stuff but the best quality you can get. Here are some of our friends and designers.
Masquerade Artisan E.L. Downey – http://www.masqueradeartisan.com
New Orleans Masks - http://www.neworleansmasks.com
Gentleman’s Emporium - http://www.gentlemansemporium.com
Azraelle’s Accomplice (TX) - http://azacclothingcouture.com
Steampunk Emporium - http://www.steampunkemporium.com
Gothic Renaissance (NYC) - http://www.trashydiva.com
Black Norns (France) - http://www.etsy.com/shop/blacknorns
DeMask – http://www.demask.com
Vampyre Couture (Croatia) – http://www.Noir-Shapes.net
Chivalry Sports – http://www.renstore.comBoutique du Vampyre (New Orleans) – http://www.feelthebite.com
Bibian Blue (Barcelona) - http://www.bibianblue.com
House of Harlot (UK) - http://www.house-of-harlot.com
Dark Garden Corsetry (San Fran) - http://www.darkgarden.net
Lady Lucie (UK) - http://www.ladylucie.com