Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween, from Princess Zuryzel!

So, about the second I logged off my last blog post, it occurred to me: Why shouldn't I go as Princess Zuryzel?

I don't know why I haven't done that before, but I haven't. So, this year, I did!

Yes, this year I dressed up as my main character, the Wraith Mouse princess. It didn't quite go as I expected, partly since I'm definitely no makeup artist, but I don't think it's too bad for my first try!

She typically wears blue, not green, but the green shirt there works too, I think. Also, she wears her sword across her back, but I couldn't make that belt work, so it went around my waist. I guess this is how she wears her sword for special occasions, when she doesn't expect to be hiking or climbing or running anywhere! 

Honestly, this was a lot of fun! I also now have a lot of things to think about for Zuryzel in future books.

Happy Halloween, everyone! I hope you had a wonderful time and you let your imagination go wild!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

It's October!

Fall is my favorite time of year, so I'm pretty happy that it's October (school notwithstanding). I'm pretty excited for Halloween, and I think instead of getting a new costume this year I'm just going to add a bunch of accessories to some of the costumes I've worn in the past.

See, that's the thing - Halloween costumes are so freaking expensive that I've only ever bought the costumes, and not the cool accessories that go with them. This year, I plan to wear one of my old costumes, but add some pretty decorations to it. So, since most of my costumes all look like medieval dresses, I'm thinking I need some kind of crown, some of those bracelet-ring combos, and some pretty face decorations.

I should also probably check and make sure that Halloween costumes are allowed at work... see, I'm working two jobs again, and last fall Halloween was on a day when I was at school, but this year it's on a day when I'm at the insurance company. I don't know that their dress code allows for medieval Halloween costumes... Yeah, I need to make sure it does. 

Anyway, if you're wearing an epic Halloween costume that you're very, very excited about, post a picture to my Facebook page (if your parents are cool with that). I would really love to see what all my readers do for Halloween!

And, if you dress up as a character from Darkwoods, I'd really love to see that! ;) 

In other news, I'll have a list of craft shows I'll be selling at soon. I think they're more spaced out this year, time-wise (the first one is in the middle of October), and I'm trying to visit some places I've never been yet. Once I have the complete list, I'll post it here.