Looking back on The Main Character Maskerade Ball 😍

For the past year and a half, we at The Plus Bus were sorely missing our fat community. We’d gotten a little beachin’ in a few times this summer, but we longed for something bigger. Better. More sparkly. On August 28th, we got our wish in the form of The Main Character Maskerade Ball! Let us set the scene…

It was a hot summer evening, and in the heart of Hollywood, CA, the babeliest of fat babes were arriving from near and far to the W Hotel wearing their very best. We’re talking stunning in sequins, radiant in red. Glitter and gallantry and galavanting abound! The baddies were showing off their bods, looking and feeling fiiiiine as hell.

Guests who had purchased VIP tickets were already sipping champagne, giggling, and getting ready together in the Primp and Preen Pre-Game Suite, where the incredible LipstickNick and her talented team at Pout Beauty Bar were finishing off radiant makeup looks for everyone.

And that was only the beginning of the fun.

Under the excellent care of our legendary host Lord Troy, the guests of honor (a.k.a. everyone — it’s the Main Character Maskerade, after all!) made their way into the main hall as the dulcet tones of Cassia DeMayo and her jazz trio washed over them.

After a visit to the step and repeat, to be photographed like a celebrity, and pit stops to each of our generous vendors’ tables (the wonderful people and plus size wares of Baacal, Bloomchic, Peridot Robes, Pout Beauty Bar, and Sante Grace), our fabulous fat friends enjoyed cocktails, canapes, and scintillating conversation.

Then, it came time to get down.

With our friend and muse DJ Dazzler spinning everything from Lizzo to the Cha Cha Slide, once we started dancing, we couldn’t stop! Lord Troy led everyone in making the dancefloor a catwalk, and sexy sweeties showed off their ‘fits and their moves in a Soul Train fashion show for the ages.

When guests did want a breather, they had some fun options from which to choose. At the edge of the dancefloor lay a photobooth fit for royalty, with props and state of the art equipment from Posers in a Booth and the option to keep a physical and digital copy of their portraits! While grabbing some fresh air on the balcony, cuties could have their kiss read — yes, you read that right! Miranda, the Official Lipstick Reader, had guests pucker up and plant a kiss on a card they could take with them after she unraveled the mysteries and intricacies hidden in their lip print.

After ever more dancing, drinking, and delighting in all the merriment our fat bodies provide, guests made their way back to our vendor alley to pick up lavish gift bags from Pout Beauty Bar, Bloomchic, and The Plus Bus. 

The next morning, those who were staying the night would gather for some sun and poolside fun. But that was but a twinkle in our eyes, that beautiful Saturday evening. Some said their goodbyes, and all made their way to bed, and so wrapped The Plus Bus’s Main Character Maskerade — a fairy tale come to life.

Will we see you next year? ;)