Mad Like Alyce

Dead Inside: Zombie Decor

Hey everyone! I am going to be honest here, I have spent the last 3-4 days in full on battle with my migraine monster. Just part of life with Chronic Pain. Usually they don’t quite come on this strong unless I am in a full on flare up. Shoot. Regardless, I finally ran up against the last of my scheduled posts last night and couldn’t face the light of my laptop long enough to complete the DIY posts I had planned.

While I had hoped to stave off any flare ups until after Halloween (wishful thinking) its probably the fact I started a lot of my DIY projects in late August that caused this flare up in the first place. This migraine DOES give me a chance to post a very simple DIY that likely doesn’t really deserve a full post, but is an excuse to share more zombie pictures from my photoshoot. Sometimes, its nice having really easy decor items to use for your zombie party that take hardly any time at all!

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Dead Inside Zombie Decor

You will need:

  • 1 Piece of plywood, any size or thickness
  • Spray paint (red or black, really any color on hand)
  • Chains (you can get light, cheap plastic ones at Walmart or your local Halloween store)

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Instructions:

1. This is really simple, and doesn’t necessarily need instruction so here is a few tips :P. Using the spray paint, paint “Dead Inside” or “Don’t Open Dead Inside” on your plywood depending on how much space you have.

2. Keep in mind that you will need the spray paint pretty close to the plywood to keep the spray from making the letters too large. I also greatly underestimated how large to make them, so they were smaller as I went along.

3. Finally, move quickly, as spraying close to the plywood gets a lot of paint on there fast, and you will get a lot of runs in your paint if you don’t move fast while spraying.

4. If you have a door that works well to chain shut, you can use the chains there. You could also set the plywood behind a food display, such as Zombie Bite Cupcakes or Graveyard Cupcakes, and weave the chain through the food.

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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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