Thursday, October 31, 2013

Pop Art Cartoon/ Comic Book Halloween Costume

At this years Halloween Party I decided to go for a Pop Art Comic Book Look.

I ended up winning Best Female Costume!

Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Halloween Costume Ideas

Who's ready for Halloween?

Just in case you need some last minute inspiration here are some ideas that I've been dreaming about.

Image by Stephanie Cammarano

photo by Anthony Bellemare at the Asheville Zombie Walk
image by kilprity

For the Crazy Cat Lady in all of us. image here

image by Rose Shock

image by Brittany Couture how to video available on her blog

I already have my costume picked out for this year but, this is a big contender for next year.

image from Cheap Frills and Thrills how to video available

The final two are ideas that I would love to combine.

Witch Look:

Witches have been done a lot I know but, its a classic and if done right can be killer.

I'd like to see this costume

image by Mirela Olariu from her Etsy shop
Paired with this Makeup by the always amazing Nic from PixiWoo

And finally these Nails. They are suppose to be Zombie nails but, I think they would be a great Witch too.

image by Caitlin's Creative Corner

Vampire Look:

I  Love this hair, it would be perfect for a vamp makeup.

image by Geoff Jones

These nails are perfect for a Vampire constume. I don't think I would as much "blood" to them, maybe just make them a little more subtle.

image from Not Another Nail Blog

I love these contacts

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I think this would be the perfect lip, just love it and can't stop looking. It's creepy, scary and still amazingly beautiful.

image from danielle tunstall

Now I know this isn't a Halloween makeup but, I love the eye makeup from this photo for a vampire look.

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I would add a little grungey look under the eye to make it not quite so pretty.

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Hope these looks gave you some inspiration, I'd love to hear what your planning to be this year.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Memories of Halloween Past

Halloween is almost here!

I always loved to come up with a costume and be something ghoulish for a day.

Two years ago I was invited to my first Halloween party in quite a few years. I only had a couple of days to put a costume together and being a lady of the Queen size persuasion finding a "costume" that will fit in stores is damn near impossible--- unless I wanted to be a ghost in a bed sheet. Which, I did not!

So the other option for a costume is to wear what you have and focus on makeup.
image from MissChievous blog

I started searching on YouTube and found a great look by Miss Chievous for a Black Widow inspired makeup.

Now I am not a makeup artist by any means though, I do love makeup and wanted to try to emulate the look.

I didn't have the products that she was using specifically but, I do have a pretty extensive makeup collection so was able to find products that worked.

I added my spiders in a different pattern than on the video and I loved how it turned out.

The Spiders were plastic and I glued them on with duo eyelash adhesive. If you want to do the same thing try to find spiders that are not hollow at the bottom, they stick better.

I added a faux hawk (I miss my long hair) and used enough hairspray to keep it in place until the end of time. This hair wasn't going anywhere.

My makeup ended up more purple that the original look but, overall I was really happy with it.

Hope you like it.

Monday, October 07, 2013

Monday Day Dreams

Oh, I'm in a wishing mood today.

It’s been dismal here recently. Been raining all weekend and what my Monday really needs is a little pick me up and some day dreaming.

Image from 100% rain blog

I've been planning (after all my Christmas presents have been made) to knit a shawl for myself. I love this pattern and colour choice. I think it may be the perfect one for my first shawl.

This pattern is by Veera at the 100% rain blog, it is called Happy Street and it does make me very happy. The pattern is €3.90 and is available on her Blog.

It’s a Neon pink and I have been very into Neon colours lately--- I don't think I'm the only one!

Image from gluten free goddess blog
 This quinoa salad with pear, baby spinach and chick peas with a maple vinaigrette sounds amazing, I think it would be the perfect fall lunch. Might be making this tonight for work the rest of the week.

Image from little cotton rabbits blog

I think I could stare at this image all day. I don't think I would put them all together. If they were mine I might have baskets around the house just like this.

image from the little cotton rabbits blog

She has some super cute patterns available on her personal shop as well as on Revelry. I have a few little ones in my life who would love one of these.

image from we (heart) it website

I hate dead links and I will try not to post too many of them but, with this one I couldn't help myself. They looks so darn cozy--- wish this one came with a pattern sadly I found it on we (heart) it and it is just of the image. Oh well one can dream!

image from Kris Knits blog

This cowl might be just the ticket this winter. I find a scarf very bulky and irritating when I drive but, this would keep me warm and not get in the way. You can find Kris Patay pattern on her blog or through Ravelry.

What have you been day dreaming about recently?