The ball itself was on Saturday evening and we were of course a bit rushed when we were nearing the opening ceremony. We met with Nachtkatze and Neisella and company beforehand at Nachtkatze's Hotel for final styling (and a bit of cherry wine ^^) and made it to the ball almost on time. I didn't have the correct printout with me, but my name was sufficient to get us in - even though my boyfriend was afraid they wouldn't let us in! During the 15 min waiting line, we were entertained by ghostly dancers and the occasional fight between one of Belle's suitors and the castle guards. The location was great, the winter garden of Europe's oldest zoo! The official picture corner was actually in the garden:
I wore the skirt with my crinoline and the drapings over it, as well as the corset I made in the WIP. I will give more details on that later, it was still drying this weekend...
All in all I was not too happy with my look, but better this than naked. I actually didn't like my first make up which was more beast-ly and redid it before we met with the others. My top kept on creeping up on my shoulders and the horns were pressing on my ears, but we had a lot of fun altogether so it didn't really matter how I looked. I even felt a little under dressed considering all the amazing outfits I saw at the Gala!
There were some minor points which left me a bit annoyed:
- The drinks took their time, we waited approximately 30-45 min each time. The service staff was very friendly, but simply overwhelmed by the demand
- The red wine was horrible, the white wine was bland
- They ran out of beer around 1am, which was way too early
- The music was not that good. Do you remember the Eurotrash band Loona? Their song "Hijo della luna" was played for example and other stuff from the current charts...