Josh’s Halloween Costume 2015

At first, Josh just wanted to be a ghost and put a white sheet over him with holes for the eyes. I, however suggested that that was too simple and how was he going to eat the food at his school Halloween disco with a sheet over his head and no arms!

Still not having made up his mind yet on what he wanted to be, it was a stumble through Spotlight on Sunday afternoon that he decided he wanted to be a zombie when he saw a top hat with a knife through it.

So all of this week, I got ideas together in my head on how I was going to put the outfit all together. So, we had the hat *check*

Next, zombie clothes! Hmmm? … off to YouTube I went and got great tips from the costume designer of The Walking Dead TV series (LOVE that show!) Eulyn C. Womble. In this documentary Inside The Walking Dead, at 7:57 (minutes) into the clip, she shows how she zombified an outfit.

How she cuts into the clothes. Here I am with the bread knife serrating into one of Josh’s old t-shirt.

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Next, the clip shows how she sprayed the clothes to make it look like it had mold, puss, vomit and blood. I got my acrylic paints and mixed the colours to make mold (green and black), puss and vomit (yellow and brown) and blood (red and black) and diluted them with a bit of water.

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Then I got a pair of his old sneakers, cut into them and also sprayed it to make it look old and muddy with blood splatter.

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So that was all done yesterday morning while Josh was at school, and in the meantime I searched YouTube for zombie make-up inspiration. The videos that I liked and drew inspiration from was this one, this one, and this one.

So once Josh got home from school and had his afternoon snack, I got started on the make-up.

First, I added tissues on his cheek so I could cut into it to make a gash. I mixed a tiny bit of modge podge (or you can just use craft glue) with water to fix the tissues on his cheek – no face latex necessary.

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I used the hair dryer (cool setting) to help speed up the drying process.

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Once dry, I applied foundation on the tissues to blend the colour into his skin, then cut a slit in the middle of it (very carefully as not to cut into his cheek). Then opening up the tissues to make it look like a gash, I coloured the inside with a red (stay-on) lipstick as well as some black eyeliner to make the outer part of the gash old and dried up.

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I then applied purple, grey and black eye shadows around his eyes to make them look sunken and dead!

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After a bit more use of mixed dark grey and taupe eye shadows for the sunken cheeks and lifeless lips, he popped on his zombie costume.

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And off he went to his school Halloween disco.

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He walked the street …

 

…. terrorising the living

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Trying to get to the little kids at school … Aaaaaaarrgghhhh!

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If you haven’t got a costume yet for Halloween, I hope this inspires you to make a zombie outfit with what you have at home – easy and just use what you already have at home (apart from the hat).

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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Bat Wings

I asked Josh what he wanted to wear/be for Halloween – we’re not going to any party, but just a great excuse to add to our dress-up box. He said he wanted to be a bat (not Batman, but just a bat)

This was fine as I just saw a Bat Wing tutorial floating around the web by My Poppet – tutorial from here

Photo courtesy of My Poppet

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I had some black knit jersey laying about in my fabric stash … see, the beauty of buying fabrics that you don’t need at the time, but come in handy for when the little ones ask for something made then and there.

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The mask, I used the template from Blog 5 to 9 and can be found here

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Josh has had it on since and now has decided to add musical conductor to his “what I want to be when I grow up”. Here he is conducting his toy friends and brother

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Halloween Showcase 2nd Edition

Reminder that the Halloween Showcase 2nd Edition is on tomorrow morning Sunday 6th October at 10am (AEST) in my bigcartel shop – countdown timer here. It’s open to all, with a limit of one (1) x 11” My Teeny-Tiny Doll® per buyer.

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I’ll also have some MTTD Baby Rattles available

Halloween Showcase Part 2

Continuing on from the first post regarding the Halloween Showcase Part 1

I have added …

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and last, but not least …

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I want to make a few more things for the Halloween Showcase, but I should have all the details ready by Friday uploaded in the shop, ready for Sunday 22nd September’s product release – thinking maybe at 8pm (AEST).

So, I’ll have 9 My Teeny-Tiny Dolls® available on Sunday.

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Now don’t forget, if you want to be notified of surprise listings, subscribe to my blog 😉 A couple more surprise throughout the week.

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Halloween Showcase Part 1

Okay, here are the first 3 My Teeny-Tiny Dolls® that’ll be part of the CYSN Halloween Showcase

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I’ll be making a few more before I make them available by end of next week. So stay tuned!

Boo!

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