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“31 Days…” Day 2: Grease Monkey Mechanic

Day 2 of my “31 Days of Halloween” costume challenge and I’m dressed as a mechanic. I have never done a makeup beard with a stipple brush before, so I was excited to try it. (Please be kind in your judgement on my makeup. I’m a total rookie.)

Day 2: grease monkey

I look pretty rad with a beard. (Not even going to apologize for bragging. I could totally pull off a beard.)

Grease Monkey Mechanic details: nametag (my old last name….in glitter), grease stains, coveralls, stippled beard, hanky, work boots.

If you can get your hands on a pair of coveralls, this is a super easy costume. AND it makes you feel pretty macho.  “MACHO, MACHO MAN…..I’ve got to be a MACHO MAN….”


Posted by on 10.02.12 in Audio's Life, Costumes


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“31 Days…” Day 1: Two-faced Troll

Today was the first day of October, the commencement of my “31 Days of Halloween” costume challenge.  I decided to kick off this project with my two-faced troll costume.  I wore it last year, but I figure if I’m doing 31 days of costumes, I can reuse some of my old favorites. This is definitely one of my favorites.  I like this costume because it’s pretty comfortable (aside from the face full of makeup, which I hate wearing).  I also like it because I totally dumpster dove for the troll hat/mask/thing behind a theater costume shop.  I don’t know what show it was in or who the character was or anything.  I know nothing about it besides the fact that it was once called trash until I reclaimed it as treasure!  (Okay, so I had to repaint parts of the face and I added a cute vintage suede hat because he was bald and scary with devil horns. I wanted to be a disgruntled two-faced troll, not an evil one.)

Two-faced troll.

I wore this today to the theater I am working at and it was three hours before anyone even asked me WHY I was dressed like a troll.  Either I’m strange enough where this is a believable “Monday work day” outfit, or people in this town are far too polite.  Or the third possible theory: Theater people have seen it all so they just shrug. No big deal.

Two-faced troll details: seed & leaf beads, fur vest, troll makeup, and furry troll tufts on my boots.

Happy October, everyone!

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Posted by on 10.02.12 in Audio's Life, Costumes


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“31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN” Costume Challenge

I have created a personal/professional challenge for myself.  Most years, I wear a costume for the whole week around the 31st of October, but this year I decided to implement the ol’ “Go big or go home.” mentality.


My “31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN” Costume Challenge!

That’s right. I’m challenging myself to wear a costume for the ENTIRE month of October this year!

Anyone want to join in on the challenge?!


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