On Sunday, February 27th, NY’s most colorful Oscar Party is here again…

The 5th Annual Alt.Oscars

Awards Event & Dance Party

Presale Over
$20 Tix at door
Food & Drink Specials all night

On Oscar Night, Sunday, February 27th
please join the Costume Cultural Society (Kostume Kult's upscale persona) and many fabulous friends on
NYC's most outrageous Red Carpet!

Featuring Oscar Viewing in multiple rooms, the Infamous Alty Awards Ceremonies, an Interactive Red Carpet where all are welcome to participate and a late night Dance Party with DJ's spinning during the commercials and after the show.

See the Alty Awards upstairs in the Main Room or Listen to every word of the Hollywood Oscars Downstairs

Sunday, February 27th
6pm to 2am+
Soiree & Crash Mansion
199 Bowery at Spring Street
Manhattan, NYC
(Two venues linked together
for two floors of Oscar fun!)

Dress: Film Character, Pop Culture Icon,
Inspired Eccentric, Creative Black Tie or
Star-Struck Paparazzi...

Alty Awards for Best Celebrity (delusions of grandeur and temper tantrums encouraged!), Best Costumes (from a recent or past film), Technical Direction (costumes with tech in them) and Lifetime Achievement (real or imagined)... Alty Juniors for feats of brilliance and absurdity.

Talent: MC Christopher, Red Carpet Hosts Jill Spanos and Gage Cass, DJs Boris Burning Elf, Jonathan, Mic Rage, Disorient's The Bass and YOU showing Hollywood how New York has Twice the Glamor and Three Times the Fun! Swan vs Swan Lake performance and shenanigans by the Spy Swans, Backstage Photobooth by Logan Grendel.

Oscar Pool: Get there before 8pm and get some skin in the game! Prizes include gift certificates from Halloween Adventure and other special VIP favors...

PAPARAZZI? Photographers, Video or Press? If you would like to be an official paparazzi or videographer (and get your all-access laminate) please contact producer Irene (ikmalatesta@gmail.com).

Past Alt.Oscar Glamour:
2010 Alt.Oscar gallery
Promo Video from year one/2006

The story behind the Alties:
Whereas Hollywood caters to "Celebrity Culture", the Alties advocates "Participatory Culture" where there are no VIP areas, where the velvet rope is open to anyone who makes an effort and where drinks and food are affordable to all. We enjoy the style of the Oscars and pay homage to all the actors and filmmakers but with our own New York City attitude!

About Costume Cultural Society:
Costume Cultural Society is a non-profit program that advocates costuming and participatory art forms and is the parent organization for the Kostume Kult arts collective which hosts some of the most colorful themed events in New York City today. CCS currently operates as a fiscally sponsored program of non-profit association Fractured Atlas while we pursue our own 501c3 status. Donate to CCS HERE

While you can be anything you want, below are a list of films with many style options and note that, if you are having trouble deciding, we recommend coming as either a white or black swan for a whimsical night of "Swan vs Swan" shenanigans and a "Swan vs Swan Lake" stage presentation where we mix in elements of this years Black Swan film with the classic Spy vs. Spay comic series... If interested please let Irene know at ikmalatesta@gmail.com and we may have extra tutus and wings!

127 Hours - Dress as death-defying James Franco or the rock that squashed him
The A-Team
The Backup Plan - Pregnant JLo?
Big Money Rustlas - A Western featuring the Insane Clown Posse!
Black Swan
Burlesque - Slutty Cher, Xtina or Alan Cumming!
The Chronicles of Narnia
Client 9 - Eliot Spitzer and his girls
Country Strong - Calling Gwyneth lookalikes with guitars
Despicable Me - An evil supervillan, adorable little girls and creepy-cute yellow cartoon minion-things
The Twilight Saga - Eclipse
The Expendables
The Fighter - Be a boxer or a crackhead!
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
I’m Still Here - Hip-hop Joaquin Phoenix
Inception - Dream travellers
Iron Man 2
The Karate Kid
Let Me In - Creepy vampire kids...
A Nightmare on Elm Street - Freddy Kruger is back!
Piranha 3-D
Resident Evil
Robin Hood
Salt - Assassin Angelina Jolie
Sex and the City 2
The Social Network
Tangled - An animated Rapunzel retelling
Toy Story 3
TRON Legacy
True Grit
Wall Street - Money Never Sleeps
The Wolfman - Benicio del Toro gets hairy and scary
Yogi Bear - Because we know you have a bear suit

Our friends at Halloween Adventure are sponsoring our Oscar pool with pricey gift certificates and offering an Alt.Oscar discount at their store at 104 Fourth Avenue, between 11th and 12th streets...