Monday, November 5, 2012

Vacation!

I know I've been fairly absent for the past couple weeks, but starting today, I'm officially on my annual fall vacation.  I'll be back to blogging in a week or two, but for now I'm going to be relaxing and enjoying the rest of this surprisingly short autumn.

If you hate off-topic posts, please skip past this one!  The tl;dr is that I'm on vacation and I really freakin' love Halloween.

So... I didn't really get a chance to do any Halloween nails this year, but I still enjoyed the hell out of the rest of my Halloween traditions.  Carved pumpkins, had everyone over for dinner, listened to Type O Negative, had a sweet costume and even did a little bit of trick-or-treating (okay, so it was only three houses and they were all friends, but still... there was candy and doorbell ringing involved).


Did any of you do anything cool for Halloween?  I know it was last week, but I wasn't around to see what you were all up to then!  I'm positively dying to see what your costumes were.  Please, please, please send me a picture (linking to your blog in the comments is perfectly fine if you've posted your Halloween pics there!) of your costume and the pumpkins you carved!



This was my costume this year.  Not exactly how I wanted it to turn out, but really not bad for the tiny budget!  It gets the point across, right?  I think I'll have the same one next year, but I'll work on trying to make it better.  I think the goggles are all wrong, and the angle of the beak on the mask is off.  My nails were just boring plain black, but no one saw them anyway because I was wearing gloves the whole time.


And, of course, this year's pumpkins. Can't have Halloween without pumpkins! Mine's the second from the left.  I carve the same face every year.  My Dad pointed out that the eyes and the nose together look like the radiation symbol.  Sweet.


 On another off-topic note (what, I'm on vacation, can't I take a vacation from being on-topic too?), did anyone else catch Hatch Fever this weekend?  I think I did.

I mean, sure, I miss The Jon, but I rather like what I've seen of Hatchworth so far.  Maybe I'm just reading the character completely the wrong way, but I love the whole innocent/evil thing he seems to have going on (like with the little "simple loveable robot" personality but with subtle 'off' comments ["I will burn this whole place down!"]).  Really looking forward to seeing more of the new robot.

Anyway, I'll be back soon.  Probably won't be checking my email or Twitter much while I'm gone, but I'll miss you all :)  ♥

67 comments:

  1. Your costume is too cool. Where did you get that mask? I did a Coraline nail and makeup look here
    http://thenailartiste.blogspot.ca/2012/10/if-button-nose-is-cute-why-are-button.html
    I spent the night giving out candy, which is always fun. Enjoy your vacation!

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    1. Holy craaaaap, that's creepy and awesome! I still haven't seen Coraline, can you believe it? I know I'd like it!

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    2. Oops, forgot the first part- ordered my mask on Amazon from Red Sky something or other (it's papier-mache)

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  2. Hope you'll have a great time on "real" vacation :D

    Since Halloween isn't even half as big here as it is in the US, nothing special at all happened on the 31st. I'm okay with that, it's not like I'm into spooky things anyway :P

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    1. That's okay, I hope you still had a lovely week anyway :D

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  3. Dude, that costume is ace. It looks really familiar and I'm pretty sure I should know but I don't meh. I can't carve pumpkins! I usually just stick props into them, but alas no pictures :( But I do have pictures of my costume! http://cherry0bomb.blogspot.com/2012/11/halloween-makeup-maleficent-x2.html
    Have a good rest of your vacation!!!!

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    1. OMG you're such a hottie! I love your makeup and costume (and your boyfriend's and other friends too!)

      I'm one of these :D http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plague_doctor

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    2. ohhhh! for a while i was thinking you were one of the spy vs. spy guys, lol!

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    3. ohhhh! for a while i was thinking you were one of those spy vs. spy guys, lol!

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    4. You're sweet! Thank you! I think I have seen the plague doctor outfit in a game or something... Either way, the goggles are super cool.

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    5. I thought you were the black Spy vs. Spy! They look pretty similar.

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    6. Just popping in to say that CHERRY BOMB might be thinking of the Doctor from Assassin's Creed Brotherhood. I had to butt in because that's one of my fave games! :) Awesome costume btw!

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  4. Your costume looks great! I don't recognize the character, who is it?

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    1. Thank you! It's a plague doctor :) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plague_doctor

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  5. Didn't really have a Halloween this year. This Hurricane kind of came through, and, well, maybe you saw the news. It kind of sucked.

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    1. Yes, it is tragic and my thoughts are with everyone affected :( :( :(

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    2. Thanks, dude. Sorry for the double post, wasn't logged in the first time and...yeah, sorry.

      I love looking at your costume and pumpkins and everyone else's; I'm living vicariously through it. ;) Hopefully next year will be a better one because it's my favorite holiday. :)

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  6. Didn't really have Halloween this year. I don't know if you heard, but we had this little Hurricane come through and it kind of sucked.

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  7. Everyone is entitled to off-topic posts and vacation! Enjoy, Scrangie! We'll miss ya!

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  8. Have a great vacation.
    We don't celebrate Halloween in my country so I have no Halloween-themed stuff to show, but I do like to see how others do it.

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    1. I also love to live vicariously through others' pictures of costumes and parties, I can never get enough Halloween!

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  9. Sounds like you had a great time :]
    I dressed up as Sally for Halloween, and my boyfriend was Old Gregg - what a goofy combo lol!!

    Here's the post where I showed my costume and matching nails :D
    http://nailsforthesakeofsanity.blogspot.com/2012/10/halloween-party-nails.html

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    1. I LOVE your costume and makeup and nails, and that Old Gregg costume is PRICELESS. Ahhhh omg I love it

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  10. Awesome costume! Enjoy the well-deserved break!

    (and please come back when you're rested! lol)

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  11. I went as the Doctor this year!

    http://instagram.com/p/RdyhC1p71M/

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  12. I went as the Doctor this year!

    http://instagram.com/p/RdyhC1p71M/

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  13. Lol! Glad I'm not the only one who spends Halloween (and the 2 weeks before) constantly bumping Type O! \m/

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  14. Awesome costume! :D I love it. And I was planning to go as Log Lady (from Twin Peaks) this year but ended up getting sick and having to call it off- next year, though!

    I can link you to some pumpkin carving pictures of mine in a blog post if you want to check it out. If you're curious about what the design is on the pumpkin on the left, be sure to read the comments for explanation. ;) http://lacquertracker.blogspot.ca/2012/11/happy-halloween.html

    Enjoy your vacation!

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    1. Awe, hope you're feeling better :( But woot, Twin Peaks costume!

      And I totally got the design without even having to look at the comments. Hahahahahaha freakin' hilarious!

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    2. Hopefully better soon! And it just gives me another year to convince my significant other to dress up for next Halloween as Windom Earle disguised as Log Lady, while I go as Log Lady. Best couples costume ever, am I right? :D

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    3. PS: Glad you liked the pumpkin carving! I'm happy that some people "got" it... I was worried it would be too much of a long shot.

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  15. That costume is amazing! Great job.

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  16. Love your costume! Here are links to my pumpkins, decorations & costume!

    http://concreteandnailpolish.blogspot.com/2012/11/forever-alone-pumpkin.html

    http://concreteandnailpolish.blogspot.com/2012/10/fab-lab-tulsa-halloween.html

    http://concreteandnailpolish.blogspot.com/2012/10/dexter-halloween-costumes.html

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  17. Love your costume and your pumpkin (it does look like a radiation symbol, lol) The one to the right is really neat, too. My costume this year was a drag queen. Wasn't my first choice, but I had fun. http://cassykinsvstheworld.blogspot.com/2012/10/jack-pumpkin-king-come-save-halloween.html

    Have a good vacation!

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  18. that costume is cool, kinda a steampunk plague doctor...scary! i have a link to one of my pumpkins on my blog, and also tweeted a pic of another one i carved the day of.

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  19. Your costume is cool and creepy all at the same time. lol. Have tons of fun on vacation!! we'll miss your posts :)

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  20. I actually love "off-topic" posts, I enjoy getting to know more about you! :) What a unique and creative costume you had!!I'm glad you had a fun Halloween and I hope you enjoy your vacation. Are you going away somewhere or just taking some time to relax at home?

    I didn't dress up this year, as my fiancé recently had surgery and came home from the hospital only a few days before Halloween, but here are a couple Halloween themed photos to share:

    I carved my very first pumpkin this year, ag age 29! Took me long enough, haha!
    http://instagr.am/p/RD6fdhPpzJ/

    My Halloween nails:
    http://instagr.am/p/RYL95evpzr/

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  21. I went as Regan from The Exorcist! I wanted something really gross and hard to look at. I ended up winning first place. I posted some pictures in a blog post, also detailing how I made the costume, which was practically homemade. I love really creative costumes that can be put together on the fly!

    http://www.beautygala.com/brands/my-halloween-costume-breakdown-photographs-and-how-to/

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  22. Cool costume :)
    Halloween isn't really a holiday here in Holland but there are parties so I went to a Halloween party..dressed up as a skully spider lady.

    http://dutch-diana.blogspot.nl/2012/10/halloween-2012-roses-spiders-and-skulls.html

    Enjoy your vacation.

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  23. Halloween is by far the best holiday! I had a bad sinus headache this year, so I spent it on the couch watching DVR'd "true" ghost story shows and eating pumpkin pie ice cream, but it's still the best holiday ever.

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  24. Your costume is so cool! I hope you have a marvelous vacation! Enjoy fall while you can.. It seems to be quickly turning into winter here. (Go away, snow!!) I went to a Halloween party dressed as Skyler White. Our group did a Breaking Bad theme and handed out blue rock candy. I wore Orly RIP on Halloween day :)). http://instagr.am/p/RV1n_EGbZp/

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  25. Your costume is so cool! I hope you have a marvelous vacation. Enjoy fall while you can, it seems to be quickly turning into winter here. (Go away,snow!!) I went to a Halloween party dressed as Skyler White. Our group did a Breaking Bad theme and handed out blue rock candy. I wore Orly RIP on Halloween day :)) http://instagr.am/p/RV1n_EGbZp/

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  26. I actually wore two costumes to one party: Katniss's training and arena costumes. I just ducked out for a couple min and came back in a new costume! It was awesome.

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  27. Oh man I love plague doctors. They're so awesomely creepy. I've always wanted to do a plague doctor costume for Halloween!

    I didn't do much on Halloween because I'd had a busy couple weekends, but I was rocking this awesome Rob Zombie mani!

    http://www.polishrainbow.com/2012/10/this-is-halloween-nail-art-challenge_30.html

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  28. The entire month of October will never not be Type O time !! #RIPPete no costume for me - kiddo was a Pokemon trainer, super cute - lots of grown ups loved it. #nerds

    Happy vacay !

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  29. LOVE your costume!! I was what I am every year... http://www.thepolishedzombie.com/2012/10/samhaim-halloween-day-of-dead-happy-fun.html

    No trick-or-treating but I did scare some kiddies! Enjoy your vacation, here we're fluctuating betweens Autumn and Winter.

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  30. Love your pest doctor costume! I was a zombie and participated in a Halloween Zombie walk in my city. Here are some pics:

    http://mindlessindulgence-mindless.blogspot.de/2012/11/zombie-ahem-monday-halloween-outfit-2012.html

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  31. I'm gonna miss your posts! Enjoy your vacation and cu soon!

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  32. Enjoy your vacay! I didn't dress up, but my daughter was a "Frankenstein Princess" hehe Here's a pic
    http://web.stagram.com/p/314600467303037509_2019413

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  33. LISA FRANK UNICORN https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151307237635996&set=t.1803971&type=1&theater

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  34. LISA FRANK UNICORN https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151307237635996&set=t.1803971&type=1&theater

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  35. i love your posts.. polish or off topic. i also loved your costume!! so cool! i was queen/ace of hearts.. one of my first times dressing up!

    check out my post on my blog here: http://yummy411.blogspot.com/2012/10/halloween-2012-enchanted-queen-plus.html

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  36. Hi Scrangie! I hope you are having a nice vacation!

    For Halloween, I was a ganguro girl: http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/2623/dsc04222001.jpg

    I wore these nails:
    http://nailsbymslizard.blogspot.com/2012/11/halloween-nail-art-recap.html

    Oh & I love Type o Negative. RIP Peter.

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  37. Didn't have a Halloween this year because of Hurricane Sandy :( BUT.... I did have a great Sailor Pluto costume that I made and fortunately wore two weeks prior to Halloween! :) I made it myself.

    http://supersailormars.tumblr.com/post/35095398940/here-are-some-photos-of-my-sailor-pluto-at-new

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  38. Love your costume! I adore anything out of the ordinary. I got to dress up twice this year which was wonderful because I too love Halloween. Here's a link to my blog about those costumes. :)

    http://entertainingmadness.wordpress.com/2012/11/07/gishwhes-and-halloween/

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  39. i love halloween, too. it's the best. who can say no to costumes and candy? and your costume looks pretty creepy. did you buy or make the nose part? either way, impressive costume. have a fun vacation!

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