Years ago, my friend Lisa started a really funny blog about the INTENSE INDIVIDUALS she encounters on the street and at places like ComicCon.
This year was her 7th Annual I.I. party, and for once, I was not in NYC, so I was finally able to go.
First, check out the invitation. You cannot believe Tom Cruise is only an impersonator:
Doesn’t he seem like the real thing??
To attend the party, you must dress as someone INTENSE and stay in character all night (performances are encouraged). You can be Richard Simmons or a polygamist’s wife. You can be Gene Simmons or an Avatar. It’s great if it’s super current and topical, though.
I decided to go as Karl Lagerfeld, head designer for Chanel. I had a hunch there wouldn’t be duplicate Karls at the party. He’s not obvious, but if you’ve ever read a fashion magazine, you could recognize him because he always wears a variation of the same ensemble. And not only does he look intense, but he advocates eating 800 calories a day.
I styled myself with:
- 1 white dress shirt
- 1 entire can of white hair spray paint
- 1 black blazer
- 1 pair of black jeans
- 1 chain
- 1 black tie
- 1 pin on my tie
- 1 pair of sunglasses
- 2 underwire bras (one sports, one minimizer)
- 1 pair of (motorcycle?) gloves with…demi-fingers? Not sure what those are called.
- 1 fan
(Special thanks to costume store The Buff in Pacific Beach—they stock everything and were so helpful!!)
At the party, I was recognized about 5 times, but only by women. Mostly, guys were wondering why a man in a suit would be waving a fan. Well—Karl is provocative!
Anyway, it was a blast! Check out Lisa’s blog and come to the party next year!