Annual Costume Challenge Number 4!!

Currently Listening To: “Perfect Skin” – The 69 Eyes

It’s been ages since I’ve posted here and I’m sorry about that. ^.^” I really don’t know if this is the beginning of posting again, but I want to try. I miss my friends I’ve made here. And I have much to tell.

 

Officially announcing the beginning of my 4th annual costume challenge! 😀

This where you suggest costumes for me to create using only the items I already own. Whether I get many suggestions or not, I have some costumes already in mind to try to recreate (not this time xD) I will also be taking this to Instagram, so feel free to head over there as well.

Some of my favorites from past years….

 

  • This will not include my own personal costume for the year; that costume will be posted separately nearer Halloween/on Halloween.
  • This will not include items/clothing I happen to pick up/purchase during the months of September-October.
  • I will begin recreating costumes anytime in September and go through October or until I am out of requests/my own inspirations.
  • I will accept requests throughout the entirety of September.
  • Costume includes; clothes, make-up, and props if there is any needed/I have.

Costume requests so far (will update as requests are made):

  • Horned Goddess
  • Gothic Raggedy Anne
  • Chibi – The Birthday Massacre
  • Emilie Autumn

 

Aaaand that’s it! I will be pinning this post to the front and can’t wait for this year. Have fun guys.

 

~Samm Sanity

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Announcement!

Currently Listening To: “Scissors” -Blood on the Dance Floor

 

Exciting news! My online store is now open! For anyone who was interested in my designs, I now have the store set-up and ready to go. 

http://bowsandchokers.storenvy.com/

 

For now it’s mostly just the jewelry end, but eventually I’ll get the bows and clothing up. In the future I may also list old clothes. But yeah, there ya go :3 I hope you guys like it, and thank you for your support. c:

 

~Samm Sanity

Late Night Ramblings…

Currently Listening To: “Lost Boy” -Ruth B

 

Hey. It’s been a bit since I’ve written any kind of proper post. October was hectic and I’ve been busy and in a slump. But I’ve recently been coming out of my blocked and depressive state. I’ve been finishing short stories and abandoned sketches and creating new. I cannot sleep, so I thought I’d sit here and tell you guys about some things that have happened the past month and other things.

 

So, first was that I was in a creative slump and block. I had no ideas for all my current projects. All my stories got put aside and I struggled with doing the things I already had done/things I enjoyed. Even though I love this season, the loss of daylight kills me. I love being outside, but the cold temps and short daylight are shit. On the warmer days I got outside and raked leaves to jump into them. Still haven’t been in the woods lately, even though I think the whole clown thing is settling down. That’s just too much for my little anxious spaz self.

I also finally recieved my big, dream, Goth, boots. Fucking love them. I’ve been wearing them religiously and loving it. They’re super easy to walk in and I’m tall! As long as my little sister doesn’t put on her heels, I’m as tall as her, hehe 😀 I bought them from Drew Disaster and they are perfect. *o*

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Speaking of little sister. Guess who got her first job? 😀 Whee! I’m so happy. She started on Halloween, so I went trick-or-treating alone, but I brought her plenty candy back. 

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I love my costume this year. I was a Forest Fae. I made the bulk of it from a 2xl pair of pants from the thrift store and then random scraps of fabric I had around. And who knew I had boobs? I surely didn’t, but it looks like I have some in the picture. Woop! The power of illusion!

I also adore my make-up, especially the brows. I may need to just do this make-up regularly. I feel so pretty c:

Brows. I have been loving my brows this month. They look pretty cool :3
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Especially those bat brows. I wore those so much this past month. They’re super easy and gorgeous.

 

So, earlier in the school year, I finished three clases in one week. That meant I needed to pick a few more (I only have elective credits left to get). I decided to take German. It was the only thing that really piqued my interest. One of my favorite artists (Anna Blue) is German and I’d love to listen to her German versions of her songs instead of the English. I have two friends in Germany, and Germany is on the list of places to visit (after Japan and Ireland :3). It can’t hurt to learn a new language. 

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This fucking U with two dots over it. Like the explanation they gave for prouncing it…  “Pronounced by rounding lips as if to whistle and without moving lips, say the ee in bee” It does not sound any different than if I were to not purse my lips and say the ee sound. Everything else is pretty easy picking up, but this goddamn U. It’s pissing me off.

Also, in the middle of me working through the class, someone decides to fucking update the program and I lose all progress I made. When I first saw that it showed I had no progress, I started panicking and it was just not a good morning. My mom was contacting people who weren’t very helpful and just insinuated that I hadn’t even started the class, even though I have a notebook filled with the goddamn notes. So I had to go back through and redo the classes to get my progress back, so that no teachers would yell at me for not having any progress. 

Fuck you whoever decided that in the middle of the year was a good time to update the fucking program. You probably fucked up everyone’s fucking progress. I was damn near an anxiety attack. Fuck you. And you know what, the new program fucking sucks. It doesn’t give all the translations and it’s very hard on my eyes and my grasping of the language. The old was perfectly fine the way it was. (needs to take a breather, she cannot properly construct a coherent sentence without the word fuck)

 

Anyone, let’s move onto something happier and less stressful.

I wanna buy this pattern and make a million of these. I don’t need a million, but I want a million anyway.
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The girl modeling the hoods even looks like a pixie(I want her face)! I neeed this pattern. I wanna make a pixie hooded dress. :c Gaaah. These are so cute! (more incoherent babbling)

 

I also have two little exciting pieces of news. One I’m going to save for later. But I’ll let you guys in on the other one. c: 

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I have started undergoing setting up an online store. I’ve been working hard on getting pictures and listing everything. Right now it’s just the jewelry (it will be utter hell listing all those bows). I have a few clothing pieces up too. All I need to do is take a trip to the post office to get some quotes on shipping prices so I can set up shipping prices. After that, I will be opening the store and you guys will be the first to know. c: I am really excited for this and cannot wait to get started on this new endeavor. I hope you guys will find something as well if you’re interested. I may even add some of my old clothes as well (a yard sale full of babybat clothes doesn’t sell well…)

Hopefully I can get that all set up soon.

 

So I think I’ve said everything I need to. Hopefully I will get back to regular posts and even posting some short stories soon. c: I’m slowly getting my creative spark back and some of my motivation. So maybe keep an eye out for all that. c: Now I need to get to bed. It’s nearly two a.m., haha.

Bye guys~

 

~Samm Sanity

DIY: Poison Tea Canister

Currently Listening To: “The Garden” -The Creepshow

 

I needed a container for all my goddamn green tea (like, there is so much and I keep buying more). Unfortunately there hasn’t been any Halloween tins this year, and that is what I initionally wanted to get for all my tea. But, I had tried this gelato earlier in the week and the container it came in was a pretty decent size (1 pint container). I finished the gelato and cleaned the container. I forgot to take pictures through most of this process, so I don’t have a picture of the original container, but all the print on it was printed directly onto the container, so I didn’t have to deal with wrapping/sticky residue from glue.  So the whole process was easier.

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  • 1 pint container (any container really)
  • Black and white acryllic paint
  • Paper/pencil
  • Exacto knife
  • Paint brushes
  • Font pictures

 

1.) If there is paper/wrapping on container, take that shit off. Then paint the whole thing black. This may take a few coats to get opaque. 

2.) While this is drying, find some pictures of the font you like (if you can free hand, ignore me) and make a stencil by using your computer as a light box. (I typed Gothic font into Pinterest and it gave me many beautiful options) Tape paper to the screen and trace out the letters you need for whatever poison you choose. Cut this out with an exacto knife.

3.) When you have enough layers of black to to cover the container decently, use a cheap shitty glue stick to lightly glue the stencil to the container. Lightly dab glue around the important parts to keep them still. (There may be residue when you remove the stencil, just paint over with more black). Begin filling in the stencil with white paint. I personally did the bare minimum to fill it in, then filled it in the rest of the way and cleaned it up once I removed the stencil.

4.) Once you remove the stencil, clean up edges and add any details (such a swirls) that you couldn’t make with the stencil. 

5.) Decorate the rest as you so desire.

6.) Pick your poison (laughing at her own joke) and fill the container with it once it is dry. -Mine being green tea.
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This is not even all of it… I couldn’t fit it all. Need to empty another gelato..

And ta-da! You have a super cool and spooky container! I really love how mine came out. I need to empty another one so that I can make a Cyanide one for more of the green tea. There is just so much ;u;

Let me know your thoughts below! Have you ever made something like this? What would you fill your container with? Any other tea addicts? Heh…

I shall see you guys again soon! Bye~

 

~Samm Sanity

Costume Challenge: Ronnie Radke; Falling in Reverse “The Drug in Me is You”

Is it bad that I think I look hot in this costume? xD Haha. Maybe if my make-up was well done…  I also could not keep a straight face through this whole thing. Kept losing my belt as well.

I had wanted to do this costume a couple years ago when I had the perfect stripped tank top for it, but it never happened. While I was looking in my closet one day, I saw my stripped t-shirt and got the idea again. Haha. I had fun fucking around in this ~ therefore a lot of bloops…

At the time, I had no layers (a week later, I end up giving myself choppy layers again…) so the hair did not cooperate with me. The make-up was harder than I thought. I didn’t want eyeliner all over my eyelid, so I used pencil, liquid, and eyeshadow to keep it in place. Also, ended up beign a little too generous with the eyebrows… looks like sloppy “instagram girl”, “bitch” eyebrows xD

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Thrift: T-shirt, boots, studded and eyelet belt, chain, vest.

Spencer’s: Ouija belt, handcuffs.

Really fun and easy one. I shall return soon with the other request; feel free to add anymore below or on the official post.  I will try to get a few DIY’s I have done up as well. c: Stay tuned for that! Bye guys!

~Samm Sanity

Soul Eater; Maka Albarn Costume

“Resonance” -T.M.Revolution

Soul Eater is my favorite anime, and Maka and Soul are my favorite meister/weapon pair. Haha. So this is more of an inspired look than a costume, as I have been wearing this look throughout the year. But make of it what you will.

I have two variations here, one is what I’ve been wearing and the other is a more proper representation. The vest is what I wear usually, and the hoodie is a better fit for the costume. I am wearing suspenders to keep my skirt up, disregard those (although they have skulls for clasps, sooo I mean Death..)

 

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Thrift: Vest, Boots, Skirt

DIY: Soul Eater moon neckalce

 

So that is that costume. Haha. I really love when I wear this and it’s quite fun to play pretend. (Had a lot of fun with this photoshoot, minus almost poking my sister’s eye out with my Soul…) Let me know what you think below. c: I already have the next costume done and ready to go. So hopefully that will be up on time. 

See you guys later!

 

~Samm Sanity

Little Seasonal Haul

Currently Listening To: “The Devil’s Son” -The Creepshow

 

Guess who’s going to have DIY’s out the wazoo? This bitch! I have way too many things and ideas now, hehe. :3

So, I have a job for the month that is full time. from 8-5 I am picking grapes for a winery. It’s a very easy, but tedious job. But I get fifty dollars a day for it and that’s awesome with so many holidays coming up back-to-back. Sister’s birthday, Halloween, my birthday, Christmas…. Little extra money never hurts. So I used what I had made just before we went to the mall to spoil myself at the mall and elsewhere while we were in this big town.

My main objective was getting lotion, because I am out and I’ve started using it religiously after showers. Since I had a coupon for Bath and Bodyworks, I used it.
img_1895Pumpkin Cupcake is my favorite Halloween scent from there, so I got the body wash and the lotion. I also got a lotion of the just plain pumpkin and my favorite faery scent Moonlight Path <~ it smells like walking through an enchanted forest at night. Mmm.

Aaaand, the rest is basically stuff for projects.

 
I told myself I could get one yard of any Halloween fabric from the fancy fabric store, but the Halloween fabric ended up being on sale, so I got a yard each of three different fabrics. 
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We went to Hobby Lobby and my favorite brand of charms ended up being on sale too. My sister pointed it out as I was lost in my own little world of charms. 
img_1893Heh. ^/////^ I have plans for all the book charms. The other ones I have a few things planned as well. Got my little sister an owl charm and I definitely have a plan for that (and some other charms I keep stock-piling for her)

 

My little sister is the best. She bought me a couple things too and I just love this shit out of her. ❤
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One of my latest project obsessions is floral crowns and fascinators. I’ve been waiting for the dollar store to get their black roses in, and they apparently did in that town. (My sister had walked over to the dollar store while my mom and I went into Hobby Lobby. She then met us inside Hobby Lobby when she was done) She surprised me with so many black roses and purple ones. She even found some black branches! I love her so much.
She also bought us Best Friends necklaces from Claire’s. They are so pretty, and they are mood necklaces! I love it. c:

My mom found me a patterend fabric for an apron (for my usual job), which I will show in a DIY post. It’s so cool, I can’t wait to put it together.

I am going to have so many DIY posts. It’s exciting!

I will try to get posts up as I can around this new job and everything else. It’s only for this month though, so October should be better with posts. Mm, maybe I’ll just post everything in October. I don’t know yet, we shall see. I was meant to get a costume post and video up this week and that didn’t happen, sorry! I will aim for the weekend or next week. So look out for all of that! I hope you guys’ days are awesome. Let me know if you’ve got any projects for the season you’re working on. I’m so ready for Halloween already and all the DIYs! Haha.

I’ll tlak to you guys soon, bye!

 

~Samm Sanity