A Very Merry Bowiemas

Photos by Chrissie; text by Raton Rose, founder of Bowiemas.


  • BlueBell January 16th, 2012 7:07 PM


  • Fortune_Goddess January 16th, 2012 7:10 PM

    So… amazing… can’t… describe…

  • MissKnowItAll January 16th, 2012 7:32 PM

    I cry for the end of an era…
    But in the bright side, can I create a new holiday?
    What about Rookiemas
    or Rookmah?
    Just pitching ideas here;)

  • fizzingwhizbees January 16th, 2012 7:40 PM

    Oh my god that looks like the greatest thing ever.

  • diny January 16th, 2012 7:44 PM

    yesterday i watched The Runaways (oh my gosh, how my life is related to everything now). David Bowie rules!

    • HeartPlant January 17th, 2012 12:52 PM

      Snap! Well, I watched The Runaways on Saturday, but really this is such a coincidence :) Yaaay

  • Microbyte1 January 16th, 2012 8:24 PM

    best religion ever !

  • Olivia January 16th, 2012 8:41 PM


  • GagaMcQueen January 16th, 2012 8:46 PM

    Question: Why was this the last year? It sounds so great.

  • TheAwesomePossum January 16th, 2012 9:19 PM

    I don’t think they meant that this was the last year they would have it, just that this was the latest one they’d had.

    • BlueBell January 18th, 2012 6:23 AM

      “This year marked the eighth and final public celebration of Bowiemas…”

      final |ˈfīnl|
      coming at the end of a series: (e.g. the final version of the report was presented).

  • SweetThangVintage January 16th, 2012 11:18 PM

    Although I’m not a huge Bowie fan *Gasp* *Rookie readers throw rotten tomatoes* this party sounds hecka fun!

    You should keep throwing them! haha

  • burn-your-flesh January 17th, 2012 12:00 AM

    Thats AMAZING omg. seriously, i wish i could have attended one.

  • Susann January 17th, 2012 12:51 AM

    Great photos! Can’t decide which is my favourite!

  • sttefaaa January 17th, 2012 7:50 AM

    I would just love to be there.

  • deuxiemesexe January 17th, 2012 12:02 PM

    Why have I never heard of this celebration before? It is marvellous! Am I allowed to make a Bowiemas in my city or build a Bowieism temple? We do something in Van Gogh’s birthday but it’s basically four people eating stroopwafel and planting sunflowers.

  • Hedwig January 17th, 2012 6:19 PM

    So beautiful..

  • Tara January 17th, 2012 9:02 PM

    I’d die to go to this party. chrissie, you are simply the coolest! looks like such a blast. can’t believe you made a holiday. bowie is very deserving.

  • moonchild January 17th, 2012 9:30 PM

    How am I not invited to this…?

  • ometembe January 17th, 2012 10:38 PM

    Bowiemas was the one night I had to fight with my boyfriend over mirror space, makeup, and shoes – and I was so glad.

  • Kaleidoscopeeyes January 18th, 2012 12:43 AM


  • SpencerBowie January 22nd, 2012 12:53 AM

    In the last photo, whoever made that jacket, knows there Bowie!

    This is wonderful, wish I could have atteneded just to freakin’ yap with deep fans about deep things and have deep times even on the dance floor!

    Someone must keep this up! ;)

  • LizaRound April 20th, 2012 11:46 PM

    So sad I missed the last one. I have so many beautiful memories of Bowiemas. Rose welcomed me and Pete to Seattle with the most magical glitter party ever. Long live bowie, and rose you are a GEM xo- Amanda

  • lyrarose April 26th, 2012 7:30 PM

    I celebrate Bowiemas on my own, but why don’t I live in Seattle?