:Everyday is Halloween:
|Sunday, October 31st, 2010|
My house mates and I had our halloween party last night (they ignored my request to have it on actual halloween). I thought I would share some photos of us looking all scary :)
( HAUNTED HOUSE, ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISKCollapse )
The rest won't work :(
I threw my first Halloween party (my first party ever, actually) on Friday and had a blast. I go all out for Halloween and figured you guys would appreciate the pictures :)
( Come on in...Collapse )
|Friday, October 29th, 2010|
Free Printable Halloween Party Kit
Just in time for Halloween weekend 2010, The Zombified's offering up some free party printables- for Halloween or any occasion your spooky little heart desires! Featuring sixteen different original designs by The Zombified!
Treat Bag Tags
Send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org!
More photos after the jump!
( Cupcakes Galore!Collapse )
|Thursday, October 28th, 2010|
On the Search for Eyeball Cookies
I've been put in charge of making cookies for the Halloween dance my friends and I are putting on. Last year I did finger cookies (literally cookies that looked like fingers) which were a hit. This year I wanted to do eyeball cookies.
Does anyone have a good recipe for eyeball cookies to share? Any flavor is welcome!
Current Mood: working
Help Displaying a Mask?
So, I purchased (I think last year) a special CD set that came with a replica "Day of the Dead" mask designed by a member of the band who's CD I purchased.
The thing is made of plaster and I can't for the life of me figure out how to display it safely. I'm worried leaning against a shelf might lead it to sliding down and crashing. Are there stands for things like this?
I have it safely in the box it came in but I'd really like to be able to have it out, at least around Halloween.
Put the pics below the cut, any help would be super awesome, thank you. :)
( click for picsCollapse )
Current Mood: busy
|Wednesday, October 27th, 2010|
I hope this is appropriate for this comm, if not I'll delete. I just used "Zombie Cupcakes" by Zilly Rosen to make zombie cupcakes (duh :D) and I'm really proud of them so I thought I'd post to somewhere that might appreciate it!
( Cupcakes!Collapse )
Woah woah woah :O
This article was on the Yahoo homepage:
How old is too old for trick-or-treating?
It says that some states in the U.S. have laws against trick-or-treaters over the age of twelve. What the hell? I still love trick-or-treating, and I'm almost twenty.
Wow, I didn't think this would get this many responses.
I understand that people might feel uncomfortable if it was just one adult at the door. I'd be a little nervous myself. But if it's a pretty large group of people dressed up, it should be fine. That should especially apply for teens. The cut-off being at twelve is really lame. I've only ever been to one Halloween party, and there wasn't drinking. Trick-or-treating is tons more fun, though. It's awesome to feel how heavy your bag is at the end of the night, and to be able to sort through everything.
This year, I think I'm going with a couple friends, my boyfriend, and his siblings.
Current Mood: annoyed
|Tuesday, October 26th, 2010|
Zombie and Zombie Hunter Ideas
A few years ago, my friends and I made a set of costumes to go together. We had our one zombie and my friend and I were extra lives to zombie hunters. We dressed similar and bought all of our props from walmart and Goodwill. So we did not spend a whole lot.
Just thought I'd post to give you guys ideas.
Current Mood: sad
|Monday, October 25th, 2010|
Attaching animal ears?
Hey guys, I'm trying to put together my own costume this year, and among other things I need to figure out how to get animals ears on my head. I was thinking of attaching them to a headband, but I'm new at this and I'm not quite sure how to go about it. Sewing them onto a headband looks like it would be complicated for a newbie, but I don't think gluing them on would be wise. Has anyone else ever done this?
Current Mood: curious
Costumes for pregnant ladies
This time it is costumes for pregnant ladies (and their man if he wishes to have a costume complimentary to her). I hope these can help someone!
1) Mary, the Mother of God (and St. Joseph)
2) Chest-burster from "Alien" (have it attached to your belly, t-shirt, or a jacket)
3) If you are celebrating with other pregnant women, why not have a tummy painting contest? May the most creative, best halloween-themed, or cutest tummy win!
4) Painted ticking time bomb, using your due date as the time the bomb is rigged to go.
5) Turn your tummy into a bat! Paint the tummy black with white or yellow eyes (and fangs if you want to go creepy and attach a small set of wings to either side of your tummy. Want more out of this costume? Dress up as a vampire, too! You can pretend you are holding your new addition to the clan- baby bat!
6) Want to just paint your tummy, but want to do something more original than the pumpkin? Paint your tummy white for a full moon and in front of the moon paint a black image of a witch, a bat, a black cat, eerie ghosts, or vampire! If you want to get really creative, paint an iconic picture from "The Nightmare Before Christmas."
7) Take a page of history and dress up as Queen Anne, the British queen who was pregnant 18 times! Or as Queen Elizabeth I, aka "Bloody Mary," who was not pregnant, but is famous for her tummy tumor.
8) If the weather permits it, why no go as the traditional "barefoot and pregnant" woman? No shoes and an apron are a must! Also, your guy can dress up in buissness attire, but messy like he just came home from the office. Give him a beer and you a sandwich (for him, of course) or anything else you can find in the kitchen (ie: roller). To make this gory, just make your clothes bloody and have a kitchen knife in hand. Your man can have anything from a tv remote to a fake revolver. For added realism, make sure your clothes look like straight out of "Leave it to Beaver."
9) Remember those two pregnant women shown in "Hairspray" smoking and sipping cocktails at the bar? If it only for one scene that you seen them, but they could inspire a good costume for you!
Feel free to add anything as you see fit! And, of course, have fun! :)
(also on my blog:jp4life.livejournal.com/2010/10/25/)
Horror movie quizzes!!
I only recently came across sporcle.com and so I thought I'd share a few of their horror movie quizzes (even though I don't watch them myself)!!
There are A TON so type "horror movie" into the search bar if you want more!
Name the top 100 horror movies
Name the movies based on the described scene
Name the horror movie or villian
Current Mood: crazy
|Tuesday, October 26th, 2010|
Halloween is cool, and don't you think it would be even better if people were dressed up in scary costumes through the whole year?
I mean, it is not illegal or something to look like a zombie, right? Correct me if I am wrong... Sounds like fun, don't you think?
Posted via LiveJournal App for Windows Mobile.
|Sunday, October 24th, 2010|
Halloween Comment Fic Fest
My friend, dr_jasley is hosting a multifandom comment fic fest over on her journal! Any prompts relating to Halloween/Fall are accepted! All fandoms are welcome! Click the banner for the info and rules and the posting area! :D You can get icons too, like the one I'm using, plus a few other nifty ones!
Hope you guys enjoy it!
(Posted with mod permission! Thank you!) <3
Current Mood: bouncy
Dealing With Halloween Blues
"Too old to Trick or Treat, too young to die"
Anyone else dealing with pre-Halloween blues?
I'm too poor to buy a new costume, I don't want to wear my old one (mainly because I can't find it, but also because it's one of those "naughty" outfits and I'd like to keep my dignity this year), and I don't have the skills/resources to make my own.
I'm thinking about just going downtown after midnight and hang around the big crowd that gathers there every year, maybe buy a pack of candy and hand it out to people.
But, I think this is the first time in many years wear I won't be dressing up and I'll only be half-celebrating. In the past, I've done the UNICEF thing, but I've even given up on that because of the economy.
I'm not sad about it anymore, I've come to peace with it, but I'd thought I'd share this for anyone else out there who might be feeling down this year.
*hugs and candy*
spammers are not cool
You know, I love this community, but I don't feel the same about the damned spammers.
They don't even have the decensy to spam us with Halloween merchandise to make matters worse.
So dear intellectually challenged spammers, please go take your stuff somewhere else. And also: it's really NOT necessary to make god knows how many accounts to spam us with the same message, we didn't care the first time and you won't convince us to shop with you by keeping it up. Quite on the contrary, the more annoyed people get with you, the less they want to do with you. So just call it quits already.
(and for those wondering, yes I did contact the admin about the spammers, I'm sure she'll get to dealing with them when she has time)
Current Mood: cranky
|Saturday, October 23rd, 2010|
Hey, guys! Excited to see a community to run to for those of us who are first-time costume makers. I need all the help I can get. This year, I decided to make my very first home-made costume. I thought that being Poison Ivy (from Batman) would require little to no sewing and thus be an easy project to take on.
I was totally wrong.
I bought a cheap black bathing suit and decided to use a hot glue gun to cover the entire surface of the suit with fake sparkly leaves.
However, I didn't anticipate the material stretching out as much as it did when I tried it on for the first time. Most of the leaves tore and there were spots of black suit showing.
I was wondering if you guys have any tips for me.
So far, I've stretched the suit out over a sturdy box and stuffed it with towels. I'm hoping that this might help.
Has anyone else had any experience with a similar project? I would be so appreciative if anyone could offer me any tips!
Thanks so much.
(The image in this post isn't my work so far..more to give you guys an idea of what I'm going for.)
This year, I've bought a blue nightgown and I'm going to put fake blood on my hands. Care to guess who I'll be? Here's a hint: "Out, out, damned spot!" I'll be Lady Macbeth, from 'Macbeth', as she sleepwalks!
A friend of mine is dressing as Prospero from 'The Tempest'. I think he has a cape with a matching mask and is getting a staff of some kind. He's debating about getting a stuffed fairy or something similar to represent his servant, Ariel.
Can you tell we're English majors? ;)
So has anyone here ever done, or even seen, a Shakespeare character for Halloween?
Current Mood: excited
I SWEAR BY this blood even though they call it fresh scab use a toothpick or some thing like a tooth pick. This blood is right in color and easy to put anywhere you want!!! I LOVE this