[PHOTOS] HALLOWEEN THROWBACK: 10 Years of Pre-Pandemic Costume Parties in KL

Why is there always that one guy who’s doesn’t fit into the universe? Nagaba KL, 2016. (source: JUICE Archives)

Halloween has always been an excuse for Malaysian adults to dress up, have fun and feel like a kid again. While the pandemic made us retire our costumes for a year (except for those who went a bit extra on social media), Halloween is back and around the corner again!

So what better way to get into the mood then by reliving some of those sweet, spooky memories of a night out with our best friends.

JUICE Editor Ben Liew as Hunter S Thompson, held hostage by Lara Croft at a Halloween party, circa 2008.

We scoured the JUICE archives from the years when we used to document the decadence at the hottest clubs with party-photographers, and gathered some of our favourite Halloween photos from those pre-pandemic partying days.

(Ed’s Note: sorry, a lot of them were lost to faulty Hard Drives –  cloud hadn’t been invented yet back then.)

Rule of thumb, never touch the food if you came late to the party. Zouk, 2014. (source: JUICE Archives)
My Chemical Jackson? Bedroom, 2011. Pictures by Audi Nash / Monsoon+. (source: JUICE Archives)
This is before Johnny Depp fell from grace… Bedroom, 2011. Pictures by Audi Nash / Monsoon+. (source: JUICE Archives)
Technically, Han Solo is a space cowboy. Mist Club, 2011. (source: JUICE Archives)
I.Skull.You. Mist Club, 2011. (source: JUICE Archives)
First date. Nothing to be nervous about… Mist Club, 2011. (source: JUICE Archives)
Okay… now I’m scared. But yeah, take me home with you. You guys look fun. Mist Club, 2011. (source: JUICE Archives)
This is what we used to clean the venue before COVID. Zouk, 2011. Photo by Andy Kho (source: JUICE Archives)
Zouk, 2011. Photo by Andy Kho. (source: JUICE Archives)
Zouk, 2011. (source: JUICE Archives)
As you can see… I’ve given up on writing witty captions. Zouk, 2011. Photo by Andy Kho. (source: JUICE Archives)
Zouk, 2011. (source: JUICE Archives)
Zouk, 2011. Photo by Andy Kho. (source: JUICE Archives)
Hello, I’m back with a caption…  I don’t know if you guys are Orcs or mutated reindeers, but either way humans are going to hunt you. Zouk, 2011. Photo by Andy Kho. (source: JUICE Archives)
Got no mat salleh vamps here though. Zouk, 2011. Photo by Andy Kho. (source: JUICE Archives)
He said he’s Lim Kok Wing. Palate Palette, 2013. (source: JillianUndercover.com, photographed by Mussadique Suleiman)
Former JUICE Sales Manager (current Head of SPARK at REV Media), Ledwina as Catwoman (not really, but yeah). (source: JillianUndercover.com, photographed by Mussadique Suleiman)
Fast food was trending back in 2013. (source: JillianUndercover.com, photographed by Mussadique Suleiman)
No mime for you. Talk to the hand, please. Palate Palette, 2013. (source: JillianUndercover.com, photographed by Mussadique Suleiman)
Thug life and alien life. Providence and inside a Halloween Party Bus, 2013. (source: JillianUndercover.com, photographed by Mussadique Suleiman)
Before any rapper made camo a thing. Inside a Halloween party bus, KL, 2013. (source: JillianUndercover.com, photographed by Mussadique Suleiman)
NOW it’s a crime scene! Palate Palette, 2013. (source: JillianUndercover.com, photographed by Mussadique Suleiman)
Otherworldly. BAIT, 2013. (source: JillianUndercover.com, photographed by Mussadique Suleiman)
Something to do with safety?… Okay, I’m spent. Happy Halloween, everyone! Providence, 2013. (source: JillianUndercover.com, photographed by Mussadique Suleiman)

 

Okay, just a couple more… Here’s our Editor again with a tin foil hat…

“We need to protect ourselves from 4G!” PANDA HEAD CURRY? with tin foil hats at Paul’s Place, circa 2006?
Winner – Best Costume. PANDA HEAD CURRY? Live at Merdekarya, 2018.
A New Orleans Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and a Minion at Merdekarya, 2018.

Happy Halloween to all our readers! Put on your best costume, have fun and stay safe!