Mad Like Alyce

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First of all, I wanted to share a link that many people have requested from me recently. I have mentioned a few times that Rockstardinosaurpirateprincess wrote a phenomenal article on how consent is not really that difficult and likens it to making and drinking tea. I cannot recommend reading this enough!

Speaking of dinosaurs…

Not sure what I loved more, the actual video, or the comments below it that fixate on a crooked outlet cover. I’m also pretty sure I talk to Mystic like this on a regular basis. I really hope they make more of these!

Nick Cage as your favorite Disney Princesses.


I needed a laugh, and Nick Cage delivers.

“Pain is the easiest part.” One man’s chronic pain story. Would you ever change where your life has led you? I know now that I certainly wouldn’t. We had discussed often at the PRC if we would trade pain with someone, and the answer was almost always no. The evil we know is better than the one we don’t. And ultimately, we are proud for everything we have overcome.

Tie Fighter Cookies!

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These Star Wars tie fighter cookies were drooled over at work… Star Wars Party anyone?


This Air Freshener
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This up and coming young artist


This artist is 14 and already killing it with canvas. I can’t wait to see more from him as he develops his already incredible talent.


How old are you?

how old

Facial recognition tools can be surprisingly on point… or way off at times. This one is pretty close (I’m 25), but Facebook routinely tries to tag me as my mother… /Facepalm

These one of a kind costumes
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I love those people who can really make the most of their situation, and can laugh at life if the face of the hardships they have faced. Josh Sundquist is certainly doing so with these costumes!

All images courtesy of the linked articles.


Hi! I'm Alyce.
Welcome to my journey towards living a happier and healthier life while living with PTSD and chronic pain... and never letting it keep me from my passion for Halloween, cooking, and way too many DIY projects... all at the same time!


  • William Faulkner said to “it’s hard to kill your darlings” meaning it can be difficult to critique your own work, especially if you put a lot into it. Stephen King went on to say you should put your work away for six months to a year before editing so you can clearly evaluate. I’m really glad I looked back at this one. Even without the wig, I think it’s striking. #hauntmua #sfxmua #stevenkingismyhero #skullmakeup
  • I’m going through old pictures and ran across this one. I remember not really being happy with this look, and sure, the lines could have been cleaner, but I still really like this! I think we should always go back and look at work a year later... even if it really want good, it shows us just how far we have come in so little time. #skullmakeup #hauntmua #sfxmua #personalgrowth
  • I often do a look that I’m just not all that happy with afterwards, as is with this “halfway to Halloween” clown I created back in.... May? Looking at it now, I don’t know what it is exactly it was that I didn’t like... maybe I just needed a orange wig? I almost like a progress pic more than the finished product. What do you think?#clowns #clownmakeup
  • Throwback to my first actual clown makeup! The eye shapes were inspired by a few looks by @totalnightmaretravis, and i was incredibly excited about this wig! The Rhapsody Short by @rockstarwigs is probably the most fun wig to wear that I currently own. I only have red, but am heavily considering another color for my collection.
Happy National Clown Week! #justclowningaround #clowns #scaryclowns
  • Happy National Clown Week! A year ago, I wasn’t a big fan of clowns, but I practiced so many clown makeups that I eventually came to find them to be one of my favorites, and even created my own clown character. This is the first actual clown makeup I recreated based on @grave_digger_the_clown for last year’s haunt. Turned out a lot prettier than he is, no? 😉
#clownsofinstagram #hauntmua #clownmakeup #clowns
  • One last look at this (insightful? Revealing?) makeup! I actually really loved the eyes by themselves, and they took a good 2 hours themselves. A good challenge in trying to make a flat art of round objects translated on a curved surface! #eyeseeyou #eyeball #eyes #makeupartist #inspiredbyart
Inspire by art by @xsullo
  • Eye see you! I also understand I’m not funny, it’s ok. 😂
This was actually a fun challenge, eyes are really complex and took nearly 2 hours to get them where I was happy. Of all of this, I’m really proud of the detail I was able to get in the irises of each eye, and my blocked eyebrow almost completely disappeared! This actually looks amazing compared to the first time I blocked them out. Yay for progress! #eyeseeyou #eyeball #horrormakeup #horrorart 
Inspired by art from @xsullo
  • I love finding inspiration in new places, and when @bearded_horror shared artwork by @xsullo a week or so ago, I knew I had to give it a try as a makeup! Seriously, such amazing art. I hope I did it justice! Check out their profile to see even more incredible works and compare to the original.
  • After this photoshoot im not sure how to go back to my plain black background... I mean if there isn’t ominous fog in the background, does it really even count?!?! #fogmachine #clownmakeup #scareactress #hauntlife #evietheclown


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