Sunday, November 2, 2014

Jakarta Halloween Festival 2014

I'm 21! WHAT?
I know right!

I spent my entire birthday on 1 presentation and 1 test, and the remaining sleeping because I was utterly exhausted. I did get pretty rad gifts from friends and family.

but yada, yada, yada,
you know why Halloween's my favorite day of the year? because no matter how sucky my birthday ends up (and trust me, I've had one too many birthdays that ended up with me crying myself to sleep) I have like this one more fun night do-over. Which is INCREDIBLE.

This year, I stumbled across a post on Instagram that promoted the first ever Halloween festival in my hometown. I immediately leaped outta joy to see whoever wanted to come with. Since it is a day after my birthday, it's pretty easy to get my favorite people to go. The crew (Tan, Nazneen and Shahnaz) said yes and I planned my costume immediately.

I had so many ideas, including Hogwarts student, A Cat, Bellatrix Lestrange (tough choice because I had no time to prepare the costume) and Emily from Corpse Bride (difficult costume too.)

I ended up as a cat because it's the easiest. (and most overrated in the world, apparently)
I drove to Senayan for a few hours, once we got there and found Tanya waiting in the dark side (figuratively and literally), we purchased the tickets and waited to come in. As we wait in front of the gate, I heard a few people calling and chanting my name. I turned around to see that few of my friends from youtube/indovidgram there. I spotted Chandra, Devina and Aulion, first and Vendry, Bena and a few others after.

We went to check out the scare zone first, where there were "ghosts" running around acting possessed. One literally screamed in my ear with a chainsaw! IT WAS COOL.

The only thing is that, since it's dark, it was hard trying to capture photos of things!
In the Safe Zone, people sit around and enjoy food from the small vendors surrounding the place. The atmosphere is very festival-like. Which is wonderful. Everyone seemed to put effort into their costume, which is very comforting in the strangest way.

I met my friend Anna, whom I've lured into coming a few days earlier (muahahaha), with her sister Norma and a few of her lovely friends.

We visited the Japanese Maze which was very strange, with awkward Japanese ghost. It was uncomfortable, not gonna lie. Haha. Anna had to go early though, wish she had stayed longer!

(although not visible, I had on:
Tight Black Bodycon Dress with Tutu
A black skirt to make the dress longer
My mum's Net Stockings 
Kitty Lace Ear from Primark
Choker from H&M

I joined Aulion, Bena, Dina and Dhino in queuing for the haunted house (where I was terrified and only held Bena's shoulders from behind and look down the entire time!) before joining everyone back in the Safe Zone.
Dina and Dhino should've really told me that it wasn't the time to smile,..
 waiting for the Haunted House took like 45 minutes, damn. 
 The lovely Vendry from and the super-tall-and-pretty Caca! 
 Marlo is in a strange mood, I believe. (Devina, great photobomb, darle!)
 Kitty nose completely gone by this point. 

For more pics and details on the event, refer to: @JKTHalloweenFestival on Instagram and for more with details of the food included, go check out!
had a fun night, looking forward to next year's! x

How was your Halloween? 
What did you choose to channel?
Hope it was awesome!

x, Nessie

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