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Oh! You Pretty Things: Drauma Unleashes Stardust at the Bluestone

Oh! You Pretty Things: Drauma Unleashes Stardust at the Bluestone

What do you get when you mix edgy, hip, wild, and cool at the Bluestone? It’s got to be Drauma …

The theme this year was a tribute to the late, great, iconic David Bowie.

Of course, Now It’s Dark was present, capturing all Drauma had to offer ..

Like Bowie, the Drauma show delivered an exotic, gender-twisting, explosion of artistic discovery, blending with fashion and music, sliced into live performances.

The Drauma event included DJs, live local art, drag, burlesque, hooping, bondage, belly dancing, interactive decor, exceptionally talented hair stylists, MUAs, designers, and some of the best local performers.

Sponsored by Rendezvous Hair Salon and Evolved Body Art, Drauma was hosted by Nina West …

and Alessio Picciano …

NID takes you backstage at Drauma to the show before the show:

With body painter Jonathen Kinney of Columbus Airbrush …

… working his magic with model Minnie Grey …

Show intern Liddy Fabro with her amazing tresses …

Behind the curtain for hair and makeup preparation …

Models and artists taking a break before the show outside …

NID Drauma favorites included …

The designs of Brandee Baboski Bailous …

with House of Baboski …

Cat Green Designs …

Ooh-La-La’s Burlesque …

… and the Trulie Awesome Show …

Other participants included fashion, design, and runway shows by Queen Bee’s Royal Hair Gallery, featuring eninaeG Designs …

Fantastical Faces and Body Art, Label Yourself, Oliver Valdienne …

The Painted Magpie, Madam Ofeelya Redd’s Discord Threads, Ravens Menagerie, Creations by Heather Materu …

Gypsy Gem Custom, Lizzypop, Artsquirkylove Designs, The Velvet Hearts …

Dystopian Diamonds, World of Agape, Inspired by: With Studio Posh & Posh Productions, HarpeHair, Mlady’s Couturier, Electrocult Circus …

With entertainment provided by Bobby D, Get Weird, Complicity, DJ Push, Live Art Fusion, Bondage by Kevin, Aaron Austin, Mythic Moves with hair by Steph from Steph Martin Hair Designs …

Further sponsorship by the Alternative Fashion Mob, Push Productions, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Lion’s Den, TRAUMA, Bortmasphoto, Stonewall Columbus, and Zombiewalk Columbus …

Altogether an incredible event, this annual charity party keeps getting bigger and better, and NID is already looking forward to next year.

For more information on the 2016 Drauma event click here.

Tony Bentivegna

Tony Bentivegna writes reviews, articles and photographs for NID Magazine and can be reached at strongfin@gmail.com