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1  Re: Questions About Hairstyles! in Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions by RevvX on: March 18, 2008 02:51:08 PM
Hey all!

So, I've been considering a rather bold move as of late.  I've always had very thick hair, and due to previous dye jobs, it's rather damaged.  This means it takes a while to make it look decent if it gets wet.  I used to have pink hair, but had to dye it back to natural brown and I'm too nervous to bleach it again.  But I miss the funk factor.  I'm going to be doing the underneath blue and blonde, but I feel like my hair will just break off if I do.  I've got myself psyched up that when that happens, I'm just gonna shave that half off. =D  Now, I'm considering skipping right to that step!  I've played around with how it would look for coverage if my hair was down and it looks decent, and putting it up was 1000% easier and it looked kickass in pigtails.  But I'm hooked on my nerves, so some feedback would be most welcome.  What do you guys think?  Have any of you had undercuts before?  What insight can you give me?  I ran a search here and didn't find very much.

Thanks guys!

ETA:  To be more specific, I'd buzz it off so it'd still be brown (I figure I'd have some roots again) and not shaved to the skin, and from around my ears down in the back.

And for reference, here's what I look like:

And to demonstrate why it's so damaged, and to show I can rock some wild looks too:
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2  Adult: Don't take the name lightly, I am Gory Cori. in Halloween Costumes by RevvX on: October 31, 2007 10:29:02 PM
Happy Halloween, my friends!

I present to you the goriest thing Ive ever done.  I dont take my namesake of Gory Cori for granted, and this holiday look was no exception.

The look I went for was simply skinned.  Think Hellraiser, or anything.  I was gory and unsettling, and it was effective.  I scared the [expletive] out of my impossible-to-scare friend Angie.  I was approached by two people who had asked around to see if I was an actual burn victim before they told me, nice costume.  I had my picture taken by loads of mallgoers, made countless kids cry, and my lovely visage will be gracing the town paper next Wednesday.  Im so proud of this.

The clothing portion of my costume was re-conned from an old set of scrubs I had used last October.  A bit of a rush job, I made it last Saturday morning, pinching and sewing until it fit close to the body.

This makeup was the culmination of all the tricks and trials that Ive done over the Month of Fright.  From the latex lumps to the new miracle blood, everything fell into place perfectly.  This was even my first time using a bald cap, but it worked!

It took me 3 hours to do my makeup, and another hour to scrub it all off when I was done.

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3  Re: Month of Fright (My Makeup and Costumes) in Halloween Costumes by RevvX on: October 31, 2007 09:59:55 PM
Since you asked...  This look was *very* hard to photograph, because of the shine of the blood and the impossibly bright flash on my camera.  Forgive the awkwardness of some of the detail shots, you really had to be there to see it.  This was a full look.  I went all out, costume rehashed, a bald cap, contacts, and full paint on all exposed skin (except my legs, but I bloodied up the stockings instead).  This was a very involved and labor intensive look.  It is SO HARD to paint the back of your own head.

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4  Re: Month of Fright (My Makeup and Costumes) in Halloween Costumes by RevvX on: October 31, 2007 09:42:29 PM
Ok, so without further ado...


Check out my chainsaw belt buckle!  <3


'Cause every good zombie wears plaid!

And what is now the goriest thing ever...my Halloween costume.  Pictures do it no justice.  It took me 3 1/2 hours to put it on and 1 hr to get it back off  Grin
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5  Re: Month of Fright (My Makeup and Costumes) in Halloween Costumes by RevvX on: October 27, 2007 10:19:54 PM
Your looks for work are pretty realistic.  I have one that you may not want to use for work, but carrying a bowl of real hog brains and acting as if you've had them removed is a yucky hoot at parties (really...you can buy them in one pint containers in the meat department at most larger groceries).  Peeled grapes make great eyeballs by the bowl full too!

Grossly tempting, if only I went to parties!  There was one tonight that I made an appearance at, but it was only because my friend Angie wanted to show me off to her other friends.  I was really tired since I was up til 4 Friday night, and I wasn't up for drinking and watching movies.  If I was gonna lounge on a couch, I wanted to be comfy and not in costume.  You'll see why below:

I was going for zombie, but I don't feel that's the right word for the end result.  Either way, I was scary as all hell.  I stomped around, looming in my platform boots, didn't speak, and banging a faceout on the fixtures to scare the crap out of people.  It was very, very effective.  Almost as much as the clown!   Grin

Next, as promised, I ripped poor Maggie's heart out.  For the exposed insides, this is my best, favorite work EVER.  However, the inside bits ended up so awesome that the shredded skin at the edges kinda fell toward the wayside.  I've got some ideas in mind, so I'm going to spend some time in the kitchen experimenting on some new, thicker skin.

And since it fits, here's a shot of the little work station we set up for me to do Maggie's makeup:

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6  Re: Month of Fright (My Makeup and Costumes) in Halloween Costumes by RevvX on: October 26, 2007 10:05:34 AM
I got both pairs of contacts at Rock and Shock, so I'm afraid that won't help you much.  The website for that vendor, though, was extremesfx.com (I think...)

Anyhoo, time for more gore!

So my other co-worker, Maggie, has her eye on the prize.  She's going to some metal show/costume party, and she wants to win.  What she imagined was a ghostly widow.  Her dear husband sailor was lost at sea, so she ripped her heart out in mourning.  Literally.  So Maggie asked me to do her makeup, and I said sure.

On Tuesday, I did the initial test makeup for such a look.  There is much tweaking to be done, and Maggie didn't like the ribs, but I'm still hella proud of this one.

At work yesterday, I opened, so I had no time or energy to do any makeup on myself ahead of time.  Still, it bothered me that that would have been two days in a row without a costume.  In between customers, I redid an old look, Chud from Mudvayne circa 2001.  People just thought it was more evil klownage, but it was fast and easy and fun.  I startled the crap outta one guy who approached me while my back was turned.

And also yesterday, Maggie came in and wanted to be a vampire.  She came with the bloody shirt and fake tattoo bitemarks, but I made her all pale and deadish and then we got her bloodier still.

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7  Re: ZOMBIES ARE LOVE SWAP gallery! in The Swap Gallery by RevvX on: October 22, 2007 07:22:09 PM
YAY!  I did receive, apparently way earlier this week, but it took two PMs for me to get off my lazy butt and ask my mom if anything came for me.  Lo and behold, it did!

GLEE!  It was like the best Christmas ever.

The victim bag.  Mwahaha!

My new sweet matching wallet!  I'm so psyched about this, 'cause now I'll get all my coins in one place and I won't have to rummage!  Watch, I'll have $15 in quarters again...  Also, check out those sick pins!

An EVIL DEAD picture frame.  Oh man, I need to do some awesome makeup or something to do this frame justice!

I'm not sure what these are called, but they smell cool and shall now live in my sock drawer.  One's a sweet skull print, and the other is the same blue lightning fabric that lines the purse and wallet.  Check it:


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8  Re: Month of Fright (My Makeup and Costumes) in Halloween Costumes by RevvX on: October 22, 2007 05:42:42 AM
Time for an image heavy post!

This is all from Saturday night.  On Friday night, I'd gone to see 30 Days of Night and was very inspired.  However, I didn't have vangs or any of that vampire awesomeness, so I went for victim instead.  In this mythos, a bite isn't two little dots, they rip your throat out, and then your eyes go all black when you start to turn...

I am sooooooooooooooooooo happy with how it came out.  Though I got into a car accident, and while the other driver didn't say a word, the Friendly's guy was like "Oh my...ambulance?!"  ((Un-related to crafts, but little damage to my car, some to his, but I had right of way.))

And once again that night, me and Patches had fun.  The quickest thing to do way make him a boy version of my lizard/Beetlejuice thing.

He got all into it, and we got this action shot of him being all lizardy-pretending to climb the tunnel.

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9  Re: Month of Fright (My Makeup and Costumes) in Halloween Costumes by RevvX on: October 16, 2007 07:47:00 PM
Didn't go to Rock and Shock in costume like I planned.  I was all prepped for some evil klownage, but then the zipper on my corset broke and I was already way late, so the idea was scrapped.  Ah well.  Made going out to dinner after a little easier.

But, back to work to day and with $50 worth of new makeup, I present to you one of my new favorites:

I look so darn freaky!  And it kinda looks like my hair isn't part of my head...   Grin

I got two pairs of fun contacts at the con, and I all the makeup I had special ordered finally came in!  I picked it up and used it right away this morning.
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10  Re: Month of Fright (My Makeup and Costumes) in Halloween Costumes by RevvX on: October 12, 2007 07:18:13 AM
Camera Phone Action Shots!

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