The Wastelanders Ball

Even at the end of the world, there can be beautiful things. Join us once again for an unforgettable evening as we celebrate life after the end of so-called civilization. This is the time for the wretched multitudes to regain the pride and elegance they vaguely remember from the world before.

A charred old prom dress pulled from the ashes. A wedding gown lovingly saved in a bunker and now stitched together in new ways. A tuxedo made from the scraps a hundred old polyester suits. Wasteland couture created from military surplus. Warlords from Wasteland City in their finest robes of conquest. If you can dream it, you can create it. And then try to waltz in it.

Entertainers are still being added to the lineup and will be announced soon.

Saturday, March 10th, 2018

8pm – 2am
The historic Globe Theater in Downtown Los Angeles
Tickets: $40

Post-apocalyptic dress code will be enforced. Not sure what to wear? Costume tips are posted below, but just make a sincere effort and you should be fine. (No refunds).

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Monday, January 15th, 2018.

LAST YEAR’S BALL SOLD OUT IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS. This year’s venue is much larger, but there are still limited tickets available and we do expect this event to sell out rather quickly.

This is a 21 and over event and all attendees must show valid ID.


The Wastelanders Ball is being held at a private venue that has their own rules, so please remember:
No nudity and NO WEAPONS (not even fake ones). After all, this is a formal ball, event the most bitter rival tribes will be declaring a truce. No weapons will be needed.

To get in to the ball, you MUST wear something appropriate. If you just show up in street clothes, you will NOT be allowed entry. So what to wear?

Many of you will be familiar with the theme rules of Wasteland Weekend as far as what is allowed for costumes. But guess what?  The Ball is NOT Wasteland Weekend. The dress code for the ball is less restrictive.  Bright colors? Go for it. Something sci-fi inspired? Do it. All we ask are that you keep to TWO principles:

Make it somehow post-apocalyptic.

Make it fancy or formal.

That’s it! The rest is up to you. We want to encourage as much creativity as possible. Show us what post-apocalyptic formal means to you. All we ask is that you make a sincere effort at the two principles listed above and you WILL be allowed in (provided you have a ticket, of course).

Select shots from the 2017 Wastelanders Ball photo booth by Wendy Levin:

The full gallery of photo booth images from last year’s Ball can be found on Wastelander Central, our official community group on Facebook.

And a gallery from Wasteland photographer Alex Stover aka Darkenship photography

Christine Shea Photography has a gallery up as well

Mistress Zelda from did a great recap article about the 2017 Ball

Need even more inspiration?  Here are some images from around the internet and from our very own Wasteland community that may give you some ideas for what to wear.



We will once again have some vendor and volunteer opportunities for those who don’t mind a little work with their play. 

Applications will be posted in late January.



photo by Jeff Vaillancourt – From Wasteland Weekend 2016