Party Animals Howl Pre-Halloween

While it floods outside, hotel ballroom overflows with Halloween characters, ghosts and goblins

Hotel ballroom overflows with Halloween characters, ghosts and goblins

News, Shelby, Easter Seals The Bash, Oct. 2015, Brad Lindig Jona Collins
Brad Lindig, Jona Collins. Photo by Jenny Antill
News, Shelby, Easter Seals The Bash, Oct. 2015, Anthony Saragusa, Kim Saragusa
Anthony Saragusa, Kim Saragusa. Photo by Jenny Antill
News, Shelby, Easter Seals The Bash, Oct. 2015, Tammy Shepperd, Shane Shepperd
Tammy Shepperd, Shane Shepperd. Photo by Jenny Antill
News, Shelby, Easter Seals The Bash, Oct. 2015, Tracy Krohn, Laurie Krohn
Tracy Krohn, Laurie Krohn. Photo by Jenny Antill
News, Shelby, Easter Seals The Bash, Oct. 2015, Dr. Mark Brinker, Newie Brinker
Dr. Mark Brinker, Newie Brinker. Photo by Jenny Antill
News, Shelby, Easter Seals The Bash, Oct. 2015, Chris Strickland, Megan Elizabeth Buster
Chris Strickland, Megan Elizabeth Buster. Photo by Jenny Antill
News, Shelby, Easter Seals The Bash, Oct. 2015, Jeff Dunn, Katie Sherbourne, Larry Granger, Gil Lezalde
Jeff Dunn, Katie Sherbourne, Larry Granger, Gil Lezalde. Photo by Jenny Antill
News, Shelby, Easter Seals The Bash, Oct. 2015, Amy Hines, Mike Hines, Jennifer Brannen, Jeff Brannen
Amy Hines, Mike Hines, Jennifer Brannen, Jeff Brannen. Photo by Jenny Antill
News, Shelby, Easter Seals The Bash, Oct. 2015, Angela Nichols, Bo Nichols
Angela Nichols, Bo Nichols. Photo by Jenny Antill
News, Shelby, Easter Seals The Bash, Oct. 2015, Allison Hunter, Kenneth Finch
Allison Hunter, Kenneth Finch. Photo by Jenny Antill
News, Shelby, Easter Seals The Bash, Oct. 2015, Brad Lindig Jona Collins
News, Shelby, Easter Seals The Bash, Oct. 2015, Anthony Saragusa, Kim Saragusa
News, Shelby, Easter Seals The Bash, Oct. 2015, Tammy Shepperd, Shane Shepperd
News, Shelby, Easter Seals The Bash, Oct. 2015, Tracy Krohn, Laurie Krohn
News, Shelby, Easter Seals The Bash, Oct. 2015, Dr. Mark Brinker, Newie Brinker
News, Shelby, Easter Seals The Bash, Oct. 2015, Chris Strickland, Megan Elizabeth Buster
News, Shelby, Easter Seals The Bash, Oct. 2015, Jeff Dunn, Katie Sherbourne, Larry Granger, Gil Lezalde
News, Shelby, Easter Seals The Bash, Oct. 2015, Amy Hines, Mike Hines, Jennifer Brannen, Jeff Brannen
News, Shelby, Easter Seals The Bash, Oct. 2015, Angela Nichols, Bo Nichols
News, Shelby, Easter Seals The Bash, Oct. 2015, Allison Hunter, Kenneth Finch

What: Easter Seals "The Bash: A Halloween Happening."

Where: The Omni Houston Hotel.

The scoop: Despite last weekends torrential rains, more than 400 costumed revelers showed up for the annual blowout. Newie and Dr. Mark Brinker joined Laurie and Tracy Krohn in chairing the event that raised close to $200,000.

Nonstop music was provided by Skyrocket! and DJ Senega, which meant a dance floor packed with everyone from Mozart to Darth Vader, from Tom Cruise's Top Gun to Pope Francis. Each year, this proves to be THE Halloween party for serious costuming.

Who: Allison Hunter and Kenneth Finch, Tammy and Shane Shepperd, Kim and Anthony Saragusa, Amy and Mike Hines, Jennifer and Jeff Brennan, Jeff Dunn, Katie Sherbourne, Larry Granger and Gil Lezalde.