Mad Like Alyce

100 Days of Makeup Challenge: Week 6 – 7

Yay for setting the bar so high you cant even see it anymore!!! Wooo!

So yeah, this 100 days of makeup thing didn’t quite work right of the bat. Still, I shall proceed with the hopes that with the quickly approaching Halloween Season, I can kick it in to gear fueled by loads of single serving candy. Who am I kidding, its here! Sept 1 is officially Halloween season, amiright?

This all being said, I have actually re-directed my efforts into re-fabbing my You Tube channel... yep I have one of those! (Be patient, still under construction). It was really just a place to put up videos to go along with my costume creations and wasn’t a focus, but I have been wanting to experiment more with video on this blog, and the first step to that is making sure that I am correctly using music. Before, I just didn’t really care what music I put on the video, it was mostly for fun… until my video was muted due to copyright restrictions. Since I was only uploading the videos as companions for my blog, I honestly hadn’t thought about the use of those songs, and having a ton of musical and artistic friends who almost always get asked to use their work, expertise, etc. for free, I felt like I really dropped the ball there.

Ever since that video was muted, I knew I needed to redo those videos, but just simply didn’t have time. Le sigh. again. With the Halloween spirit in the air, I’ve been slowly diving in and resurrecting these one at a time with actually copyright free or creative commons music. Gotta show love and respect for our artists! Its also been fun, since it has been well over a year for some of these, and I don’t feel bad hacking and slashing at the videos to make them a bit better while working with the footage I had. It’s hard to kill your darlings…. at first. Just give it a year and you will be slashing like Jason. SO since it is what I worked on, I have included in this [past two] week’s 100 days of makeup challenge!

Revived Zombie Wound Makeup Tutorial

See the original post here!

Bruised Jaw

Practicing bruise makeup! I’m thinking of pulling together an sfx wound tutorial series, what do you think?

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Since I used Boomerang on Instagram (you should follow me for real time makeup posts: @madlikealyce!) I embedded the post for your viewing pleasure. I liked the double layer, as I was trying to go for more of that impact in the middle with the bruise settling above and gravitationally below the impact.

Bruise + Black Eye

Bruise and black eye makeup

Not all black eyes are resultant of a broken nose or direct eye impact. This one has a cheek impact with a deep settling of the bruise on the interior of the eye. I really like how this one turned out! I did this completely with my Ben Nye Bruise Wheel.

Road Rash

road rash makeup

Did you guys ever swing on your stomachs when you were kids? It was fun to feel like you were flying through the air, except for that one time in first grade when I overbalanced and scraped my face for the full duration of the forward swing… pretty sure it looked like this for a week or two. This was done using my prosthetic gelatin recipe, leaving in defined brushstrokes, then topping the bruise wheel makeup with damp coffee grounds!

Thats it for the past two weeks, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy on my next new idea… keep an eye out, my posting is going to start getting far more regular again I swear!

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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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  • Bahahahaha too funny not to share! #followyourdreams #freddykrueger
  • When I first saw @miss_stryx post her challenge, it really shook me. What AM I most afraid of? My first thought... was everything. Which made me realize that honestly, my biggest fear is losing control of my PTSD. I was diagnosed with PTSD 9 years ago, but it  took a good few years before I really understood what that even meant and how it impacted how I felt each day. It took even more years of counseling and amazing support from my friends and family before I was able to really get control of it. I'm happy to say that I'm now at a place where I live with PTSD but it doesn't control me. That being said, I'm always terrified of what might happen if it would spiral away from me again.
My second greatest fear is something that has plagued me from my childhood, but became an outright phobia and trigger once I developed PTSD. That is a fear of needles.  Shots, giving blood, and especially IVs.  Then it hit me... what is the perfect combination of both of these  fears? A lobotomy. A very controversial treatment used in the past on people with mental illness, involving a huge needle. 
From that terrifying vision came an awesome collaboration with some really great friends, and filmed and edited by the INSANELY talented @jibclimmer to complete my first ever horror short film. I'm so thankful to have so many talented and wonderful people that were willing and excited about making this vision a reality. I hope this isn't too dark for you guys, but I totally understand if it is! The idea actually terrified me and I put myself in the very center of it! Ultimately, filming this was actually not scary at all, as I have such incredible friends, and I was in a safe space the entire time. This particular version of the film is not the final version, since we were limited to 60 seconds on Instagram. Very soon we hope to have the entire short film up and posted and I will make sure to let you all know when that is live on YouTube! It is with great pleasure that I present to you my entry for round 1 of the #StrykingFEAR contest.
  • What would you do if you foresaw the telling of your own death? Here are some stills of my round 2 entry for the #StrykingFEAR contest. To see  the backstory on my Undead fortune-teller,  check out my last post for a quick short film introduction. The 2 part tutorial video should hopefully be up on the blog shortly!
  • For round 2 of the #StrykingFEAR contest, the character I was initially least excited about was the fortune teller. Why? Because fortune tellers are usually great beauty makeups. While I love doing horror looks, I really can't say I'm great shakes at beauty makeup. And then it hit me... what a great opportunity to do something outside my comfort zone AND something familiar with a two part makeup? I borrowed a crystal ball from a friend, ordered tarot cards, and learned a little bit on how to do a reading and pulled together an ending to this fortune teller's story… or should I say beginning?
  • When your sling gives you a full blown chronic pain flareup. Laying on the floor with my legs up to help take pressure off my lower back, and mystic seems pretty concerned. Good thing I have episode three of the @girlinspacepodcast to listen to!If you haven't started listening to this audio drama, you need to check it out ASAP! #chronicpain #chronicfatigue #lifeinasling #girlinspace #findme
  • Good things happen when you leave the apartment for the first time in a week! These must've gotten dropped off when I was taking a nap, I opened my front door to find this gorgeous Halloween bouquet on my doormat from @bkbecker! I just can't get over those adorable bats!!! #ihavethebestfriends #halloween
  • Rose Madder has an ethereal beauty and raw feminine power, however, something is off... something not quite human. The shadows under her skin would be perhaps leprosy, perhaps something worse, and her eyes are rabid with madness. “Don't look at her face! That is not for the likes of you.”
She was fascinated by the texture of the woman's back, her bare shoulder, and the lower part of her neck. The skin was finer than watered silk. But farther up on her neck... Rosie didn't know what those grey Shadows lurking just below her hairline could be, and didn't think she wanted to know. Bites were her first wild thought, but they weren't bites. Rosie knew bites. Was it leprosy? Something worse? Something contagious? 
Products used in this look are: 
Woochie cream makeup in Dead Guy Grey, @mehronmakeup aqua color in white and gray, Light green cream makeup from the zombie color set from Woochie, Eyeshadows from the @tartecosmetics artist palette.
Gold aqua color from the Mehron brilliant palette, @bennyemakeup bruise wheel.
Full tutorial on the blog!
  • One of the reasons I love Stephen King novels is because he illustrates just enough of the character for your imagination to kick in and fill in the horrifying details that make it real and terrifying for each individual. Because this has never before been made into a motion picture I was really excited to be able to make my own spin on how Rose Madder would appear for round 3 of the #StrykingFEAR contest. Check out the full tutorial, now up on the blog, link in bio!
  • Here is my entry for round 3 of the #StrykingFEAR contest. Inspired by the recent excitement around the movie IT, I wanted to create a character from another of my favorite Stephen King novels, Rose Madder. The book is set in the late 80s or early nineties but I would imagine that it would be produced in the style of many of his older movies from the 70s and 80s such as The Shining, Carrie, or Salem's Lot.
This novel is unique to me because it includes elements of Greek mythology which is a different angle for Stephen King, and also because it covers the topic of domestic abuse, and with October also being domestic abuse awareness month I felt that it was very timely. In the book, Rose Madder is an “almost goddess” that saves the main character, Rosie, by showing her how to empower herself and escape from her abusive husband. 
One of the reasons I love Stephen King novels is because he illustrates just enough of the character for your imagination to kick in and fill in the horrifying details that make it real and terrifying for each individual. Because this has never before been made into a motion picture I was really excited to be able to make my own spin on how Rose Madder would appear.
Rose Madder has an ethereal beauty and raw feminine power, however, something is off... something not quite human. The shadows under her skin would be perhaps leprosy, perhaps something worse, and her eyes are rabid with madness. “Don't look at her face! That is not for the likes of you.”

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