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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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  • Hey Guys! I've been quiet on Insta so far this October, but its because IM SO BUSY and i'm pretty much in Halloween Heaven. Between finishing my first commissioned costume (its super simple, but I completed foam armor for the first time!!!) and doing makeup at the haunted house, i've hardly had time for sleep... and I wouldn't have it any other way. 
This is one of my first clown practice runs. I tried doing 30 minutes or less, and initially I wasn't planning on posting. Having a few days of the crazed makeup chaos that is getting ready for house open under my belt, I have a new appreciation for what details you can and simply cannot complete in such a short time period, and kind of like the grunge this clown pulled off. Not everything you will create is perfect, but thats how we all learn! #clowns #hauntedhouse #halloweenmakeup #halloween2018
  • I think this barrel look could make a great clown character.... am I going over to the dark side and starting to like clowns?!?! Only time will tell, and there are still 20 days until Halloween! #nightmarebeforechristmas #halloweentown #lockshockandbarrel
  • "I say that we take a cannon, aim it at his door
And then knock three times
And when he answers
Sandy Claws will be no more!"
The props for Barrel were actually my favorite, even if they are a bit cheesy, and make this costume all the more fun. I'll have to keep an eye out for a skeleton costume this year... I would like to do this one again! #nightmarebeforechristmas #halloweentown #lockshockandbarrel
  • "We're his little henchmen and
We take our job with pride
We do our best to please him
And stay on his good side"
#Nightmarebeforechristmas #halloweentown #lockshockandbarrel
  • I am SO FREAKING PLEASED with this makeup... and I have no justification for why I love Barrel more than Shock... Could be the fun loving character or just that the colors popped more in these photos. Or maybe these clown-like looks are starting to grow on me.... #nightmarebeforechristmas #halloweentown #lockshockandbarrel
  • "Jack said, "We should work together"
Three of a kind
Birds of a feather
Now and forever
Wheeee!!!"
Those poor red eyes! Thats not fx eye-blood... it's what happens when you do too many makeups close together... this stuff can be hell on your skin! They didn't look this red in all of the photos, but they sure felt like it. I have since invested in a serious eye cream... its only one week into October! #redeyes #muaproblems #nightmarebeforechristmas #lockshockandbarrel
  • "Kidnap Mr. Sandy Claws
I wanna do it
Let's draw straws"
Maybe it is because this is my shortest wig or just the color palette, but I feel like my Shock makeup came across a bit like Beast Boy from Teen Titans... what do you think? #nightmarebeforechristmas #lockshockandbarrel #teentitans
  • "He'II be so pleased by our success
That he'll reward us too, I bet
Perhaps he'll make his special brew
Of snake and spider stew!"
One last shot of Lock... three guesses what the next one is, and the first two don't count ;) #nightmarebeforechristmas #lockshockandbarrel #halloweentown
  • "First, we're going to set some bait
Inside a nasty trap and wait
When he comes a-sniffing we will
Snap the trap and close the gate"
Ok, i couldn't wait to post this shot with the goofy masks I made 2 years ago... Im obsessed with this gorgeous wig from Webster Wigs. It's seriously my favorite. Speaking of the mask, Im excited to get these new pics posted on the blog, because the makeup and mask pics are super cheesy. It makes me proud to see how much I have improved in both makeup and prop-making in just a few years. #muapassion #lockshockandbarrel #nightmarebeforechristmas

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