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Scary Hair and Teeth Reign at Houston’s Most Wicked Affair — Inside a $1.1. Million Fright Night

When Ghoulish Entertainment Pays

BY // 10.17.19
photography Alexander's Fine Portrait Design

It was a good day for bad hair and bad teeth when the Children’s Museum of Houston took over the otherwise swank Corinthian Houston for a night of ghoulish entertainments. The annual gala, “A Wicked Affair, ” inspired all manner for macabre costuming from Count Dracula fangs to coifs almost as scary as that of Medusa. The bright side to this oh-so-dark evening was proceeds of $1.1 million.

Applause, applause for successful chairs — the enchanting witch Ashley and Walter Weathers (aka Dracula) and Tinker Bell Lindsey and Bret Zorich (aka Captain Hook).

The scene was set for the 500-plus partygoers by the talented Rebekah Johnson, who draped the Corinthian‘s columns in craggy tree limbs wrapped in menacing black tulle and traced orange Tivoli lighting across the overhead. Add soaring bats, black roses and Jackson & Company‘s chocolate coffin and glazed spider web desserts and the mood was set for a deliciously creepy evening.

In addition to preening in their pre-Halloween vestments, guests perused the vast silent auction of 100 tempting offerings, scanned the big board and oohed and aahed over the his and hers Rolex watches donated by Deutsch Houston and the terrier mix rescue puppy from Houston & Harris County Animal Volunteers. And, of course, this being the first night of the Astros/Yankees playoff series, big-screen TVs broadcast the Game 1 disappointment.

While Jackson & Company delivered on the coffee-crusted filet mignon, signature cocktails were provided by Proximo Spirits, including Bright Cider Life made with Stranahan single malt whiskey and black diamond margaritas made with Maestro Dobel Tequila.

Once the Matt Wilson Band took the stage, the dance floor was packed with a frightful contingent of witches, vampires devil-ettes, and the museum’s Henry Yau as the Tin Man.

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