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Texans Show Off Best Halloween Costumes Ever in Parties That Stretch All the Way to Manhattan

These Social Stars Embrace the Dress Up Fun

BY // 10.30.19

We Texans, and apparently New Yorkers as well, just can’t get enough of a good costume party, particularly at Halloween. And when the queen of All Hallows Eve bashes native Houstonian Allison Sarofim sends out the invitations, it’s anything goes in Manhattan.

Just ask Ceron.

Of course, you don’t have to travel to New York to enjoy the creepy costuming that defines Halloween. From Brasserie 19 to a’bouzy to La Griglia, Houston’s hottest restaurants host their own end of October bacchanals, just as the Arthritis Foundation and Ronald McDonald House channel Halloween love into charitable fundraising.

So intense is Sarofim’s annual Halloween party, this year themed Freudian Slip, that it is regularly covered by Vogue. The daughter of billionaire Houstonian Fayez Sarofim tells the high-style magazine of her Saturday night bash, “I wanted to do ‘Club Kids’ and Leigh Bowery was the obvious choice, whom Lucian Freud painted a number of times.

“Then, of course, there is the other Freud [Sigmund] that seemed like a natural fit—hence Freudian Slip, for the twist!”

With guests including designer Adam Lippes, Bravo’s Andy Cohen and actress Naomi Watts the costumes were as racy as one might expect from the Freud influences including those of Ceron and Todd Fiscus. Channeling “Cotton Candy Couture,” Sarofim donned a Giambattista Valli Haute Couture frock with Lynn Ban jewelry and platform combat boots.

Ceron and Fiscus high-tailed it back to Texas in time to rock Nancy Rogers‘ annual Halloween bash, this year themed “The Greatest Show on Earth.” Thus, Ceron dressed as a trés buxom vixen with full beard and flowing locks while a blood-stained Fiscus dressed as the circus’ misdirected knife thrower.

In Houston, the Arthritis Foundation and Ronald McDonald House threw costume bashes on the same Saturday night.

With a Moulin Rouge theme, the ninth annual bone Bone Bash, held at the Royal Sonesta Hotel,  inspired glam cancan themed costumes, top hats, sequins and fishnet stockings included. Attended by close to 600 revelers, the evening raised more than $400,000 and honored Page Parkes, Dr. Mark Sanders and Reyna Mejia. Congrats to chairs Vivian Wise and Nicole Lassiter.

Ronald McDonald House took over the ballroom at the Hilton Americas-Houston for its Boo Ball for which most of the 650 guests costumed up and helped raise more than $722,000. Applause, applause to chairs Lilya and Matthew Kades and underwriting chairs Laurie Lasher and Karen Smith.

W.S. Bellows, represented by Laura Bellows and Jack Bellows, was the honoree for the evening.

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