So, if you have a weekend-long party at a place like that, naturally there has to be a theme. Or two. In this case, Friday's theme was steampunk. Last summer I'd dressed up in steampunk for Ropecon, and my outfit looked like this:
This time I decided to take a darker, more Victorian style approach. Black clothing, simple stuff. Attempted elegance, I guess? (hahahaha yeah right :D)
Anyways, here's the result of that:
The place was definitely awesome.
Friday evening was fun, but the night was kind of a nightmare. We were sleeping in one of the two smaller cottages, because at the castle the party went on til morning, but well... we weren't the only ones around. In the cottage right next to us there were four guys, who decided that they wanted to listen to music. So they blasted their car stereo at full volume with the car doors open, while they themselves were inside the cottage. And the music was pretty much nothing but booming bass beats. I had a water bottle next to my bed. The water in it kept rippling in beat with the music... I guess that says something about the loudness?
They didn't stop listening to music until after 3AM... and then they started again around 7:50AM.
Well, then around noon the owner of the cottages came to pay a visit. Told the guys in the next cottage that there had been complaints about noise... from the other side of the lake. And the lake wasn't any old duck pond either, I have to say :D
So, finally the music stopped that afternoon. I managed to fall asleep for a brief moment, and hence when Saturday night rolled around I was more or less awake again.
Saturday's theme was vikings/warriors/ninjas/whatever, so I dressed up in leather and fur.
Sunday's theme was "hangover", but for me it was more like "clean up this awful mess". For some reason I was full of energy and ended up cleaning most of our small cottage while the rest of the folks slept. Then my husband and I packed ourselves and all our stuff into our small Fiat Panda and drove back home. Also, I should have taken a picture of the car afterwards... the road to the cottages consisted almost entirely of mud and water, so when we returned the car was up to the windows in mud, poor thing. :D
But yeah, the weekend was definitely fun. I like to dress up and plan costumes and so on, so this was the perfect party for that purpose. :)