Happy Halloween from Midas and her fantastic animals

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Happy Belated Halloween! I hope you had a lovely evening of tricks and treats. Currently it’s about 10pm and I am lounging in sweats after scrubbing gold glitter off me for an eternity. The pain of removal was well worth it.

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I took my Pinterest inspired gold painted shirt, a long black skirt, gold bangles and hoop earings then ut my hair up in a bun and tied a gold twisty thing around my head like a crown.

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Next I applied a crap load of Martha Stewart glitter paint (don’t worry it’s non-toxic) down one side of my body. On my face I used al the gold makeup I had to embellish my face. I applied gold all over my face to give it a gold sheen. Then I outlined my eyes in black kohl and used a Glitter Eye Pencil to line my upper lid and lips.

Now on to the important stuff, my cat costumes.

I had taken inspiration from this amazing photo that made its way around the internet about a month ago and a few baby costumes.

Nate is demonstrating each cat costume below since the cats wouldn’t sit still for me. Bless him. I decide to push cat gender stereotypes and dress Loki as a unicorn and Pixel as a bat. Both costumes were made out of felt, elastic, cardboard and a bunch of tacky glue.

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For the unicorn, I made my horn out of cardboard and then wrapped it with glitter felt. I then built a base of the horn with a couple layers of felt to secure it in place. Then I used gold puffy paint to add the spiral to the horn.

Working on the cat unicorn hat

I let it dry overnight then cut the ear holes out and secured elastic for the chin strap. Here’s Loki allowing me to put the hat on as I adjust the ear holes.

Bat costume

My second costume was a little dark which fit Pixel to a tee. I decided to make her a diabolical bat. I traced out my bat wings on cardboard and then black glitter felt. I made a felt sandwich with the cardboard in the middle to add structure to the wings and glued it all together. Then I attached the wings to a cardboard base.

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After the wings dried overnight, I added another piece of felt support on the back of each wing to keep them upright. Again, I glued it all together and let it dry. Then I attached to each corner of the base to two elastic bands so I could secure it to Pixel’s torso.

Pixel wore her costume twice as long as Loki did. I think next year’s costumes may focus more on the torso look since it doesn’t bother them as much as putting something on their heads.

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After messing with the cats, we moved our attention to the front of the house. Nate graded and I made us dinner listening to a great Halloween mix. We got a record number of tricker treaters and almost ran out of candy before it started to rain. Overall, it was a mellow Halloween evening.

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