Where in the world is….
This is not a wimpy bee costume. This is a bee costume with POWER.
I love bees. I love power.
Bonus part of this costume is the fact that I got to wear my leather crown! I mean, I’m not someone who really needs much of an excuse to wear a leather crown, but 31 Days of Halloween gave me a cool leather crown costume challenge.
This leather crown is available from www.audiohelkuik.com
As much as I talk about bronies, I can’t believe it took me this long to dress up as one.
I loved My Little Ponies so much when I was a kid. My love for them was maybe only rivaled by my love for The Care Bears or Return to Oz (sparkles, rainbows and crrrrreeeeeepy adventures = my childhood/lifelong interests). Once for my birthday, my mom made me a cake topped by carousel made out of mini My Little Ponies and it was just MAGICAL. Needless to say, I am a huge supporter of the Brony movement.
*Note: I’m not dressed as a specific My Little Pony character. You can call me out on my inaccuracy. I’m a grown brony, and I can take it.
I WORE MY LEATHER MOUSE EARS! THEY ARE SO CUTE!
However, the rest of my costume is not super cute and even shy children told me I looked creepy.
Sooooooo……perfect! I’m not dressed as an adorable and lovable Mickey Mouse endorsed by Disney. I’m dressed as a Dismaland employee. Creepy > cute in this case (although, seriously, my ears are freaking cute, right?!). Annnnnnnd all I want for Christmas is a five o’clock shadow because I look awesome with it.
Leather Mouse Ears available at www.audiohelkuik.com
Okay okay, so if you’re thinking “You just look like a ghost. Or a bride. Or a spirit.” then when YOU wear this costume, that’s what YOU can be. But today, *I* am a whisper. My costume, my choice.
Proud of this makeup design today. For week I had been trying to come up with whispery makeup. I’m into it.
Some people go through a pretty hefty awkward phase and then grow out of it (ahem, Neville Longbottom) and then some people just are stuck in a permanent awkward phase for their entire life (ahem, ME). I wanted to celebrate this! (If you hit puberty AND did dance recitals in the 80’s/90’s, this is some pretty blatant cultural appropriation.)
My troll doll collection when I was a kid was puh-retty cool if I do say so myself. I was excited to try to put together a Troll doll costume this year. There’s no way to do this costume without looking at least a little creepy and weird. (Google image search ‘Troll doll costume’ and roll around in your LOL’s.) Luckily, I don’t care AT ALL about looking weird, so I was game. Plus, JEWEL BELLYBUTTON.
I spent about half of my Troll doll day listening to 90’s hiphop and working on leather jewelry in my studio. Then I hung out in my yard with my dogs (shoutout to my neighbors who are too polite to say anything!) and I walked down to my neighborhood coffee shop to edit some photos (shoutout to the barista who made me a stellar blueberry almond latte!). AND NO ONE EVEN ASKED ABOUT MY OUTFIT. Sometimes living in the midwest surrounded by non-confrontational and super polite people is nice.
Dressed up like a chimney sweep today! The theater I stitch at did Mary Poppins last season and I’m STILL singing chimney sweep songs from way back then. I might as well look the part!
(FUN FACT: Ten billion out of ten billion theaterology scientists agree that if your theater performs Mary Poppins, you will have the songs stuck in your head for life.)
“Chim chim-in-ey, chim chim-in-ey
Chim chim cher-ee!
A sweep is as lucky, as lucky can be
Chim chim-in-ey, chim chim-in-ey
Chim chim cher-oo!
Good luck will rub off when I shakes ‘ands with you”
Today I am dressed like a Disney princess! I’m prrrrrrretty sure this is my FIRST TIME EVER dressing up like a Disney princess. I’m not really the princess type, but I LOVE the scene in The Little Mermaid when Ariel first gets her legs. She feels absolutely beautiful, even with wobbly legs and a torn sail for a dress. She is finally FEELIN HERSELF! This is the scene I use to show people that confidence makes people beautiful, not fashion.
I have A LOT of my own hair, so wigs are tricky. Just know that unless you have hair bigger than mine, you can probably do this costume easier and more accurately. I’m running on CONFIDENCE, so I’m good even with my “You get the idea…” wig situation.
Thanks for checking out day 4 of my “31 Days of Halloween” costume challenge! See you all month! I’ll be the one in costume!
Yesterday’s outfit was pretty cutesy, so I decided to balance out the cuteness with this swamp creature costume.
Today, dressed head-to-toe as a swamp creature, I went out to eat, shopped for new gym shoes, caught some of the Husker game at a bar filled with sports fans, went grocery shopping, and attended a meeting. I always laugh when people say “I could NEVER do ’31 Days of Halloween’ because I have to work and, like, DO stuff.” Me too, guys. Me too.