It’s September so you know what that means, IT’S ALMOST SPOOKY SEASON! Halloween is my favorite holiday. I’m chomping at the bit to decorate my apartment and plan my costume. I created a list of five movies, well it’s actually four movies and one TV show, to get you into the Halloween spirit. So grab some snacks, a blanket, and a friend. Sit back, relax, and enjoy.
Sleep Hollow (1999)
First up we have Sleep Hollow. This one is on my watch list every single year. I highly recommend this movie. Young and dreamy Johnny Depp is the main character as well.
Interview with the Vampire (1994)
The next movie is Interview with the Vampire. My mom got Brad Pitt as a vampire. I got sparkly Robert Pattinson in Twilight. I’m not mad though because the wolf pack was ten times better anyways.
Fright Night (1985)
“Oh you’re so cool Brewster.”
Hey it’s another vampire movie. I have’t watched this movie in a while, so it’s definitely on my watch list for this year.
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
Okay this one terrified me growing up. The first attack. The transformation scene. Jack scared the hell out of me. Still I suggest you watch this movie if you haven’t seen it yet.
Tales from the Crypt (1989)
Last we have the TV show, Tales from the Crypt. My brothers and I grew up watching this show during spooky season. Each episode is a different story with a different theme and they’re about 30 minutes long. There’s seven seasons so you can binge watch all of them.
These walls hold a lot of dark history. Deaths occurred from a violent 1959 riot. You can feel the unnerving energy once you enter the prison grounds. A great place to set up for investigations, the complex is large and active in the paranormal.
Rich in history and built by a Montana Copper King, many strange and unexplained things have occurred at the mansion in Hamilton. Come and visit the remains of the pool area on the property or set up a tour of the house. Walk the grounds and hear the past whispers on the wind.
The Dumas served as a brothel in Butte for approximately 92 years. Mining towns throughout the West were notorious for their brothels, and Butte was no exception. At one time Butte had a thriving Red Light District. Today it is the only building that remains of the sex worker industry of Butte’s past. Be prepared to be spooked by its cold, dark, and musty spaces and creaking floors.
Some ghost towns truly are empty and totally uninhabited, aside from archaeologists and occasional tourists passing through. Such is the case high in the hills of west-central Montana, where the historic ghost town of Garnet is located.
Below are five different costume personalities that may or may not fit you or your friends. Read through the descriptions and comment which personality best fits you!
(I am a Last Minute Shopper!)
Personality #1: Most Minimal Costume Possible
This person is normally above average on the scale of attractiveness and knows it, they want to wear the most skin revealing thing in the room in order to show off their body. Someone that wears a minimal costume almost always has two different costumes each year; one for school or work and one for their Halloween party or night out on the town. They are almost never afraid to spend as much money as needed each year for the best costume possible.
Examples: Playboy Bunny, sexy version of ANY costume.
Personality #2: Total Transformation
The total transformation is the person that spends hundreds of dollars on costume material from facial/body makeup to even extravagant wigs. The
extreme version of the total transformation person
would end up buying a complete
costume from head to toe that is made of high class material. The way to know if someone meets the requirements for this personality is that at first glance you will not recognize them.
Examples: Iron Man, Jack Skeleton, the Joker.
Personality #3: Super, Super Fan
A super, super fan is a person that dresses up as their favorite character of either a show, book, or movie. The person normally knows not only who and what the character is, but they also know everything there is to know about the character’s personality, history, and world. They are extremely likely to get offended and correct you if you get something wrong about the character or anything regarding the character’s world.
Examples: Star Wars characters, Harry Potter characters.
Personality #4: Costume with the Least Effort
If someone has a costume with the least effort it means that they normally have
something taped onto their clothing or they grabbed something out of their closet. These are the people that decided at the last second they should probably dress up but didn’t even want to go to the store to buy something official.
These can include people that go dressed up as themselves or even some one that tapes Smarties to their pants and refers to themselves as a “Smarty Pants.”
Personality #5: Last Minute Shopper
The last minute shopper is the costume person that normally needs to dress up for work, school, or a party with little to no time or money to run to the store for
a decent costume. This person ends up grabbing whatever they can off of the shelf from the costume store. This person is to not be confused with the “Costume with the Least Effort” as the last minute shopper at least puts in enough effort to go to the store for a costume.
Examples: witches, doctor coat, pirate.
Thanks for reading, hopefully a description fits your personality and if you didn’t like your description then just think; “what personality do I want to have this Halloween?”
I love nail art, I always have! Though I never thought I had the artistic ability to do all of the fun and unique designs I saw. After researching it a bit more I learned that anyone can do nail art! It’s all about choosing the right designs. In this post I’m going to walk you through three super easy and fun Holiday Nail Art Designs to show off these next 3 months. Let’s get started!
First things first, you are going to need the right tools! You will need a toothpick, a small paintbrush, and a dotting tool.
If you don’t have these tools don’t worry! You can find these at any beauty supply store. I bought mine at Ulta.
Now that you are properly equipped I’ll dive into the nail art designs. I’ll also tell you what brand and the names of all the nail polishes I used so you can recreate the same look if you would like! (But know that you can choose whatever colors you like!)
Halloween Nail Art
That’s right folks! That spooky time of year is just around the corner so here is a fun nail art design worthy of communicating with the spirits! First things first, apply a layer of base coat to all of your nails.
This will help your manicure last and protect your natural nails. Next paint your thumbnail white and the rest of your nails orange.
Then using the dotting tool and black polish make three large black circles on your thumb to make a ghost.
Your circles don’t have to be perfect and actually add to it if they are a little wobbly! Then using the same black polish use the small paintbrush to write BOO across three of your nails. Remember you don’t need perfect letters! Having some shake to them makes the font look like thriller.
Now for the pinky! Using the small paintbrush make three small black lines around the edge of your nail.
Then connect the three lines with smaller curved black lines. You can use the small paintbrush or a toothpick to do this.
When you are finished be sure to apply top coat! This will keep your nail art shiny and it will help it last longer.
And there you have it! Fun festive Halloween nails that are sure to make a scream!
(Polishes used were all OPI. The colors were Alpine Snow, Black Onyx, and Hot & Spicy.)
Thanksgiving Nail Art
Fall is such a peaceful time of year. It’s also the time of year we get to play with warm rich colors! So here is a fun nail art design sure to get your family talking over turkey dinner! First, remember to apply your base coat! Next paint all of your nails (except your ring finger) a light brown/nude color. Then paint your ring finger a dark brown.
After you have done this use the small paintbrush and paint small leaves on your ring finger. Use lots of fall colors such as red, orange, and the color you used on your other nails. Add some top coat and voila! Cute fall nails that will keep you warm all through the Thanksgiving Day Parade!
(All polishes were OPI. The colors were, Going My Way Or Norway, Espresso Your Style, Coca-Cola Red, and Hot & Spicy.)
Christmas Nail Art
This next nail art design is nothing but nice, and is sure to make a statement at your next holiday party! First start off with a base coat on all of your nails. Next french tip all of your nails except for your ring finger. Then with a small paintbrush dipped in red polish, underline your french tip.
Then using the small paintbrush dipped in brown polish create a half circle on your ring finger.
Using the same brown polish add another smaller circle above the half circle you just made.
Now using your dotting tool, dip it in the same red polish and create a red nose in the center of the two brown circles. Then use the smaller end of the dotting tool dipped in white polish and add two eyes. Then take a toothpick dipped in black nail polish and add pupils!
Next take the small paintbrush dipped in a darker brown polish and paint two lines at the top of his head. Then add as many lines as you would like coming off the side of the main line.
Finally if you have some glitter polish add it to his nose to give a little extra shine! Add a top coat and you have a fun festive design that Santa would pick every time!
(Polishes used were Zoya and OPI. Colors used were, Zoya’s Desiree, Black Onyx, Alpine Snow, Coca-Cola Red, and Espresso Your Style.)
Hannah Brinton is a student at The University of Montana. She will be graduating in December with a Degree in Marketing and a Certificate in Entertainment Management.
A single-shot pistol in the hands of a practiced marksman is worth more than a clip-fed gun being fired wildly. Get some friends together with their own guns and have a nerf gun fight to practice hitting moving targets while also learning how to move with your gun.