Vote for your favorite Critical Halloween costumes in Storefront for Art & Architecture’s annual competition

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Best Duo/Couple Costume “Permitted and Unpermitted” Adam Frampton and Karolina Czeczek – ONLY IF (Yuko Torihara/Storefront for Art and Architecture)

Best Duo/Couple Costume, “Permitted and Unpermitted”, Adam Frampton and Karolina Czeczek – ONLY IF. (Yuko Torihara/Storefront for Art and Architecture)

Each year, the Storefront for Art and Architecture hosts a Halloween Party in New York called “Critical Halloween.” Themes have ranged from “Corporate Avant-Garde” to “On Banality, On Metaphor,” and the costume contest is the highlight of the night, as party-goers relive the Avant-garde tradition of building fantastic architectural costumes.

This year, the theme as “DEMO-“, giving dressers-up an open field for ideas, including democracy, demolition, demographics, and even Nicholas DE MOnchaux or MaDEMOiselle.

With Halloween receding into the past, it’s time to vote for your favorite costume. Vote here and make sure to cast your vote for AN Senior Editor Matt Shaw, pictured below, and his “you figure it out,” knowledge-DEMOlishing costume non-sequitur “DEMO? I thought you said DEVO!?”

COSTUME COMPETITION PRIZES

This year the DEMO jury announced the awards at midnight. The jury was comprised of: Keller Easterling, Winka Dubbeldam, Andres Jaque, and Beatrice Galilee. The jury awarded seven prizes in the following categories:

(Yuko Torihara/Storefront for Art and Architecture)

(Yuko Torihara/Storefront for Art and Architecture)

Best Overall Costume
“Building Cuts: The Ghost of Matta”
Steven Holl Architects

(Yuko Torihara/Storefront for Art and Architecture)

(Yuko Torihara/Storefront for Art and Architecture)

Best Individual Costume

“Archzilla”
Evalynn Rosado – Weiss/Manfredi

Best Duo/Couple Costume “Permitted and Unpermitted” Adam Frampton and Karolina Czeczek – ONLY IF (Yuko Torihara/Storefront for Art and Architecture)

(Yuko Torihara/Storefront for Art and Architecture)

Best Duo/Couple Costume
“Permitted and Unpermitted”
Adam Frampton and Karolina Czeczek – ONLY IF

(Yuko Torihara/Storefront for Art and Architecture)

(Yuko Torihara/Storefront for Art and Architecture)

Best Group Costume
“Les Demoiselles d’Avignon”
Francisco Rocha, Joana Bem-Haja, Joana Torres, and Sandra Shizuka

(Yuko Torihara/Storefront for Art and Architecture)

(Yuko Torihara/Storefront for Art and Architecture)

Special Prize for Best Demolition Costume
“The Fall of the Berlin Wall”
Leong Leong

(Yuko Torihara/Storefront for Art and Architecture)

(Yuko Torihara/Storefront for Art and Architecture)

Special Prize for Best Demonstration Costume
“Smoke”
Studio Dror

(Yuko Torihara/Storefront for Art and Architecture)

(Yuko Torihara/Storefront for Art and Architecture)

Special Prize for Best Democracy Costume
“Democracy, The Puppet of Capital”
Miguel de Guzman and Ines Esnal

DEMO? I thought you said DEVO!?! by Matt Shaw. (Yuko Torihara/Storefront for Art and Architecture)

DEMO? I thought you said DEVO!?! by Matt Shaw. (Yuko Torihara/Storefront for Art and Architecture)

Vote for our editor Matt Shaw here.

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