I’m a sucker for holidays and am always inspired by figuring out how to make some magic via the thrift and dollar stores. And a Halloween has yet to pass me be that I haven’t dressed up in some way. Last year as the tenth Doctor was one of my favorites as was Rosie the Riveter, Cyndi Lauper, and a bumblebee once upon a time.
This year I wanted bright flowers and my dark hair. I wanted folk art and the hum of music and this year is all about Frida Kahlo with a nod to Dia de Los Muertos.
First? The Kahlo-inspired headband.
I hit up that dollar store flower section hard.
Then came the hot glue gun.
While waiting on the flowers to dry just right where I wanted them I had plenty of motivation and entertainment, because I do all things with snacks and Netflix.
And then finally we get to some make-up. As many who know me know, my husband is the king of sharpies. He was the guy who studied tattoos and drew them and for my senior year of high school I was usually stained with the remnants of a sacred heart tattoo drawn with sharpie. Now he’s the dad who draws Lego faces on yellow balloons and chalkboard art in my kitchen.
And today he’s also my make-up artist.
Happy Halloween, y’all!