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October 1st, 2008, 10:57 PM #1It takes theatrical make-up
Happy October. Halloween is a favorite holiday of mine and to celebrate you can see my current avatar.
The avatar is not Marilyn Manson, it's me
Here I am in all my glory:
So that you can appreciate the effort that goes into the Halloween costume photo, check me out in a picture from last year's ad:tech with Loxly in contrast:
I'd like to give big thanks to Loxly for hosting that picture because I was able to send the url to a long-lost, long-distant friend of mine [his computer is set not to accept attachments in e-mail] and we've become closer together thanks to the picture -- plus we're already bickering so it seems like old times
October 2nd, 2008, 09:36 AM #2
Why is Halloween your fav holiday?
I remember the pic and was wondering when you'd make the avatar switch.Continued Success,
The secret of success is constancy of purpose ~ Disraeli
October 2nd, 2008, 09:40 AM #3
WOW! Cooool!Be the change you want to see in the world ~ Gandhi
October 2nd, 2008, 09:48 AM #4
October 2nd, 2008, 10:19 AM #5Originally Posted by Rhia7
October 2nd, 2008, 03:20 PM #6Originally Posted by Haiko de Poel, Jr.
That one is a particular favorite because not only did I achieve a total almost "reconstruction" of my face just with theatrical make-up (I'm not wearing a mask) I also achieved a somewhat androgynous look.
I think I always loved the creativity of Halloween -- it's the one time I can really let my imagination roam.
I loved dressing up to become someone I usually was not plus I always admired the way my Father could carve a pumpkin/Jack-O-Lantern.
The carving of the pumpkin was a scary yet fun holiday ritual I had with my Father (he'd carved the pumpkin and then would make ghoulish noises that would scare me).
I was always diminutive and never had the ability to scare anyone but my ghoulish looks gave me a power I didn't ordinarily have and suddenly I become the cynosure of all eyes. I wanted people to notice me in costume when I used to go trick-or-treating, the candy was secondary.
At a very basic subconscious primeval level, I think television influenced the way I would start to view of female sexual attractiveness.
Carolyn Jones as Morticia, Yvonne De Carlo as Lilly Munster, Elizabeth Montgomery in Bewitched, and Barbara Eden in I Dream of Jeannie were all "sexual icons" whose sexuality had a mystical element. I could identify with blonds like Montgomery and Eden because I was a natural blond and many women in my family were blond but I had a fascination with jet black hair and every wig I have ever owned (regardless of quality or lack of quality) has been jet black.
I'm actually a bit squeamish, I don't like blood, I am neither sadistic nor masochistic but the Goth style of dressing turns me on.
Ever since I was a little girl I wanted to dress as a female vampire; the only times I didn't dress this way on Halloween were the times when my parents were too busy to take me to Woolworths on time to get a decent Halloween costume
Once neighbors sold black diaphanous cloth remnants at a yard sale -- buying that cloth so that I could incorporate that into a costume was a highlight of my early pre-teen/teen years.
October 3rd, 2008, 08:46 AM #7
I guess the next logical question would be: How well have you learned to play your Fender DG8 and when can we expect a YouTube vid with you in full costume playing Crazy Train?
October 3rd, 2008, 10:33 AM #8
What a dame.
October 3rd, 2008, 10:52 AM #9
Rhia7, thanks for that insight into who you are. I really enjoyed the read!
October 3rd, 2008, 01:59 PM #10Originally Posted by Boomers
Thanks for the nice words, Boomers
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