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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  • William Faulkner said to “it’s hard to kill your darlings” meaning it can be difficult to critique your own work, especially if you put a lot into it. Stephen King went on to say you should put your work away for six months to a year before editing so you can clearly evaluate. I’m really glad I looked back at this one. Even without the wig, I think it’s striking. #hauntmua #sfxmua #stevenkingismyhero #skullmakeup
  • I’m going through old pictures and ran across this one. I remember not really being happy with this look, and sure, the lines could have been cleaner, but I still really like this! I think we should always go back and look at work a year later... even if it really want good, it shows us just how far we have come in so little time. #skullmakeup #hauntmua #sfxmua #personalgrowth
  • I often do a look that I’m just not all that happy with afterwards, as is with this “halfway to Halloween” clown I created back in.... May? Looking at it now, I don’t know what it is exactly it was that I didn’t like... maybe I just needed a orange wig? I almost like a progress pic more than the finished product. What do you think?#clowns #clownmakeup
  • Throwback to my first actual clown makeup! The eye shapes were inspired by a few looks by @totalnightmaretravis, and i was incredibly excited about this wig! The Rhapsody Short by @rockstarwigs is probably the most fun wig to wear that I currently own. I only have red, but am heavily considering another color for my collection.
Happy National Clown Week! #justclowningaround #clowns #scaryclowns
  • Happy National Clown Week! A year ago, I wasn’t a big fan of clowns, but I practiced so many clown makeups that I eventually came to find them to be one of my favorites, and even created my own clown character. This is the first actual clown makeup I recreated based on @grave_digger_the_clown for last year’s haunt. Turned out a lot prettier than he is, no? 😉
#clownsofinstagram #hauntmua #clownmakeup #clowns
  • 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

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