We like to say that if people don’t literally stop and stare at you in the street, then it’s not allowed in the party. Jeans are an absolute no-go for starters. What we’re seeking is creative, playful, bold, unusual, and thoughtful costumes. Alongside jeans, we recommend steering clear of the costumes-in-a-bag variety unless you take them out of the bag, seriously adapt them and give them your own unique twist.
This doesn’t mean it needs to cost a lot! We’ve seen costumes made entirely of a bag of 20kr balloons, of gaffa tape, even of creative use of plastic spoons. Half of the challenge is in creating a character for the evening, a persona you take on, that lets you show your real self, or your alternate self, or a character who you would love to create and embody for the night.
The suspension of disbelief, that feeling that you’re really and truly in an incredible alternate universe, is affected by things that dilute the experience, such as jeans, ‘everyday’ clothes or typical, expected outfits. We have had to turn people away at the door, because our ambition is to create and maintain this suspension of disbelief and all our participants contribute to this incredible experience by working to create thoughtful costumes.