Sorceress Costume

Hello everyone! I know this is SUPER last minute but you know what they say, better late then never!

Now originally I wanted to make a What Dose the Fox Say Opagugunstyle smashup, but we didn’t have any fabric stores around and if we bought our fabric online, it would come to late. Then I thought of making a Wildstyle costume but I didn’t like the sweatsuit we were going to use. So in the end, I decided to make a modern sorceress costume.

1. So my costume is loosely inspired by Harry Potter so I didn’t add a cape or anything else obvious. Instead, I took a fun patterned shirt, simple jeans and a black jacket since it’s cold.

2. So next you’ll have to gather all of the jewelry that would go good with this costume. Stuff like chains, mystical-y pieces lockets, mismatched earrings, rings, that sort of stuff.

3. Next you’ll try out your hairstyle. You can do it differently but I was going for the kind of crazy sorceress from Harry Potter.

That lady

That lady

So I put my hair up in a really loose, slightly on one side high pony tail. If your going for this then you’ll really want it to look messy and slightly crazy. You can even put ribbons and hair clips if you wanted to. (P.S. My parents have strict rules when it comes to putting photos of me online, so I couldn’t do a good photo to show you my hair. Sorry!)

5. Next you’ll want to see how it looks together. Experiment with your jewelry and mess around with your hair even more.

6. For make-up I didn’t use anything. You can if you want to but I wasn’t in the mood for it.

7. Ok you can simply use weird hand motions and utter gibberish or you can make a wand and utter gibberish. I didn’t have enough time to make one so I borrowed my brother’s instead.

1st Harry Potter wand tutorial

Lavender Wands (I think this is for spa home treatments but it looked pretty nifty)

2nd Harry Potter Wand Tutorial

Little Kid’s Wands

 8. Now to add to the whole sorceress look, I simply took a magical-y book I had on hand (It happened to be the Monster Manual from D&D).

 9. And viola! Your done! Now you can go trick-or-treating or go to a fun party!

I hope you’ve enjoyed todays post and I hope you’ll enjoy this Halloween! You can easily change this up to a more “everyday” wear like I would (parents may not agree). Tell me what you’ll be dressing up for Halloween and maybe you can suggest a how-to as well. Oh, and until then you can watch this video about the history of Halloween.

Halloween!

I don’t have enough time to take a photo so I’ll update that as soon as possible!

EXPECTO PETRONUM!!!

EXPECTO PETRONUM!!!

Green Tip

When your out trick-or-treating, be sure to not throw your wrappers on the ground!

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Picasso Pillow

Hello everyone. How are you doing this lovely October? I’ve been having a pretty lazy week, and today I decided to rummage through some old stuff I had shoved in my “refashion” drawer. As I did this, I came one of my old pillowcases.

Meh

Meh

It was really “meh” and too big for my pillows. I originally wanted to turn it into a skirt, but then I found one of my bare pillows and thought otherwise.

Now this isn’t really a tutorial per say (with the normal step-by-step instructions) but it’s pretty simple. So first I laid out a pillow over my pillow case and marked were I wanted to add a hem.

I added about two inches because it's 3-dimentional not 2-dimentional

I added about two inches because it’s 3-dimentional not 2-dimentional

Then after I hemmed it I chopped off the excess fabric.

Wachuncuncuncun - The sewing machine

Wachuncuncuncun – The sewing machine

Next I cut out two pieces of white fabric and laid it down on my pillow then pinned them in place.

Sorry it's blurry!

Then I sewed them in place and removed the pins. Now I took my sharpie and made a nose and a smile.

Noes and smily face

 And then I sewed along my lines with a bright yellow thread.

I think the color brings out the face, don't you?

I think the color brings out the face, don’t you?

And now I gave my little Picasso, little button eyes.

Eye see you!

Eye see you!

And now I have a little sleeping buddy to watch over me when I sleep (I think I should have sewn fabric on for eyes instead of buttons so it wouldn’t poke me in the head!). You can also use this basic technique for clothes too. I wanted to make one for my closet but I didn’t have any blank shirts to do it on. I hope you enjoyed this project as much as I did and I hope it isn’t confusing since I didn’t do my usual step-by-step instructions. As for now, I’m going to, *Yawn*, ketch some, ZZzzzzzzzzzz…

My attempt to do the

My attempt to do the “blurry real world as fading into dream world” photo shot.

Green Tip

When your done eating, wipe off the excess food into the trash (or if there are uncooked greens on the plate then put those in the compost) before you rinse it to save water (and also to avoid cleaning out the leftover fish from the sink :^P).

Pumpkin Candle Holders

So when it was time to harvest our gardens crops, I noticed just how many pumpkins and gourds we grew (gourds are miniature pumpkins)! I mean, we filled a huge basket full of them and put it outside for decor, and there were so many still left in the shed! It would be a shame to just let them rot! There were so many ideas I wanted to try, this was the first one I did.

Need: Small pumpkins (or gourds), a knife, a small candle that you’ll like to use, a pen, a spoon and the kitchen sink (har har, you know, the joke, everything but the kitchen sink?)!

1. Wash your gourds and dry them off.

2. Place the candle over the top of your gourd and trace around it with your marker.

Like this.

Like this.

3. (This is the part when my mom insists on orders me to let her do it so I don’t accidentally cut myself.  CAREFULLY carve out your gourd.

Doing this makes it a lot easier.

Doing this makes it a lot easier.

4. Here, you’ll hollow out your gourd with your spoon

Try to ignore the messy background.

Try to ignore the messy background.

5. Now see if your candle will fit. If not, use your spoon to slowly carve off more of the gourd and see if it fits. But be careful! You don’t want it to fall into the gourd itself!

 Ok, I forgot to make an after photo, I’ll make some more and take a photo when the candles are lit and post. Now when you’re satisfied with your gourd, turn the lights off, light the candle, turn an audio book, sit down and watch the candle flicker into the evening as you enjoy your story and slowly drift into, ZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…

Green Tip

 Ok, I know my “green tips” are mainly about how to help the environment but I think this can make you change how you use the internet (and hand over your socks!!!). 

Socktober!!!