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Murder at the Walgrave Astoria Costume Ball
It’s time again for the annual Walgrave Astoria Costume Ball. The who’s who of the town are preparing their most fabulous costumes for the exclusive event. The Walgrave Astoria, founded in 1907, has been cited as the grandest hotel experience in the world! It is a preeminent luxury hotel for kings, presidents, ambassadors, stars of stage and jetsetters from around the world.
Excitement is buzzing in the air as Nicole Wilton, Toyoka, and Zangelina Holie are rumored to be on the VIP guest list this year! You were fortunate enough to purchase a ticket to this esteemed event. This is where your story begins...
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Note: feel free to wear any costume you wish - this is a costume ball!
DR. INDY JONAS
Dr. Indy Jonas is the arrogant, exaggerating entrepreneur and former oil tycoon. The doc can win you over with a little Australian charm, but don’t be fooled - Dr. Jonas cares about one thing and one thing only…Dr. Jonas.
Nicole Wilton is the spoiled heiress and television personality. Known for no other reason than her parents’ billions of dollars, this pretty princess defines the phrase high maintenance.
Zangelina is one of the top paid actresses in Hollywood. She just imprinted her hands on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and she is the most sought after celeb with the paparazzi. This starlet is lovely to be friends with, as long as you’re not stealing her limelight!
Royal T is the infamous professional wrestler that’s known for being a bluntly honest trash-talker. If you don’t want to hear the truth - avoid Royal T at all costs. This is one friend you won’t take home to meet your parents for dinner. This obnoxious wrestler has extremely bad manners.
Fiona Fingstein certainly hasn’t made a lot of friends at her company, Widgets, Inc., over the years where she is the Executive Director of Internal Audit. Fiona is known for being extremely uptight, inflexible, and impersonal - at work and play. Fiona uses her connections at the Internal Revenue Service to cause havoc with anyone who crosses her.
YUNE A. VORSTI
Yune A. Vorsti is the spunky college graduate student from the local University. Yune mocks everyone and has a reputation for being greedy and overzealous. Just don’t get into any situation where Yune could take advantage of you, or you’ll lose!
Toyoka is the antisocial supermodel. She is judgmental and offends others with brazen comments. Toyoka has an intense fear of germs, so getting too close to her is out of the question!
Don’t trust this party animal and prankster, Sam Spellburn! But this Hollywood key grip is one to invite to any event! Sam, the child of the most famous Hollywood director of this time, has hidden tricks in every sleeve and surprises around every corner! You better watch your back around this mischievous fun-provoker!
DR. ERIC THROSITE
Is there a doctor in the house? Yes, of course! It’s Dr. Eric Throsite! He tells you to eat an apple a day, but it doesn’t keep him away, as he’s only three inches from your face! Beware if you don’t appreciate the art of close-talking!
EBE K. NEVELLE
Ebe K. Nevelle was once a child movie star. Ebe chose to leave the big screen for the real-life action behind the scenes. Don’t pick this chap to run to for a cheer up, as Ebe has a knack for spreading his depression and pointing out the negative in everything. He’s earned the nickname of ‘The King of Doom & Gloom.’
Don’t even bother buying a hairstyle magazine, because if you sit in Ms. Cara Tinn’s styling chair, you’re going to get the only cut and style she knows! So what if her signature style is outdated by nearly sixty years and all of her customers look identical! This old-fashioned hair diva has her trademark hairdo down pat, and it’s the best in town - of its kind, that is!
Skyler Starry is an internationally famous astrologist. Even though Skyler’s life is centered in outer space, s/he is one of the most down to Earth people you will ever meet as s/he is a fun-loving comedian and randomly bursts into song whenever the time’s right.
Details, details, details! If you’re speaking to Poindexe Dorfman, you better get ready to hear a plethora of intricate fine points and facts! This is one over-explaining member of the Nerd Herd - a computer support team willing to travel to your home to remedy your technological ailments!
If you looked up perfectionist in the dictionary, Scala Barres picture would be next to the description. Scala Barres has a severe problem with thinking nothing she does is good enough. She constantly works on perfecting her high school band, which is considered to be the best in the nation! Scala’s a tad egotistical and always checks herself out in the mirror!
JAMIE BOND & FELLOW AGENTS
Jamie Bond is the mysterious federal secret agent. Nobody knows why she and her fellow agents are in town. She makes a few people very uneasy.
Red Axehouse is the brazen firefighter by day. By night, this blaze-wrestler is a romantic poet who performs at the local poetry club. Armed with perfect manners and chivalrous words, he’s a sincere and adoring gentleman.
Pet Store Owner
Originally hailing from India, Surry Pante is a pet store owner. Surry avoids disputes with wit and skills of negotiation. This cliché-talking charmer can command the respect of any animal in the world.
Jolly Boatley is a mild-manned fisherman with extraordinary dancing skills. Most people see Jolly as a loyal friend. Jolly has a funny quirk of rhyming sentences. This fisherman believes rhyming words is calming - especially during the rough times at sea. Jolly’s friends find it hysterical.
Fasa Shone is a former struggling barista from a small town coffee shop. After meeting her wealthy fiancé two years ago, she became a pampered princess. Her husband mysteriously disappeared, and she moved to the big city to pursue her fashion career. Her prior sweet disposition has melted into a foul, ill-mannered spirit. Nonetheless, Fasa is anything but boring.
Silver & Goldsmith
Revlis D’Log is the charismatic yet unconventional artist and silver & goldsmith. Laying claim to fame as the main provider of fine silver and gold pieces to dignitaries around the world, Revlis sometimes sings instead of speaks. Revlis blames the outburst of song on an inner artist.
GLORIA GARCIA & HER ASSISTANTS
Gloria Garcia is the catty television producer from CBC Studios. She is argumentative, and most of the television crew avoids interactions with her at all costs. Anything you say, she’s certain to take the opposite stance and start a debate. She is exhausting to be around!
PATRICIA PRAPER & HER FRIENDS
Etiquette School Director
Known for her high IQ and perfect manners, Patricia Praper always gets what she wants. She’s creative and imaginable with wide ranging interests, but is extremely resistant to change.
BINKO BONKO & CLOWN COLLEAGUES
On the surface, the ultra-entertaining Binko Bonko appears to be a fun-loving clown that would do anything possible to make you laugh and have a great time. However, those closest to this clown know that s/he would rather tell a lie…even when the truth is better! Deceit is Binko’s middle name!
DONNIE JEPP & HIS ENTOURAGE
Donnie Jepp is an award-winning actor who will be the first to tell you when you’re not doing things right. However, the ladies find him charming. Strangely, this mysterious icon of the big screen is left alone by the paparazzi. Everyone in Hollywood wants to know his secret.
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