Saturday, October 30, 2010

More Grizelda Photos

My husband took these lovely photos of me in my Grizelda costume. Aren't I just gorgeous?

Friday, October 29, 2010

Hallowe'en Costume Contest

Here's a photo of me as Grizelda, the Ghastly Gourmet. It was difficult to photograph the make-up on my face. I may do a better job on Sunday.

Two girls from work, dressed as Poison Ivy and Cat Woman.

The group of them, Cat Woman, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy.

Rich Weston in his First Prize winning homemade Robot Costume.

Martin Geiger's Second Place winning costume, which I thought was sheer genius!!!! Ripley from Aliens!!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Sneak Peek

This is my Grizelda costume test...without the make-up. I just applied the latex prosthetics with a little spirit gum, so I could remove them easily. The make-up test was done a few weeks ago and I didn't want to waste it because it's expensive. I'll post more photos after the big day, when I'll be in full make-up as well.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Kid's Hallowe'en Costumes 2010

This year, I didn't think providing the kids with their costumes was going to be my job....I thought their father was going to take care of it or else I wouldn't have made them costumes. So yesterday, off we went to the crowded mall to buy ready-made ones. My son recently turned 13, so of course he's getting into scarier he chose this one. Out of shear luck it fit him!

Of course my daughter, being still 9 years old, chose a Princess costume. It was the last one in that style at the store.....probably because it was slightly damaged....actually flawed. I noticed it seemed to have a tear in the front seam where the white fabric joined the coloured panel down the front...but on closer inspection, I realized the sewing was just off. This was actually a good thing because I was able to fix it by hand when we got home. She had tried it on over her regular clothes in the store, so we knew it would fit her. I got her a plastic tiara at an accessory store and she was done!

She borrowed my silver wedding shoes for this photo but she has silver ballet slippers at her Dad's that she can wear.
Mission accomplished!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

My Grizelda Cook Book

This thing was fun to make! I took an old hardcover sketchbook that my husband had lying around...which had only had a couple pages used from it and they had been torn out....I guess he didn't like the paper..... and I made it into the prop that will be accompanying my costume this year.

I looked up some of the weirdest sounding recipes I could find and copied them out with a calligraphy marker, then "weathered" the book with tea stains, Port stains, beet juice, cinnamon, paprika...even some Ovaltine powder.

They're all real recipes......nothing silly or made up....except for the Larks' Tongues in Aspic....but I wrote it so you could really make it if you wanted to.

The best thing that came of this though, is that I learned from my Birth Aunt about a book called Larousse Gastronomique and I got my hands on a copy of it from a used book store. WOW!!! What a great book! I copied recipes from it into my book as well, and information about hanging meat etc.
Anyway....I'll post photos of my costume after October the 29th...because that's when I'll be wearing it to a Hallowe'en Party!