Mad Like Alyce

While I consider Sept 1 to be the first day of Halloween Season, we are officially one week out from October! Why do I love October? Oh, so many reasons! First of all, I am one of those people who just HATE being hot and sweaty, and although we have had some freak hot weather in SD (OMG 90 degrees on Sept 22, really?) but soon it will cool off enough to start wearing layers, boots, and scarves full time. In addition, I can fully embrace my love of pairing orange and purple, drinking coffee from my bat mug in public, wearing Halloween themed outfits, and best of all, venture out to shoot some of my costume looks without getting stares for being a zombie out in public in July… This has happened.

With the season coming closer, I keep finding all of these amazing outfits or in general, decorations that 1) I can’t actually afford to buy it all and 2) don’t know where I would put it all in my tiny apartment anyway. Plus, with only 30 days to pack in as much Halloween into your wardrobe as possible, you really only need so many themed t-shirts. Boo.

Here are some of the products that are on my Halloween wishlist this year! Please note, this post does contain affiliate links. Learn more about what that means here.

Weekly Wishlist #101

This lovely Hocus Pocus tee is me every weekday morning before I finally make coffee. So in theory I could wear this year round, right? Im going to take that as a yes.

(Heavenly Grace Designs)

LulaRoe Halloween Leggings! Ok, this one might not be 100% fair since I can’t link to it, as LulaRoe is sold via Facebook VIP groups. These are going on sale AS EARLY AS TODAY! If you don’t have a LulaRoe group on your Facebook, these Skull Leggings from Modcloth might do the trick!

(Modcloth)

This campfire mug could very easily make it into my collection, and again, I could make the case that this brew is necessary year round… so this mug doesn’t necessarily have to be seasonal.

witches brew mug(A Little Tinsel)

There is a lot to be said for your basic Jack O’ Lantern staple tee. This one is currently on sale!

jack o lantern tshirt

(Basement Shirts)

Then top it all off with a purple scarf! I have this in mustard yellow, but this purple would look great with the orange tee above!

knit purple infinity scarf(Find it on Amazon)

Im on the hunt for some brown ankle boots, having had to retire a good portion of my boot collection due to wear. I have my eye on this pair from Modcloth.

Embrace your differences! I’m really into this pin from DoozleDazzle.

different is bootiful(Doozle Dazzle)

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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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  • Do you get to 3pm and feel like a total zombie without a caffeine jolt? Hey, me too! A playful take on the #basic girl, this is a tutorial that can give your costume zombie chic without the wounds and gore. Grab that #pumpkinspice latte and tackle those next few hours like the newly undead!
  • Brains... it's what's for dinner! Damir and I are at a place where he no longer questions brains in the fridge. #relationshipgoals #halloween #brains #brain #sfxmakeup #sfxmakeupartist
  • The easiest surgery recovery! If only I would bounce back from the real surgery as fast... instead of 6 weeks in a sling. This video shows just how easy these gel prosthetics are to remove, as opposed to spirit gum or pros-aid which require remover products.
  • After a year of having an injured shoulder, I am finally going to have surgery! For real... not this tutorial. But it IS inspired by my upcoming surgery, and the tutorial also contains a bit of a PSA on how you need to always keep fighting for your health and find a doctor who will fight with you. A MRI mistake lead to 9 months of additional pain, frustration, and medical costs. I'll get to spend this Halloween relaxing at home (in a sling) watching scary movies! Tutorial on the blog, link in bio!
  • Bruises are a great way to add interest to any Halloween costume, but I actually appreciate them for their behavior based on anatomy. They layers and shape you give your bruise are what can make you average injury go from "ouch" to "wow!" And just a slight change in these layers can show healing, or signs of deathly rot. I love making makeup bruises, mostly because I never recall how I get them in real life... I just run into things a lot apparently. The tutorial is on the blog, link in bio!
  • When you find the perfect coat in a consignment store to play Georgie from IT. But you know me, this coat would be ruined with sfx makeup and $50 was just a bit more than I wanted to spend. #cosplay #it #stephenking #halloweenmakeup #halloween #pennywise #georgie

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