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The Style Ticket is intended for all guests who enjoy styling and allow their

creativity free play and therefore contribute to the success of the Life Ball.

Unlike the regular ticket at EUR 150.00, Life Ball pays tribute to special

effort and with the Style Ticket at EUR 75.00 offers a more attractive alter-

native to experience the Life Ball.

The creation of a stunning costume for the Life Ball should be understood

as a signal against small mindedness and conservatism. Your appearance

should be spectacular, opulent, glamorous, imaginative, and should also

provoke conventions. At the same time your Life Ball styling expertise has

an influence on the emotions of the viewers and the media, and therefore

you have the responsibility to create awareness for the fight against AIDS.

The dress code excludes participation at the Life Ball when wearing jeans,

t-shirt and sneakers, and other casual clothing.

With the Style Ticket you have the privilege to enter the Life Ball from the

Ring “Ringstraße” and to walk down the red carpet. The admission to the red

carpet is guarded by the Style Police which supervises the Life Ball dress code.

Extravagant headdress, outstanding hair style, and glamorous make-up are

important for the first impression and essential for entering with a Style-

Ticket. The best addresses for wigs, hairpieces, bald heads, flashy hair

colors and glitter, elaborate headdress such as feathers, diadems, crowns

and hats, as well as oversized eyelashes, nails, and bodypainting can be

found at


The right Life Ball outfit is not a carnival costume. Each year a new ball

theme is created to give you an orientation for your styling. Behind this

theme lies a deeper meaning that dominates the whole program and makes

you to participants. The offerings from numerous costume and fancy dress

rentals and their trusted experts can offer useful hints for your individual

look. Contacts to costume rentals and a list of providers for textiles, tulle,

sequin, fake fur, flowers, costume jewelry, and special accessories can be

found at


If your styling carries special symbols for the fight against AIDS or symbols

of safe sex you will have a bonus when passing the Style Police.

Fetish outfits signalize power, protection, commitment and trust – terms

that are also very important to the Life Ball. Leather & latex should

cause admiration and demand a thoughtful use. Shocking self-display only

provokes incomprehension and prejudices.

The beauty of naked bodies lies in the eyes of the spectator. The desire to

play with intimacy is transported by visions not by blank presentation.

The playing with illusions of painted bodies should be an inspiration.

The appearance in sexy lingerie as well – but the Life Ball is a festival

of aesthetics.

Masks allow you to play roles. They dissolve structures of society and allow

new models of living. But when choosing the wrong mask it can also be a

demasking. Role play with the intention of amusement only makes room

for being hurt and will not be able to enter the Life Ball.

Life Ball - Dress Code

To anybody – like Ikarus – who is flying to0 high towards the sun and

saying goodbye to warning words, arrogance can claim their lives.

Improvidence caused the melting of his wings and his fall. Risk and

ignorance kill – Sanity and responsibility are saving lives!

The godhood of victory, solidly backup of Zeus, gives courage, willpower and

fighting spirit. Her swings quicken the braves to never give up the fight. Like the

Life Ball will never give up the fight against social exclusion and discrimination

of people affected today.

__Ignorance comes before a fall: ICARUS

__Wings of success: Nike