Back when we were packing to move to Geneva, we decided to leave our costumes behind. While we did not celebrate Halloween in a big way, we did have our fair share of costumes. I have 2 wigs – a blond one (to channel Lady Gaga) and a black one (to channel Sadako from the Ring). When we hosted our Halloween party in 2009, the Man dressed up as Pimp Daddy and me as a swinging Flapper Girl. And let’s not forget about our traditional Japanese costumes that we kept from our Tokyo days.
But all of our costumes have been stowed away because we thought we weren’t going to have many friends nor go to a Halloween party here in Geneva. Boy, were we wrong! For we did get invited to a party hosted by L&G over at the Swiss Watch Blog. I admit I was a little stressed over the choice of costumes and wished that I had somehow packed my other costumes in. But well, time to move on. We did manage to find some costumes when we went to London. The Man went dressed as a ninja and I was supposed to play cop but decided to reuse my Dirndl outfit instead. I revamped the outfit a little and had wanted to go either as Alice in Wonderland or Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. I went as the former but didn’t think that I did justice to the character. Loaned this funky bow hair-band from the Style Princess and I think that was the only fun part of the outfit. Hehe.
Our friends however did such a great job in dressing up! Check out the pics below:
Sam and Sam over at Schwigen in Switzerland dressing up as ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ and a German beer drinker in a Lederhosen. Our lovely hosts – Lauren as a Flapper Girl and Gabe as Indiana Jones. The Hughes also got creative in their choice of costumes. Ashley was decked out in a lovely lace dress and came with her metallic briefcase as the ‘Deal or No Deal’ girl. While Adam came as the human version of the Operation Man toy. There was a ‘Best Dressed Competition’ as well where the winner walked away with a pumpkin and 2 vodka jello shots. Sam won the contest and I think she definitely deserved it for a lot of effort was put in for coming out with that outfit choice. I wonder how long it would take for her to wash off all that hair gel?
The lovely Lauren also did a fantastic job of feeding us with scary foods that was fitting of the theme. Beers and alcohol flowed freely as with the pockets of conversation with different groups of people throughout the night. What a great night it turned out to be before we head back to Singers. Next up? I think the boys just arranged for an evening of whisky tasting upon our return.
[Some of the photos taken from L over at the Swiss Watch Blog]