Fashion, Costumes, Music, and Charity make for a pretty complete Halloween. It was an event that showcased all kinds of local talent, collaboration and dedication. It’s the kind of thing that makes me proud to be part of this scene.
The pictures speak for themselves here but you should know about all of the hard work and good intentions behind the fun. Sophistafunk singer Jack Brown said the goal was teaming up to make it a party everyone wanted to come to. But there’s more…The team consisted of the Funk ‘n Waffles staff, Shannon Fleming and Marisa Fusco (S&M Creations) with a hair and makeup crew including Rachael Keresey, Natalee McGowan and Marcela Tobar. Freaky Fashion Show + Sophistafunk = a high energy unique event we are all proud of. I was lucky enough to be one of their models. Thank you to Jessica P. Montgomery for many of these photos! Shannon is so generous and always wants to give back to the community with events she’s involved in. This event raised over $1,000 for PEACE, Inc.
Drummer, Eman Washington, told the band he had some criteria in order to agree to a Halloween show: 1. It had to be on actual Halloween. 2. It had to be more than just a show. 3. They had to go all out. Check. Check. Check. Mission accomplished. S&M Creations made sure the guys in the band got as much attention as the other models. Tommy Weeks, saxophonist, was able to get back for the show. Jess Novak modeled and joined the band with her fiddle in hand. I’m not sure which band member had the best costume but they were all really into it. The number of accessories was amazing. There was also a costume contest for the fans to get involved. It wasn’t just a show. It was a party and I have word that it could happen again.