In Singapore, Halloween is commonly celebrated in clubs and pubs, not on the actual day but on the Saturday closest to 31 October. Unlike in the West where children go trick or treating, Halloween in Singapore is pretty much a grown-up event at clubs, pubs or private house parties. The children here may dress up but they don't go trick or treating around the neighbourhood.
This year was pretty much a last minute affair as the usual gang I often Halloween-ed with all had no ideas on what themed dress-up we were going to do. In the end, we went on being clueless and slowly built up a character in progression to our make up process.
Evan came over to my place to make up. To us, the fun in Halloween starts right from the make up process.
Here's us before -- already in our halloween dress with our daily make up look.
Sidetrack a little...
I'm so glad that this assymetrical neckline dress finally saw the light and saw its use after being hidden in my wardrobe for so long. Yes, the neckline is asymmetrical on purpose. It's not a defect but somehow after buying, I felt that it looked too much like a defect and decided not to wear it out then. I'm always glad for Halloween coz nobody would question your dressing.
Molly in transformation
Lady Heather in transformation
Have I already told you? I've got a ghost in my bathroom.
Lady Heather's not so complete look. We still had to have dinner first before applying our lipsticks.
Split personality -- Mad Lady Heather taking over Sane Jo (you can read it as Saint Jo... lol)
Drinking blood is good for the complexion. Just ask Countess Elizabeth Báthory.
Note: Lady Heather actually mutilated her lips. It was supposed to be those kinda wound that split the right lip apart but I guess the wound wasn't really visible so you could take it as she was drinking blood with some flowing down on the right.
Molly's complete look
Mad Lady Heather's full transformation
Lady Heather and Molly are ready for the kill.
Clarke Quay was extremely crowded. The maddening crowd made it feel as if it was New Year's Day countdown. That was how packed it was.
We finally met up with the rest of the motley crew which comprised of my usual gang and some new friends.
The boys -- Catman from Kiss, Prophecy of Death, Edward Scissorhands, Jester/Joker whatever.
Team Black minus 1
Full force Team Black
Team Singapore. I meant Team Red and White. Red and white reminds me of our national colours.
Time to party in Attica.
We had a couple of failed group shots coz the place was too dark and smokey.
Spotted this on lifestyleasia.com... Hmm they should do some editing to the photo. It looks so washed out.
I think we are really getting too old to party. The young punks nowadays have got no clubbing ethics at all. The evil Lady Heather had a whale of a time, pushing, shoving, stepping and kicking people. She even gave a good dressing down to someone who infiltrated her space.
Some of us got fed up and headed outside for a breather where we had a lot of fun communicating with so many different characters as they walked past us.
A dishevelled Gandalf walked by and Edward Scissorhand hollered, "Yo Gandalf! You seriously need a haircut." Gandalf responded by attempting to cast Edward away with his staff. lol
It is really funny how Halloween could provide such great ambiance to strike up conversations with strangers. We just shouted out and waved to people who would respond to us in their characters. It was such fun. We often get stopped by people coz many were thronging to get a picture with our Edward Scissorhands.
The frequency of being stopped for Edward was so high that we decided to act as his agents and told everyone that each photo cost $10. We also contemplated placing a basket in front of him so people could throw their money in.
Everyone thought we were funny; we were actually serious.
People also liked to take photos with Jester though Edward Scissorhands beat him hands down.
It's a wonder how so many people could just worm their way into our photos whenever we take group shots. The guy in green is tagged on FB as a "chao bugger". Not me, not me. Jo is not a meanie.
Finally the girls had their individual photo taking chance with the boys without anyone bugging us.
We ended the night with roti prata for supper at a 24-hour joint far away from town area. The patrons there found us entertaining even though our 2 "hottest" mascots for the night, Edward and Jester, were already out of costume.
By the end of the day, Jo was fighting hard to emerge centrestage once more.
So long Lady Heather!
This is Part 1 of Halloween 2011. Look out for Part 2 where we terrorised guests at a private house party thrown by my old friend on the actual day itself. It might take some time though as I'm busy with some tasks on hand.