Critical Halloween

Vote for your favorite Storefront Critical Halloween party costume!

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<i>Critical Halloween: Luxury</i>. Storefront for Art and Architecture, October 29th, 2016. (Courtesy Yuko Torihara)
Critical Halloween: Luxury. Storefront for Art and Architecture, October 29th, 2016. (Courtesy Yuko Torihara)

As a gold toilet-owning billionaire vies for the Presidency, a development corporation builds its own $150 million sculpture at Hudson Yards, and a $1.25 billion man-made pleasure island rises off China, the theme of this year’s Storefront for Art and Architecture Critical Halloween party—Luxury—couldn’t be more on the money.

Storefront asked attendees to critique old ideas of excess in art, architecture, and design, reimagining what luxury means in the process. Hosted within the ornate United Palace, the party offered up an excess of excellent costumes: a shimmering Frank Gehry-inspired dress (complete with headgear), money guarded by LLCs, and even a riff on artist Yayoi Kusama and her polka dot pumpkins.

Who did it best? Scroll through the candidates, click any thumbnail for a closer look, and select an option from the survey below. Then, click “Done” to cast your vote for the “People’s Choice” costume! Voting runs until Monday, November 7th, 11:59 pm EDT. (All images are courtesy Storefront and photographer Yuko Torihara; they appear in the chronological order that guests registered.)

This survey has concluded, stay tuned for results!

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