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 & beauty networking 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 entertainment industry clients. 

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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