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HLW HLWeen 2018 from the eyes of a newbie!

Author Louis Bibby

Tags Culture, Event

Large group of smiling people in diverse and colorful costumes gathered for a festive event, with a 'hlw' sign and urban decor setting the backdrop.

A bustling Halloween party scene with guests in various colorful costumes under decorative paper lanterns.

My introduction to HLW coincided with the run up to the renowned Halloween party in which industry colleagues gather in a spooky location for a party celebrating existing and future relationships.  With clients, project managers, contractors, and client design teams all getting into the best dressed competition, it did not disappoint!

Party-goers in elaborate costumes with feathers and skull makeup, sharing a moment of laughter.

Three women, one in skeletal makeup holding a decorative mask, the other expressing surprise and delight at a party, and the last holding up a mardi gras mask.

A vibrant group of people in clown costumes and skeleton face paint, celebrating with drinks in a festively lit room.

Full costume participation from guests made for a visual spectacle with anything from pigeons, to the Addams Family, fairy tale creatures, and classic horror characters.  The HLW team’s theme this year was ‘Death at the Disco’ and involved various looks from ‘disco inferno’ to literally ‘death at the disco’.  The best dressed award this year went to ISG, who were very creepy clowns, with close runners up Willis Towers Watson as a full on troop of Minions and Overbury as ‘Dead Disney’.

Colorfully dressed individuals with exaggerated wigs and clown makeup, enjoying a lively conversation.

A group of costumed individuals at a Halloween event, one in a bright pink wig, socializing with drinks.

Joyful attendees in a photo booth at a themed event, “Death at the Disco,” enjoying the festive atmosphere.

A highlight of the night was the HLW team dance to ‘Night Fever’ and after all the rehearsals, it was good fun managing to pull it off on the day!  I am already wondering what next year has in store…

Large group of smiling people in diverse and colorful costumes gathered for a festive event.
HLW London Team