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MURDER  AT  THE  ALBUM  RELEASE  PARTY

K. C. Hailstorm is hosting a VIP album release party for her debut album, Tainted Cupcakes. This release is predicted to be the album of the year as it is stacked with potential chart-topping hits. K. C. has invited the who’s who of the music industry to the uber-exclusive Beverly Hills Posh Club for a night of great music and delicious food. The red carpet is ready to greet the biggest names in the industry. 
    On another note, the blood-sucking paparazzi members are armed and ready to capture the drama of the night, as it's nearly impossible to have big egos and outlandish personalities in the same space. However, K.C. hopes everything goes smoothly, as she doesn't want drama on her big day. 
   You've received your invitation, and your personal stylist is working full-time on your look for this epic event. You have a poisoned history with a few of the other stars, so it is important that you steal the limelight – and not them. This is where your story begins.

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Guest List

K.C. HAILSTORM
Pop Star

A former backup dancer for the Pop King, K.C. Hailstorm is now capturing the spotlight with her debut single, Encounter. Her recent signing with Great Records marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter, with her forthcoming album expected to impact the charts significantly. K.C.'s music breathes new life into the genre, blending the dynamic spirit of the 80s pop scene with contemporary flair, reigniting the appeal of synth-pop melodies. This unique fusion pays homage to the rich musical heritage of the past and sets the stage for a modern revival, positioning K.C. as a pivotal figure in the resurgence of a beloved sound.
Costume suggestions: Glamorous and trendy pop star attire. This is your album release party, so try to stand out. If you want to dress like a Tainted Cupcake (a cupcake costume with maybe Gothic makeup), that's great.  Or, your sound is very 1980s, so you can put a radical 80s twist to your look.

LOWDE LORDSON

Pop Star

Hailing from the Netherlands, Lowde Lordson has infused American pop culture with her soulful, mature voice, which is unusual for her young age. Her music, reminiscent of retro power ballads, captivates with deep emotional resonance, standing out in today's music scene with its depth and complexity. This unique blend of youthful energy and an old soul's sensibility has quickly made her a favorite among listeners longing for a classic ballad's emotional depth and storytelling, positioning her as a rising star with a promising future ahead.

Costume suggestions: A vintage Hollywood look, such as a sequin gown with a glamorous hairstyle from a different era. 

RENE WEEVER

Pop Star

Originating from Los Angeles, Rene Weever has burst onto the music scene with her electrifying debut single, Rage, captivating radio listeners far and wide. Amid speculation regarding her enduring impact on the music industry, Rene's recent partnerships with high-profile artists hint at her rising prominence. With a sound that reverberates with rock's raw, rebellious essence, she is quickly carving out a niche for herself, signaling a wave of change. This blend of defiance and musical innovation marks Rene as a noteworthy newcomer and a dynamic artist poised to leave a lasting mark with her unique sonic signature.

Costume suggestions: Glamorous and trendy pop star attire.

NICOLE TRIAGE

Rap Artist

Nicole Triage, hailing from New York, has etched her name in history with an unprecedented number of singles landing on the Billboard Hot 100. Renowned as an industry titan, her impact transcends the bounds of her music, encapsulating the bold defiance at the heart of hip-hop culture. Through her innovative style and masterful lyricism, Nicole pays tribute to the genre's trailblazers, breathing new life into the foundational elements of hip-hop. This fusion of reverence for the past with a fresh, contemporary edge reinvigorates the genre, making Nicole Triage a pivotal figure in shaping its future direction and inspiring a new wave of artists. Nicole has the biggest social media following of all the artists.  Needless to say - if you have beef with Nicole and bring it to a social media platform, get ready for tons of hate and ratios from the relentless Nicole Army. 

Costume suggestions: A more outrageous or avant garde pop star/rap artist costume with colorful makeup and a wig with a larger-than-life hairstyle (or, if you can do something outrageous with your natural hair - even better). 

LONI DEREY

Pop Star

Loni Derey's distinctive musical style, infused with the flair of the 1920s, has carved out a place for her on the Billboard Music charts. Amid intense scrutiny from the media, her commitment to her craft never falters. Loni's sound, echoing the groundbreaking crooners of the Roaring Twenties, introduces a timeless elegance and vintage charm that appeals to a broad audience. This homage to an era renowned for revolutionizing both music and fashion strikes a chord with listeners, captivating those who yearn for the dynamic spirit and rich sounds of the vintage music scene, bridging generations through the universal language of melody.

Costume suggestions: Glamorous and trendy pop star attire, or you can try to fit your music style and wear a 1920s flapper dress with twenties-style finger waves in your hair.

TAGAN SWIFTLY

Pop Star

This Grammy-winning pop star hit the Billboard Top 100 at a young age. Her fans see her as the epitome of humility and sincerity, believing her to be the most genuine pop star around. Yet, those closest to her have revealed her tendency for intense temper tantrums when things don't go her way. This duality adds a layer of intrigue to her public image, contrasting sharply with the heartfelt emotion she pours into her music. Her knack for transforming personal turmoil into compelling artistry has cemented her status as a beloved figure in the music scene, showcasing the complexity of her character beyond the spotlight. But her fans are concerned, as Tagan's recent song releases have a different feel and haven't hit the Billboard charts.  Is Tagan in a downward spiral? What's happened to her? 

Costume suggestions: Glamorous and trendy pop star attire, but a more toned-down look. If you can find a more casual, street-wear pop star look, that's wonderful. 

CADY BERRY

Pop Star

"Eccentric" might as well be Cady's middle name, considering how well it suits her persona—her face could practically illustrate the term in the dictionary. Despite the flurry of trash tabloid articles painting her as a secret rebel, Cady skillfully preserves her image as the quintessential good girl. This juxtaposition between public perception and rumored reality adds an intriguing layer to her celebrity, making her all the more fascinating to her fans and the general public alike.

Costume suggestions: Eccentric popstar attire. Go for something that stands out, like a cupcake costume (if you want to dress for the theme of K.C.'s album) or a sailor, an animal of your choosing, etc.  Wear colorful makeup. 

ARELLA GRENE

Pop Star

Arella's journey to fame kicked off on Broadway, paving the way for a lead role in a popular children's TV show. Her signing with Nation Records marked the beginning of an astronomical rise to the pinnacle of pop music. Currently hailed as one of the year's most sensational pop stars, Arella's formidable talent is matched only by her tyrannical demeanor, creating a stark contrast between her public allure and private persona. This combination of immense popularity and demanding personality makes her an intriguing figure in the music industry. Arella touts to anyone with ears that she is the number-one pop star, but most people, especially the other stars, vehemently disagree. 

Costume suggestions: Glamorous and trendy pop star attire - something very elegant, as you feel you're above the rest. You are very classy and exude wealth and success, so wear large costume jewelry. 

IZZY

Rap Artist

Originally from the UK and a former model for Beve Jean Co., Izzy has made a name in the rap world far beyond her roots. She frequently finds herself in the spotlight for her music and her penchant for igniting feuds with fellow artists on social media. Despite her hard-edged persona and the controversies that swirl around her, Izzy conceals a lesser-known side of herself: her significant academic accomplishments. Beneath the surface of this tough exterior lies a brilliant mind, revealing that there's much more to Izzy than meets the eye. Maybe one day, Izzy will realize that revealing her genius mind through her music should be her strategy if she wants to stand out and climb to the top of the music industry.

Costume suggestions: Glamorous and trendy rap artist attire.  Optional: sneak accessories that a genius would wear, such as a necklace with a Pi symbol, or have a protractor or calculator in a pocket, etc.

CLOE VON

Pop Star

Emerging from Australia, Cloe Von is eager to carve her niche within the bustling American pop scene. Already a rising sensation in her homeland, known affectionately as Oz, she's set her sights on climbing the Billboard charts alongside her American peers. Cloe's ambition and talent hint at a promising crossover, ready to introduce her unique sound to a global audience and blend it with the diverse landscape of American music. Cloe's publicist has had a tough time arranging for Cloe to attend exclusive celebrity events, however. Cloe's team is starting to wonder if someone is intentionally trying to sabotage her from breaking into the USA music scene. 

Costume suggestions: Glamorous and trendy pop star attire. Optional to wear any accessories with the Australian flag.

BAE

Pop Star

Bae stands as a towering figure in the music world, having transitioned from the leader of a renowned girl group to achieving solo superstardom. Her name is synonymous with innovation in the industry, and she is celebrated for her extravagant costume transformations and uniquely eccentric stage shows. This flair for the dramatic cements Bae's status as an icon and captivates and charms audiences worldwide, showcasing her as a master of visual and musical artistry. Recently, Bae has lost many followers on social media and is highly concerned about her reputation and standing as one of the top pop stars. 

Costume suggestions: Glamorous and trendy pop star attire or you can wear one of your extravagant stage costumes. 

MIRA CYPO

Pop Star

Mira Cypo's journey into the limelight began in her childhood when she played the gifted rock star Allie from Cali, a role that endeared her to many. Her unpredictable actions have recently left fans and critics alike in suspense, with her next move anyone's guess. This unpredictability has added an intriguing layer to Mira's persona, transforming her into a figure of endless fascination in the entertainment world. Mira has always lived in the shadow of her uber-famous country and western star older sister. Could this be why Mira has been acting out and doing wacky things for attention? Or, is something truly going on with Mira?  Whatever it is - Mira has been getting more attention lately, must it's never that favorable. 

Costume suggestions: You are trying to get the media's attention and make people believe you've lost your mind, so you can wear the craziest costume you can think of. Your character is now claiming to be an intergalactic alien, so you could wear an outer-space themed costume, or absolutely anything that makes you stand out and make people say, 'Whaaaaat is going on with her?' 


MERO
Pop Star
After breaking away from her family-based pop group, Mero made her solo debut years ago with an album full of chart-topping hits. This Japanese pop singer is one of the biggest names in the music industry worldwide. Her unique blend of traditional Japanese music with contemporary pop elements has captivated audiences in her home country and garnered a massive international following. Mero's ability to bridge cultural divides through her music has established her as a global icon, setting the stage for an illustrious career that continues to inspire and entertain fans around the globe.
 
Costume suggestions: Cute pop star attire - pastel-themed with a large hair bow.
 

REBA ORACLE
Pop Star
Emerging from the UK as a distinguished singer, songwriter, and aspiring actress, Reba Oracle saw her debut album ascend to the #1 spot on the UK charts. With this initial triumph, she sets her sights on the US music scene, aiming to captivate audiences with her soothing, cinematic ballads. Reba's artistry, characterized by its emotional depth and narrative richness, positions her as a unique voice eager to make an indelible mark on the international stage. Her ambition to cross over and achieve success in the US reflects a determination to share her distinctive musical and storytelling talents with a broader audience.

Costume suggestions: Glamorous and trendy pop star attire. Optional to wear accessories with a UK flag.


MEGGIE RAINER
Pop Star
Meggie has risen from internet fame to signing with a major record label, joining the ranks of artists who've made similar digital-to-mainstream transitions. Her music, deeply inspired by the 1950s, brings a refreshing retro vibe to the contemporary pop scene. This unique blend of old-school charm and modern sensibility has set her apart and captivated listeners worldwide, propelling her sound to the forefront of the industry. Meggie's ability to channel the essence of the past while engaging the present audience underscores her innovative approach to music, making her a standout star in today's pop world.
 
Costume suggestions: 1950s-inspired pop star attire. Wear your hair in a 50s flip.


JANIE J
Pop Star
Janie J, hailing from the UK, has carved a niche for herself as a singer, songwriter, and television actress, showcasing her multifaceted talent across the entertainment industry. Initially making her mark by crafting hits for other artists, Janie J launched her solo music career with a bang, releasing her debut album just a year ago. Known for her innovative approach to music, she rejuvenates conventional pop with a unique blend of contemporary feelings and vintage beats. This ability to fuse the new with nostalgia sets her music apart and establishes Janie J as a vanguard, reshaping the pop landscape with her distinctive style and emotional depth.
 
Costume suggestions: Glamorous and trendy pop star attire. Optional to have UK flag accessories.


ZINDEY
Pop Star
Zindey, once a familiar face on beloved children's television shows, has gracefully transitioned into the music industry, steering her career with remarkable finesse. Her captivating, silky-smooth vocals have resonated with audiences worldwide, earning her a coveted spot on pop charts globally. Despite her formidable presence in the music scene, Zindey retains a natural shyness off-stage, preferring the spotlight only when performing. This contrast between her public persona and personal demeanor adds an intriguing layer to her identity, endearing her even more to fans who admire her talent and humility.
 
Costume suggestions: Pop star attire but nothing to make you stand out – you don’t want attention.


SWAY SOUTH
Aspiring Pop Star
Sway South has become an iconic figure in the New York City karaoke scene, captivating audiences in clubs throughout the metropolis with her standout performances. Her ambition stretches beyond the karaoke circuit; she's on the hunt for a record label that will provide her the opportunity to lay down tracks for her very own album. Confident in her potential to ascend to pop stardom, Sway is determined to prove she's more than a local legend. Despite her optimism, there's a chorus of skepticism from those in her inner circle, who doubt her transition from karaoke fame to the global music stage is within reach. This juxtaposition of belief and doubt sets the stage for an underdog story, as Sway South aims to defy expectations and achieve her dreams.
 
 Costume suggestions: Trendy pop star attire, but not too glamorous, as you’ve not made it yet.


FUCHSIA
Pop Star
Over the past ten years, Fuchsia has consistently secured top positions on the Billboard charts, establishing herself as a formidable force in the music industry. Recognizable by her signature short hairstyle and tough exterior that commands attention, she projects an unshakeable confidence under the limelight. Despite this façade of invulnerability, those closest to Fuchsia reveal a different side to her persona; she's deeply empathetic and emotionally expressive away from the public eye. This contrast between her public image and private reality showcases the complexity of her character, highlighting her ability to navigate the challenges of fame while staying true to her inner self.
 
 Costume suggestions: Glamorous and trendy pop star attire – wear shades of pink and purple.


CEVICHE RETRO
Pop Star
More than two years ago, Ceviche Retro made a splash on the global music scene with her hit single, Lost World, captivating audiences with her distinctive electronic sound and uniquely eclectic vocal style. Her ability to blend genres and create an unforgettable auditory experience has left a lasting impression, with fans eagerly anticipating her next move. After stepping back from the spotlight for a two-year hiatus, rumors are now swirling about Ceviche's plans for a major comeback. This buzz suggests she's ready to challenge any perceptions of being a one-hit wonder. It will return with new material that will solidify her music industry position.
 
 Costume suggestions: Glamorous and trendy pop star attire.


LEE MARZ
Electronic Music Producer / DJ
Lee Marz burst onto the scene with her debut single, Tissue Box, which continues to capture the digital world's attention and spread virally across the internet. Known for crafting high-energy beats that defy mainstream radio conventions, Lee has found her niche and significant success within the vibrant underground EDM community. This acclaim in the electronic dance music scene underscores her skill at engaging audiences looking for dynamic and pulsating soundscapes, marking her as a rising star to watch in the realm of electronic music.
 
 Costume suggestions: Funky EDM attire – ex: a large mouse mascot head with LED eyes, marshmallow puff costume, etc. Wear any outrageous costume - there's no right or wrong with EDM.


JILLY JONAS
Pop Star, Guitarist
Jilly Jonas took the music world by storm six months ago with her debut single, Broken Heart, showcasing undeniable pop star quality. Since then, anticipation has been building for what she will do next. However, Jilly's momentum seems to have been temporarily overshadowed by a series of unfavorable headlines, casting her in a less favorable light. This negative media attention has led to speculation that she might retreat from the spotlight. Despite this, her initial impact and talent suggest that Jilly has the resilience and artistry to rebound and continue captivating audiences with her music.
 
 Costume suggestions: Glamorous and trendy pop star attire. Optional to have a toy guitar as a prop.


SITH
Pop Star
Emerging from Australia, Sith made a striking entry onto the music charts, captivating listeners without revealing her face. This air of mystery added to her allure, intriguing fans around the world. Recently, Sith decided to step out of the shadows and share her identity with her admirers. This move has, unfortunately, turned the paparazzi into an incessant presence in her life. This newfound visibility has presented challenges as she navigates the delicate balance between personal privacy and public persona in the spotlight's glare. Despite these trials, Sith's talent continues to shine, proving her mettle in the music industry.
 
 Costume suggestions: Glamorous and trendy pop star attire. Optional: wear a wig that can cover your face (if needed). Even though your identity is now known, you still don't care to be photographed by paparazzi.


POPPY RAZZI
Tabloid Reporter
Poppy Razzi has made a name for herself as the quintessential investigative reporter for Star Weekly. She is renowned for being ahead of the curve, often uncovering stories before they fully unfold. Driven by unmatched ambition, she's determined to outpace her competitors, ensuring she's always the first to deliver the latest scoop. Poppy's relentless pursuit of news is matched only by her constant companionship with her devoted film crew, a testament to her commitment to capturing every moment of the stories that captivate her audience. This dedication to her craft has solidified her reputation as a formidable force in the world of journalism, always ready to dive into the next big headline. However, most celebrities aren't excited to her, as they think of Star Weekly as a 'trash tabloid.' Poppy Razzi usually puts a terrible spin on any photograph of a celebrity for click bait, so that's probably how the mag got the dreadful reputation among the stars. But the magazine's executives don't mind the rep as long as the fans keep clicking on Poppy's articles.

Costume suggestions: Business casual suit/dress. Glasses,  microphone/cameras are optional props.
 
POPPY RAZZI'S CREW
Tabloid Crew
Poppy Razzi's crew at Star Weekly is a team of unwavering professionals united in their mission to chase down the most elusive stories. Motivated by the potential of shared success, they understand that their fortunes are intertwined with their leader's ascent in the competitive world of journalism. This collective drive fuels their commitment to uncovering the truth, knowing well that Poppy Razzi's triumphs will elevate their own careers. Together, they navigate the high-stakes environment of news reporting, ready to tackle any challenge in their quest for the next big story.

Costume suggestions: Production/film crew attire. Optional: any accessories used in photography and film as props. 

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