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!

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  • “I got an early parole, only here to say hi.” Can’t stop Shego feom@coming back atcha! Ok, serious question, who wants to see a glam Dr. Drakken? #kimpossible #shego #halloween
  • Got to work with my sister on a test makeup for her Halloween costume and we both did Shego makeup together! I know she has black hair, but my only black wig just wasn’t working. She did fantastic for her first time! #shego #kimpossible #sistermakeup
  • When you are so busy with #hauntlife you forget you have Instagram. I’m pulling together a video shoot for our haunt trailer video and an #sfxmakeup internship for aspiring artists. I sleep too, sometimes.
  • 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
Facepaint is a recreation of art by @xsullo

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