Mad Like Alyce
It’s here!!!! After 11 long months of waiting, October is finally here, and officially kicks off the start of 31 days of Halloween! Get ready for 31 Halloween DIY tutorials! EEEEEEEEEEE!!!!! Sorry, I’ll try to contain myself. I have been planning this since late November last year. You think I’m kidding. For my first theme of the month? ZOMBIES!


Zombie culture fascinates me from so many perspectives. Ever since I read my first post-apocalyptic novel, The Stand by Steven King, I have loved immersing myself in the concept of building up a new society, the survival techniques you must employ, and social constructs you must work adopt. Essentially, it is a new spin on traditional survival debates, and while Zombies are now the most culturally relevant cause for the breakdown of society, there have been many others in the mix through history, such as failed economies (think dirty 30’s), world war (Think Red Dawn), or disease (think black plague + undead).
There are so many angles to debate, such as the best survival techniques, how to re-build society, and even discussion on the origin of the zombie (prion disease, parasite, or magical re-animation, etc.) can lead to incredible and insightful debates over a drink or two.

The Dearly Undead

With that said, my first series in this year’s 31 days of Halloween will dedicated to those who are fascinated with the un-dead! I have many a gory makeup tutorial planned (as you might have guessed from the pictures, but if the guts and gore of zombie culture are not your jam… stay tuned! I have a few fun un-dead options that skip the zombie blood and focus more on themes. Regardless of your zombie preferences, stay tuned for makeup, costume, decor, food themed DIY tutorials to tickle (and eat?) your braaaaaiiiiiinnnnnsssss!


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!


  • 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
Inspire by art by @xsullo
  • Eye see you! I also understand I’m not funny, it’s ok. 😂
This was actually a fun challenge, eyes are really complex and took nearly 2 hours to get them where I was happy. Of all of this, I’m really proud of the detail I was able to get in the irises of each eye, and my blocked eyebrow almost completely disappeared! This actually looks amazing compared to the first time I blocked them out. Yay for progress! #eyeseeyou #eyeball #horrormakeup #horrorart 
Inspired by art from @xsullo
  • I love finding inspiration in new places, and when @bearded_horror shared artwork by @xsullo a week or so ago, I knew I had to give it a try as a makeup! Seriously, such amazing art. I hope I did it justice! Check out their profile to see even more incredible works and compare to the original.
  • After this photoshoot im not sure how to go back to my plain black background... I mean if there isn’t ominous fog in the background, does it really even count?!?! #fogmachine #clownmakeup #scareactress #hauntlife #evietheclown
  • This is my level of excitement right now! The love I have gotten for Evie over the past few days have been amazing, thank you all so much! #clown #clownmakeup #clowns #hauntlife #scareactress
  • That’s not a Wiley grin, that’s me clamping my teeth together so I stopped chattering. This spring was BRUTAL in SD, and it was in the 30s when we shot this in an unheated parking garage. #clowningaround #clownmakeup #scareactor #scareactress #hauntlife
  • Evie is probably my favorite full-costume character I’ve created to date. It’s so fun to think a practice look I made for haunt last year will be a fully fledged character come haunt season next year! Also, I NEED these light bars @jibclimmer used in this shoot. If anyone has a few hundred dollars to donate to the cause just let me know. 😉 #clown #clownmakeup #hauntedhouse #hauntlife #makeupartist
  • If only @grave_digger_the_clown would learn to share, Evie wouldn’t have to steal his shovel! #justclowningaround #clown #clownmakeup #hauntlife photography credit goes to the incredibly talented @jibclimmer
  • Hey guys! It’s been a hell of last few months, but trust me, I’ve been busy! I’d like to introduce my newest character, Evie the Clown! Thanks so much to @jibclimmer for these incredible photos... more to come very shortly. #clown #clownmakeup #hauntlife


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