On August 14th-15th The Labyrinth of Jareth Masquerade Ball Year XVIII was held at the Historic Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, CA.
This was my first year attending and I was so excited to go! We dropped Owlet off to spend the weekend at grandmas then me along with Daddy Owl, my bff Skye and her husband, H, headed down to LA!!
We got a little bit of a late start on friday afternoon but made it to our hotel with the perfect amount of time to rush to get ready. ..well us girls rushed.. the boys hung out for about 45 minutes then took 10 minutes to put on their suits and they were ready to go.. -.- men.
I went as a garden fairy and Skye went as Emily from The Corpse Bride. But OHMIGOSH I must show you more pictures!!
The Tribal people were awesome! They were very interested in my tulle dress!
THIS GUY! The predator 0.0
These girls were so cute with their Harry Potter costumes! I was sad that I didn’t see any Hufflepuffs there though 🙁
They even had a mermaid room!
So that was that for Friday night, we watched the performances and drooled over gorgeous costumes then went back to our hotel around 2am and crashed!
The next morning we got up and had hours until the Ball began so we headed to Manhattan Beach.
We ran into waves and swam in the ocean for a couple hours. It was great to be in the ocean again, I wish I lived closer! After we were all waved out we walked around the streets, window shopping and had some ice cream. Then we went to this little aquarium at the end of the pier and explored in there for awhile, it was so cute. There was a shark out front so Skye and I had to take pictures with him!
After we left the beach we decided to hit up Taco Bell for linner (lunch/dinner) and then escaped back to out hotel.
Skye and H didn’t go to the ball Saturday night, so instead we met up with Daddy Owl’s friend M and his girlfriend L.
Here’s some more amazing photos from Saturday night!
L even got
interviewed about her dress, which she made herself by the way!
We watched the goblins and mermaids and acrobats and danced the night away in the ballroom.
The next day Daddy Owl went off to help M and the rest of the Labyrinth of Jareth crew tear down and pack up the ball, till next year!
Skye, H and I headed to Downtown Disney! We went to the Rainforest Cafe for lunch and I got a little cupcake for my birthday. Whoo!
All in all it was such a fun weekend and I hope to go back next year!
Have you ever been to LOJ? Share your costume! I’d love to see it!