Yeah, it's early August but ALL Halloween lovers are already chomping at the bit for hot cocoa, chilly nights, the smell of wood smoke, and shorter days leading to - HALLOWEEN!!!
Scully tucks her chin in.
costumish and feminine
My go-to costume my whole life because I get to wear tons of jewelry and flowing clothes and wild hair and read palms.
I call this my Stevie Nicks witch look.
Bride of Frankenstein
Porcelain Victorian Era makeup and the neck scar which was done with a black eyeliner pencil followed by lipstick applied with a thin brush and X marks for stitches.
As long as your lips are white, they disappear and you can draw i nthe new lips using an eyeliner pencil and filling in with lipstick. The eyes were done all in black eyelids with drawn on lashes above the crease.
This was a challenge. A piece of folded paper "glued" to the nose with some skin putty. Face was all gray with feathery eyeliner pencil drawing. Feathers in my hair and some raffia for nesting bits.
This one got some attention. People liked how I didn't have to obstruct my site, but gave the sense of a patch. It was done with clown makeup.
It was all about the ghost being white, but having hair and lips that were bright. The steampunk necklace was metal, but painted it white too to keep the all white theme.
"Zombie Housewives of the Apocalypse"
(a book by me and Julie Ferguson)
Freckles, dots of blush and those ventriloquist mouth lines. If you wanna make the costume a winner, have a guy in a suit or tux be your partner with his hand in the back of your dress. Move your mouth every time he talks.
I figured with lots of orange hair, why not do a lion. The makeup was so simple and yet everyone knew what I was. Attitude like a wild stalking thing helps.
Thankfully fake teeth. This one was a blast to do, walking around with a mason jar of beer and talking like a redneck. Half my DNA is gen-u-ine West Virginia hillbilly. I'm proud of those roots. Some of the strongest people I know with a loving hilarious attitude.
To get the cracks to look real weird, I used a tiny brush with black wet eyeshadow so I could roll the brush as I ran it randomly over the face so it was thicker in some areas.
Clown makeup is a real bia-tch to do. It's all about layering it on.
I make fake wounds the cheap easy way - Elmer's Glue. Put it on thick, let it dry. It's even better if you add some dryer lint to give it body. It dries clear and then you can peel it open for wounds. The wounds I like to put some black wet eyeshadow or black costume makeup inside it and then add the blood. If you put glue all over the face, you can let it dry with a straight face and then start smiling and crinkling your skin to make it crack. It comes off easy, no sweat!
I will continue to feed your Halloweenitis over coming days!