Mad Like Alyce

Not into putting on makeup for Halloween? Then the Mayor is a great option for you! This DIY mask makes getting in and out of costume easy, and still makes a great impact!

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Halloween Town Mayor Mask

What you will need:

  • Large lampshade (I recommend getting one from goodwill, mine was $2)
  • Cardboard, large enough for base of hat
  • Long tube or sturdy but flexible paper, about 2ft long.
  • Black spray paint
  • Acrylic paint & a couple of paint brushes
    • Orange
    • Yellow
    • Red
    • White
    • Dark green
    • Black
    • Light blue
    • Grey
  • Hot glue gun
  • Black pants & suit jacket
  • White collared dress shirt
  • Mayor Pin & Spider Bow Tie

Instructions:

1. Start by cutting out a circle of cardboard that is slightly smaller than your lampshade. Spray paint each side black, either by hanging it by a thread or allowing one side to dry and flipping over. Spray paint this and your tube black.

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If you have a flexible piece of cardboard (I had some on hand), tape this into a tube before painting. Allow to dry completely.

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The Faces

2. For the Mayor’s two faces, first paint half of the lampshade orange, and the other half grey. Allow to dry (roughly an hour with most acrylic paints).

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Happy Mayor

3. When painting the happy side, I started with the mouth, which is the biggest element. Make the shape of his mouth using the white paint, and allow to dry. While the white is drying, you can outline the eyebrows, eyes, and nose.

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4. Once the white mouth is dry, outline the smile with red, and draw the teeth on with black. Then you can move on to painting the yellow outlines around the eyebrows and the right (when facing the mask) eye. Fill in the crescent shaped left eye in blue. Finally, once the blue is dry, add a yellow pupil.

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Sad Mayor

5. Draw on his frown in white, and allow to dry. While drying, paint on two large yellow eyes.

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6. When mouth is dry, outline in dark green. Then, draw the zig-zag teeth with black. Finish by drawing on the triangular nose, pupils, and circle outline of the eyes.

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The Hat

7. Placing the tube in the center of the circle, draw an outline, and cut out a hole. Place the cylinder through the hole so that about 4 inches sticks through the bottom. Cut the portion of the tube sticking through the bottom into strips.

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8. place the hat on top of the lampshade and turn gently on its side so you can get into it. Using your hot glue gun, glue each of the strips to the inside of the lampshade. Finally, add a strip of glue around the band of the hat to secure it to the tube.

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Complete your costume with the Mayor’s Pin & Spider Bow Tie!

Hello!

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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  • "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.
  • 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.

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