For the weekend, I took a couple of days off working on crochet school and let Halloween happen. It IS my favorite holiday after all. We made a very simple jack 'o lantern
He is our only decoration this year. Levi borrowed all of our decorations to make his house awesome for his Halloween party.
I made pumpkin pancakes with honey butter syrup.
I painted faces at my niece's Halloween party. They all wanted to be butterflies.
We managed to get ourselves covered in gray makeup and made it to the parade on time. Everyone could tell that Sheldon was Charlie Chaplin except three guys who yelled Hitler at him. Of course no one knew who I was. Louise Brooks people! :) There was also a 15 year-old girl who told us she liked our costumes and when her friend asked her who we were we heard her say, "I don't know... white people?" Hilarious.
Funny story; the grayish hose I bought to wear were way too small so I managed to find a pair of gray tights that were also small but not tight, just short. I put them on and didn't think about putting underpants over the top of them so they wouldn't work themselves off. Well, when we got to the parade of course we had to walk forever to get from our car to the parade. And then we found out our friends were standing a half mile down the street so we walked to meet them. My tights were seriously down around my thighs by the time we made it down the street. And of course everyone was looking at us and taking pictures of us because we kind of stood out in the crowd. I finally found a dark alley to go "adjust" in haha.
I'm sad this is pretty much the best picture I got of us that night. I didn't want to touch my good camera with my gray hands so we just have iphone pics and Sheldon's mustache is crooked in this one. Oh well. Our make-up did really well though and I'll try to share my experience with it. In case I am not able to get to it, we used gray Kryolan Aquacolor mixed with a little white Aquacolor to lighten it up on me. The trick is to do a lot of contouring with gray and white shadows which you can't see very well here because I had to use the flash. Pretend you're a drag queen with the shading and contouring. I would like to do a video on how I did the make-up but my camera doesn't allow me to film for very long without getting overheated and this look takes FOR-EV-ER.
Here's another photo of me with a friend:
Again with the flash washing me out, but look how awesome it looks next to someone in color!
Sunday I got my pumpkin spice white mocha from Starbucks, did a lot of work on crochet school, and painted my nails for Halloween :)
I've been excited to do this manicure for months!
Today I decided to wear my costume again. This time without the gray because I didn't have time for the hasstle and with some tights that fit haha.
I made the coat I'm wearing! It will get a proper post later. I've had two people ask if I cut my hair over the weekend, which tells me that this is a good look for me I think I might go dark brown and shorter for the holidays.
Tonight we're going to ignore trick-or-treaters and finally watch American Horror Story and Grimm.
I Love Halloween!!