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Weekly Wishlist #103 – Christmas List Edition

christmas wish list

While this feature isn’t really “weekly,” I have spent way to much time browsing online in the past few weeks, mostly just killing time since it’s still tough to be active with my shoulder. Now that my mom as asked me to send her a Christmas list so she knows what to get me this year, I figured I could post it up here and share with all of you too!

It was actually interesting to think up this list, for a few reasons.

  1. For the last few years, we just did a Secret Santa, which kept costs down and made a game of it, so I really didn’t have to tell people what I wanted. It feels a bit strange to tell them what I want, since doing the investigative work to surprise people with my gifts is a bit part of why I love giving presents.
  2. I also really want to ask for things I would use, and that means items for more costumes! I was afraid it would sound weird to ask for a wig, since family rarely sees me in a wig anyhow, but they are currently major splurge purchases considering they may be bought for a specific use only.
  3. Finally, because a lot of things might not necessarily be in my family’s price range, but perhaps they could buy gift cards to help with some of the larger purchases? It again, feels strange, because it feels a lot like asking for money, even if it is earmarked for a specific item.

Keeping these things in mind, I tried to find a balance of items that everyone could realistically get for me this year!

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Weekly Wishlist: Christmas List Edition!

The Costume Making Guide: Creating Armor and Props for Cosplay

Costume GuideSvetlana is an AMAZING cosplayer, and she makes super elaborate costumes look like child’s play. This book is $14.07 in paperback on Amazon, and is at the top of my wishlist! You can follow her on Instagram @kamuicosplay.

Webster Wigs – Zoe

webster wigs- Zoe Red

Ever since discovering Webster Wigs, I have wanted one sooooo badly. These are absolutely gorgeous, and this Zoe style is my favorite. I love this vibrant siren red, and it too tops my list, matched by this Sapphire blue Alexis. Both are in the 60-65 GBP ($80-87 USD), so these would be the most pricy wigs I would own, but they are sooooo beautiful!!!!

Alexis - sapphire blue

True&Co True Body V Neck Bra

True body braEver since my surgery, I have loved the incredibly comfort of my new True Body bras. I would really like another one to add to the rotation as I won’t likely be able to tolerate a normal bra for awhile yet. Seriously, these butter soft bras have excellent support for not having an underwire, don’t pull on my shoulders, are incredibly easy to get on even with my arm at 50% function, and I was able to sleep in it comfortably. The best part? Use code TRUEFAM17 at checkout for $15 off! Not an affiliate code, just a seriously good deal.

Harry Potter Tie

Harry Potter TieWhile I have made my own DIY Harry Potter tie, I wouldn’t say no to this tie in my stocking.

Dress Form

Adjustable dress formI would love to have this dress form, and it serves a dual purpose. It JUST can adjust to my size… and I think it would be good inspiration to focus on my weight loss and be able to slowly winch in the dress form as I make more costumes!

Epic Cosplay – Hermes Wig

Hermes wig

This wig from Epic Cosplay is already earmarked for a finished costume! One I completed prior to my surgery, and that I hope to post soon!

McCalls Patterns – Apron

Mccalls Apron

I have a plan for a couple of themed Aprons I want to try, and I also haven’t done any projects using Patterns thus far… just a lot of trial and error! This could be a good first project for trying a pattern.

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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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  • How appropriate that I dressed up as Sally at the haunted house last night, because I was featured as Sally on @liquidcosplay in the same day... Halloween no less! I love love love this costume, and it’s the one that got me started in cosplay and makeup. #halloween #cosplay

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  • You would think that I would have done makeup on all of my family at this point, but sadly that is not the case, however, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to do my brother's makeup after the haunt had opened Saturday night! He managed to pull together an incredible maroon clown outfit, and I am really pleased how the makeup looks! I personally like the messier clowns, and it worked well to have brighter pink-ish hues toned down by smudges of black and watering down the paint overall. 
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  • My first ever zombie for Halloween was a shotgun bride, and although it was a real bridal gown with real shotgun damage, I just used 3 or 4 latex bullet wounds. It was fun, and a great introduction to using prosthetics, but it wasn't really accurate to what I would have had for damage with an actual shotgun wound. So years later, I made up for it by re-creating a more realistic wound of where the shoulder and partial face would have been torn up by the blast. Personally, this is my favorite zombie creation to date! #zombie #zombiemakeup #zombiebride #shotgunbride #zombiecrawl #woundmakeup
  • Ready for my closeup!!! Getting ready for Sioux Falls Zombie Crawl tomorrow!!! #zombie #zombiemakeup #zombiecrawl
  • OK you guys, this is where I love the internet. I created this zombie 2 years ago and had (kind of) forgotten about it until just this week when someone re-created it... and she is on the other side of the globe! Seriously, it made my my entire day/week/month, and reminds me why I love doing this. <3 <3 <3
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  • Its GO TIME PEOPLE! T-Minus 7 days to HALLOWEEEEEEEEEEN. Im running on fumes and caffeine, but it is 100% worth it. I love working at the haunted house, and am beyond thrilled about this coming weekend. I still have 2 costumes to finish and 2 zombies to do, plus some donut deliveries (a great fundraiser... friends scared of clowns? Send them donuts a-la-clowns). One more look at this first clown because I was obsessed with this wig from Rockstar wigs... I WILL find a way to use it again in the near future. #hauntlife #hauntedhouse #clowns #halloween2018
  • I had a request to recreate a clown mask as a makeup so it wouldn’t be as hot to wear in the house (swipe to see said mask), and it was quite the learning experience. I made this about a month ago when I was still trying to use the cream paints that the haunt had, though I’ve since decided to buy more of my own water paint to use on my actors. The base here was the basic white clown grease paint, and while I loved the coverage, it felt awful to wear, and it was incredibly difficult to add fine details with cream paint or shadows. So my first and last grease paint clown! 🤡 I still think it’s important to share our failures as well as the successes... this is still far better than what I might have created even just a year ago! #clowns #hauntedhouse #halloween
  • Hey Guys! I've been quiet on Insta so far this October, but its because IM SO BUSY and i'm pretty much in Halloween Heaven. Between finishing my first commissioned costume (its super simple, but I completed foam armor for the first time!!!) and doing makeup at the haunted house, i've hardly had time for sleep... and I wouldn't have it any other way. 
This is one of my first clown practice runs. I tried doing 30 minutes or less, and initially I wasn't planning on posting. Having a few days of the crazed makeup chaos that is getting ready for house open under my belt, I have a new appreciation for what details you can and simply cannot complete in such a short time period, and kind of like the grunge this clown pulled off. Not everything you will create is perfect, but thats how we all learn! #clowns #hauntedhouse #halloweenmakeup #halloween2018
  • I think this barrel look could make a great clown character.... am I going over to the dark side and starting to like clowns?!?! Only time will tell, and there are still 20 days until Halloween! #nightmarebeforechristmas #halloweentown #lockshockandbarrel

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