Last Sunday was the season premier of AMC series, “The Walking Dead”. That was the first episode I had watched but we were instantly hooked and inspired… for Halloween.
My friends and I were invited to a Pre-Halloween party appropriately entitled, “Night of the Living Dead”. So I did some research online for makeup tutorials to go all out, but without breaking the bank and having to make a trip down to a Halloween/costume store. I found the perfect video on YouTube: “The Walking Dead Zombie make-up tips for Halloween” by The Walking Dead’s very own special effects makeup artists.
After studying this video carefully, I went to Ralph’s supermarket to purchase unflavored gelatine (US$1.49), white cream makeup (US$0.74), and then to Walgreens pharmacy for basic halloween face paint kit (US$6.99) which came with 6-color palette, fake blood, blood spray, black & red grease crayons, etc. So in total, I spent less than $10 for more than enough makeup for four zombies. I think have enough left for another round! Try for yourself 🙂
**I could not find liquid latex, even at the beauty supply store in my neighborhood. If you really must, go to a costume store.
This Princess Leia tattoo is a thing of beauty.
Incredible Char Har Lee shoes. Available @ Selfridges London.
Gap x Valentino – the unlikely pair is going to do a collaboration! Unfortunately, the pieces will not be available in the U.S. They will be available in Milan, London and Paris – in time for the opening of the new Gap store in Milan’s Corso Vittorio Emanuele in November, 2010. Coincidentally around the same time as the release of H&M x Lanvin collabo line..? No photos are available but I’ll keep an eye out!
Sanrio has teamed up with Dr Martens to create the super-cute (and limited quantity) boots and mary-janes celebrating the 50th anniversary of both Sanrio & Dr Martens. The shoes retail from US$120 to US$165 and can be purchased here. I fear emo/scene-kids with lots of extra cash would be on this right now. I hear some of these styles are at Nordstrom too!
Somehow these shoes remind me of Jonathan Ross from the BBC show, Japanorama:
how old is this show!?!
“H&M was going luxury, rather than Lanvin is going public.”
Both menswear and womenswear will go on sale on the 23rd of November in 200 H&M stores worldwide. I sense people are going to be even more apeshit than when I was at the launch of Comme des Garçons x H&M line. I hope they’d come up with a new fragrance in collaboration with H&M because my Lanvin eau de toilette has run out 😦
Comic Con update part deux.
I apologize for the lack of updates, I have been incredibly occupied with extreme stupidity for the last few weeks.
Maggie Q and Stephen Moyer @ Priest Preview
This film is based on the TokyoPop Korean comic by Hyung Min-woo with the same title. From what I have learnt at the panel, the Vampires in this story have no eyes due to evolution, and Priests are people who are/were there to remove those vampires from this society. I watched the sneak preview in 3D – I’m not a fan of 3D films and even though I was given a good pair of 3D glasses, I think I’d rather watch it in 2D. The animated intro by Genndy Tartakovsky (Star Wars: Clone Wars, Samurai Jack, Dexter’s Laboratory, etc) was insane though, which made me think the entire film could have been made into an animated film instead… But, that’s just my opinion.
Casts of The Other Guys
I left right after the preview to go to the True Blood panel… which I waited for over an hour and half to find that it was impossible to get into:
Eventually, I just waited in line for the next panel, which was the TV Guide panel: casts from TV shows including V, Chuck, Dexter and Vampire Diaries where there.
I’m glad I had been lining up earlier because I was able to grab a seat in the front, and as I left, I saw that the entire conference room was packed all the way to the back.
Surprisingly, these two were the only Slave Princess Leias I saw in the entire convention!