I hope you get more treats than tricks today. Will have video and photos to post. Tomorrow its the after Halloween sales. Sunday don't forget to set your clocks back!
Trying to decide what to wear tomorrow night. It turned cold and damp for Halloween. We had frost on the pumpkins last night. Decorations still need to go outside. My spouse is bringing home Thai food and we will wait for family to come trick or treat at the door. It will be a low key movie night with no big plans this year. So excited for my favorite day to be here...soon!
In the merchants room at Steamcon V one vendor was using funkins with color changing lights inside as hat stands. Pumpkins wearing pith helmets and bowler hats made for a clever display. I liked the idea so much I now know how to store some of the foam pumpkins. My closet has a top shelf that runs all the way around all 3 walls. I have foam wig heads, wooden stands, and hat boxes there now. Going to try the pumpkin idea at the end of the season.
Like this gorgeous image from a Yahoo article about an amazing make-up artist Goldie Starling.
Things I won't post include links back to adult content. This is a family friendly blog and try though you might spammers I will not post a link to your naughty nurse costumes. If I like a company or product I will link to your web site in a future entry but not in the comments. Getting heavily spammed right now and need to reject a bunch of comments every day. I love to hear about fabulous vintage or vintage inspired Halloween items and cheap easy tutorials for making Halloween decorations. Thank you for reading and sharing all the wonderful things that make this time of year magical.
A bit behind on decorating this year. Still adding things to the mantel. In 2010 I used the paper lanterns on the floor with lights running through them. We adopted the kittens later that year in December and Ivy is a wire chewing machine. This year I moved the lanterns up to the mantel and still enjoy the effect. Ivy luckily is not a jumper!
Our favorite local family owned farm pumpkin patch is closed this year. They could not afford the increase in the liability insurance to keep the barn open. Very sad since it was a really nice family and excellent pumpkin patch. Today we drove out to an older family owned farm that was really charming. My favorite part was the old bathtub full of squash. There was a poll taking place about their haunted woods. The haunted woods would be shut down by the fire marshal unless they made improvements. Its a maze of tarps in trees. Close it or fix the problems and ask for a higher admission fee. Right now its 50 cents. I voted for pay more but we didn't have time to go through haunted fire trap...er...woods. Gorgeous pumpkins and gourds and great corn maze. They give out free baby pumpkins to every kid. It was a quick trip today but I think its worth exploring again next year.
Last year at Steamcon we played with all 3 versions of The Day of The Dead temporary tattoo styles. They are easier to apply on clean skin but with a little practice you can apply over make-up. Water is used on the back side of the paper to loosen and apply. You have to be careful not to get your make-up wet unless you set your make-up with a fixing spray. I like using a little baby oil to loosen the tattoo when removing. My friend applied one to her arm that lasted for days using care to blot it dry.
This year for Halloween several companies seem to be offering some nice designs and you can buy them at places like Walmart. The main company that produces the tattoos is Tattoo Manufacturing. They offer bulk pricing. Handy for group costumes and haunts. The best part is you can design your own tattoos and have them manufactured with this company.