Mad Like Alyce

So Called Style: Dinosaur Park

With my budget being tight lately, I’ve been trying to be creative with the projects I’ve been posting, relying on recipes I was already making and projects I had already purchased the supplies for. While digging through my portable hard drive, I stumbled across outfit photos from this week last summer, and even though they are not perfect they are still worth posting!

Bronto-Love

Ever since the Land Before Time, I have been obsessed with the brontosaurs. I was head over heels for Little Foot, and always played Sarah, the triceratops, whenever me and my sibs played dinosaurs. My 5th birthday party was Bronto themed, and I had an inflatable Dino hanging in the corner of my room until I was AT LEAST 10 years old.

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I was obsessed with Sinclair stations, just so I could see the Brontos! I can’t tell you how excited I was when I saw the “bronto crossing” sign on my last trip to Reno.

This was a great example of being uncomfortable taking my own outfit photos, especially in a public place. I was rushing to get as many pictures as possible before someone else came around, and then chickened out and took a good number of them as “selfies”. Still, it was a good effort in trying to break free from my self-conscious mold.

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Dinosaur Park

Dinosaur Park is this cheesy park on top of one of the tallest hills in Rapid City. There is a steep stone staircase, and at the top, overlooking town, is a collection of massive concrete dinosaurs. On my first trip to Rapid City for a job interview, I was hanging out in a parking lot listening to music to kill 20 minutes before my appointment, and saw a brontosaurus on top of the hill… and had no idea why.

6 weeks later when I moved to Rapid City, I had to track it down. One winding road later, and I found my Bronto… and a many more!

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As much fun as it was to play with and climb over the other dinos (yes, I climbed like a kid on a jungle gym!), my outfit was focused around my Bronto… I had the perfect shirt!

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dino11Modcloth had this amazing shirt, which not only is freaking adorable, but had the best name… “Bro-nto Hug”. EEEEEEEEE! Paired with a 50’s style skirt and denim slides, it was a great outfit for walking around Downtown Rapid afterwards.

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Even if you think it’s a bit childish, I assure you it is worth the visit!

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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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  • "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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