I‘m hopeless with costumes – despite numerous conversations about to what dress up as for those inescapable Hong Kong landmarks in the social calendar: Halloween and Sevens, I always end up with something scrabbled together at the last minute. With the heaving hordes, I’m the girl puffing her way up Pottinger Street, fighting over the last pair of comedy plastic specs and a tacky gold medallion. Well this year, maybe things will be different, as for the first time I’ve actually heard of a real proper costume shop in town. Matteo Party is in Causeway Bay, and has a large selection of fun costumes, whether you want to be a superhero, a Bollywood Princess or a Japanese Anime character. If you’ve really left things until the last minute, they can even deliver for you.
Now I just need to think of what I want to be – always the most difficult part!