Fan Art Fridays: Madea

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Boo 2! A Madea Halloween is out in theaters today, for those of you who’d rather leave the cinema laughing instead of fearing nightmares this Halloween.

I really did not expect Tyler Perry to create a second Halloween-themed Madea film. Not that I didn’t like the first one, but this doesn’t seem to be a direct continuation of the 2016 film. I’ll still probably watch it when it arrives n DVD though.

I was quite young when Madea became a household name. My Godmother gave my mom one of Tyler Perry’s stage plays ages ago. It’s insane how far Madea’s craziness has gotten on the big screen.

For this week’s Fan Art Fridays, we celebrate everything that is Madea with this cartoon by M. Rasheed. It featured Madea and her many faces.

I’m not sure what possessed Tyler Perry to allow Madea to legally own a gun. I would not be caught dead near her while that thing was loaded.

View the original fan art on Pinterest, and watch the trailer for Boo 2! A Madea Halloween below!

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Gallery Mondays: Stephen Andrade’s “Erotic Zombie Friend Fiction”

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I’ve been saving this one for Halloween.

Last month, I visited the Bob’s Burgers exhibit at Spoke Art NYC. It was too cool.

My favorite character from the show is Tina Belcher, so of course all of the art featuring her caught my eye.

I especially loved this one called “Erotic Zombie Friend Fiction” by Stephen Andrade. She looks like such a teenager with that mini skirt! And check out that pose!

White Zom-Brie Burger, anyone? Check out more of Andrade’s work at www.sandradeillustration.com/home.html.

Have a happy and safe Halloween!

Fan Art Fridays: Mirror Mirror

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On the way to work this morning, I saw a guy dressed as the Big Bad Wolf in Grandma’s nightgown and I could not stop laughing to myself about it.

It got me thinking of my favorite fairy tales. One of my faves as a kid was Snow White, and I especially loved Mirror Mirror as an adult, starring Lily Collins and Julia Roberts.

I found this enchanting fan art by daekazu of the evil Queen Clementianna and Snow White from the 2012 film over on Deviant Art. Lily Collins’ eyebrows are quite accurate (I’ve always been super jealous of how nice her eyebrows are).

Anyone dressing up as a character from a fairy tale for Halloween this year?

View the original fan art here.

 

Wardrobe Wednesdays: Beyoncé Lemonade “Hold Up” (Halloween Costume Edition)

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I’m still a bit sick but I’m not letting it get in the way of Wardrobe Wednesdays.

Earlier this month, I ordered a yellow dress from Fabshopper.com in hopes of it getting here in time for the Halloween party I’m going to on Friday, October 28th. Long story short, it’s not getting here in time for the party OR Halloween night.

So I can’t be Beyoncé for Halloween 😥

But enough of my woes. If you want to pull off Beyoncé’s Lemonade look from the music video “Hold Up” this Halloween, you can totally order one of the two yellow dresses below and get it by October 31st. And don’t forget the bat!

Time to channel your inner Queen Bey.

Bat:

1. Modell’s, $14.99 

Dress:

2. Shopbop, $385.00

3. ASOS, $77.39

 

Carving (& Drilling) Pumpkins with Karina

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I wanted an excuse to see Karina’s schnauzer Lou Lou last week so I bought two medium sized pumpkins at Lowe’s in Chelsea and hauled them all the way to Queens.

I already knew I wanted to carve an emoji on my pumpkin, but Karina was undecided. She saw a few cool patterned carvings online but realized she wouldn’t have the patience to carve that many holes into the pumpkin to create her design.

So we cranked some Roosevelt tunes while she took a drill to it.

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I had a bit of trouble getting the pumpkin guts out of mine, but Karina had no problem stepping in to rake them out with a fork.

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It was fairly easy to draw the emoji on my pumpkin to carve out the shapes. After we put the small tealights into the pumpkins, Karina realized she needed to puncture her holes deeper in order to see the lights.

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Overall they turned out pretty well! Mine is molding now because I wasn’t aware that I had to bleach the pumpkin to preserve it. Karina had the right idea by not making the holes too big because if her’s molds you won’t notice. I’m hoping it’ll make it to Halloween anyway.

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And there you have it: The heart face emoji falls in love with the disco ball.

Fan Art Fridays: Red Queen from ‘Alice in Wonderland’

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Halloweekend is here! In honor of the festivities this weekend I’ve made this week’s Fan Art Fridays Halloween themed.

In Hollywood, I’d assume that makeup artists get paid a lot of money to transform actors playing characters like Johnny Depp’s Benjamin Barker/Sweeney Todd and Effie from The Hunger Games. Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland (2010) is no exception.

We all know that Tim Burton’s movies are just a parade of heavily costumed characters, some more than others. His visions are like a circus-like dream that comes to life in his films, Helena Bonham Carter transforming into an evil Red Queen.

I just love the detail in her costume, which is well depicted in this oil painting. The lips are perfectly plump and heart shaped, the red hair rolled to a tee, and her eye makeup blue as the people she upset during her reign as Red Queen.

The cat is also really cute as it pokes out from behind her.

I have no idea who painted this piece of fan art. There’s no attribution on Fanpop and I can’t see a signature on the painting either!

Anyway, if you’re trying to achieve this look for Halloween, here’s a makeup tutorial:

Enjoy your Halloweekend!

Wardrobe Wednesdays: Kate Middleton’s Engagement Announcement (Halloween Edition)

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Ever since the day Kate Middleton and Prince William announced their engagement in 2010, the world has watched the Duchess continue to wow us with her impeccable fashion sense.

Probably her most well known outfit, the blue wrap dress she wore for the announcement, has a simple elegance to it, matching perfectly with the family ring William gave her.

If you’re still stumped on what to dress up as for Halloween, here is a simple yet sophisticated suggestion: Go as Kate Middleton.

You might even already have a pair of black heels in your shoe closet somewhere. All you’ll need is a blue dress and a ring that looks similar to her engagement ring and you’re good to go!

I’ve done some of the work for you below with some items that look similar to the originals on Kate. For a makeup tutorial to complete the look, check out the YouTube video as well!

Dress:

1. Neiman Marcus Last Call, $89.00

2. Nordstrom, $108.00

Ring:

3. Rakuten, $24.99

4. Bling Jewelry, $36.99

Heels:

5. Saks Off 5th, $49.99

6. Shoes.com, $32.99