Halloween Costume How-to

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Halloween Costume How-to

Posted on: September 27th, 2017

So you have taken our quiz and been guided to the most epic of Halloween costumes. What now?

You create the most amazing costume, of course!

Don’t know where to begin? We have some easy to follow tutorials and ideas that will help to get you started, all perfectly matched to your quiz results!

It’s the perfect time of year to flex your creative muscle, let’s get building!

Let Out Your Inner Roar

animal based costumes

We all have a little beast inside of us, and if you are eager to let yours out, this halloween might be the best time! From lions, to tigers, to bears (oh my!) there is no end of options. And, since you can be as obscure as you want, you can stand out! An Axolotl costume may take work, but it will be worth it.

If you need some animal inspiration that goes all the way from Ahh! To Aww! Check out this post from Creating Really Awesome Fun Things.

Bring on the Puns

A holy cow, a ceiling fan, a deviled egg, a nap queen, and a copy cat walk into a bar… #punnyhalloween

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If your wit is already exploding out of you, then you will have no problem tapping into your creativity to create the perfect pun related costume.

The key is to take everything literally and don’t be afraid of the groan.

You could be a holy cow, radio head, nickelback, deviled egg, or an endless variety of others. These costumes are quick, simple, and cheap.

Need some inspiration and how tos? Buzzfeed, has your back.

Let’s Get Scary

Break out the fake blood and clown makeup, things are about to get scary.

If you are looking for a frightening costume this year, there are definitely enough options to send anyone running. And if you are willing to work with prosthetics and liquid skin, you may even scare yourself.

If you are looking for something easy, however, give this quick Carrie look a try. Just don’t forget the dead pan scare that brings this character to life.

Need more of a challenge? The website Make: has some great tutorials.

It’s a Group Effort

lego people

Creating the killer themed costume plan for you and your friends doesn’t have to take months, or break the bank.

First, decide as a group what epic television show, or movie, or toy, or whatever that you want to be and then go to town!

The sky is really the limit here.

Check out this post by Elizabeth Hoyt for inspiration with some of the craziest and best themed costumes that we’ve seen.

 

With all these amazing ideas – now you can easily get creating!

From everyone here at Educators of Beauty, we hope you have a safe and happy Halloween, full of all the fun, candy, and haunts that you can handle!

Happy Halloween!

Which Halloween Costume Fits Your Spooky Soul?

Posted on: September 19th, 2017

Halloween is almost here, which means it is almost time to decide on your costume. What will it be? Witch? Goblin? Cleopatra? If you have visited one of the many Halloween specialty stores that have popped up, then you are well aware that there are hundreds of choices for you this Halloween!

If you are overwhelmed about the costume decision before you, we can help! Take our handy Halloween quiz to help you sort through the noise and make your Halloween costume the best it can be, and perfectly fitting to the spook inside of you.

Which Halloween Costume Fits You?

We hope you have a great Halloween season, and a safe Halloween night! From everyone here at Educators of Beauty… stay BOOtiful!

Don’t quit your daydream

Posted on: September 18th, 2017

We hear it all the time when we’re kids – what do you want to be when you grow up? We’re encouraged to strive for whatever makes our hearts content without thinking about logic or practicality.

Then something changes; soon artists, writers, designers, and dreamers are inundated with the notion that you must follow a traditional path, leading to a “safe” job. The creatives lose their dreams as they’re rerouted into a conventional journey to a four-year college that spits them into a world of business. And this world isn’t a bad one, but it’s not your world.

Well guess what – if you’re a creative artist with a passion for beauty, you not only can but should pursue your daydream, no matter where you are in life. Let’s reignite that childhood spark and tell the world, “hey, I CAN make an incredible living do what I love.” So take that, world.

Take Janice, for example. Janice came to us upon completing her four-year degree, after eight arduous years in good old corporate America. While this was a great path for many of her peers, it wasn’t hers. Through each year of education and working, she knew it wasn’t right; while everyone else was settling into their career, she didn’t feel the same way. The nagging feeling of settling didn’t sit well with her. But she was already almost a decade into working, surely it was too late for a career switch…

Or was it?

Janice turned that unrelenting feeling into action and decided to turn her passion and hobby into an actual career that wasn’t settling. Now, she not only makes money doing what she loves, but she has an excitement and spark in her life that she had been missing for so long.

What’s the biggest takeaway? Without trying to sound like a cliched motivational poster, it’s never too late to take a chance on yourself, because guess what? If you don’t, nobody else will. Don’t let life get in the way of what you love – just because a traditional path is right for some people, it doesn’t mean it’s right for you.

Seriously girls and guys – this is your LIFE. Take control of it, and guess what? You’ll not only make your life a million times brighter, but you’ll make the world more beautiful while you’re at it.

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