Tricky Philanthropy

Chic costumed scenesters make 8th annual Bone Bash a real thriller

Chic costumed scenesters make 8th annual Bone Bash a real thriller

 Gala Chairs Dr. Kurt and Leslie Kitziger, Bone Bash
Dr. Kurt Kitziger, Leslie Kitziger Photo by Albert Pena
flash mob, bone bash
The flash mob at the Bone Bash was a real thriller. Photo by Albert Pena
Mamie Thrash, Susan Carter, Leeca Peeples
Mamie Thrash, Susan Carter, Leeca Peeples Photo by Albert Pena
Ann Lindsey Hunt, David Hunt and Brittany Hunt, Bone Bash
Ann Lindsey Hunt, David Hunt, Brittany Hunt Photo by Albert Pena
Terry Penn and Tom Bork, bone bash
Terry Penn, Tom Bork Photo by Albert Pena
Rozlyn and Craig Troop, Bone Bash
Rozlyn Troop, Craig Troop Photo by Albert Pena
Morgan Hunt, Casey Hunt Bone Bash
Morgan Hunt, Casey Hunt Photo by Albert Pena
Ruddy and Reggie Beuttenmuller, Larry Vineyard, Lindy Vineyard
Ruddy Beuttenmuller, Reggie Beuttenmuller, Larry Vineyard, Lindy Vineyard Photo by Albert Pena
Sharon Fredrick, Dr. Bo Fredrick, Bone Bash
Dr. Bo Fredrick, Sharon Fredrick Photo by Albert Pena
Paul Rook and Kevan Wang, Bone Bash
Paul Rock and Kevan Wang mix it up on the dance floor with their elaborate balloon capes. Photo by Albert Pena
 Gala Chairs Dr. Kurt and Leslie Kitziger, Bone Bash
flash mob, bone bash
Mamie Thrash, Susan Carter, Leeca Peeples
Ann Lindsey Hunt, David Hunt and Brittany Hunt, Bone Bash
Terry Penn and Tom Bork, bone bash
Rozlyn and Craig Troop, Bone Bash
Morgan Hunt, Casey Hunt Bone Bash
Ruddy and Reggie Beuttenmuller, Larry Vineyard, Lindy Vineyard
Sharon Fredrick, Dr. Bo Fredrick, Bone Bash
Paul Rook and Kevan Wang, Bone Bash

Halloween came a little early as the Bone Bash, themed "Voodoo Masquerade Ball," took over the Perot Museum in Dallas. This to-die-for Halloween soiree included guests from the medical community, arthritis patients, community leaders, and friends and supporters of the Arthritis Foundation.

This is the one time of year that Dallas scenesters can dress up in costume and get away with it — no questions asked. So out with the extravagant gowns and tuxedos and in with the belly dancing outfits and monster get-ups.

Gala chairs Leslie and Dr. Kurt Kitziger presided over this year's "undead ball" in full theatrical regalia as New Orleans' own witch doctor Baron Samedi and his high priestess Marie Laveaux. Leslie's costume gown wowed the crowd and rightfully so: It was hand-painted and accessorized by her daughter, Hannah, in Los Angeles. She also wore custom jewelry created by her daughter, Julia, as well as by renowned designer Alexander McQueen.

Attendees — including Chelsea Hunt, Sharon and Dr. Bo Fredrick, Ruddy and Reggie Beuttenmuller, Larry and Lindy Vineyard, Amy and Dr. Douglas Turgeon, Julie and Dr. Anthony Toppins, Devin Lowery, and Terry Colston — mixed and mingled with their costumed brethren as they dined on New Orleans-style cuisine from Wolfgang Puck. Think red beans and rice, collard greens, po' boys, bread pudding and sweet potato cheesecake, among other tasty delights.

Flow Tribe packed the dance floor with Dallas' most glamorous ghouls and goblins, who boogied the night away. The crowd was also delighted by a surprise zombie flash mob that broke out in Michael Jackson's "Thriller" dance.

The Dallas Bone Bash supports the fight against arthritis, the nation's most common cause of disability. Currently, 50 million Americans (one in five) are living with arthritis. This includes 1.8 million North Texans, who are served by the Arthritis Foundation.