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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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  • One last shot of Sallywise! This was a great test to see what I need to focus on more when timing my looks, and also to realize that a lot of the detail I like to include might not really matter in the harsh dim light of a haunted house. On to the next look! #sallystitches #nightmarebeforechristmas #clowns #pennywise
  • Breaking the Instagram square because this shirt is goals, and one of my all time favorite Halloween finds. It’s from SheIn, and is literally exactly how I would imagine Sally’s dress would be as a shirt. It’s super comfortable, and it even comes in plus sizes! I’m always looking for ways to bring Halloween esthetic to my work wear, and I’m beyond thrilled. Oh, and did I mention it is only $16?!?!!!
#nightmarebeforechristmas #halloween #sallycosplay #cosplay
  • When you are feeling Nightmare Before Christmas but need to practice clowns.... you get Sallywise! 
I challenged myself to get this done as quickly as possible, and originally had my timer set for 20 minutes... this one took about 45 including time to put on the wig, so all in all, not terrible considering I sometimes take a lot longer. The one thing I wish I would have spent more time on is the foundation, which wasn't as opaque as I would have liked, but overall, I really like this one!
#Nightmarebeforechristmas #sally #IT #pennywise #clowns
  • Pretty sure I will never quite learn how to stay serious... I seriously love this look so much! #colors #colorful #illgrowupsomday
  • The most beautiful thing about poetry is that the collection of words carries more emotion and meanings than the author may have ever intended. They shape these words into skeletons made of language that we flesh out with our emotions. It’s a living thing, always changing. Make sure to check out the poem that inspired this look on my last post! #poetry #artinspiration #myfavoritepoet #livingart
  • Teal hues
And suddenly
Your breath
Becomes violet
Clashing against
Rainbow soundwaves 
And that way crayons 
Leave broken trails
Of color
Behind ~ By @andrewcoonswriting 
#poetry #artinspiration #anxiety #depression #mentalhealth #myfavoritepoet #allthefeels
  • Fun fact: these paints really sting when they get in your eyes. I tried to get it as close to my waterline without actually getting it in my eyes... and I was not successful. Also, not sure I can take myself too seriously in any kind of clown makeup. #clowns #clownmakeup #hauntedhouse #pumpkinmakeup #pumpkins #jackolantern #jackolanternmakeup #mehron
  • I'm going to be doing makeup for a haunted house this year, and when i asked what common requests were, I was informed that clowns are super popular. Until today, I have never yet done a clown... im actually not a huge fan, and I can completely see why clowns are great for terrifying haunt visitors. I've been in more of a pumpkin mood lately, and thought it would be a good way to ease myself into the concept. #clowns #clownmakeup #hauntedhouse #pumpkinmakeup #pumpkins #jackolantern #jackolanternmakeup
  • They said there will be a lot of clowns, but I was feeling pumpkin vibes... and this was the result! I should go to bed, but I’m having too much fun to take this off just yet. 🎃Now for some spooky Netflix and popcorn, and pit bull snuggles on the couch. She’s giving me some side eye right now. #clownmakeup #hauntedhouse #pumpkinmakeup #pumpkins #jackolantern #jackolanternmakeup

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