On Saturday, April 28th, immortals from Houston, Dallas, Austin, and beyond gathered at Avant Garden to experience the Houston Vampire Ball; an exclusive evening of dark decadence & delights craftily curated by Militia Tiamat & the Real Vampires of Houston Educational Forum to honor Houston’s Vampire Queen and newly elected Mayor of Montrose, Mariana Lemesoff.
Event held at Avant Garden Houston, organized by Militia TiamatWarning: Some images are graphic ??
“We did not want to do the same old things one might expect at your mother’s vampire ball with the type of stuff you’d typically expect” said event coordinator Militia Tiamat. Sideshow sweetheart & daring diva Marry Bleeds along with friends Skabz & Cilantro the clown performances’ included walking across and rolling in around flaming, broken glass, —taking place outside for obvious safety reasons. The sideshow aspects didn’t stop there. The Cat Chateau Manor presented their kitten-themed “Vampurr” burlesque show, bringing a nice medium between the freaky clowns and bleeding beauties.
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Via Avant Garden proprietor Mariana Lemesoff: “I am grateful to everyone who participated and visited Houston from afar and would like to extend a special thank-you to Militia Tiamat for tirelessly organizing this spectacular Vampire Ball event in celebration of the Houston underground communities and for helping to highlight the spectacular diversity of the city we call home. Everything from the music, performances, vendors, and the beautiful guests spoke to the amazing vampire, gothic, and otherkin cultures currently thriving in Houston, and we look forward to hosting many more amazing events like this one in the future.”
The Houston Vampire Ball featured more than a few of Houston’s macabre who’s who; and The Dallas Vampire court sent their King (Mike Burgess) and Queen (Rayne Drawps) to mingle among the guests in order to judge the best-dressed vampires, a more egalitarian affair than the typical pageant approaches one might see at other gothic events. The winners Ella Markovsky and Paul Willams netted prizes from Houston’s favorite curiosity shop, the Wilde Collection. Texas gothic celebrities Nubbs McGee, Warring, Ms.Modesty, Steff Overton, Pansy Craze, Aramond Sebastian VanRahamdalph, Militia Malice Tiamat, Malorie & Billy Mehaffey, Kitty Kimiko, Emily Snow, Mike Terror, Lenore Le Phenix, Chris Minamyer, Ms. Spooky Houston 2018 Valerie Hawkins, Eli Self, Adam Nelson Walker and many more were also in attendance.
Gorgeously well-heeled guests danced the night away until well after midnight to the tunes of DJs Detra Munster and Shane Black while sipping on signature vampire cocktails and elevated eats by Sinsations Cheesecakes. Read more: