First off, my suggestion is that you Youtube “Blood in My Eyes” by Calabrese while looking over this post, because it’s the perfect complement to these images of a should-be horror punk frontman.
The pep talk before the shoot went like this: “You’re an undead rockabilly ghoul…go creep around the cemetery like it’s your home.” And then I’m pretty sure the words “look evil, and like you think you’re cooler than everyone” came out of my mouth as well.
I apologize that I’ve been silent for a while–I cohosted a Halloween party for my entire family this past weekend and I had to focus most of my efforts on that. There was not only party preparations, but also making sure that everything was in order in terms of not only my costume, but everyone else’s as well.
I become a mother hen around Halloween–I want to take care of everyone. Don’t have a costume? I’ll make it my job to help you figure it out. Need your makeup done? Come to me. Missing a crucial aspect of your costume? I’ll find it for you. My favorite project was turning my mother into a punk.
As for me, I created a Dia de los Muertos sugar skull costume. I sewed flowers to a bustier, tied skulls to a parasol, crafted a top hat out of felt, and spent a profuse amount of time doing my makeup. (more…)