2011-10-31

I'm Getting Too Old For This Stuff, Part 2.

I couldn't convince anyone from the first party to join me, traditionally they always go to a typical Izakaya 居酒屋 restaurant. Nothing says Halloween better than that. Heaven forbid they should try something different and help out a charitable organization at the same time. A dozen of them ended up at Bar Isn't It but those are doors through which I refuse to enter.

So I ventured over to the Shaft-sponsored Freaky Horror Halloween Party at Rensa! Apart from the cosplayers, there was NOTHING freaky, horrific or Halloweenish about it. The music was exactly as I expected it to be: fifteen (yes, FIFTEEN) DJs playing exactly the same kind of hippity-hoppety music and not a single creepy mix to be found in the mix.

It started off slowly but in the next few hours more and more bodies showed up in costume and I didn't see a single homemade one...a LOT of money was spent by the party-goers and they looked great. Here are some samples, first the ladies...


Not so sure about that last gal. Here are the Carl supporters who are promoting the MISO charity, starting with the uber-adorable Yvonneski.


Now the heroes and other odd characters:

Finally my two favourites of the night. The first one is one that I would have dressed as had I had the skill to pull it off. You can see the inspiration for it here.


The next picture was the ONLY creepy costume I saw all weekend. Apparently it's called 犬神家 inugamike and it is eerie!




Unfortunately the music was just too pathetic for me to stomach any more so I went home before midnight. That's a first for me!
I'm Getting Too Old For This Stuff.

I had three parties last night and ended up going home at 11:30, I didn't even make it to the Witching hour at midnight!

The first party took place after a grueling six hours of work teaching Halloween lessons all day (on only a few hours sleep thanks to the previous night's festivities.) Fortunately I didn't have to venture too far since it transpired at my place of employ. In my last lesson of the afternoon, while teaching about the histories of Halloween, Jack o' Lanterns and Trick or Treat, I applied my makeup. Remember my costume of Friday night? I debuted my Rorchach the night before but as no one had witnessed it, I could do an encore presentation. I went one step further this time and painted the inkblot on the mask directly upon my face. Rorchach freaked most everyone out and it was fairly hot cooped up in a wrapped around blotted-towel. SO before I made the toast, I raised the rag only to unveil its duplicate. Much laughter ensued...


Much to my delight, the students did a pretty good job of dressing up. As did most of the teachers though some were so lame-ass that it hardly seemed worth the effort. Kudoes go out to Peter Pan & Tinkerbell and to Jay's upside-down effort. Extreme kudoes go to Axel for his Heavy Meddling although because of him, I lost out on best costume.


We ate a bunch of snack foods and I drank a few weak chu-hais (who buys 3%?) and played a couple of games. A guess the name pinned on your back game and a team-drawn Michael Jackson and One Piece which were kind of fun.


Here are a few of the students taking the inkblot test...


These were my favourite costumes of the bunch. It is so subtle but I adore the alien the most.


As usual, Blogger is taking ages to upload and it's shuteye time. So the second party will have to wait until tomorrow.

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