HALLOWEEN PART 1

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HAPPY HALLOWEEEEEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Last night was pretty cool! I went to a party of the theatre society and damn, those people know how to dress up! It was a very good night, though I was tired from also working all day, and I knew I would have a VERY long and busy day today, because it’s finally arrived: It is Halloween today! πŸ˜€

Please note that these pictures were for yesterday. Today I am planning on something entirely different…
I went as my Elven character Ireth, in full costume ofcourse, but you’ve seen that before. I used the video of Lex for the makeup, so all credit goes to her!

  • For the white foundation I used a white cream makeup that was only 1 euro, found at the local SoLow shop. Please remember that Illamasque is very expensive when it doesn’t have to be! πŸ™‚ I made my whole skin pale, if you browse through my latest updates you’ll see that I’m actually quite tan compared to these photos. Also, when I use a flash in pictures, I’m white.

I wish you all a very, very nice Halloween today, I hope you’ll enjoy it, no matter what your plans are. Also don’t forget that my giveaway is open until Monday!
Have fun today!

Love,

-M.

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Two nights until Halloween!!!!

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These are some decorations… The final few are in the making as I am writing this.

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Made these last night and the day before. I found out a few days ago that I will be attending anotherΒ Halloween celebration this friday (That’s TOMORROW!) and I needed another costume, because I won’t go as the same thing as saturday…
So, for all the readers that have known my blog for a long time, you know what these are! πŸ™‚ I’m doing a bit of fancy but simple makeup, it will be Halloween related, and you’ll just have to wait and see the pictures I’ll take tomorrow!

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Last weekend I discovered that coloured contacts are now much cheaper than they were when I started out with makeup! So, obviously, I bought 3 new pairs. These are a natural purple colour, I really love how this turns out on my eyes! Will wear these tomorrow. There’s another pair that I have no non-ridiculous photo of, but they are super awesome and I will wear those on Saturday! πŸ˜€

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Remember that yarn I showed you in one of these updates? Well, I made a beanie for my friend, Tereza πŸ™‚

Now I’m off to the final preperations for the BEST. WEEKEND. OF. THE. YEAR!

Love,

-M.

The Hobbit: the Final Adventure of the 21st Century Elf Ireth

Yesterday, I went to see the last installment of the Hobbit trilogy. I won’t give away too many spoilers, but I can tell you: it was good. Despite some differences with the book (which, were already obvious in the previous films), I really enjoyed it!

And did you see the credits art! I loved them..

Bravo to all the people that worked on this film. I know there are a lot of you. My deepest respect to all of you πŸ™‚

It was finally time to wear my complete costume and become my alter ego Ireth again. For pictures of the entire costume, click here.
Below you will see the proces of my transformation πŸ˜‰

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I started with the ears. You can see how I made my ears on a previous blog post, but the best explanation for the entire thing is this video by Klaire de Lys, I made mine exactly the same way, but her video shows every step perfectly.

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My hair is naturally this long and thick, I did not use extensions.

I tied a section from above, then I made a section from my ear up to the tied section, on both sides of my head. I split this new section into two: the lower half for the locks in front of my ear, the other half for a regular braid towards the back of my head. Then these two braids come together with the tied hair from above. After that I made a fishtail braid with the tied hair and some extra hair from the back of my head. I pulled it loose like Kayley Melissa always does, especially in the top of the braid.

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I found this really old necklace that I wore to my first prom, and I pinned it below the start of the small braids with bobby pins.

For makeup: I used a light beige shimmer eyeshadow on the lid, then I used some brown mascara. For the lips, I went with a simple layer of Purol to saturate them, and I used BB cream on my face, with a light powder over it. Since my face was too warm, I didn’t add any contour or blush, that is way to much for elves… Oh, and I did my brows with that HD brows set I accidentally got at IMATS πŸ™‚

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And that’s it! That’s how you become an elf!

It was quite an adventure to go to the cinema. I drove this time, and first, I had to make sure my cloak was ‘on board’ πŸ™‚

While we got out of the car in the parking lot, it was freezing cold! But, I did everything for art, so I left my coat in the car and went like this, in my cape, to the cinema. While we were walking in, I was the object of stares. There were many people in a long waiting line, so, that was fun!

I just love doing this. Though some people can be rude!Β Not that I mind, I mean, well, there was an actual elf, the closest to reality most of them had ever seen. And it might help promote Cosplay and open people’s minds and hearts.

Again, if you are going to watch it, I ask you, watch the credits! The people who worked on this film deserve your 5 more minutes of attention!!!
Enjoy it, I definitely did πŸ™‚

Other very important news! Saturday I went to Eindhoven with one of my best friends, she had a photoshoot there. She asked me to come along as her MUA, which was GREAT! I loved it! I got to do my friends’ makeup and learn from a wonderful photographer! This will also give me the opportunity to add beautiful photos to my portfolio as an artist, so it’s really great. This was my first time at a photoshoot, so, yeah, progress!! Results will be uploaded as soon as I get them πŸ™‚

Love,

Ireth

The Complete Elven Costume pattern

It’s here! It’s here!

I know I said this multiple times already, but, the Elven costume cloak is still the biggest attraction to this blog thanks to a link on Pinterest. I cannot thank the person who did that enough, just, please read this someday? Thanks so much!
Especially now, with Halloween behind usΒ and December 10 coming closer (the movie actually came out YESTERDAY in the UK!), more and more people have come to check out my version. I told you some time ago that I would be uploading a pattern for everything, that day has finally arrived! πŸ™‚ Continue reading

DIY: Elven Ears

These are the ears that go with this costume!

Products used:

– clay

– liquid latex (Kryolan)

– Talc powder

Procedure:

Make ears of clay. I took some pictures of my ears and try to create a clay model of them, then I gave them pointed ends. I chose to let the clay dry for a night.

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Apply a layer of latex, let this dry until you don’t see much of the light liquid colour anymore, apply another layer and repeat. I did about 4 layers. WARNING: Use either really really old brushes or cheap ones, because you’re going to have to throw them out after using latex on them. I also used my fingers. Make sure you’re not allergic to latex!!!!

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Let this dry properly for another night. Make sure you don’t put this in bright daylight, that will make your latex darker.

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Use a powder on your latex while it’s still on the clay sculture. Preferably a talc powder. Slowly pull the latex off, powder this other side as you go. Your ears will come off inside out (:

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Done! Try them on to see how you did. I discovered that mine will need some cutting and ofcourse, a lot of makeup. This version however will be a lot better then my previous elven ears!

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Love,

-M.