In the Dark (a Halloween near-horror story)

A post just for shits and giggles because it’s sorta theatrical and it was a lot of fun.

I was invited to my first Halloween costume party in I don’t know how long. Decades? Gimme a break I was busy raising kids and taking them to Halloween parties and trick or treating. 😉

So I thought it would be a cool project to have some fun with. Let’s go all out.

Now, I haven’t worked with latex and airbrushes since high school and that was (ahem) a while ago. But with the help of an artist friend and a ton of youtube videos I felt pretty confident. The planning, acquisition and preparation stages went fairly smoothly. I felt prepared and confident.

And then the night before Halloween, what we called Devil’s Night when I was a kid, we had a tremendous storm of driving rain and high winds. And so the power went out. I woke up Halloween morning hoping that the power would be back on but no joy. So I waited. And waited. And waited some more.

By three o’clock I decided that I needed to start while I still had light and resigned myself that I would most likely hav to finish up in the dark. The application process went smoothly and was a lot of fun even though I was way out of practice—I only spilled the liquid latex once and it wasn’t all that much and it was in the sink where it did no damage. 😉

By then it was six o’clock in the evening and it was dark. Makeup and costuming was accomplished with the aid of several flashlights.

All in all, considering the challenges I was pretty happy with the results and I got a lot of compliments at the party. 🙂

The pix below save for one were taken after the party so the applications are starting to peel a bit and the makeup was wearing off after about nine hours of wear. Still, not too bad I think!

Any horror-movie directors out there please take note! lol

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