What light up thing should i be for Halloween?!?
tutmondigo:

Healthy Halloween party snacks. Nice. 
Today is 1/18/2013 and I’m scheduling this post for October.
You’re welcome.

Reblogging for cootiebanini 

tutmondigo:

Healthy Halloween party snacks. Nice. 

Today is 1/18/2013 and I’m scheduling this post for October.

You’re welcome.

Reblogging for cootiebanini 

(Source: bodydiy, via alexanderpf)

The Woman Laughing Alone With Salad costumes I crafted for Hallowmeme  few years ago is #2 on Buzzfeed’s 25 Clever Halloween Costumes To Wear As A Group. 
If you ever want to make this costume, here are the steps:
1. Buy some printable transparencies and print the outline of whatever you want the watermark to be. You want them to be really high contrast against any background so them in with white paint marker or white nail polish (I used nail polish). Ours were Weber Images, in honor of Lindsey Weber and Getty Images. 
2. Get some cheapo angel halo headbands from the costume store, clip the halos off, and carefully hot glue your watermarks to the halo stems so they float above your head. If you run out of headbands, you can use some fishing line to make watermark necklaces.
3. Carry a salad and guffaw the night away
Halloween craft season starts now and YES I am available for hire for free. If we have ever met and you have an ambitious costume dream I would love to help!
<3

The Woman Laughing Alone With Salad costumes I crafted for Hallowmeme  few years ago is #2 on Buzzfeed’s 25 Clever Halloween Costumes To Wear As A Group

If you ever want to make this costume, here are the steps:

1. Buy some printable transparencies and print the outline of whatever you want the watermark to be. You want them to be really high contrast against any background so them in with white paint marker or white nail polish (I used nail polish). Ours were Weber Images, in honor of Lindsey Weber and Getty Images. 

2. Get some cheapo angel halo headbands from the costume store, clip the halos off, and carefully hot glue your watermarks to the halo stems so they float above your head. If you run out of headbands, you can use some fishing line to make watermark necklaces.

3. Carry a salad and guffaw the night away

Halloween craft season starts now and YES I am available for hire for free. If we have ever met and you have an ambitious costume dream I would love to help!

<3

alittlespace:

Even though I was warned in advance, Amanda as Danielle and Danielle as Amanda is still blowing my mind in a big way. 

Pretty glad it&#8217;s fake halloween at Tumblr today. 

alittlespace:

Even though I was warned in advance, Amanda as Danielle and Danielle as Amanda is still blowing my mind in a big way. 

Pretty glad it’s fake halloween at Tumblr today. 

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Tags: halloween

interweber:

via Pictures From The Best Internet Party Of The Year: Hallowmeme

Laughing Alone, Together forever
In case you are wondering, here are the steps for making awesome IRL watermarks for a stock photography costume:
1. Get some printable transparency sheets from an office store.
2. Make your watermarks in Illustrator, and print them out. 
3. Carefully paint inside the lines with white out. White Nail Polish will also do in a pinch, but it takes longer to dry.**
4. Get one of those feather halo headbands from the costume store and snip off the halo.* you should be left with a plastic headband and two protruding wire spokes about 4&#8221; long. 
5a. Using hot glue, attach the transparency to the protruding spokes on your headband. The spokes will move in space as you put the headband on, so to avoid unsightly wrinkles in your watermark, the best method is to put the headband on so you can see where the spokes will end up in space, and then hold up the watermark to see where the letters should hit the and then take the head band off again to attach the spokes to just the right spot on the back of your watermark. For the headband I&#8217;m wearing (far left) I wanted the watermark to be off center, so I put the headband on, held the watermark up to see that one spoke wanted to be on the outside of the w and the other one wanted to be at the joint of the letter g, so that&#8217;s where I attached them from the back. Make sure to hold the spokes in position for a 30 seconds while the hot glue sets or the spokes will retract to their un-expanded positions and you will smear hot glue everywhere.
5b. If you don&#8217;t want over-head watermarks, or you can&#8217;t find halo headbands, you can also attach the the watermarks to some thick fishing wire and wear them like a necklace. 
*For bonus points, turn the feather halo into a necklace for your cat** Pictured above: white nail polish 

interweber:

via Pictures From The Best Internet Party Of The Year: Hallowmeme

Laughing Alone, Together forever

In case you are wondering, here are the steps for making awesome IRL watermarks for a stock photography costume:

1. Get some printable transparency sheets from an office store.

2. Make your watermarks in Illustrator, and print them out. 

3. Carefully paint inside the lines with white out. White Nail Polish will also do in a pinch, but it takes longer to dry.**

4. Get one of those feather halo headbands from the costume store and snip off the halo.* you should be left with a plastic headband and two protruding wire spokes about 4” long. 

5a. Using hot glue, attach the transparency to the protruding spokes on your headband. The spokes will move in space as you put the headband on, so to avoid unsightly wrinkles in your watermark, the best method is to put the headband on so you can see where the spokes will end up in space, and then hold up the watermark to see where the letters should hit the and then take the head band off again to attach the spokes to just the right spot on the back of your watermark.
For the headband I’m wearing (far left) I wanted the watermark to be off center, so I put the headband on, held the watermark up to see that one spoke wanted to be on the outside of the w and the other one wanted to be at the joint of the letter g, so that’s where I attached them from the back. 
Make sure to hold the spokes in position for a 30 seconds while the hot glue sets or the spokes will retract to their un-expanded positions and you will smear hot glue everywhere.

5b. If you don’t want over-head watermarks, or you can’t find halo headbands, you can also attach the the watermarks to some thick fishing wire and wear them like a necklace. 

*For bonus points, turn the feather halo into a necklace for your cat
** Pictured above: white nail polish 

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It&#8217;s getting to be Halloween season again, and I could not be more excited.
If anyone has a particularly ambitious costume that they have always wanted to make, PLEASE do not hesitate to get in touch with me as I am a Halloween costume making expert. 
I am also available for internet costume purchase consultations, and you can anticipate more costume related updates as Halloween aproaches.
Photo By Joseph Roxas from Halloween 2009

It’s getting to be Halloween season again, and I could not be more excited.

If anyone has a particularly ambitious costume that they have always wanted to make, PLEASE do not hesitate to get in touch with me as I am a Halloween costume making expert.

I am also available for internet costume purchase consultations, and you can anticipate more costume related updates as Halloween aproaches.

Photo By Joseph Roxas from Halloween 2009

Tags: Halloween

Heidi Klum and Seal on Halloween. AMAZING. 

Heidi Klum and Seal on Halloween.
AMAZING. 

Here’s a little collection of some of my other favorite costumes from Halloween this year:

Alisa and Ben as Tannenbaums

Harry as The Crow (he even dyed his hair black!!!)

Cute Girls as Angry Birds

Bianca and Mallory as eachother

Chet and Lauren as Plants vs. Zombies

Nick as a Sexy Caveman

Elizabeth and Ben as Statler and Waldorf

Photos mostly from Nick McGlynn/RandomNightOut

I went to the Kickstarter Party on Friday and ran into Audrey Evans, who I&#8217;ve known mostly on flickr for years. We were talking about halloween and she mentioned that she wanted to do a costume homage to print culture and make a dress out of newspaper. She had some printed inspiration images in her bag, and I was like &#8220;OMG PLEASE LET ME HELP YOU!!! Come over tomorrow and craft with my friend Morgan and Me&#8221;
And so, 12 hours later on Saturday, I Morgan and I stopped off at the Pratt Store after brunch and  picked up a variety of masking tapes and some velcro and some needles and then at 1:30 PM, Audrey came over and we got to work. We were thinking that we might want to build the dress onto an strapless bra, so she brought over an old one. and I traced it and cut up newspaper pieces to build the bodice, which is held together mostly with tape, and reinforced with a bunch more tape  on the inside (both artist&#8217;s masking and duct).  
The inspiration image had a pleated skirt, but ultimately we abandoned that in favor of this more voluminous rolling fold, which is broadsheets of newspaper folded across and then hot glued to a piece of black ribbon, which she could untie from the waist as needed.
We used two copies of the New York Times, which had the finest drape of all the papers she brought over. Morgan made a delightful Fascinator for her hair, and She is wearing a pendant I made from an earring and silver sequined hotpants. She also had a great pair of tights from one of those funny sex stores on west 4th street.
It came together beautifully and we had so much fun making it. It was extremely satisfying to go from party conversation to gorgeous reality in just 18 hours. We just missed eachother last night, but her e-mail this morning was great:

I had the absolute BEST time last night and it was  all because of this amazing dress. People were literally inspired and it  made people so happy. Literal &#8220;Ohhhh!&#8221; and &#8220;Ahhhh&#8221; when I got on every  train and walked down the street. And almost everyone asked to take a  photo of the dress. I sang your praises all night long! Thank you, Thank  you, Thank you!

It is so nice to make Halloween dreams come true.
&lt;3
Photo by Nick McGlynn/RandomNightOut

I went to the Kickstarter Party on Friday and ran into Audrey Evans, who I’ve known mostly on flickr for years. We were talking about halloween and she mentioned that she wanted to do a costume homage to print culture and make a dress out of newspaper. She had some printed inspiration images in her bag, and I was like “OMG PLEASE LET ME HELP YOU!!! Come over tomorrow and craft with my friend Morgan and Me”

And so, 12 hours later on Saturday, I Morgan and I stopped off at the Pratt Store after brunch and  picked up a variety of masking tapes and some velcro and some needles and then at 1:30 PM, Audrey came over and we got to work. We were thinking that we might want to build the dress onto an strapless bra, so she brought over an old one. and I traced it and cut up newspaper pieces to build the bodice, which is held together mostly with tape, and reinforced with a bunch more tape  on the inside (both artist’s masking and duct).  

The inspiration image had a pleated skirt, but ultimately we abandoned that in favor of this more voluminous rolling fold, which is broadsheets of newspaper folded across and then hot glued to a piece of black ribbon, which she could untie from the waist as needed.

We used two copies of the New York Times, which had the finest drape of all the papers she brought over. Morgan made a delightful Fascinator for her hair, and She is wearing a pendant I made from an earring and silver sequined hotpants. She also had a great pair of tights from one of those funny sex stores on west 4th street.

It came together beautifully and we had so much fun making it. It was extremely satisfying to go from party conversation to gorgeous reality in just 18 hours. We just missed eachother last night, but her e-mail this morning was great:

I had the absolute BEST time last night and it was all because of this amazing dress. People were literally inspired and it made people so happy. Literal “Ohhhh!” and “Ahhhh” when I got on every train and walked down the street. And almost everyone asked to take a photo of the dress. I sang your praises all night long! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

It is so nice to make Halloween dreams come true.

<3

Photo by Nick McGlynn/RandomNightOut

I helped my friend Kyle make this Sweet Cyborg costume for Halloween.
The eyepiece is from the guts of a VCR that I have had kicking around amongst my craft supplies for years. I really liked the way it looked and I knew it would come in handy eventually. The ear is cut out from a Barack Obama mask and glued on to some junk electronics. Both of these are attached to a thin plastic headband we got from Ricky&#8217;s.
Kyle did most all of the of the jacket and pants stuff himself and it turned out great. I was pleased to be able to make good use of my special black safety pins and super thick giant spool of industrial black thread. It was nice to have an excuse to buy myself a new coping saw, and I really enjoyed helping kyle get his craft on. 
I will probably post more pics when I get them, but here is a link to the special tumblr we made to share links about cyborgs during the process. We started talking about this costume way back in March, but we didn&#8217;t really start building it until october, and it took 2 Saturdays.
He turned out awesome, and it sounds like this is going to be a multi-year effort where he&#8217;ll add more and more to the costume each Halloween until the singularity. 
I love Halloween.
Photo by Nick McGlyyn/RandomNightOut

I helped my friend Kyle make this Sweet Cyborg costume for Halloween.

The eyepiece is from the guts of a VCR that I have had kicking around amongst my craft supplies for years. I really liked the way it looked and I knew it would come in handy eventually. The ear is cut out from a Barack Obama mask and glued on to some junk electronics. Both of these are attached to a thin plastic headband we got from Ricky’s.

Kyle did most all of the of the jacket and pants stuff himself and it turned out great. I was pleased to be able to make good use of my special black safety pins and super thick giant spool of industrial black thread. It was nice to have an excuse to buy myself a new coping saw, and I really enjoyed helping kyle get his craft on. 

I will probably post more pics when I get them, but here is a link to the special tumblr we made to share links about cyborgs during the process. We started talking about this costume way back in March, but we didn’t really start building it until october, and it took 2 Saturdays.

He turned out awesome, and it sounds like this is going to be a multi-year effort where he’ll add more and more to the costume each Halloween until the singularity. 

I love Halloween.

Photo by Nick McGlyyn/RandomNightOut

RED ALERT! It is almost Halloween

If you haven’t figured out your costume yet, and you want inspiration and/or craft help, I am TOTALLY your girl.