Monday, November 1, 2010



Night before Halloween, I did a makeup test run. I used a Ben Nye white foundation, highlighted my cheeks and lips with a light blue, and eyelined with black. My eye shadow was also blues. Unfortunately, I don't have a good picture of my face, so you'll just have to believe me that it looked alright. Whether or not it actually did look alright is another thing entirely. Remember, painting isn't my thing ...

Either way, Halloween was awesome. I ran around the town and got compliments from total strangers.

Everyone at work knew I was working on something which I had previously only described as "awesome" for my costume. Or "epic." And they knew I would be more than six feet tall with it all on. Needless to say, they were all seriously anticipating yesterday. And when I finally showed up, it blew people away.

I was spacing out by a wall, then realized my friends had started to migrate. I turned to follow and watched a customer jump. He then told me that he thought I was a display piece or something. I took that as a pretty huge compliment.

After work, we went to a diner for lunch. Then did makeup touchups at home and out to a few people's houses. They were crazy WoWnerds fresh off their BlizzCon high (to which I could not get tickets; extreme sadface). I heard more than a few times that I moved better in my hooves than anyone they saw at the Con. Also an awesome compliment. People were, through the day, generally shocked at how effortlessly I walk an extra eight inches taller without being able to use my heels. Super proud tidbit for me. Go go years of dance training!

I'm also surprised that now, the day after, my calves feel fine. I'm only as sore as if I'd done a lot of walking around all day -- which I did ... but with hooves ... hrm. =D

All in all, it was a good day and I'm super pleased with how it all came out. This, however, doesn't change the fact that I've already started talking with a friend of mine (a far more mechanically and constructionally inclined friend of mine) on how to improve ... my digi legs for next time will be even more epic, I'm sure. Squee!


  1. Totally cute! Nice job. What will you do next year? Worgen, perhaps??

  2. Thank you! I'm glad you like it. =3

    I would love to do a worgen, but I'm afraid I probably won't have the budget for it so soon ... I would demand special attention be paid to masking it and it'd be super expensive to do it properly; articulated jaw and whatnot. Plus the digi legs would be created a step more complex than the boot-hooves. I'd do the full on stilts I wanted to make this year, but couldn't afford. Not to mention all that faux fur, oy!

    (is it bad that I already have tons of ideas on how I would pull off a worgen?)

    Maybe in a few years time I'll have graduated college (junior right now) and have found a job that pays better than minimum wage. Unfortunately, this is a hobby that is very detrimental to my bank account right now .. and that sort of limits my capabilities. Although, it's also a test of my creative skills to come up with affordable solutions, so who knows what I might do!