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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  • The top 9 for madlikealyce! It has been a fantastic year, trying out all kinds of new things and really expanding on my love for makeup and cosplay. Thank you to all of my AMAZING FRIENDS AND FOLLOWERS who have been with me on this journey. I can wait until my shoulder has healed enough to get back to it, I have a whole LIST of things I am dying to try! In the meantime, I’m at least back to writing on the blog, so make sure to check me out there, Link in bio. ❤️ you all!
  • Sick day snuggles. But at least it’s my first day out of the sling! #countdownisover #pitbullsofinstagram #pitbull #drinkallthetea
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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

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