Mad Like Alyce

100 Days of Makeup Challenge – Week 1

This year, I want to build on my sfx makeup. I feel pretty good about my zombie looks, but have zero experience with old age, animals, and even basic beauty makeups! In addition, I would love to learn how to sculpt my own prosthetics… so a live cast is likely in order.

If the last 2 years of 30 days of Halloween weren’t already a ton of work… I’m going to do 100 days of Halloween makeup! But, no pressure. I’m going to *try* to post a makeup look everyday on my Instagram (follow me to see them as they come out, plus progress shots in my stories!) for the next 100 days. Great, good, or omg what were you thinking, I’m going to post them regardless. Hopefully I’ll learn a ton, and produce a couple of cool looks along the way.

100 Days of Makeup Challenge -Alice In Wonderland!

Day 1 – White Rabbit

White Rabbit Makeup

I’m late, I’m late,
For a very important date.
No time to say hello, goodbye,
I’m late, I’m late, I’m late!

Since I almost had a late start to my 100 days of makeup challenge, so I felt it was appropriate to share my white rabbit from my recent Alice in Wonderland tea party shoot. I wanted to keep the makeup more simple, adding rabbit esthetics vs. a whole face makeup. I used a red eye, since this is common with real white rabbits, and I added the clock around the eye, which was an inspiration from Pinterest… unfortunately I couldn’t find the original upload to credit. Overall, this turned out great considering I hadn’t practiced before the shoot.

This look was accomplished using 100% Krylon water activated paints. I used the brush stroke to create the illusion of fur, and used my top lip to create the illusion of a muzzle. I also crafted some cheap ears, but they were not noteworthy enough to include in the image.

Day 2 – Cheshire Cat: Tea Party Style

Tea Party Cheshire Cat

For this look, I wanted to combine some of the really exotic mouths of the cheshire cat with the traditional colors of the cheshire cat. This look also incorporated a DIY Jacket and Tea Dress (Tutorials coming soon!), so I wanted to keep the makeup detailed but minimal, so I only did the mouth, eye accents, contacts, and some stripes. The wig (which I love!) is the Berrylicious Triflect from Rockstar Wigs.

I used Krylan water activated paints for this look, and my biggest takeaway is that water activated paints are not ideal for really hot days… since sweat will activate the paint! It didn’t run, but it did start to smudge if I touched it. Also, has anyone figured out how to keep cat eye contacts straight? Mine seemed to want to be anything but!

Day 3 – Trick Candles Gone Wrong for my 28th BirthdayScorched eyebrow makeup

Happy Birthday to me! Look 3 was a homage to my 28th birthday. The idea for this makeup is a “trick candle gone wrong” that was inspired by Seamus Finnigan’s character in the Harry Potter movies when he continuously blows things up.

I used a glycerin based prosthetic gel to smooth down my brows, covered by latex, but I don’t think I was super successful in blocking them out. Something to work on. Either way, this one was a fun and goofy makeup, followed by CAKE!

Day 4 – Whoooo are yooouu? Absolem

Absolem - caterpillar in Alice in wonderlandFor look 4, I’m Absolem from Alice in Wonderland! I wanted to do something that was more of a beauty makeup than the more wrinkled Tim Burton version. To give it something that resembles an insect, I decided to incorporate elements from the blue butterfly he turns into, with the white spotted black in a “butterfly wing” shape, the gradual ombre from the inside corners of the eye, and the stippled stripes on the neck and chest.

blue butterfly

Overall, a MUCH better attempt at blocking out my eyebrows, and I am thrilled with the look of the blue contour. The eyes could have been way cleaner, and do look messier because of the gelatin on the brows…. I’ll have to try something else, or just learn how to camouflage them into my look. Overall, this was my favorite look this week! I used my new Brilliant Krylon palette, Krylon water activated paints, and a loose blue powder eyeshadow for contouring.

Day 5 – Mad Hatter

Mad Hatter Makeup

Alice in Wonderland is not complete without a Mad Hatter look! This look in particular was accomplished with creme paints, a blue eyeshadow, orange grease paint, and lipstick… a real mashup! Sometimes, you have to use what you have on hand.

Day 6 – Queen of Hearts

Queen of Hearts

Do you ever have that one project that you just couldn’t quite get right, but you just can’t let it go? (Insert Frozen lyrics here). But seriously… for me it is the queen of hearts. I tried two other makeup versions in years past and just didn’t really like them. So, I decided to try to tackle it again. There are a few cool looks on Pinterest I liked that make the face into a heart shaped mask, and there is a trend I’m a fan of lately that extends the bottom lash on the the cheek. Ultimately, Im a lot happier with this one, but that feeling of having “completed” this look still eludes me. I’ll capture the queen of hearts someday… or truly have learn to let it go!

Day 7 – Cheshire Cat: Tim Burton

Cheshire Cat

One more for Alice in Wonderland… my second Cheshire Cat! Since my last look was a Burton-esk mouth with traditional colors, I flipped it on its head with Burton colors and a traditional mouth. These contacts were surprisingly easy to see out of, and they actually stayed in place! This was made with Krylon water activated paints, and took much longer than I would have liked since I didn’t have a grey color and had to keep mixing my own grey for the base. Im also going to be out of white… 7 days goes though colors fast!


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!

Costume & Makeup Tutorials


  • I should be in bed, but instead I'm fighting sleep and fooling around on Photoshop. This is a mirrored version to complete a full face. I have my makeup out and ready for a new look, but have nothing left in the tank today, so here's my last Gwen Dylan... for now ;)
Also, I forget how asymmetrical our faces can be until you flip a photo, or in this case, mirror it. Even just flipping it looked so strange to me!
  • I’m having waaaayyyy to much fun with this one, and it’s just the makeup! I think I might have to start this cosplay this weekend... what’s a good material to use to make a fake shovel blade? I’m a nube when it comes to fabrication, so any and all advice is welcome!
  • You GUYS this might have moved to my favorite makeup of all time. Gwen Dylan, inspired by the cover of iZombie: Dead to the World. I think I might have to make this a full scale cosplay, what do you think?

The zombie half was created using @mehronmakeup water paints. Wig is from @ardawigs (I think it is the Magnum Long Classic in Titanium Blonde). Eyes were photoshopped to match the comic book cover.
  • You may know of Liv Moore, but do you know who Gwen Dylan? You guys, i'm really really pleased with how this turned out! Modeled after the cover of iZombie: Dead to the World, Gwen Dylan is the original iZombie heroine, a revenant zombie that must eat brains once per month to retain her mind, which is easy, seeing as she is a gravedigger. 
The zombie half was created using @mehronmakeup  water paints. Wig is from @ardawigs (I think it is the Magnum Long Classic in Titanium Blonde). Eyes were photoshopped to match the cover.
  • Some like it hot! Unlike Liv Moore in iZombie, I would get some pretty bad heartburn, but that doesn't stop me from adding Sriracha. I think the most disturbing part of this picture is that even though I added white to the foundation to get that "ultra pale" look, you still can hardly see the difference between my face and hands... sigh. #palelife #zombie
  • When you get those late night munchies... Another look at this Full On Zombie Liv Moore from iZombie. The more I look at this, the more I love it... why do I procrastinate in posting things for so long?!? I've got a few blog posts in the works for projects that I started last year! I should hopefully have more things up in the near future. In the meantime, bon appetit.
  • Happy Valentines Day! I'll always love you for your BRAINS!!!
I did this iZombie Liv Moore in Full-On Zombie back before my surgery and just haven't gotten around to posting until now! I had wanted to come up with some kind of Valentines day themed look to kick me back into things now that my arm is mostly functional, but I was just struggling to think of what I wanted to do. Valentines Day is just not my thing. Unless there is chocolate. I Digress.
Halfway into my glass of wine, I realized this was the perfect time to post this look. I technically have a video, but the jury is still out on whether or not to post it just yet. I'm mostly just glad to be at a point where I can start experimenting with makeup again!
  • Anybody else struggle this time of year? I’m looking at these lovely sunbeams from my Alice In Wonderland shoot this summer to bring some sunshine to my day. I’ll be doing just fine, then be lying on the couch trying to feel like I can breathe again. I know it is ok, and these increased symptoms will pass, but it’s certainly not fun, especially when I have projects and ideas id like to tackle, but can’t get past this paralyzing anxiety. What do you guys use to help with SADD? #SADD #anxiety #ptsd #seasonaldepression  #winteristheworst #whydoilivehere
  • Halfway done! Still a ton to do, and I’ve learned ALOT already, like how not to sew in an invisible zipper, that I need a seam ripper, and need to invest in real fabric shears. But it’s actually coming together! Having never used a pattern before, I admit I looked at the pile of paper with some skepticism. Also, it kind of matches my couch. 😂 #cosplay #sewing #mccallspatterns #mccalls #mccallscosplay #spacesuit #plussizecosplay


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