Los Angeles Club Kids: Where Are They Now?
|Courtesy of Russell Costales|
|Rainblo Nui York|
Back then: Starting at age 12 Costales lived in foster care, but ultimately found a family in the club world. Considered the baby of the gang, he began dressing up at 14. At 20, he went abroad, and was hanging out with Lady Miss Kier of Dee-lite. Dancing, hostessing, and brightening parties with his rambunctious style, he toured venues from Berlin to Copenhagen. In New York he became good friends with Boy George.
Present : His body now almost completely tattooed, he recently trained as a makeup artist.
Wildest memory: At a party one night he met Bjork, who took his hand as they went out the back door to avoid paparazzi. They ventured to a party at a friend's house, where she asked him what year he was born. He said 1983. "You're a pig," she said. Rest assured it referred only to his Chinese horoscope.
Correction: Travis Pates has not done makeup for Britney Spears or Lindsay Lohan, as this story originally stated.