The eleventh annual Halloween Costume Ball at Los Angeles County Museum of Art was a first for me. Fabulously creative costumes, inspired by works of art or artists, filled the courtyard. Galleries were open until 1 a.m. so wandering them provided surprises when running into Van Gogh, Socrates, or Frida Kahlo. And LA's much anticipated rain was kind enough to wait until midnight; rather than dampening spirits, the downpour was cause for even more celebration.
The chandeliers provided a calm, well-lit welcome as the crowd poured in.
Yet soon the winds picked up, portending the coming rain as the band played on.
Duct tape at its finest.
These darling gals were a favorite. Kandinsky inspired (right) was in the running for a prize.
This couple kept "practicing" the pose from Alfred Eisenstadt's famous photo.
My partner in crime who loves Halloween - wouldn't have done it with out you!
The galleries were open so we "headed" into the Ahmanson to channel Vermeer.
When you go, look for this amazing antique carved Indian door on the fourth floor.