Sara’s Weekly Whatever. Stealing the computer long enough to make a post edition!

Managed to buy eight new colors of nail polish,(three were on clearance) a green mascara, silver glitter eyeliner, and glitter eyeshadows in a pastel palette. I LOVE Halloween , best time to get the rare goods! I’m talking about glitters, black and other colors of lipstick, glow in the dark anything, colored/sparkly hairsprays, black cat anything, hair dyes in fun colors, other goodies for those that follow a different beat

Seahawks won their game. From now on I’m going to wear my Seahawks playoff shirt on gamedays. On the days that I haven’t worn it, the team’s lost.Don’t want to fuck up what works best lol.

Got a bunch of costume ideas from rummaging through my closet. Costumes run from the very easy to do to some that could have contest potential with the right accessories or upgraded pieces.

But first, nails!

Applied two coats of L.A. Colors color craze nail polish in Live (silver). Using Wired (blue) it’s in the same brand as the silver, I drew a line starting from the mid point of cuticle straight down the lateral length of nails. I then added green tips being careful to paint around the blue line. The green used is New York Color’s in a new york minute quick dry nail polish High Line Green.

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First costume idea is very simple to do. All that you need is a shirt that has “lucky” or “Lady Luck”. My shirt is one I picked up years ago from Wal-mart for St. Patrick’s Day and other “lucky occasions”.

For this costume, it’s best to keep makeup simple because the focus should be on the numbers and other symbols used. I did a twist and added some of my own lucky symbols amongst the traditional ones. A black cat and the number 13. There’s a turtle, a horseshoe, the numbers 7 & 6, two four leaf clovers. I used eyeliners for the numbers and to outline the horseshoe and to add definition to the turtle. Using eyeshadow, I made head, tail, flippers with a bright green. The shell is with blue. I then drew the flippers, tail and head ,giving my turtle a bit of a pointed nose with a black glitter eyeliner.For the shell I used a silver glitter eyeliner on the outside edge, I edged the inside of the silver with the black, adding more detail as i went along. For the horseshoe I applied a highly pigmented silver in a U shape, then drew the outline with the black glitter eyeliner, cleaning up as I went.To top this look off I added a jade elephant pendant with the trunk curled up to pair with my ever present cross…..oh, and some homemade hoop earrings that share colors with the shirt. (South Park in the background, one of our favorite animated shows<3 )

TIP: If you can, have a friend paint your chosen numbers, animals, and other symbols on your face. I used a mirror to do this. Very important If you’re going to use a mirror, draw your numbers Backwards, that way they’re correct when viewed by friends.

If you’re stuck on what lucky symbols to use, go on google and start there, from the search, I learned that there’s a shitload of lucky animals, objects and symbols. To top this look off I added a jade elephant pendant with the trunk curled up to pair with my ever present cross…..oh, and some homemade hoop earrings that share colors with the shirt. (South Park in the background, one of our favorite animated shows<3 )

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Second costume idea is called “biker babe” For this one to really shine (and be better than mine lol) You will need a leather jacket,( hope yours has buttons, for authenticity, I suggest those that hit about waist/hip, any with fringe or a zipper. Adornments are a plus. Leather pants or riding chaps over bootcut or jegging/skinny jeans or any other comfortable pair, preferably blue or black. If you have boots above the ankle and taller they’d be awesome for this, just make sure your boots are over your pants, the better to show them off. A bold graphic shirt featuring a bike or any brand of one is an essential piece that ties it together. A shirt with a motto like “death before dishonor” “love me , love my bike” , etc., etc., skulls, stuff that looks like “ed hardy” http://www.designersimports.com/cat-ed_hardy.htm can also go here www.harleydavidson.com .Tattoos are a plus and really cool as are piercings too. Keep makeup bold but simple and if in doubt pick colors from your shirt or go wild and have fun 🙂 I used orange on the inner half of eyes, used a blue that matched shirt for outer half, and red for lips.  Applied black mascara generously.

For accessories, chained wallets, bandana hat/headband, metal/ studded belt, any jewelry featuring roses, flames, skulls, crosses,spikes, studs and other motifs in the two sites or similar ones. Layer jewelry, have many rings, bracelets, necklaces.

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Third costume is of a renaissance peasant woman. Renaissance faires are fun places to attend….especially in costume. Sometimes you can even get a discount if you’re in costume. Don’t feel like dressing up as a peasant, then try fairy, nymph, mermaid,sprite, satyr, minor royalty, dwarf,elf, troll, orc, random disney princess, your rift or world of warcraft character, any lord of the rings character, game of thrones, list goes ever on.

For this costume I went with makeup in light purples on eyes, some mascara, and bold berry lips. It helps to have a shirt , cropped or otherwise with long pointy sleeves like mine,I’ll prolly wear a long sleeved shirt in a close match under this one.

A peasant top works well too.If unsure what qualifies as a peasant top just go to google images. A crinkle skirt like mine is an essential piece to have. I got it for cheap at Wal-mart. A chain skirt is another nice element to have. here’s a close up of mine. Keep jewelry and nails simple. Best suited footwear for this is ….simple leather sandals or clog like shoes.

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Last idea  is “rebel royalty”. Pile on the black, lace, crosses, skulls, have a tiara in your hair, a dark makeup look with pops of bold or bright color , can also spray temporary hair colors on pieces or edges or dye all your hair. I use Jerome Russell’s Punky Colour Spring Green on my unbleached strawberry blonde hair. It’s semi permanent, left my damaged hair silken soft the conditioners tamed fly aways and left my hair easier to style. The bright green highlights were applied using Jerome Russell B wild!!!temp’ry color spray Jaguar Green. It washes out with soap and water easily. For best results arrange the hair you want sprayed on top of a cloth, that way only the selected bits get color hits and the rest stays nice. Black peasant top with lace on sleeves to match the short lace skirt, bonus points if it’s got rips and holes. Dammnit, the tiara isn’t very visible but it’s there. I wear leggings with this cause I don’t like exposing my legs and it’s cold, also don’t wan’t to blind anyone lol. I used black sneakers but black boots would work here, so would mary janes, embellished slip ons, loafers too Especially if velvet, embroidered, or spikes,studs. Stilettos won’t work here.(most rebels refuse to wear them, I myself can’t stand the pointy painful toe end and the tiny toothpick heel that can get stuck in things like sidewalk cracks. Give me a solid block heel that I can run and live in! A black coat works very well, bonus points if there’s lace, velvet,furry/fuzzy shoulders, and if it’s long, the longer the better. I didn’t have a scepter, if I made one, it would feature a hand flipping the bird and be silver with black, green, blue details. Make up, I did a light version of rebel royalty. I think it would have been better if I had used dark colors.

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