About Us

“After my father passed away unexpectedly at age 56 from a massive heart attack, I realized just how pervasive heart disease is,” says Michele Garris, Costumes for a Cause founder. “I’m taking action by promoting awareness to a younger generation through our fashion events.”



Since 2004, Pittsburgh, PA based "Costumes for a Cause" founder Michele Garris has established herself as a  
leading event coordinator by producing special events, charity functions, and fashion shows to accommodate 
the promotional needs of nightclub, liquor, and entertainment industry clients. With many years of experience 
planning events in both Los Angeles and Pittsburgh, Michele has the knowledge to make most any idea a 

Our capabilities include:
- Fashion show production
- Graphic design & print media
- Event planning, including charity fundraisers

ChelseasofNewYork.com is a unique fashion brand not only as popular online costume and clothing boutique, 
but by sponsoring select  special events, charity functions, and fashion shows. Chelsea's was launched in 
New York City by Michele Garris in January of 2004. The website has grown at a fast pace since that time, with 
over 57,000 unique hits per month. Chelseas's of New York is now located in Pittsburgh, PA.

Event Features (concept)
Glam fashion show featuring the latest in upscale sexy Halloween costumes modeled by 20+ models

This event will garner a solid publicity opportunity for the club venue as well as community involvement, being 
an American Heart Association fundraising event.

Professionally Emceed by Pittsburgh’s 50 Finest 2009 Alumni, Frank Murgia

Prizes to be given away during event (supplied by Chelsea’s of New York)

•        $100-$300 gift certificates from various merchants including www.chelseasofnewyork.com
•        Halloween costumes
•        Victoria’s Secret Makeup Kits with a retail value of $35 each
•        More to be announced

Additional services available (fee applies)

Hot pink balloon drop @ midnight
Professional video coverage of event for future promotional use
Professional logo backdrop and “red” carpet entrance for patrons
Hors d'oeuvres, cupcakes and/or chocolate covered strawberries served on silver trays by Chelsea’s of New 
York models.

Media Coverage

Guaranteed event listing in the following:

WHIRL magazine – ad in September issue
Pittsburgh Post Gazette.com
PRLog.org – Press Release Service
Facebook (approx. 4,000 people)
Pittsburgh Grapevine.com

Past Events
•        Tricia Lurie Recording Artist Release Party, Element - Los Angeles, CA
•        Chelsea’s of New York Clothing Line Release Party, Privilege Ultralounge – Pittsburgh
•        KANDYLAND Holiday Party, Krobar Nightclub – Pittsburgh, PA
•        Heaven and Hell Halloween Costume Ball, Krobar Nightclub – Pittsburgh, PA
•        Chelsea’s of New York National Model Search & Costume Show, Dolce - Pittsburgh, PA
•        MASQUE Costume Ball 2009-2010 Fashion Show Participant, Meter Room – Pittsburgh, PA
•        Sexy Halloween Costume Party & Fashion Show, Dolce – Pittsburgh, PA
•        “Pink with a Purpose” American Heart Assoc. Charity Event and Fashion Show, Dolce – Pittsburgh, PA
•        Candy Canes & Cocktails Holiday Party and Fashion Show – Dolce - Pittsburgh, PA
•        Fairytale Fashion Show Presented by Diana Rua Media, Whim – Pittsburgh, PA
•        Faded Industry’s Fourth Annual White Party (Provided Spokesmodels), Diesel – Pittsburgh, PA
•        Clique Vodka Launch Party (Clique Girls Clothier), PPG Aquarium – Pittsburgh, PA
•        Pittsburgh’s 50 Finest CF Happy Hour Fundraiser Co-Host, Harvard, Princeton, Yale Club – Pittsburgh, PA

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