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1  Vaguely Ironic Edward Cullen Costume? in Halloween Costumes by SquidPrincess on: October 26, 2009 06:25:24 AM
So, I'm not a Twilight fan. In fact, I kinda talk a lot of smack about Twilight (I read Dracula when I was 9, so I'm a vamp traditionalist). However... I like being ridiculous, and I like glitter, and somehow the other day I snapped in fangs and improv'd my understanding of the series ('HELLO I AM EDWARD CULLEN. I PLAY BASEBALL. I WILL NEVER HURT YOU, BELLA. I WILL GET YOU VAMPIRE PREGNANT,' essentially...) and it just occurred to me that, well...WHY NOT? I'll do a more gory, complicated costume for Halloween night, but for wandering around at school, being Edward might be great fun.

I have fangs and hair I can spike up. What else do I need? Sparkly body sheen, I guess...if anyone has any recs. And, I don't know, what would look distinctively Edward? Again, I haven't read the books, so I don't know any details.

Mostly I want suggestions for cheesy Edward specific pick up lines. I will deliver them all with a straight (and awkwardly seductive?!) face, I promise.

Here's me:

My hair is a biiit longer now, but I think I can still get it to go into the right shape. Obviously it isn't in either of those, but I've never tried it.
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2  Re: Show Off Your Hair! in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by SquidPrincess on: August 28, 2009 09:43:24 PM
Hey, craftster hive mind. You're all so pretty! Much love for all my fellow 'hawk babes, faux and not.

Here is my current hair. I love it oh so much:

It used to be down to my hips; then I cut it; then I cut it further; then I grew it out to about here:

BEFORE it grew back out to the length above, it was like this:

and there's still some henna on the tips there. I think I shall redo the henna sometime soon.
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3  Re: Show Off Your Hair! in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by SquidPrincess on: March 20, 2009 03:38:22 PM
So, a couple of months ago, I henna'd my hair. Partly encouraged by craftster, mostly because I wanted to, I then cut my hair short--

then I cut it shorter--

which means I can now do this:

Which means I spend a lot of time going around feeling hella AWESOME.

I think the henna suddenly become more visible on the shorter hair--perhaps it catches the light differently? Though I couldn't get it to photograph, there's still some red left, mostly in front. More people notice the color change now then ever... and of course I am loving how the fauxhawk makes me look taller. Hah! I tried the gelatin thing some people on here advocated, but at this length I found that cheapo gel works just fine for the messy thing I'm doing. Less crafty, but so easy. I can trim the front and sides of this just fine, but I worry about the back. Hmmm. I plan on re-hennaing half  my half, to see if I can get it to work properly this time.
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4  Re: Show Off Your Hair! in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by SquidPrincess on: December 30, 2008 10:02:41 PM
So, uh, I had this idea that I would henna my hair because

1) it would be cool to be a redhead, and
2) since i am a hippie vegetarian type, the all natural route made sense, and
3) it would be the most DIY crafty beauty thing EVVVVVVVAR
(c'mon, dying your hair with herbs? henna and cloves and paprika and grapejuice? crafty as hell.)

and therefore,

4) it would be awesome

And maybe it IS awesome, if your hair is not as dark as my hair, and it doesn't go PFFFT I DO WHAT I WAAAANNT! and ignore you.

before, about a year ago, and then more recently:

I'm trying hard to find pictures of me outside, where my hair looks a liiiittle blonde, so you can see why I thought this MIGHT work...

but uh uh--

after, a little while ago:

no dice. Just a teensy teensy bit of orange. From far away, it looks EXACTLY the same as it did before.

This is after two doses of henna, and I KNOW the mix is right (like the dye has released, and stuff) because other people have used the same mix as me at the same time and their hair goes WAAAAY red. So it's just my hair, being difficult.

If your hair is lighter than mine and you want to try it out, I highly recommend the henna for hair website:
do not let my personal failure deter your experimentation, and all that.

The henna did make my hair feel all nice and silky smooth soft (ignore the mad frizzies in the picture; it was at the end of a long day), so it does have that going for it.

...and just for fun, a picture of me with super short (for me) hair because I am seriously considering hacking it all off and starting over, but I am terrified that it will make my head look huuuge:

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5  Re: so, this is a totally creepy weird question for you med school types out the in Discussion and Questions by SquidPrincess on: November 24, 2007 12:14:41 PM
what about drawing a veve in powdered blood?

Monkey Thumb wins the thread! veve in powdered blood is the cumulation of this whole thing! hah. maybe we can sprinkle a protective circle in garlic blood, too, just to involve everything. and some powdered aspirin.

also, I figured I maybe should do something to make this post more, uh, crafty.

Erzulie veve shirt I stenciled a while ago (freezer paper) and forgot to post on here. Heheh. Note also my new emo boy haircut which means I could be anyone, anyone...
(emo boy haircut! http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m67/spooookypants/craft/clothes/stencil%20shirts/randoms032.jpg  it makes me laugh.)
please ignore my gross slippers and forgive me the white, washed out, flashedness. I just tried to snap these quick now and they're all kinda bad.  Roll Eyes sorry, dudes

Some of you awesome people have PM'd me, so I'm off to write back to those...

voodoo is an official religion in Haiti, by the way...whether this was really a necessary proclamation on Aristide's part is debatable, but it's good to have it written down somewhere, probably. Probably.
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6  Re: so, this is a totally creepy weird question for you med school types out the in Discussion and Questions by SquidPrincess on: November 23, 2007 09:48:47 PM
You marvelously knowledgeable geniuses of feasibility! It's amazing! This whole thing seems so plausible now! Uh. I mean...what a fascinating hypothetical scenario. Right.

I wondered, like you, the same thing about myself and have since figured that this was some sort of trap to lure out us closet "creepy nerds".

no more so than my usual interactions in the real world are.
which, uh--isn't saying that much, I guess. [avoid me when you see me riding public transportation, guys. i do great small talk.]

thrombocytopenic seems to mean that blood doesn't clot? Sometimes to do with palate count? I had this one friend in high school that had some weird blood condition along the lines of excessive bleeding if case of surgery...not extreme, though, he had some routine procedure or another and was okay. Weird. Fascinating. I should go ask him...hah.

So, yeah. Very educational thread. Love the idea of curing rats of high cholesterol, although I know it doesn't work that way. Love the garlic powder seal. Love craftster. <3 I think "lovenox" is a great name for--something. Anything. Great name.

Goodness, though. Hand blown glass vials and so on...guess I should go learn about glass? In the perfect world, I'd be able to simplify and shrink this design and etch it onto a vial:

it's the veve for Erzulie, the loa of love, shiny things, sex, the arts, dreams, creativity, etc., etc.

I kind of expected this thread to be totally ignored! So the replies are quite the surprise...thanks, guys.

also, infinite annie--what is going on in your avatar? is that a CPK?
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7  Re: Show Off Your Hair! in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by SquidPrincess on: November 07, 2007 08:09:34 PM
I used to have hair like this:

then one day, I was pissed, and decided NO I DON'T WANT TO LOOK LIKE A PRE RAPHAELITE PRINCESS ANYMORE I AM TIRED OF BEING OPHELIA--so put it in a braid and hacked most of it off.
This was a couple of months ago, and I got it evened out, so now I have hair like this:

and for a while it looked super cute and kinda French, but now it looks super emo and I feel kinda butch. Smiley Nevermind that I cut it off at the same time I started binding my breasts and blah blah and obviously the entire point is to feel a little butch...I'm still like, AAH! I look kinda butch!

except i don't really, i don't think. maybe? i have no idea.

I'm thinking of dying sections of it blue. Or pink? Or blue. Mmm, blue.

I love everyone's hair on here! Especially you girls with your crazy rainbow hair! It looks fucking delicious!
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8  zombie'd in Halloween Costumes by SquidPrincess on: October 15, 2007 02:00:30 AM
Nothing elaborate, but OHSOMUCH fun!

My best friend visited me this weekend, so, clearly, we had to dress up as zombies and wander around the mall. Eventually we got kicked out by the mall cop, so we decided to wander around campus. Then a coffeeshop. Then the grocery store.
Yes. Yes, indeed.
I was super excited because I finally got my fake bruises to totally work, I think. The one on my shoulder is my favorite, but I like the way the side of my neck came out, too.

The bruises were just rust brown eyeshadow, smeared in a circular motion, and dark blue-grey eyeshadow--i.e., stuff I had just sitting around. Fab! I like the thing on my leg, too--I think I'm going to get some liquid latex to experiment with soon to make things blend better.

any future tips from spooky people here?
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9  it's a monkey wearing a monocle in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by SquidPrincess on: October 05, 2007 03:33:55 PM
Or possibly a gorilla, since I never gave him a tail.

close up of his eyes:

(the monocle is a button that I took the black bit out of, the other eye is a glass marble. they're just hot glue gunned on, I'm afraid. the socks, i stole from my boyfriend.)

me eating his brains:

I like his buttons. He doesn't feel done, though. Suggestions?
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10  Re: I think I know what I want to be for halloween... in Halloween Costumes by SquidPrincess on: October 05, 2007 11:26:46 AM
Combat-ish boots are everywhere! Hit up the mall. Hot Topic. Sears, even. Macy's. Thrift stores. Plato's Closet, at least the ones I've been to, ALWAYS has some combaty boots up for resale. I'd recommend against it for ethical reasons, but I have a friend that's gotten great looking boots from WAL MART, of all places, for cheap.
I realize price may be an issue, but, oh man. I *HIGHLY* recommend dishing out 50 bucks or so for a rocking pair of boots that you can wear all the time. For Halloween two years ago, I strolled into Sears and came out with these babies, sadly not at all on sale, for $60:

and they have served me well since. They are fabulous. I've put them through tons of punishment and they have treated me well and look great. You can walk in them, run in them, kick in them, no problem! With stockings, thigh highs, or just normal socks? With skirts, dresses, or, if that's not your thing, just under your pants, mostly hidden?! Pseudo combat boots can do it all. If NOTHING else, you'll probably find ways to wear and rewear them for Halloween after Halloween. So many costumes are improved by a pair of faux combat boots. But, seriously--get a comfy pair, not too much of a platform, and you can do anything in them. I can sprint in mine--not as well as I can in sneakers, but impressively close.
Fake combat boots beat real ones any day of the week, because although you can play around with the laces, you don't need to tighten them to put them on. There's a zipper up the side! And no one can tell there's a zipper unless they are WAY too close to your feet! It's great. Real combat boots are such a pain to get on and off.

You can always find some on line for pretty cheap; if you want to go less comfy and more goth girly, demonia shoes is a good place to go. Here's some on amazon:


Although you can find most of them cheaper by searching on the internet in various places. I got a really good price (like half of what they usually go for) from somewhere for  halloween last year.

Anyway, sorry for rambling on, but i love shoes. And the boot cover slip on things you can get from costume shops always look so tacky. And I firmly believe every girl should have a pair of sexy but useful combat boots in her closet.
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