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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  • 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.
  • Theres nothing quite like painting yourself completely white to make you realize how yellow your teeth are getting. Time to cut back on the coffee! JK, that might actually kill me. #tissuetestfail #needsomewhitestrips #cresttotherescue #notanad #butyoucanpaymeanyway?
  • I sometimes can take well over 200 photos of various looks, just to make sure I get the right one... i don't pretend to be a photographer! Even with so many photos, I will often only post maybe 3-4, which makes me a little sad since I spend so much time on some of these! So here are a few more of my "Migraine" Twenty One Pilots inspired look. I managed to get quite a few shots of this look before adding the tears for the completed migraine look, and I really do love how it looks without any color.
  • "I'm just being dramatic
In fact
I'm only at it again
As an addict with a pen
Who's addicted to the wind
As it blows me back and forth
Mindless, spineless, and pretend
Of course I'll be here again
See you tomorrow
But it's the end of today"
- "Addict with a Pen," Twenty One Pilots
This song is hands down my absolute favorite. I can't decide if it is the lyrics alone, or haunting piano. It was this song that inspired my take on the cover art for their self titled album.
  • "I-I-I I've got a migraine
And my pain will range from up, down, and sideways."
- Twenty One Pilots
Something about the lyrics captures me on so many levels. From the literal chronic pain interpretation, to the deeper meaning of living with mental illness.... this idea hit me as such a powerful vision.
This look was created using @mehronmakeup  water activated paints for the white base and grey and black "sketching". Tears were created by adding food coloring to liquid latex. Wig is the the Long Curly in Silver from @ardawigs.
  • "Am I the only one I know
Waging my wars behind my face and above my throat
Shadows will scream that I'm alone"
-Migraine, Twenty One Pilots

This looks is one I have had planned for quite some time now, and I finally sat down and completed it last night! he inspiration is from the cover artwork for Twenty One Pilots' self titled album (I know these lyrics are not on this album) but my absolute favorite TOP song is, "Addict with a Pen." What is your favorite TOP song?

This look was created using @mehronmakeup  water activated paints for the white base and grey and black "sketching". Tears were created by adding food coloring to liquid latex. The idea for using the latex is from Glam and Gore's "Death Stranding" makeup tutorial, so go and see how Mykie did it! 
As a quick safety note, be VERY careful working this close to your eyes, and make sure to apply vaseline to your lashes to prevent the latex from sticking. Also note, food dyes can temporarily discolor skin, so don't try this before an important event ;)
  • I should be in bed, but instead I'm fighting sleep and fooling around on Photoshop. This is a mirrored version to complete a full face. I have my makeup out and ready for a new look, but have nothing left in the tank today, so here's my last Gwen Dylan... for now ;)
Also, I forget how asymmetrical our faces can be until you flip a photo, or in this case, mirror it. Even just flipping it looked so strange to me!
  • I’m having waaaayyyy to much fun with this one, and it’s just the makeup! I think I might have to start this cosplay this weekend... what’s a good material to use to make a fake shovel blade? I’m a nube when it comes to fabrication, so any and all advice is welcome!
  • You GUYS this might have moved to my favorite makeup of all time. Gwen Dylan, inspired by the cover of iZombie: Dead to the World. I think I might have to make this a full scale cosplay, what do you think?

The zombie half was created using @mehronmakeup water paints. Wig is from @ardawigs (I think it is the Magnum Long Classic in Titanium Blonde). Eyes were photoshopped to match the comic book cover.

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