Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Glitter Can Go To Hell

I've said it before and I'll say it again.  I FREAKING LOVE HALLOWEEN!  The crisp air, the changing colors of the leaves and those that have already fallen crunching underfoot.  And of course, the dressing up.  I love seeing people's creativity come out in a medium you usually only see once a year.
 
 I like gore and blood.  Erik does not.  Erik doesn't dress up for Halloween.  Which means Erik doesn't get a say.

While scrolling through costume ideas online and sharing with him my favorites, most of which included copious amounts of blood, he argued against each and instead made the request for a pixie type costume with lots of "sprinkles".
This coming from the man who, when allowing me to hack away at his hair, makes the request that I cut it "like they do at the store".
Sometimes he struggles with making the words.  Which is why by "sprinkles" I knew he meant glitter.

I hate glitter.

But, I agreed to something a little more feminine than what I usually go for.  I decided on a mermaid.  Erik was happy and I was purposely misleading.


 Upon seeing my interpretation, WHICH EVEN INCLUDED GLITTER, Erik was no longer happy.


 I didn't care.  With Milo's devoted help, my hooked mermaid costume was complete.


 And so it was I struck out on the mean streets of Salt Lake City to wreak havoc with the most adorably grumpy dwarf, a minion who can barely touch his fingers together and the resurrected Steve Jobs.
Side note here.  That minion was made from scratch.  As in, home depot and craft store scratch.  Effing amaze-balls.

Last year, I made no such promises of sprinkles or sparkles or pixies.  I told him my plans to be Little Red Riding Hood.  He approved.  Again, I didn't care.  And again, he wasn't particularly happy with the end result.



 


 This year?  I'm attempting a Voodoo Priestess meets gypsy clown.  I wanted something with lots of feathers on my head.  It's not looking good for me.  In trying to describe what I've created so far to a friend today, I realized it basically looks like a giant raven landed on my head to use as it's final resting place to decompose.  While simultaneously molting.  And it's making me feel a little stabby.  Luckily, I read somewhere that baking can be very therapeutic in relieving stress.


Turns out they were right.

26 comments:

  1. Sweet Hay-Sus! You scare me, woman!
    And I like it.
    Amazing costumes.

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  2. Whoa, that Minion costume was made from scratch!?! And that dude had the nerve to hang around a Minion made from scratch half-assedly dressed as Steve Jobs's's?
    Oh how I hate glitter. It gets everywhere and isn't great to begin with. Oh, a birthday card that has glitter on it? Gee thanks, I look forward to seeing glitter on everything for the next 20 years. Stupid glitter.

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    1. Yeah it was pretty impressive. And I think the Steve Job's costume was great, simply for the fact it made you say half-assedly.
      Glitter is SO terrible! No matter how careful you are, you always end up looking like you just got man handled by a stripper from the 80's.

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  3. It used to be women put "slutty" in front of whatever costume they wore and they were good to go. I like your style of putting "bloody and gory" in front of your ideas.

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    1. Maybe we could start a movement to combine the best of both worlds. Bloody and slutty?
      Never mind. There are numerous ways that could go awry.

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  4. You kill me as always! I love the hooked mermaid and what you did last year. I'm all about the gore but people always complain about it. People suck!!!! Tyrone like gore too but he's been lacking on the costume front lately.

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    1. The mermaid was one of my favorites. People will complain no matter what because they absolutely do suck. I love seeing what you guys do every year. Tell Tyrone he's gonna need to step up his game yo.

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  5. Undead Mermaid is a great call. It's like if Ariel had died like in the original story and came back as a pissed off mermaid zombie with a broken heart, no voice, and hungry for brains.

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  6. Your costumes and makeup are very cool! You are super talented!! I think "sprinkles" are good in theory if used sparingly but they just multiply all on their own and you never get rid of them.

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    1. Thanks TG. Halloween is my favorite. And yes with the sprinkles! Sprinkles make things look awesome. But they're just not worth it.

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  7. That is one scary axe you've got there. I guess I'd better be nice to you today....

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  8. That hooked mermaid costume is fantastic. Love the creativity behind it. Also, I'm still just in shock over that Minion costume being homemade. Meanwhile, I can barely even build a coffee table with pre-cut parts and instructions. Instructions that have pictures.

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    1. Thanks ABFTS. It was really fun making it. That minion was insane! Probably the best homemade costume I've ever seen. It the table was from Ikea, you were doomed from the start.

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  9. Voodoo priestess meets gypsy clown sounds absolutely brilliant. Your costumes and makeup are very cool. I miss going all-out on Halloween. This year it's a Disney princess again, because for Elsa I don't have to do anything more than braid my hair and wear something blue.

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    1. Braiding my own hair would have taken eons longer than painting my face and shoving hooks through my lip. I'm impressed.

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  10. Hooting with mirth. And awe at the costumes. And creativity.
    Someone else's baking relieves stress even better. Particularly if they clean up.
    Love your idea of deep-fried merlot. I would drink/eat that.

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    1. You're at the top of my mailing list once I perfect the formula. And by list I mean...you.

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  11. You look amazing! I like blood too. I'd totally rock a bad ass dripping goo costume with you in a cemetery photo shoot! I could never make a costume from scratch. Unless it was just a box or something lol.....these are great! and yes, baking soothes you! xo

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    1. That's pretty much the only kind of photo shoot I'm down with. If you're ever in my neck of the woods, we're totally doing it.

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  12. Wow, you look absolutely amazing! Love both your looks! Wow!! And that Minion costume! Handmade?! Amazing!

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    1. Right? That minion is pretty impressive like that.

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  13. Oh my god, you looked fantastic with your sprinkles!

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