Last night Isaiah’s dojo had ‘Trunk or Treat’. I have never seen this before this year. For anyone else who doesn’t know, like me, it is trick or treating out of a trunk or truck bed. The host has their vehicle decked out for Halloween and hands out candy, some have games to play as well. It was fun, and some people went all out. There was a costume contest as well as the games and treats.
We all had a good time, but before the party we had many preparations to do at our house. Since Tonnie had to work, Isaiah and I took care of business.
Isaiah and I made cupcakes and marshmallow treats, Halloween style. Of course for the cupcakes we used food coloring to make them orange. We made green frosting and Isaiah decorated his little heart out. He used candy corn and sprinkles. He made such masterpieces that he had to take some for our friends.
We made some marshmallow treats. They did not come out quite like I expected. I wanted black so I added food coloring. I put blue and green and yellow and red. What I got was an awesome shade of green that looked like zombie flesh. It had the specks of red in it that resembled blood. I used our bone shaped cookie cutter and went to cutting. They did look awesome.
After we had finished with our treats, it was time to start make-up for our costumes. I started first. Since I had been watching you-tube tutorial videos on our make-up, I wanted to make the mistakes on me if there were any. I did a great job, if I do say so myself! We went as zombies … all of us. I had spent a day cutting up our clothes for costumes, bought at the Goodwill store. Isaiah and I had spent some time outside putting grass stains and dirtying up our costumes (you can’t have a clean zombie). Make-up was going to be a challenge for me. I needed the bites and rotting flesh but I am allergic to latex. I found a tutorial that used elmer’s glue and tissue paper. I am here to say it worked fabulous! I separated the two-ply into one-ply. I tore it into strips and put the glue on it and then attached it to my skin. I then put some more glue on to make sure that it stuck. It worked better than the “Zombie flesh” that I bought. I had to keep sticking that back on. With the tissue paper and glue, it would peel at the edges but that added to the “look”. It did sting a little when I removed it like pulling a band-aid off. The rest of the make-up came off easily with soap and water.
I used the white make-up first and stippled in the green. I used the black last and used it to shadow and make a rotting flesh look. After I was done with my make-up, I moved on to Tonnies’ and then Isaiahs’. We then put on our costumes and voila! we were Zombies!!
We won first place for Family costumes. It was a good time and even better … when we left we went to get dinner in our costumes! Whataburger patrons and some employees weren’t sure what to think!! I love Halloween. Wednesday is trick or treating, and I get to do it all over again! Yes!