Just when you thought it was safe to venture out into the night, here come Zazoo and Satori, more gaudy and obnoxious than a 2 for 1 display at your local Kmart store. So where did these two Alien-Muppet hybrids come from and why are they here? The truth is out there (but don't expect to hear it from us).
Zazoo was born October 31, 1997, as an explosive reaction to his conservative hometown of Cincinnati. He was the un-Cincinnatian, opening closed minds as he stomped his way through Cincinnati nightlife, upsetting the locals and disrupting the tranquil balance of boredom that enveloped the city. At first, he was alone in his quest. But in time, he developed a cult following that culminated in his own special club night, Zazoo's Freakfest, a convention for the unconventional. The event was a smashing success, giving new rise to freakdom in the least likely of cities.
Of course, behind every great freak is a great frock, er, friend. For Zazoo, that confidant was Satori, the technology wizard behind the scenes, capable of balancing 35 Slinkies on one's head and other such gravity-defying feats. In September 1999, Satori started donning some freaky fashions of his own and became Zazoo's partner in crime. And believe us, dressing like this in Cincinnati is a crime.
It's really no surprise then that they spend much of their time crashing parties in cities like Chicago, New York and LA. They've left their footprints at some of the most legendary parties of the last decade. And with those shoes, their footprints leave a lasting impression.
Today, the Club Creatures are recognized the world over as some of the freakiest fashion designers in clubland. Their outrageous costumes and platform shoes will be featured in the 2003 movie "Party Monster", starring Macaulay Culkin, Seth Green, Lucy Lui, Marilyn Manson, and Natasha Lyonne, to name a few. Zazoo and Satori will also appear in the movie as extras, alongside Richie Rich, Amanda Lepore, Sophia Lamar, Astro Erle, Walt Paper, and many other renowned club personalities.
The Club Creatures have also appeared in dozens of magazines and newspapers, including Genre, the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Social, Boi Magazine, Ocean Drive, along with such websites as Berlin, Caffeine Culture, Club Makeup, Club Cherry, Crobar Chicago, Motherboards, Red Party, Remote, What's Up Chicago and Wigstock. They've been photographed by Christopher Makos, Rob Hollis, Nancy Stone, George Saint George and a host of other noted photographers.
So where are these creatures of the night during the day? By day, Zazoo is a mild-mannered Clark Kent (or in his case, Clark Bent). He moonlights (daylights?) as a writer at an advertising agency. Satori is an account executive at a design studio, where he specializes in promoting beauty products. Appropriate, no?
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