Mad Like Alyce

I promised I would make up for the lack of costumes, and I hope I will not disappoint! I actually did attempt another costume in the past week, but sometimes, we get the best of ourselves and just have to accept it isn’t going to work. I’m actually really glad it ended up being such a flop that it wasn’t worth posting, because it cleared the way for a ton of really fun party posts!

Nightmare Before Christmas Party (Part 1)

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There are so many incredible ideas, I had to narrow it down quite a bit to make sure I could actually accomplish it. Time just never goes according to plan. Even with cutting down the options, I have a lot of great DIYs coming up for you tomorrow!

Burlap Bat Runner

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This is such a fun and simply DIY, and it works for a themed or classy Halloween party. The best part is you can get started on the burlap bat runner DIY right away!

Nightmare Before Christmas Wine Glasses

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With just a handful of acrylic paint colors, you can do up a great set of custom Nightmare Before Christmas Wine Glasses. You don’t have to stop with just these four, there are plenty of characters to include, Sandy Claws, Lock, Shock and Barrel, Dr. Finklestien and so many more!

Nightmare Before Christmas Fog Juice

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In an attempt to prevent Jack from taking off, Sally pours fog juice into the town fountain. You can also serve it to your guests at the party!

Snake Garland

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Who doesn’t love the snake eating the Christmas tree? You can now love him in your own home!

So Many Snacks!

Serve up a scare with some great party snacks! I have recently become addicted to Pumpkin Snickerdoodle cookies but can’t take credit for these. Store bought, sorry guys! But seriously, try them, they will change your world.

Jack Skellington Surprise Cake

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This Jack Skellington Surprise Cake isn’t nearly as hard to make as it looks, and the look on your guest’s faces when they find the candy surprise is well worth it. Very likely my favorite DIY yet this year.

Oogie Boogie and Jack, & Sally Cupcakes

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For slightly simpler crowd pleaser, these Oogie Boogie and Jack & Sally cupcakes take the cake, literally.

Cookie Snake

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Want to more closely align your cookies to the theme? Try this super simple cookie snake! Better yet, swap out the orange sugar cookies for a pumpkin snickerdoodle and watch the snake try to eat itself.

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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!

Costume & Makeup Tutorials

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  • "Time to wake up." I have probably listened to the new TOP song over 100 (200? 100? Who's counting?) times by now. October 5 cannot get here fast enough! I wanted to pull something fast and simple together. #twentyonepilots #TOP #skeletonclique #losingmyfreakingmind #isitoctoberyet #jumpsuit #trench

The whole look was done with #mehron body paint. This wig also has me feeling my emo high school days... wig from Rockstar Wigs, but i'm not sure exactly which style it is.
  • "We've been here the whole time. You were asleep." No better way to jump back in to some makeup looks than being inspired by one of my all time favorite bands. Who else has "Jumpsuit" on repeat? 
#twentyonepilots #TOP #skeletonclique #losingmyfreakingmind #isitoctoberyet #jumpsuit #trench
  • "Sometimes, you just want things to stay the way they are forever. But you can’t. And they won’t." - Girl in Space

Because i'm trying this thing where I post each look in 3's to keep my Insta page even, and I seriously can't express how hauntingly gorgeous the intros are for each Girl in Space episode. I'm re-listening to the episodes now, and I so excited for 109 since I have NO CLUE what is going to happen! Also, after a few weeks without looking at them, this is one of my favorite pictures, and I can't believe I didn't post it first!
  • "Yeah, I’m glad I’m back, too." Episode 108 of the @girlinspacepodcast  left me with SO MANY QUESTIONS!!! Is Kai alive? Where the heck is Thor? Who is the "lion's paw?" But the biggest unknown is just how important the dwarf star "Ra" is likely to become in the plot of 109... and is why Ra is included in my makeup! The warm glowing orb on my eye is in reference to my suspicions that Ra will soon become a much more relevant part of the Girl in Space plot very soon. #girlinspace #findme #nomurdering #savekillbot #prayforkai
  • Galaxy in action! Quick peek at the movement of the makeup before I put on my wig, which covered a lot of the detail. Gotta love that "sunshine" glare on the shiny black surface! I bought a finishing powder this week to hopefully counteract this in the future. Or just back away from the light.... :P
  • Disappearing into the music...
I was really digging my latest playlist when I started my galaxy makeup last weekend, so I started blacking out everything besides my face to procrastinate taking off my headphones. I took this photo halfway through to see how well I would blend into my background, and kind of liked how this "progress" shot turned out. Funny thing was, this was the last pic where I had a true infinite background, my camera (phone) couldn't quite hang once I was fully blacked out. Time to consider a real camera?
  • Let yourself be found... Another shot of my galaxy inspired by the @girlinspacepodcast. If you haven't heard of this AMAZING audio novella, I highly recommend... trust me, you are in for a treat! #girlinspace #findme #nomurdering 
This look took around 3 hours, and while I love the images with the wig, it covered up a lot of the detail. If you try a galaxy look, allow yourself some patience. It didn't look like a lot until I was well into adding color. Take it slow, and keep layering colors, and suddenly it will start to take shape!

This look was completed using @mehronmakeup paradise paints from the standard, pastels, and brilliant pallets.
  • Find me... This galaxy makeup is inspired by my FAVORITE audio novella,@girlinspacepodcast, though I may be a bit biased. If you haven't yet started listening, you are in for a treat! Enter the world of the character "X" aboard the Cavatica, as she monitors the radiation from the Red Dawrf Star, Ra. Alone.

Season one is still in progress, so there is plenty of time to join the fun! #girlinspace #findme #nomurdering

This look was completed using @mehronmakeup paradise paints from the standard, pastels, and brilliant pallets. Honestly, this is the most color intensive look I have done so far, I had cosmetic wedges everywhere! I pulled it together with a @rockstarwigs long curly in Very Berry.
  • Finally, the last in my “sketched” look (for now). Thieve last few weeks have been absolutely insane, and im still processing. I’m going to have to set aside some time for another look this week, there is something so tranquil about turning yourself into a blank canvas in the most literal sense.

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