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Yelloween Veuve Clicquot: The Annual Halloween Party

It was a packed house at the Terminal City Club on Saturday, as Veuve Clicquot and JetSet Crew threw their annual Yelloween party. The sold-out event drew in hundreds of costumed partygoers who came out to see and be seen at one of the city’s busiest Halloween parties (in large part due to the PR work of The Promotion People).

The venue was decked out head-to-toe in all things Halloween, and accented with colorful lighting. A film production crew had been hired to handle all of the decorations and lights, which clearly paid off – the room had plenty of atmosphere. Music-wise, DJ Swete and DJ Leanne took to the tables playing a solid mix of house, electronic, top 40 and some classics. The dance floor area was packed for the better part of the night, as were the lineups for the two bars that were serving up Belvedere cocktails and glasses of Clicquot.

I love Halloween, and it’s always great to see so many people put so much effort (and creativity) into their costumes. There were actually very few duplicate costumes in the room this year, which made for some great people watching. Although there were literally dozens of amazing costumes, a few standouts (for me) included the Jamaican bobsled team, Karl Lagerfeld (cat and all), a Yeti, a scotch-sipping Ron Burgundy, a couple who came dressed as a fork and a knife and a snake-haired Medusa.

According to this year’s sales figures, the most popular costumes of 2013 included Walter White of ‘Breaking Bad’, the minions from ‘Despicable Me’, foxes in general (both men and women – in large part due to the Ylvis song), and, to nobody’s surprise, the Miley/Robin Thicke costume combo (I only recall seeing one Walter White, a couple of foxes and one Robin Thicke (he was sans Miley.. so maybe he was actually just dressed as a Foot Locker manager?))

Be sure to check out a handful of additional photos in the gallery below. So what’s next for JetSet Crew? Their annual James Bond-themed soiree takes place on November 16th at the Vancouver Club. For more deets and to purchase tickets, check out http://www.jetsetcrew.com/events.

Trisko & Principals Talent HEROES & VILLAINS Party

Trisko & Principals Talent HEROES & VILLAINS Party

Fortune Sound Club was filled with an overflow of great energy and talent last night as actors, casting directors, agents, producers, performers and many others came to support each other and grace the venue with their characters (pun intended). It was great to see so many people commit to the theme, dressed up head-to-toe in costumes like Batman and Robin, Ace Ventura, Enrique Iglasias, Zorro, Dark Winged Duck and even a Probiotic Pill.

While Dylan from Trisko (dressed up as Ryan Gosling from ‘Drive’) was up on stage, in character of course, announcing the best costume results, I had tracked down Principals Talent owner, Jason Ainslie (dressed up as Zorro), and had a few moments to talk to him about this popular event.  It had never dawned on me to ask in the latter years why the two agencies came together to host one of the most talked about parties in the city, but with the intention to start a convo and get some answers Jason was more than happy to share his thoughts.  “ It’s good to show camaraderie in this industry, it’s not just all about competitive spirit”.  And let me just say that as an actor, last night was a perfect example of just that, another reason of why I am so proud to be from Vancouver.

It truly was “a good social event where all walks of life from the industry come together to celebrate the year we just had.” Jason couldn’t have put it better; some got up on stage with host DJ FlipOut and hip hop karaoked for us showing off their skills and others ( like myself and local artist Andrew McKeachie) walked around photobombing while staying in character.

I think it was one of most fun filled nights the Vancouver film community has had this year.  But when you have a room full of people (all vying for the spotlight), interesting situations are bound to happen. But what better way to network, share stories and get to know your competition a little better than over a few drinks, karaoke and standing in a wonderful costume representing that inner hero or villain we all have.

Jason Aislie summed up the event with three simple words: “…a great success!”