Is it possible that Kontera San Francisco has too much to celebrate? For the second time in three years, the hometown Giants won the World Series right around Halloween. However, unlike the previous instance, the championship parade in downtown San Francisco was on the same day as Kontera’s annual Halloween party, leading to a problematic conflict.
Luckily, the party was quickly rescheduled for two days later landing on Day of the Dead, “Dia de Los Muertos” in Spanish. The Mexican holiday is about honoring the spirit of our ancestors, and Rinchen Lama, our Ad Production Manager, helped get everyone into the newly expanded theme by painting her face to resemble the decorated sugar skulls traditionally prepared for the celebration.
Other costumes at the party included the Mighty Thor, a slice of pepperoni pizza, one Highlander outfit (there can be only one), Gilligan, a prima ballerina, a Battlestar Galactica officer, and World Series MVP Pablo “Kung Fu Panda” Sandoval. Unlike past years there was no costume contest, it was strictly an exhibition; but there are some standouts that need to be mentioned.
Here’s Iana Iasiello, Director of Product Operations as the Neil Gaiman interpretation of Death, the most cheerful Goth in all of literature.
Meanwhile, Mathew Haugen, Senior VP of Publisher Network and Delivery didn’t need to leave the ad industry for his costume of Don Draper from Mad Men. Improving publisher eCPM… that’s what the money’s for.
Finally, Catherine Higgins, a Sr. Account Manager, channeled her inner Tippi Hedren for this killer costume paying tribute to Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds.
Those are some great costumes guys!
Big thanks to Penny Howie for organizing the party, and to Brian Duffy for helping with beverage selection. Let’s do it all over again next year, including another San Francisco Giants Championship
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