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My Feature in Kultur Magazine!

I am very excited to announce that I am featured in the latest issue of Kultur MagazineKultur Magazine is an alternative magazine based in Cape Town, South Africa. Kultur features many different creative people such as alternative models, artists, musicians and this month …me!

 My article is all about my love of dressing up, fashion and cosplay.

If you want to read the article in detail just click on the images below to enlarge them.

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Halloween: Evil Clown Make-up!

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This Halloween I decide to take a leaf out of Batman’s book dress & up as one of my biggest fears, one of my biggest fears is clowns. *shudders* They have always given me the creeps! There is something really sinister about clowns in my eyes, they  terrify me. The idea to dress up as a clown was a last minute decision. I wasn’t sure what I was going to be for Halloween and I found a set of face paints I bought last year and decided to make use of them. It was a messy job!

I used face paints from Snazaroo, it was a small palette kit that included the colours white, black and red. Perfect for clown make up! The paints were not the easiest to apply. I found them to be hard to apply as the paints had to be activated with water to become liquified, which made the paint very watery, even when I added only a small amount to activate the pigment. Although, I think the makeup turned out okay in the end, all things considered. What do you think?

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That night I went out for some drinks with my friend and my brothers. My friend Michelle was a witch and my brother Morgan dressed up as Jason Voorhees from the Friday The 13th films.

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I managed to scare the crap out of some people last night, which I was pretty pleased about, haha! I was quite surprised that not many people dressed up on Halloween night. It seems that people usually go out the bank holiday weekend beforehand instead. Boourns!

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What did you dress up as this Halloween? Feel free to tweet me some pictures @EllieJayden

I’d love to see them, the creepier the better! *Mwahh hahahaaa*

My Halloween Wishlist!

All Hallow’s Eve is almost here! Most of us are preparing costumes, stocking up on festive candy and watching scary films to get us into the spirit of the season. Though for a lot of people, Halloween isn’t just a yearly event, it’s pretty much a life style! For those of you who find the beauty in the creepy side of life, I have complied together a wishlist of some of the cutest and spookiest Halloween inspired bits & bobs I could find, to celebrate the spooky season.

Just click on the collages to find out where each item is from! 🙂

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Halloween is the perfect time of the year to experiment with your look and play around with colour. One of the easiest ways to play around with colour, without going too far out of your comfort zone, is by having fun with different shades of nail polish. You can wear one or many shades at once depending on your mood. I like the black and orange combo for Halloween and more rustic reds for that Autumn feel. Of course, my favorite nail polish shade all year round is black! You can’t go wrong with black nail polish, it goes with pretty much everything!

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Bags, glorious bags! A good bag can make or break an outfit, so why not take advantage of this festive season and indulge your inner goth girl by adorning a Halloween inspired bag. There are so many unique and interesting bags you can pick up from alternative shops and online that will make you stand out from the crowd, for all the right reasons. Fashion is all about having fun and what’s more fun than a kooky bag? Fun accessories are also great conversation starters, so you are sure to be the ghoul of the hour at any party, carrying one of these unique bags.

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One of my favorite things about October is the availability of Halloween/Autumn inspired pieces, that can be found at no other time of the year. It is a special time to celebrate all things weird and wonderful, which is great for finding unique items so decorate your home with as well as fun statement pieces for your wardrobe. Halloween is a time for creativity and fun.

So let you imagination run wild this season!

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Halloween Outfit Inspiration: Goosebumps

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AHHHHHH!! It’s October 1st and All Hallows Eve is beckoning closer and closer each day. Halloween is a time of mischief and fun, so I thought i’d shake things up a bit today and post a little Halloween fashion inspiration. Inspired by one of my favorite book series of all time, Goosebumps, by the wonderful R.L Stine. Goosebumps has very much so shaped me into the person I am today, the books and t.v series both terrified and fascinated me as child and their influence has stayed with me my entire life. I’ve always had a keen interest in the strange and unusual. October is the perfect month to celebrate all things weird and wonderful!

Surprisingly, a lot of people don’t like to dress up for Halloween. I for one will take any excuse to dress up in costume, but understandably it just isn’t for everyone. You don’t have to dress up as a sexy cat or a banana to get into the Halloween spirit, you just need to get creative!

Here I have chosen some colourful and quirky pieces, inspired by the Goosebumps book covers. Goosebumps book covers are always very bright, eye catching and spooky! The contrast between the funky colours makes everything pop right off the pages, so I choose this pretty purple dress, paired it with a slime green bag (VERY Goosebumps!) and spooktastic pair of eyeball shoes!

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To finish off the look, creepy accessories are a must! You can find loads of fun Halloween inspired accessories for affordable prices in costume shops, retail stores and pound shops at this time of year. Eye ball earrings, spider hair clips…. the list is endless! Remember that colour is everything when creating a Goosebumps inspired look, don’t be afraid to play around with colour. A pop of bright pink lipstick or slime green nail varnish will help give you a ghoulish glow this Hallows Eve!

Whatever you wear out this Halloween, make sure you have fun with it.

You’ll be the prettiest ghoul at the party!

Stay screaming.

XOXO

Halloween Inspired Outfit

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Dress // Savida for Dunnes Stores

Shoes // Rihanna Collection for River Island

Broom & Hat // Tescos

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Queens Of Halloween #3 Wednesday Addams

“I’m a homicidal maniac, they look just like everyone else.”

She’s the queen of all things macabre, Wednesday Addams. She’s mysterious and spooky but definitely NOT PERKY! In the 19060’s pilot of the Addams Family t.v show, Lisa Loring was cast as Wednesday, portraying  Wednesday Addams as sweet young lady, who’s hobbies included ballet & raising spiders. As a child of the 90’s the most memorable portrayal of Wednesday Addams for me was by actress Christina Ricci, in the films The Addams Family & The Addams Family Values. I literally thought she was the coolest person ever!

Christina’s portrayal of Wednesday was far more moody and grim. Which  really added to the character and made her one of the most lovable and oddly relatable members of The Addams family. She wore her trade mark Peter Pan Collar dress, along with black tights and leather shoes. In the film’s Wednesday wore red nail polish and carried around a headless doll, aptly named Marie Antoinette. Her hair was plaited into two neat braids and she was usually up to something sinister, like trying to electrocute her poor brother Pugsley!

The most memorable Halloween I ever had was when I dressed up as Wednesday for Halloween one year when I was a kid. I loved pretending to be her for even just one night. She was every future goth girl’s hero and style icon from a young age. She still inspires me to this day. I own loads of Peter Pan Collared top’s and dresses and whenever I wear then I feel like I am channeling my inner Wednesday! I really do feel that  watching The Addams Family as a child has really influenced me as a child as well as an adult, style wise and personality wise.

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I decided that I will dress up as her this year for old times sake!

Happy homicide everyone! I mean… Halloween! 😉

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Queens Of Halloween #2 Sarah Sanderson

“I. Am. Beautiful! Boys will love me!”

Salem’s infamous blonde bombshell, playful, sensual, beautiful and a little bit evil! Sarah Sanderson had a singing voice that quite literally enchanted and lured poor children away to their inevitable demise, so that she and her sisters can suck the life out of them and stay young forever! Played by Sarah Jessica Parker, Sarah Sanderson is my favorite witch from the Sanderson trio. Her ditsy personality and strange beauty enticed me when I first saw Hocus Pocus as a child. I remember playing games with my friends, pretending we where witches and we used to all fight over who got to pretend to be Sarah Sanderson!
Sarah Sanderson styleI remember thinking how cool her outfit was in the film, she wore a bronze bodice that had bits of light pink showing through the fabric and a laced up front. She had tattered red sleeves and a long skirt which was slit up the side and was made up for different fabrics, in the colours purple, red and gold. She also wore a spooky long flowing purple cloak! Accessories wise, she wore a yellow and gold necklace along with some jeweled rings. Her hair was a tousled blonde mess! Which went along well with her wickedly insane personality. Her make up was very bold, she wore dark black eye make up, heavily lined with eyeliner, complete with dark brows and her lips where a painted blood red.

She will eternally be a queen of Halloween.

“Come little children, I’ll take thee away, Into a land of enchantment.

Come little children, the time’s come to play,

Here, in my garden of magic.”

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Wednesday Addams Make Up ☠

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Halloween is almost here! I am so exited. This year I am dressing up as one of my favorite goth girls, Wednesday Addams. Check out my Wednesday Addams Make Up Tutorial on youtube!

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Have a Happy Halloween!

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Queens Of Halloween #1 Elvira Mistress Of The Dark

“It’s OK. My appearance is kind of a shock to everybody.”

What would my Queens Of Halloween post’s be without mentioning Elvira?! HORRIBLY WRONG, THAT’S WHAT! She is one of the coolest goth chicks to ever grace the silver screen. Horror’s number one hostess, with killer legs, boobs, figure, you get the picture! She is a sizzling hot eternal beauty with an amazing sense of humor. The film Elvira Mistress Of The Dark is a brilliant mix of slapstick humor, horror and light comedy, if you haven’t seen it already I suggest you do.  The movie starts off with Elvira finding out her great-aunt Morgana has left her a mansion and a mysterious book in her will. The Gothic Queen packs her bags and moves to Fallwell Massachusetts where she sticks out like a sore thumb!

Elvira’s style is a mixture of 80s fashion & gothic glamour. Her signature long black hair is full of height and is styled in a gothic version of the mullet! Her nails where always long, sleek and covered in black nail polish. She wore a long black wrap style dress and accessorized her outfit by placing a gold dagger on the front.

Oh and let’s not forget her greatest accessory of all, her trusty punk rock pet poodle, Gonk!

Elvira’s make up look is also very 80’s inspired, her eye make up is very dramatic and makes her stand out (even more!) from the crowd. She uses a mixture of pink and purple eye shadow, as well as very goth girl’s best friend, black eyeliner to create her vampy make up look. She also uses false lashes to make her eye’s really pop and adds her signature beauty spot below her right eye. Elvira creates a dramatic effect on her pale skin by contouring her cheek bones with a very bold maroon shade. She completes her look using a bright blood red lipstick.

(Above illustration by makeupgeek.com)

It is hard to believe that the film Elvira Mistress Of The Dark came out a year before I was born in 1988, as Elvira’s style and wit is still as fresh as it was back then. Her twitter account is filled with amazing one liners and ghoulish pictures. I love it! Elvira continues to be one of the most popular icons in horror to date and she still looks as fresh as a new grave!

“And if they ever ask about me, tell them I was more than just a great set of boobs. 

I was also an incredible pair of legs!” – Elvira

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Casual Gothic Inspired OOTD

Today I am wearing a black vampire inspired t-shirt from pennys/primark I got it for the bargain price of €3! My black jeans are from Pull & Bear, they cost me approx €17 and my boots are from Aldo, I have had them for years & they cost €120.

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This is the type of outfit I would wear on a normal day, lougning about! I really like t-shirts with illustrations on them, I wear a lot of black (as you can probably tell!) and an illustrated tee can add some pop to a casual outfit. I prefer to wear heavier boots in the winter to keep warm. I actually used to hate the boots I am wearing in this picture but they grew on me over time and are now one of my wardrobe staples.

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