Posted on October 10, 2014
I mean, you don’t even understand… this holiday is better than my birthday and Christmas combined! When it came to dressing up for these festivities, I’ve always loved Do It Yourself Costumes. Of course when younger my mother would take my brother and I to the nearest Party City, pick something out and call it a day. But if only you knew how much I hated bumping into another kid with my same exact costume. Like, ew little kid, go that way… don’t stand too close to me! Once I got a little older, I started looking for ways to incorporate a costume into my own way. Maybe one day I’ll actually starting making my own (I loooove cosplay too, bu that’s another story) until I decided to get my sewing skills up to date. I’ll continue to Do It Myself style…. and I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t give you girls some pointers while I’m here. I decided to make these strictly Disney and Nickelodeon, maybe it’s because I grew up in the 90’s!
Let’s begin.1. Spinelli from Disney’s Recess- I don’t know if many of you remember this cartoon show, but I know I sure do. Spinelli was always my favorite, her bad ass ways were always adorable to me, and even better yet when she ever decided to show a sign of weakness, No boys could mess her. For DIY costume, you don’t have to do much but a cool jersey red dress, some funky orange and red stripe tights, some combat boots, a leather jacket and an orange knitted hat. Don’t forget to sloppy up those ponytails with a red scrunchie, and definitely bring your attitude with you for the night. 2. Mary Poppins– Who doesn’t love Julie Andrews as the cheerful Mary Poppins? Grab a black A-line skirt, white collared shirt paired off with a red bowtie, a black hat with a few flowers stuck in there and grab a nice black umbrella , add red lips for a nice touch. Feel like being punny? Walk around with a spoon and a bag of sugar!3. Minnie Mouse – Classic Minnie for the win. A red polka dot dress, black tights, ears and yellow heels, this one is super easy to do, and probably with things you already have at home too. No ears? Try making your hair into two high buns!4. Mermaid Man and/or Barnacle Boy– I’m thinking to myself, what on this list haven’t I seen before, and then I got it.. this dynamic duo from Spongebob is too funny to pass up. Mermaid Man required an orange long sleeve shirt, green tights and gloves, black speedos, make a seashell bra, spray your hair white and add some pink house slippers. Voilá! As for Barnacle boy, he’s not that far off, red long sleeve shirt, blue gloves, black speedos, black mask, a white sailor hat, tie a blue bandana around your neck and this one might be a little tricky and hard to walk with, but blue flippers… Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy to the rescue!5. Quail Man– Aaaaaah! Quail Man! Doug is too cool for school. This is one is suuuper easy to re create. I mean, we all have the essentials, cargo shorts, white tee, brown belt and b\chuck taylors. You might have to invest in a Green vest if you don’t already own one, making a huge “Q” out of felt should be easy, attach a red cape and put on those whitey tighties!
These are my 5 DIY Costumes that should be easy enough for anyone on a budget this Halloween, let me know if you have any others, I would love to hear them!
Posted on August 26, 2014
Searching online, or not even trying to find anything online, you always tend to bump into some pretty cool stuff. Usually, I’m always on the hunt for anything that has to do with art. This time, I ended up finding a series titled “Happy Never After” by artist Saint Hoax. This campaign was targeted to any woman who has been the subject of domestic violence. The aim of the poster series is to encourage victims to report their cases in order for the authorities to prevent it from happening again.
I think his artwork is great, and the message behind it, hits very close to home.
For the guys, out there don’t fret, he also has a series for men which captions “When did she stop treating you like a hero?”
I in no way own this brand, artwork, or have been commissioned to express my opinion.
Posted on August 18, 2014
I had the pleasure of shooting the most cutesy little princess by the name of Samara. She was officially turning 4 years old and her “Tangled” dress was to die for! Mom Annette went all out for her birthday party (read that post HERE) and I had a great time. I figured every princess looks beautiful in a meadow, and to some green scenery we headed. It was a bit windy, but I love how these shots came out.
Happy Birthday Samara!
Posted on April 15, 2014
Everyone is talking, I hear all the buzzing. But why did it take you sooo long!?Most of us loved Boy Meets World when we were kids, Now the girls get to join inon the fun…I secretly wish the girls were a little older, but who cares! This is gonna be great, and I can’t wait to be rushing to the tv/computer to catch up on it.
I wonder if Uncle Eric would be making some appearences? How about Shawn?
Is Mr. Fenney still alive? (alive and kicking at 87)
Let me stop asking so many questions and start googling by fingers off.
( I in no way own this brand or video)