On Becoming Effie Trinket

I would say Halloween 2012: Effie Trinket was a success! The number of people enthusiastically shouting, “THE HUNGER GAMES!” at me was magnificent. Doing this makeup sparked that urge I get to create makeup tutorials. Sadly, I did not create a tutorial, but I may consider doing so in the future. If I can ever figure out proper lighting for makeup photography. I’m always washing myself out.

Halloween was celebrated with Nikki, Halloween, Trick ‘r Treat, and Zombieland, sushi, Starbursts, Sangria, cider and American Horror Story: Asylum. Not to mention those eyelashes, though a pain in retina, were the best things I’ve ever worn. I may reprise Effie for DragonCon 2013.

That last photo is a side-by-side of half makeup, half me. I love taking half-half photos of makeup work. It started with my Harley Quinn/Jokeresque makeup where I ended up as Two-Face. I think it’s the transformation process that lures me in. I adore it.

Yup, that’s all eyeshadow and lipstick.

But now that Halloween is (officially) over, and I’m sliding into November, I’ve issued myself another challenge: NaNoWriMo. Actually, I think I’m cheating.

I’m not starting a new story. I’m working the Novel-Beast. Why? Because I want to push myself to get it done. I let me talk myself out of things, but with deadlines and people keeping tabs on me, rewards set, I’m going to forward to slay. Tonight I carve out the 1,668 word foundation. Or more. I need 46k in order to see Creature Feature on the 23rd. I can worry about editing and perfecting later.

This will be my second attempt at NaNoWriMo, and I’m going to win it for me. I’ve got a game plan. I’ve signed it. It’s time for this beast to have a finished draft.

My only regret is the lack of glitter.


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