Costumes inspired by Jeff Koons’s ARTPOP cover and Rabbit, Jesus Rafael Soto’s Penetrable, James Turrell’s Raemar Pink White, Banksy’s Rage, Flower Thrower, and more at the 2014 LACMA Costume Ball.

LACMA Costume Ball: The Living Museum Winners

November 5, 2014
Meghan McCauley, New Member Manager

For years, the best costumes in the city of L.A. have been on display every Halloween at LACMA—and the 2014 Costume Ball was no exception! This year’s theme was the Living Museum, encouraging guests to attend dressed as artists or works of art.

Andy Warhol’s portrait of John Lennon and a Picasso-inspired masterpiece.

Costume contest judges Deborah Nadoolman Landis, Deborah Scott, and Chrisi Karvonides awarded six prizes in our annual costume contest—five for art-inspired costumes, and one for a film-inspired costume. Here are this year’s contest winners:

Costume contest winner David Bischke as Vincent Van Gogh, who cut his own ear off—onstage!

Costume contest winner Janine Sax at James Turrell, Raemar Pink White, with her +1, as James Turrell himself.

Costume contest winner Lucas McGregor as Jesus Rafael Soto's Penetrable

Ronni and Maria Kappos as Diane Arbus, Identical Twins, Roselle, New Jersey, 1967

Cheryl Gaskill and Erin Rosaire as one of Ketih Haring's iconic hearts.

Costume contest winner Brian Allgeier as Nosferatu

Want to see some more of our favorites, including homages to the famous pyramid entrance to the Louvre and C. M. Coolidge’s Dogs Playing Poker? Check out our Facebook album here. For a complete photo album of the evening, go to our Flickr page.