A Closeted Goth Girl Trying to Make it in the Professional World

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween 2012: Zombie Bride and Groom, Beetlejuice and Lydia

IT'S HALLOWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

This year for Halloween, two of my friends came to visit and we went out last weekend. My "husband" and I went as a zombie bride and groom and my friends went as Lydia and Beetlejuice from the 80's/90's cartoon (you may have watched this on TV when you were a kid if you are my age).

I made a huge mess making my costume. I acquired an 80's style wedding dress from a thrift store and ripped it up and spray painted it with black and red fabric paint and then applied fake blood. I did the same to an old white purse and white gloves that I found at the thrift store as well. For my veil, I sewed some sheer netting fabric from the craft store to a headband from WalMart and glued on flowers from the craft store. I put fake blood on these as well. I made my bouquet out of flowers and glitter spiders from the craft store. I wrapped the stems with gauze covered in fake blood.

For my makeup, I applied a white base and then sponged over it with black and red powder makeup. I also created fallout from a brush with loose eyeshadows of the same colours. I made some "wounds" and added some texture to my skin by using fake eyelash glue. I also added some stitches to the side of my lip and on my chest by gluing pieces of thread to my skin with eyelash glue. I got some really neat green prescription contacts to finish off the look.


 

 
I did my nails with a white background and sponged black and red over top. I made blood drops using a dark burgundy colour.
 
 
I think the makeup turned out pretty well and it didn't take very in the end.


THE BRIDE AND GROOM


 
LYDIA AND BEETLEJUICE

My friend sewed the red and black spiderweb cape herself!

 
We found a priest to marry us when we went out, lol!


My favourite costume of the night was Bubbles from Trailer Park Boys. I am a huge Trailer Park Boys fan! It is a Canadian show, I am not sure if anyone out there has watched this before.

 

HAPPY HALLOWEEN FROM PANTIES TIGGER, HALF-ASSED WINNIE THE POOH, AND ME!

 
Did you have a good Halloween? What did you/your kids dress up as?

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Halloween Costumes! Poison Ivy, Batman, The Walking Dead

Here are some pictures from Halloween last year! That just goes to show what a lazy-ass blogger I am. I was also a lazy-ass costumer last year as I had already worn my Poison Ivy costume previously but I hadn't the time to come up with something new. My husband-esque man-partner went as Batman and my friend and her boyfriend went as Rick Grimes from The Walking Dead and a zombie cheerleader. I was feeling unwell and almost ended up not going out so my makeup was a lot crappier than I intended  but it did the job in the end.

FACE: MAC Prep and Prime, MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation in NC15, MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder in NC15.

CHEEKS: A Hot Mess Cosmetics Blush in Baby Firefly (made by me) and NARS Orgasm.

LIPS: Kat Von D Painted Love Lipstick in Styletto.

EYES: Base: UDPP and MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre.
Eyeshadows: Maybelline Colour Explosion Palette in Forest Fury.
Glitter: Lise Watier Eye Glitter Liner in Golden Green and Medusa's Makeup Glitter in Wicca.
Eyeliner: Maybelline Black Liquid Eyeliner, UD Perversion, UD Grafiti.
 
 
THE EQUIPMENT


PIECES OF THE COSTUME


This was pretty much a DIY costume.  I made the dreads, hairpieces, headband, necklace things that I glued on my face, and various other pieces that were worn in my hair.

THE LOOK


ME AND MY FRIEND


If I ever say "my friend made it for me" regarding a piece of my outfit, this is her.


This is what happens when you let drunk people take photos of you. FAIL!
 
THE WALKING DEAD


My friend make the patches for the Rick Grimes shirt.
 
CHUBBY POISON IVY AND BEARDED BATMAN LOL


To make my costume, I glitter-glued a whole wackload of leaves and hot-glued them to a bodysuit which I attached a bra to at the top for added support. I spray-painted an old pair of boots green and then sprinkled craft glitter on top.
 
THE JELLO BRAIN MADE WITH VODKA INSTEAD OF WATER *BARF!*


These two are coming to stay with us to go out for Halloween partying!
What are you doing for Halloween?


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Easy Zombie Makep

At this time of the year, I always see amaing zombie makeup from very talented bloggers. Lots of these involve gluing on wounds or other prosthetics and using liquid latex and the like. It looks awesome, but it is extremely time consuming to do so. Also, not all of us (myself included) are skilled enough to pull these more advanced techniques off. When I go out to Halloween events, I tend to not have a huge amount of time to do my makeup so I try to do simple things that will still look pretty neat. Here are some tips for doing simple zombie makeup that still has impact but is quick and easy to do.
STUFF I LIKE TO USE:

 
WHITE MAKEUP BASE:

This is the "background" for your look. Even if you want green or another colour of skin, it would make it easier to sart with a white base.

Example Products: Manic Panic Goth White, Manic Panic Virgin White pressed powder, generic white cream Halloween makeup.

PRESSED MATTE RED, BLACK, or PURPLE EYESHADOW:

Use the for contouring or reddening areas around wounds. The black is used to "dirty" the skin and contour. Both can be used around eye area. Purple is especially useful for making bruises!

Example Products: Sugarpill Love +, Manic Panic Vampire Red, Sugarpill Poison Plum, Sugarpill Bulletproof.

FOILING/LINING MEDIUM:

 I use this to make fake blood drops.

Example Products: Inglot Duraline, Lise Watier Metamorfix.

FAKE BLOOD:

Be sure to use lots of this!!!

LOOSE RED/BLACK EYESHADOWS:

I use this to create "fallout" to make the look more "messy".

Example Products: MPZ Epistaxis, MPZ Coffin Critters, Evil Shades Wiggle Dress.

DARK OR BLOOD-LIKE LIP COLOURS:

Use these on your lips or on other areas of the face.

Example Products: NARS Vevet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella, Evil Shades Corset.

RED LIP OR EYELINER PENCILS:

Use these for drawing wounds. Red looks really neat on the waterline!

Example Products: You can get cheap red lipliners from Annabelle or NYX.

EYELASH GLUE:

Use this for creating the texture of wounds. Put red and black makeup over top of the texture created. I find this to be a much easier way than liquid latex, etc. and it still looks pretty neat.

CONTACTS:

If you have some really neat lenses this really completes the look. Even if your makeup is simple, the contacts will really stand out!

I did the look below really quickly as I was short on time but I think it looked at least okay.


I used a lot of fallout for the look below and I really like how it turned out. I added red glitter to the blood for a cute touch.

 
This was my friend's zombie makeup from last year. She used white and black Halloween makeup and some fake blood. A lot of products weren't used but I think it looked really awesome. As you can see, the contacts really bring the whole zombie look together!
 

My Halloween costume this year requires zombie makeup. I am hoping it turns out really well even though I am going to keep my techniques simple.

Do you have any tips for zombie makeup for those of us not skilled in advanced techniques?

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Club Look: Orange, Black, and PAPERSELF

So here's an orange and black look because HALLOWEEN IS COMING if I haven't mentioned that before and nothing screams HALLOWEEN like orange and black. I also wanted to point out a product that I think would be very useful for Halloween: PAPERSELF false lashes. They have some cool designs which could be very useful for various costume ideas. They used to be really expensive but I got all my pairs for $5 in the Sephora bargain bins!! The lashes are a bit delicate as they are made out of paper but one can get mulitple uses out of them if one is careful. They are also HUGE so you will likely have to cut them. The pieces that you cut off can still be used as accents or on the lower lashline.

FACE: Smashbox Photo Finish Primer, NARS Sheer Matte Foundation in Gobi, NARS Powder Foundation in Siberia.

BROWS: MAC Eyebrow Pencil in Stud.

CHEEKS: A Hot Mess Cosmetics Blush in Stripped (made by me).

LIPS: MAC Morange lipstick and Black Lipmix.

EYES: Base: UDPP, MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre, NYX JEP's in Milk and Black Bean.
Eyeshadows: Black and neon orange shadow from the Sleek Acid Palette, Stargazer Florescent Pressed Powder in Rogue.
Eyeliner: Maybelline Black Liquid Eyeliner.
False Lashes: PAPERSELF.
THE EQUIPMENT


THE EYES


OTHER RANDOM EYE WITH PAPERSELF THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS LOOK



THE LIPS

 

THE LOOK


THE OUTFIT


Dreads: By Me
Goggles: I Kick Shins
Necklace: ArtWith Latex
Dress: Ooh LaLatex
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell

Have you ever tried PAPERSELF lashes? What did you think of them?

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Siouxsie

Halloween makeup is all about becoming someone you're not. Recently, I decided to try and re-create a makeup look worn by Siouxsie Sioux of Siouxsie and the Banshees. I was inspired by Lady Bethezda and the Ladies in Black Facebook group (go check out their looks!) I am no Siouxsie and I'm not a trad-goth so I'm not really pulling this off but it was fun to do anyway!

FACE: MAC Prep and Prime, MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation in NC15, MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder in NC15, Manic Panic Virgin White pressed powder.

BROWS: Annabelle Black Eyebrow Pencil.

CHEEKS: My Pretty Zombie blush in LSD.

LIPS: Lime Crime Glamour 101.

EYES: Base: UDPP, MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre, NYX JEP in Milk.
Eyeshadows: Sugarpill Bulletproof and Tako.
Eyeliners: UD Perversion, Maybelline Liquid Black Eyeliner, and Lime Crime Uniliner in Lunar Sea.
Mascara: Maybelline The Falsies.

THE EQUIPMENT

 
THE EYES

 
THE LIPS


THE LOOK

 
IS IT HALLOWEEEEEN YET? I can't wait!

Monday, October 15, 2012

I Like it Spooky: God Module

Earlier this year, I went to see God Module. Their concert would have been super fun to see on Halloween as their set and their songs are about all things creepy and spooky! It was a really fun night and the band stayed around afterwards to hang out with people at the show which was really nice of them.  The lead singer had some awesome creepy makeup on as well which you can see in the picture at the end. Unfortunately, I didn't ask him which products he was using, lol!

FACE: MAC Prep and Prime, MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation in NC15, MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder in NC15.

BROWS: MAC Eyebrow Pencil in Stud.

CHEEKS: Sobe Botanicals DuoChrome Blush in Nouveau.

LIPS: MAC Prince Noir (the best lipstick they've ever made!)

EYES: Base: UDPP and MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre.
Eyeshadows: From the Kat Von D Metal Orchestra palette: Lucifer, Glock, and Razor Grey.
Eyeliners: UD Perversion, MUFE Aqua Liner #15 Irridescent Anthracite and Maybelline Black Liquid Eyeliner.
Mascara: Lise Watier 24 Hours Glam.
Falsies: Ardell Bat Those Lashes (one of them never made it back home, FAIL!)

THE EQUIPMENT
 

 
THE LIPS

 
THE EYES

 
 
 
THE LOOK

 
THE OUTFIT

 
Cyberlox: By me
Goggles: I Kick Shins
Collar: from Cruella in Montreal (not sure of brand)
Necklace: Dracolite (Montreal)
Corset: Diabolik in Montreal (not sure of brand)
Skirt: Lip Service
Cuff: Made by a friend
Spikey Bracelet: Le Chateau
Stockings: Ebay
Shoes: Hades/Metropolis Shoes
 
GOD MODULE


Isn't it fun when guys wear makeup?

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Club Look:Toxic Waste

One of the reasons why I enjoy Halloween so much is that it gives you a chance to experiment with your makeup and get away with it! Clubbing is another good excuse to do so. I often wear makeup to make a bold statement or to try something out rather than to attempt to look pretty.  I did the following harsh makeup for a night with a "post-apocalyptic" theme. Many people go for gas masks and shredded clothing for this type of look but I interpreted it in a more abstract way. When I think of a post-apocalyptic world, I picture swirling pools of radioactive nuclear waste. This reminded me of one of my dresses that has swirls of black and yellow in it; when I look at it I always think it looks like toxic waste or something. I did a somewhat messy glittery eyeshadow look to go with it.

FACE: MAC Prep and Prime, MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation in NC15, MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder in NC15.

BROWS: Sugarpill Bulletproof.

CHEEKS: A Hot Mess Cosmetics Blush in Last Day On Earth (made by me!)

LIPS: Illamasqua Pristine, MAC Lipmix in Black, and Medusa's Makeup Eye Dust in Big Bird.

EYES: Base: UDPP, MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre, Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy.
Eyeshadows: Sugarpill Bulletproof, Concrete Minerals Black Metal, Sugarpill Buttercupcake, Persephone Minerals Venus Love and Beauty Shock foiled with Lise Watier Metamorfix.
Eyeliners: Maybelline Liquid Black Eyeliner, UD Perversion.
Mascara: Maybelline Illegal Lengths (terrible!)

THE EQUIPMENT

 
THE LIPS
 
 
THE EYES


 
THE LOOK


IDIOT POSING TIME!


 
Goggles: I Kick Shins
Dreads: By me
Necklace: Artwith Latex
Latex Gloves: Polymorphe
Latex Dress: Polymorphe
Stockings: Ebay
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
 
Do you prefer wearing makeup for the sake of beauty or would you rather try something "ugly" to make a statement?

Monday, October 8, 2012

Random Halloween Stuff!!

Here are a few Halloween finds that I've picked up recently!

I found this OPI Spookettes mini nail polish set on sale at the drugstore recently. I  believe it is last year's set but I really wanted the glow-in-the-dark polish called Zom-Body To Love. The 2012 set is called So-So-Skullicious and it looked really cute but I passed on that one.


 
From left to right:  He's My Boo, Mummy Knows Best, I Only Date Werewolves, Zom-Body to Love.
 
I also picked up a few things from Bath and Body Works.  Bath and Body Works is a store that I usually avoid until the Halloween stuff comes out as it is very LOUD and CHEERFUL and there are always a trillion PEOPLE in there and it SMELLS LIKE A HUNDRED THINGS AT ONCE and there are PINK CHECKERED APRONS and it tends to be a little bit of a sensory overload for me and kind of stresses me out! The Halloween soap holders and PocketBacs are worth it though!
 

 
I got Pumpkin, Brewberry, Boo, and Vampire Blood. They didn't have the other Halloween ones available at the time I went in. The other ones are Candy Corn, Bat Bite, and Ghoul Friend that I know of.  It's always a good idea to have hand sanitizer around, you never know what sorts of SCARY germs you might run into out there!
 
 
They even make cute little PocketBac holders to clip onto your purse. I got the bat with the light up eyes (what if you had to apply hand sanitizer in the DARK?)
 
Have you found any cute Halloween stuff lately?