I couldn’t help but share this fun little rhyme I found
”Old Witch Mary, quite contrary
How do you make your brew?
With werewolf tails and zombie nails
And maybe a child or two…”
Tis the season… to watch Nightmare Before Christmas every day until my tv gives out
For as long as I can remember, Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays. I’ve always attributed it to the candy and combination of my two favorite colors but now we can add a good excuse to wear outrageous fake eyelashes and finding new ways to incorporate fun sized candy bars into everything that I bake. Basically, it’s just a good time to wear/eat whatever I want. What more could a girl ask for?
The hardest part about Halloween has always been the exciting albeit frustrating process of figuring out who/what you’re going to be. Generally, I’m more of a DIYer when it comes to costumes and this year was no exception.
This Halloween I opted for an artsier costume than last year but really, what isn’t more sophisticated than Honey Boo Boo? Don’t judge.
My costume for Halloween this year was inspired by Roy Lichtenstein’s Crying Girl (1964) We’re lucky enough to have it at the Milwaukee Art Museum and it’s been a favorite of mine for years.
For the dots I used a red cream makeup that I bought from Party City and the back end of a makeup brush. The symmetry of the dots is important for the look to be in line with the original work. In order to get symmetrical dots, start with one horizontal line going across your face. Add another line either above or below the original line and offset the dots in the open spaces above. Once you’ve got the first two lines done the rest is a piece of cake! For the facial features I used black eyeliner (I prefer liquid) and I outlined the facial features that you would normally contour and the ones that should stand out against the rest of the face (eyes, nostrils, lips, etc.) Add some crazy full false eyelashes, heavy eyeliner, and a killer red lip and you’re good to go!
almost impossible not to touch my face once I had all of the makeup done so bring some of the red makeup with you just in case you have an accidental smudge or if some drunk people think it would be fun to touch your face… and yes, I am speaking from experience.
Happy Halloween friends!