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October 22, 2009

I should preface this post with a WARNING for those of you that scare easily. Seriously. You should leave. Immediately. Now!

Are you still here? Oh well, you can’t say I didn’t warn you.

I’m a bit early, but here’s something to distract you from the shortening days, the threat of colder weather and looming Christmas shopping.

Although we British don’t properly embrace Halloween, it is becoming increasingly popular amongst teenagers for party themes.

Do you see where this is going? Ghosts and ghouls, bats, owls, skeletons and skulls. You still have time to escape.

This week my busy schedule didn’t allow for a picture. So I wondered whether painting my son’s face and messing up his hair counts as a creative activity?


For this I have stretch marks?


Should I have taken the first face-painting session (below) as a prophetic sign of the future?


  1. October 22, 2009 3:18 pm

    Honestly, June, face painting is art! If Alice Cooper had known what you could do with a face he would have hired you!

  2. October 22, 2009 6:02 pm

    Creating your own make up and costume is so much better than buying one.
    Try this June, paint the eye lids like a snakes eye, with bright greens. When your son closes his eyes it reveals the scary eyes. I did this with my daughters a few years ago and it was a hit. I’m a kid at heart so painting my face for halloween has always been a blast for me, but it doesn’t take a lot to make myself scary!

    • October 22, 2009 6:16 pm

      Oh yea! Great idea that I’d love to try that out – thanks for the suggestion. If he lets me do it I’ll add it here as an addendum.

      I bet you scare the heck out of the kids in your neighbourhood when you answer the door to trick-or-treaters wearing full horror makeup – funny :mrgreen:

  3. Deva permalink
    October 22, 2009 6:17 pm

    I think he looks really cool (and scary. I’d wet my pants meeting him in a dark alley looking like that…) it the first two photos, and really adorable in the last one. 😉

    • October 22, 2009 7:41 pm

      Don’t worry Deva, he knows not to venture down a dark alley 😀

  4. October 22, 2009 6:56 pm

    Omgosh, you are having SO MUCH FUN! It looks very scary and convincing! He better bring you a Coolest Mom Ever medal or something. Who could have thought that the cute little baby will grow up to be A ZOMBIE MENACE OMG HIDE!!!

    …Alice Cooper is a boy? Live and learn.

    • October 22, 2009 8:15 pm

      😆 Laughed so loudly at your Alice Cooper remark, think I scared people passing by in the street.

      AND I had to do it really quickly because he was running late, hence the uneven lip.

      • October 23, 2009 2:55 am

        That picture of Alice is perfect! Your son looks like the young version! He just needs the look and a skull, a skull might do it. Then I’d be scared!

        • October 23, 2009 4:57 pm

          I copied the makeup of Joel Jordison, the drummer from SlipKnoT – they’re a bit sick-looking but my son assures me they’re good boys underneath, hurrhurr!

          He likes to think he looks more like Oli Sykes, the lead screamer and shouter singer of the group Bring Me The Horizon – the group he’s going to see tonight 😮

  5. October 25, 2009 4:52 pm

    Isn’t wonderful how the cheribs and bumblebees transform as they grow up – (o:

    This is such cool work

    • October 25, 2009 5:40 pm

      It was fun, yes – I’d wanted to paint the skin white first but we ran out of time.

  6. October 25, 2009 11:22 pm

    Ha Ha Ha! “for this I have stretch marks?” Great comment from YOU! Excellent face painting. I was scared! Although no one would look twice at him on the subway.

    Except for Alice Cooper, I didn’t know one single reference to the music or bands you mentioned. Then I clicked on one of them and saw that they performed death metal or metal core or oh, I don’t know. I felt so old.

    Although I did like Ollie Sykes shirt.

    Fun post. Your son is adorable, um I mean very handsome. With or without the KISS make-up.

    • October 26, 2009 6:41 pm

      All I know of these bands is from the teenager – and he also appreciates other genres of music, I’m relieved to say. Lucky for him I also like heavy rock so he’ll have to find some other way to rebel. Trying to visualize you in one of those t-shirts Carol – if you want to get some, Oli has his own clothing company. No, I don’t get commission.

      • October 27, 2009 12:54 am

        I’d be interested…but only if Oli comes with one of the shirts! HA!

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