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Cosplay Corner: Velma from Scooby Doo

Shop the look! It is finally October and my favorite time of the year where cosplayers and the normal people collide, dressing up together and for fun, especially on Halloween! I will be sharing my cosplays and makeup looks with you all this month on my Instagram and here on my blog so you can shop or re-create the look! Today’s look I will be sharing with you all is Velma from Scooby-Doo.

What You Will Need

  • Short Wig
  • Glasses
  • Orange Sweater Top
  • Red Skirt
  • Orange Socks
  • Brown/Red Shoes or Red Heels

Amazon Links/Shop My Look Exact

I always buy my stuff from Amazon but I’m sure you can also find this look in retail stores near you or even on better websites. If something is unavailable on Amazon, don’t worry… I guarantee you will find it elsewhere!

The Makeup

Velma’s makeup is very subtle, honestly, you won’t need makeup at all. For my cosplay, I added some orange and gold shimmer to the eye with subtle eyeliner and lashes. With the glasses, there really is no reason for eye makeup unless you plan on taking off the glasses at some point while still in costume/cosplay.

Final Thoughts

Velma is such a sweet and easy character to dress up as and that is why I chose her. She was always my fave in Scooby-Doo and most likely always will be. Make sure to follow my Instagram where I will be sharing all things Halloween and makeup this month! I will also be having lots of polls to vote on, come join in on the fun! Thanks so much for reading.

Halloween Healthy at Home Ideas

This is the guide for all of those who wish to stay home and healthy while still celebrating Halloween whether it be with your friends, family and/or kiddos!

Photo by Łukasz Nieścioruk on Unsplash

I know during COVID how crazy some of us are going since trick-o-treating has been frowned upon/cancelled/not suggested. Jessamine Co. Kentucky cancelled their ‘Treats on Main’, however, kept the door-to-door festivities going. Legally they cannot cancel or make it illegal to still go trick-o-treating though, I know some of us do not want to risk it and practice the unofficial Holiday at home. Well this is the ultimate guide for you if that pertains to you! Even if you plan on going door-to-door, these are some activities everyone can do and enjoy! At the end I will also share tips on passing out candy during this Holiday intertwined with the pandemic.

TOP 10 Healthy at Home Halloween Celebration Ideas:

1) Carve Some Pumpkins!

Pumpkin Carving kits are easy to find, I got mine at Kroger but of course you can just use simple materials such as a knife and a big spoon to help you get the pumpkin’s insides scooped out to carve! I absolutely adore this activity because it isn’t just fun as children; I still enjoy pumpkin carving like I did as a young child!

2) Exchange “Boo” Boxes with Others!

This one is a fun one! So I am in many Facebook groups and just so happen to also be apart of a Fall & Halloween lovers group as well as the many other groups I am in. So I did not come up with this myself, I found this idea on said group! Someone wrote something on the lines of, “I am looking for a boo box buddy/pen pal who would like to ship each other a box containing Fall and Halloween goodies!”, I definitely took them up on their offer. I ended up sending 5 total boo boxes. Overall this was so fun and I recommend others to do it if they also enjoy this season!

3) Dress Up Anyway at Home!

Me in my Witchy Halloween outfit | Shop this Look, it is on my (this) website under Blogs

Dress up anyway! Halloween is too fun and life is too short to miss out on dressing up! I have heard from some people they aren’t dressing up this year but why? For many years dressing up for Halloween has been a tradition (for many) and it has also been used as self expression. People often express themselves dressing up by dressing as their idols, career paths, their favourite characters from books and movies, and etc. One of my favourite costume expressions are those from different eras though, some misinterpret the era they were going for. So don’t skip this year, dressing up is too fun to skip!

4) Bake & Decorate!

Hocus Pocus Buns (Easy | 20 min)

Ingredients:

  • Pillsbury Croissant Dough
  • Jumbo Marshmallows
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Sugar
  • Butter

How to Make: Roll the dough in a ball, then rip a spot to shove the marshmallow in (LOL), close the dough and make into a finer ball. Dip in melted butter, then dip in sugar, then roll it around in the cinnamon as long as you want then place on a cookie sheet. Takes about 10 minutes max to bake. They call them hocus pocus buns because the marshmallow disappears! This is a tasty and inexpensive treat to make! 11/10 recommend.

Easy Cupcakes (EASY | 35 min.)

Ingredients:

  • Cupcake Mix
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Frosting
  • Sprinkles
  • Edible Decoration you Bought from Kroger/Walmart
  • Cupcake Cups
  • Cupcake Baking Pan

How to create: Mix the cake mix with what you need to (directions should be on back of the box) then add some Vanilla Extract to make it taste a little more homemade. I usually put a pinch of the extract in mine. Then mix again. Now, pour the cake into the cups in the cupcake pan. Now bake for approx. 17-21 minutes unless done before then. Take them out of the oven, let cool for about 25 min. Add the frosting to the cupcakes once cooled. then sprinkle some Halloween-ish sprinkles. Then add a cute Halloween edible decoration on top and begin to serve!

Yeah, my recipes are kind of satire, but let’s be honest, I am not a cook or a baker. I figured I would give you all some easy ones that I have done myself! Now the Hocus Pocus Buns, they are actually sooooo good.

5) Host a Halloween Treasure Hunt with the Kiddos

Photo by Zach Kadolph on Unsplash

This would be so fun for kiddos! You know how on Easter they look for eggs and they have candy in them? Do it for Halloween! Make up your own rules! Hide the candy in pumpkin like eggs, make them find a “special” painted pumpkin for money or whatnot! You can have an indoor treasure hunt or do it outside! This is guaranteed fun while being healthy at home!

Other Things you Could Do:

  • Watch Movies and enjoy candy & popcorn!
  • Host a small 10 person Halloween party!
  • Have a Virtual Costume Contest!
  • Host a Halloween Watch Party on Facebook!

If you have any other ideas please leave a comment! Also don’t forget to subscribe to the blog for more seasonal ideas and posts! Make sure you’re following me on Instagram (@lifewithcaitie), thanks so much for reading!

I’m Just a 60’s Witch – 60’s/70’s Inspired Witch Look

Y’all asked for it, I have come to DELIVER!

About a month ago I asked what my Instagram followers would love to see Halloween Character + Era wise and they came up with a 60’s witch. I have also incorporated a 70’s mix vibe into the look. In this blog I will do a breakdown of the items, why I chose them, and will be posting a link for you guys so you can also shop the look. All links are NOT AFFILIATE links. I just love sharing fashion with others so much… Maybe later on I will try out affiliate marketing but right now all of this is for fun! Enjoy the blog and Happy Halloween Season!

The Items and Why I Chose Them & Where to Find Them

All I got were from Amazon and they were on Prime!

The Dress

The dress is one I found a while back when I was looking up 70’s black dresses. As soon as October hit, I KNEW I NEEDED THIS to add to my Fall closet. I thought it would go so well with the look. The dress feels witchy where the sleeves are bell sleeved and they are long, all while the dress ends at mid knee. Belle sleeves have remained top of the list in 1970 though they have originated and been popular even since the year 794 … Back in the Heian period in Japan. For more information about the bell sleeves CLICK HERE.

Amazon Link to Dress – CLICK HERE!

Style Tip: I feel it would be so cute with a clinch belt where it is a dress that is a little boxy and hangs straight down.

The Boots

For the boots I went with the 60’s Go-Go Boot! A perfect staple from the 60’s and the colour black went amazing with this dress. The brand is Ellie Shoes and they recreate amazing vintage shoes. I don’t know about you but when I think of these kind of boots my mind goes straight to Nancy Sinatra and her song, “These Boots Were Made For Walkin'” I just really love that song but it also showcased different styles of boots mainly the go-go boot. To read more about this, CLICK HERE.

Amazon Link to G0-Go Boots – CLICK HERE!

The Wig

Yep, that is correct. I am indeed wearing a wig. I have to give this wig a 10/10. It is perfect. Feels realistic and real, and isn’t too heavy but thick enough to pass as real. When I saw this I felt it was PERFECT for this look. I also thought of that one beauty history fact that talked about passports and hair colour. 1968 was the last year to ask people for their hair colour on passports. Hair colouring was a major trend and became very popular in the 60’s and into the 80’s. Read more about the history of hair dye by CLICKING HERE.

Amazon Link to Wig – CLICK HERE!

Style Tip: The top doesn’t look too fake however, if you have a ton of hair and it is thick then you may want to wear a hat so there isn’t an obvious bump where your real hair lies. Or simply flatten as much as your real hair can get using boppy pins and etc. to put it in perfect place for the wig cap.

The Hat Neck & Ear Accessories

I didn’t get my accessories in time so yeah, that necklace is photoshopped. BUT fear not for I have links to the hat I was going to use as well as the necklace. Picking out the accessories was so groovy yet time consuming. But I always figured gold peace signs went with green very well so that was what I had intended for the necklace. The earrings are from a small business so I will also link where you can find those!

Hat – CLICK HERE.

Necklace – CLICK HERE.

Earrings – CLICK HERE.

For the Makeup I used:

As always thank you for reading I hope everyone has a fantastic and fashionable Halloween! Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram and say hello!