Halloween morning, I groggily skulked out of my bed, stepping on the cold tile of my bathroom. It was 6:30 am, and I was not ready to get up. Regardless, I sleepily prepared my hair and makeup, because I was determined to be Jareth the whole day.
To become The Goblin King, I took a trip down to Walmart where I purchased my man piece, which is a star of Labyrinth in it's own right. No bulge equals no Jareth, and I wanted to stay true to the movie. If you can imagine, it's pretty silly and a bit awkward going to store late at night to buy nothing but a fairly large groin gaurd.
The hair is also a big part of the costume. I prepared the hair using an 80's glam rock wig and a ton of got2b Schwarzkopf gel and spray.
Finally, came the make-up. I found a few tutorials on You tube that helped give me direction. I applied primer all over my eyelids and on half my eyebrows. After that, I took a white cream shadow pencil, and I caked it on and around half my brows. After the white, I blended it in with my foundation. You don't have to completely cover the white, because you will be going over the whole lid up with white shadow anyway. I drew the arched up brows with a brown pencil. On the lids, I brushed on a metallic tan color. Above it, I used blue shadow to wing up from the crease to the end of the brow. I then added charcoal colored shadow winging up at the edges of the color. To finish the eyes, I dabbed a luminescent white to the inside corners of my eyes. For the rest of the face, I contoured the cheekbones, nose, and lip area. For the lips, I added a little concealer and gloss.
|This is the make-up before I touched it up after class.|
|Post touch ups.|
After school, I met up with scary scarecrow Justean, and we handed out candy and frightened the children in the early evening. Many people thought Justean was a prop. They kids would go up to me to get candy, and scarecrow Justean would be in a different spot when they turned around. She'd even stalk people. The funniest time was when she scared shitless a group of preteen girls. They screamed, and one of them stumbled backwards, tripping over a Styrofoam tombstone. The trick-or-treaters this year were incredibly lame. Most of them merely wore their high school gear, and the trick-or treating ended at about 8:00 pm. It's just not what it used to be. There was a group of older jocks that came to the door. They were wearing sweatpants and high school shirts, and that was it. I turned them away, telling them "No costume, no candy." I was pleased with myself, but I was also hoping nobody would egg our house.
After waiting around for the stragglers, Justean, a family friend (Darrell), and I decided to take my dog on a walk...taking the Ouija board with us. We picked a well lit spot along the road to do it. It was my first time using one, and I was a little wary of it. Darrell did not want to do it at all, but he agreed for some reason. It turns out, nothing happened. Maybe we weren't doing it right, or maybe it's just because the board is from Toys-R-Us. The planchette moved maybe half a centimeter, but it didn't do anything else. After we pushed the planchette to "goodbye," The lights make a loud popping noise and powered down. I thought Justean was going to crap at that moment, but I assured her the lights were on a timer. We walked home in the cool night, grabbing some take-out and pumpkin pie when we got back.
I took Justean home, and it was probably 2:30 am by the time I approached my neighborhood's street. All the sudden, this thing crosses the road ahead of me under a streetlight. It was solid black, and it's body somewhat resembled a bear. It's head, however, was too small to belong to a bear. It walked strangely too. It was on all fours, but it didn't sway or seem to shift it's weight like most animals do. We don't have bears in our area, so I'm really not sure what I saw. It was creepy though, being on Halloween night with a full moon shining.
That was my Halloween, and I hope everyone had a spooky Halloween as well. ;)