Annabel’s Halloween Party
Take a look behind the scenes of the exclusive London members club, Annabel’s of Mayfair for their Halloween Party. View our body painters, costumers and make-up artists as they transform our circus performers, dancers and models ready for a lavish evening of entertainment and partying.
“London’s elite donned their best fancy dress as they descended on the hottest ticket in town – the Annabel’s Halloween party. In The Rose Room – newly transformed into a cemetery – a unicorn-dressed Princess Beatrice rubbed shoulders with Jimmy Carr, Rihanna and Chelsy Davy, with the black and white truffle arancini and Annabel’s Blood cocktail sustaining everyone throughout the party. After gaining courage from a few of the latter, guests moved through the Horror Maze to the Underworld Nightclub, taking to the dance floor to show off their scarily good dance moves…” Tatler
Princess Beatrice of York
Comedian Jimmy Carr
We were contacted to provide a range of entertainment concepts and production for Annabel’s Halloween Party at the legendary exclusive members club in Mayfair, London.
The theme given was ‘Haunted Dolls House’ so we designed a range of characters and entertainment based around childhood nightmares…
Child catcher sweet usherettes, patchwork flesh dolls, retro trolls, graveyard gargoyles, stilt walking spiders, miserable clowns, ghosts, ghoulish acrobats and juggling goblins.
All of our concepts were used to create a gigantic cast of sixty characters which included: fire breathing imps, aerialist spiders, body painted statues, prosthetic zombie door staff, fitness models with specialist foam latex masks and dancing demons.
The gigantic cast of performers, models and dancers were housed at The Mayfair Ballroom whilst our team of event make-up artists, body painters, hair stylists and prosthetic designers worked their magic on them.
BODY PAINTED LIVING STATUES
Annabel’s Mayfair, London. Our special effects make-up body painting team used specialist make-up and body paints to transform our male fitness and physique models into moss-clad living stone statues, gargoyles and weeping angels.
They were situated at the halloween party reception, which had been turned into a cemetery, ready to make party going celebs scream when they suddenly came to life.
We also supplied two dust encrusted Karloff mummy dancers, ready to thrill with their dance moves as they rose from their sarcophagus.
MISERABLE CLOWN REHEARSAL
The miserable clown circus act was performed by our internationally renowned acrobalance performers at Annabel’s Halloween party.
Their make-up was completed with traditional 1930’s carnival pan stick before being airbrushed and body painted with silicone based products and graphite cosmetics for a sinister but slick look.
Their act was choreographed specifically for Annabel’s Halloween party and consisted of jaw-dropping, gravity defying handstands on top of each other’s shoulders mixed with the dark humour of a ‘Tom and Jerry style’ cartoon violence, featuring oversized strongman circus mallets, rigged blood squibs and confetti cannons.
Meanwhile, outside as a horse-drawn Victorian jailers cart rattled around the cobbles of Berkley square, Mr Liquorice (reminiscent of The Child Catcher) jigged and danced along behind offering “Branded candy canes and lollipops” to Halloween revellers and trick or treaters from his vintage leather strapped usherette tray.
Styled in a genuine Victorian tailcoat and top hat, this glucose ghoul was the perfect black cherry on the cake.