Wednesday, December 4, 2019

🎃🍂Autumnal Carnival Collection 2019🍂🎃--SNAKE WOMAN, GLUTTON & GLITTER BEARD LADY PERFUME OILS!

Hello boils and ghouls, I have quite the treat for you all today. 
Cult Fragrance x The Cannibal Carnival has come together again to create another collection.
Unlike the few before, this one is very close to my heart--

⭐The Autumnal Carnival Collection
"Step right up! The freaks are just DYING to eat...I mean MEET you!
Experience each act! Thrill your senses! Bring out your inner freak!
Stand out from the crowd & smell good enough to EAT~!"
I am going to be showing you each bottle, explaining in further detail and giving you my take on the scents. What they smell like, how they work on my skin and how long they last. You must understand, these scents are no ordinary perfume. Each bottle is a different "act" in the carnival. Each important yet so very different. Alone, they are a spectacle to experience but together they will entice you to return and keep returning back to the carnival. One whiff and you're under the spell...I just hope you don't mind to loose...your mind~

Saturday, November 9, 2019

❤️💙Zombie Walk 2019💙❤️--The Making Of & The Actual Walk!

Hello ladies and gents
Zombie Walk 2019 was upon us.
Compared to many of the other years we've attended--
This year has got to be the most active one yet.
(Image found via Facebook!)

There is so much to talk about, which I will include in sections.
Starting with the making of my costume and why.

So, enough idle chat for now--allow us to get into this long awaited post.

Monday, October 21, 2019


Happy Halloween 2019~

Hello ladies and gents
Yes, you read it right--this will be the LAST haul post in the month of October. 
(minus the posts that might happen afterwards...ya know? After Halloween discounts! lmfao)
I went back several trips ago to gather some stuff I needed for Halloween. 
On and off--for a few days--gathering any last bits of things I liked/wanted/etc. 

I'll be honest--I have been postponing from posting because it gives me a great deal of sadness to even attempt to write. Even right now, I'm almost in tears from the thought this will be the last post about hauling in October. Halloween is my pride and joy but when it's's GONE. It leaves a small empty space in my soul that can only be filled by another year's worth of Halloween spookiness. But that's a whole 'nother year worth of waiting. AHHHHHHHHH

Think spooky thoughts, Hannabal. Spooky thoughts. Yes~
Anyways, enough with the it is.

Halloween Treats Review--Pumpkin Delights, Caramel Apple Oatmeal Creme Pies & A Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte

Happy Halloween~

Hello ladies and gents
I am bringing you a review on two Halloween/Harvest themed treats...
as well as, the infamous Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte 
everyone has been bragging about since the dawn of the internet life. 
The opinions are coming straight out of the mouth of a goth, for over 10+ years. 
Not that it should matter, but it gives a bit of zest to this post, am I right? lol

It's no laughing joke with some people. When you mutter the words "Pumpkin Spice Latte" in your native tongue, they'll chew you up and spit you out. Some folk have a zero tolerance for the stuff. Understandably so--if they happen to dislike the taste but recently, while I was looking at a display of them bottled up in my grocery store. Thinking "WOW. Starbucks Lattes are here! WHY?" I encountered two ladies. I overheard one of the girls talking in disgust about them to which her friend asked "why?" and the answered made me decide on my own purchase of one to try. She didn't mutter she hated the texture or the taste. It wasn't because of some huge political stance on the stuff. She hated Pumpkin Spice Lattes and she "didn't know why. She just did!!"

No real reason--probably from listening to everyone else hating them in turn made her hate them, too.
She didn't know why she did but she felt she had to since the drink is usually seen as a disgusting thing among non-drinkers. If you drank it and enjoyed it, you'd be seen as the few they joke about thus putting yourself into that category. It made me question why I hated it, as well. I didn't. I never tried it, I can't form a conclusion if I never tried it. I just, like the girl, felt a need to never try a sip because I was accustom to everyone else's opinion. And that is why we are here today--to try and form our OWN opinion on the drink. (as well as try out some little Halloween treats along the way!) 

Sorry for the long introduction, it would be pointless to just post without giving some backstory. 
I'll save the latte review for last, since it will probably be the most detailed. But enough chatting--time to indulge~

Sunday, October 20, 2019

👁️"Call Me On The Ouija..." Skull Ouija Board Look by Hannabal Marie👁️

Call Me On The Ouija Board, Baby~ 
Hello ladies and gents, 
Today I am posting about my latest makeup look and thrift find--
The Ouija Board Inspired "Sugar Skull" 
Or in better words:
Just some quick makeup experimentation to get me into the Halloween spirits. 

Also, this was a concept I doodled in notebooks my whole life--
I just wanted to make it an actual "art piece" by bringing it to life! 

I will admit, there is a lot I could have done better 
but the joys of makeup is being able to recreate later on, right? :)

Anywho, here she is:

Friday, October 4, 2019

HALLOWEEN Rite-aid & Walmart Walkthrough--VTG signs, Banjo Swingin' Bone Daddy, Cursed Baby Doll Heads & More~ (+Tiny Haul)

"Welcome Ghouls"

Hello boils and ghouls, 
another haul for another day~
I think this may be the last of the trips to most of these stores--
since I doubt there will be anything "new" added to what I've already seen. 
If anything at all, I might just snag what I see left-over within the weeks or if I ever return to these selected places for necessities. (and end up finding something I don't already own and need! lol)

 But this post is to tie up all the cool things in one bundle. 
We went to Riteaid and returned to Walmart for a few more items we couldn't get last time. 

You already know the drill, allow me to just show and tell~ 

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

🎃Another Halloween Haul 2019--99 Cent Store & Smart n Final🎃

I'm lost in the mask aisle again! lol 

Hello boils and ghouls, 
Another haul for the season--
I ended up getting a few more items to add in my life. 

Honestly, this is the only time of year I like to stock up on some household items--
like makeup, decor pieces, scary things to add into my wardrobe, etc. 
I say it every year but it holds truth--Halloween is everyday for me.

I took some images throughout the day, included some eventual things for future me to remember. 
But most importantly, I included some Halloween aisle fun! lol 
TON of stuff, despite most of everything from the last couple of trips have already been sold.
Mostly the makeup has been reduced to a few grabs, but I ended up nabbing a few trinkets to stash away. 

Enough of this chit-chat, allow me to show the photos already~ 

Sunday, September 29, 2019

☻JUNJI ITO'S BLACKBIRD by Hannabal Marie☻

Hello ladies and gents, 
Another inspired Junji Ito look--Blackbird. 
One of my personal favorite characters. 
So, I wanted to make sure I did her justice. 

Blackbird was one of the first stories I ever read from Junji Ito.
Someone made an insult about how I resembled the character when I smiled--so, being the curious cat I was, I looked into it. 
Despite the insult, I took it more as a flattering compliment.
I became obsessed with her. 
The way she looked and how she was so creepy without needing
anything other than her wide smile. 

I have wanted to attempt a look based on her but never got around to doing so. 
With so many positive comments on the others I've done, I thought I'd bring Blackbird to life now.
Enough chatting--
allow me to show you what I've done.

🎪Captain Spaulding Inspired Makeup Look by Hannabal Marie🎪

 My inspired Capt. look~ 
"Howdy there, ladies and gents--freaks and geeks of all ages~
Are ya tired of life? Depressed? Does your minimum wage job get ya down?
Maybe your mama is pissed off that you left her basement door wide open for her favorite dog to shit in. It's easy Jimmy, after you wank one off down there playin' your D&D and Minecraft--you oughta make sure to close that damn door, ya dipshit! Now that ain't too much to ask, is it? 
Well, if a firm hand of the law don't scare ya...
Maybe a trip to see my famous murder ride will.
You like blood? You like guts? Does violence get ya off?
Then you oughta take a peek at Captain Spaulding's Museum of Monsters and Mad-Men.
We got fish boy, girls who could use a good shave--
Mermaids who'll rip your balls off by the teeth and still born babies stuffed in glass jars.  
We got 'em all down here--so you come and visit, ya hear? And while you're at it--take home your mama some of my tasty fried chicken! Just say fuck it and grab yourself a bucket~ Bock Bock!"

Monday, September 23, 2019

🌿My Secret Little Garden🌿[Not so secret...anymore. lol]🌿

Mother Mary and some Pinecones.
Hello ladies and gents, 
Today I want to post about something I hold near and dear to my heart. 
Other than doing makeup, fashion, crafts and the like--
I also like to garden and take care of my green babies. 

It should come as no sudden surprise, considering I am into the occult and witchcraft. 
It's just common knowledge that a witch will have her own sacred garden space. lol

Mine is nothing extreme, though I do want to own a HUGE garden with all the extras one day. 
(Mostly a large garden like in the Secret Garden movie that contains flowers, herbs, vegetation, edible plants and all of those lovely stuff!)
I also want to own a few carnivorous plants, too. 
Nothing that will kill/consume me (like the dreadful Yateveo "I See You" Tree! lol) but ones that will help my garden/harvest grow--like traps of all kinds to help against predatory bugs and/or ones that will just help to repel harmful predators from entering my space--like mosquitoes or wasps! 

I've always been huge on greenery of all kinds--the gentle giants and the meat eaters.
Don't get me wrong, I also love my bugs but I do respect the circle of life. 
The bugs eating the harmless plants is no different than the plants eating the harmless bugs, etc. 
They need each other much like we need them. 
Of course, I wouldn't put them together JUST to watch their dismay, I will probably put the carnivorous ones in a separate area--just to be fair. Let the plants attract their prey in a very fair way without my taunting or pushing. Visa versa. 

But we are nowhere near that just yet, 
just harmless daydreaming of what could one day become my reality.

Anywho, I am going to show you what I have and what I am currently taking care of. 
This is just my hobby, I am no professional but that is the song and dance of all professionals, right?
We all, at some point in our green thumbing lives, had to be a novice. <3 
So, this is my beginning of all beginnings~

Monday, September 16, 2019

Longs & Walmart Halloween Hunting Continues + Mini Haul #3 [Jack Skeleton Pet Toys, Bat Clips & Witch Hats!]

They only had one full and a half aisle of Halloween goodness. 
Hello ladies and gentlefish, 
Another post, another day. 
This post should come as no surprise--it's that beautiful time of the year again. 
I'm trying to make sure I hit every local spot before Halloween shows it's spooky face. 
I really want that life-sized skeleton! So so so so badly! 
Nothing upsets me more than missing out on the scary spoopy decorations.
I've missed a lot last year, so this year--I ain't missing a heartbeat~ 
This time, we checked out our local Longs Drug Store 
because we had to pick up a prescription anyways. 
So, killing birds with stones here. lmfao

Sunday, September 15, 2019

✝️ 90s Kohls Fashion Boots Funeral, Remembrance & Mourning Procession.✝️

RIP 1990 Kohls Fashion Boots
We are gathered here today, 
to give our respects and love to a pair of my vintage 90s boots. 

I got them a loooooong time ago, at a local thrift shop, in relatively GREAT shape. 
I wore them twice and they ended up ripping entirely apart. 
I wore them again for a comicon a while back with my Junji Ito Spiral cosplay. 
Thinking that since they were a BIT damaged (not even seen by the naked eye!) nothing would happen. They looked great but I assume the treading through wet grass 
and resurfacing out into the hot summer heat made them crack and crease more. 

My dearest friends...

Saturday, September 14, 2019

🖤Andromeda's Curse--Perfume Oils For The Darkly Inclined. [Death, High Priestess & Never Seen By Waking Eyes]🖤

Hello ladies and gents, 

A while back I purchased a mystery box that had a small sample of "Death" from Andromeda's Curse in the assortment of goods. I instantly fell in love with the scent, upon first initial sniff. 
So much so, that I went out and purchased a full bottle of it to wear and own. 

For those who aren't aware: Andromeda's Curse makes perfume oils for the darkly inclined. 
With scents titled Death and Bat Orchid--it was like finding a home away from home within a perfume shop.
Today I will be showcasing Death and two added samples--
High Priestess and Never Seen By Waking Eyes! 

Friday, September 13, 2019

🦞 ZAPP'S CHIPS: Voodoo Heat & Cajun Dill Gator-Tators Review🦞

The contenders! lol
Hello ladies and gentlefish, 
A while back I went Halloween shopping at my local Dollar Tree.
Upon looking through the decorations, they also had a huge display of these chips. 

I've been the occasional fan of their original Voodoo chips from time to time, so I was pretty stoked to find these two flavors at my local dollar tree. In truth, I don't think I've ever seen these two available anywhere else but Amazon. So, when I seen them--I had to get them. 

These two bags were about a standard snack bag size, ones you'd give your children in their school lunches. A bit smaller than the normal Voodoo Chip bags I bought in the past. It worked perfectly for me, considering the fact--if I didn't like one, I wouldn't feel so bad for wasting the bag. Or the opposite, if I ended up loving them--I wouldn't feel badly about finishing it whole. lmfao

The bags came with about a handful and a half of chips each. 
I should know, I measured by putting them in a bowl to see. lol
I didn't get to snap any photos of the actual chips or how they looked, but they looked like a standard kettle style chip. The Voodoo Heat was slightly "orange" in color compared to the Gator-Tators, which were white in contrast. But the color selection isn't important, the taste is. 
Which is why I will break it down, a bag at a time. 

☞DIY: Vintage-esque Palmistry Hand Sign by Hannabal Marie☜

Sneak Peek~ 

Hello ladies and gentlefish,
A while back, I took a trip to Big Lots to take a gander at their Halloween themed decor. 
Upon the shelves of decaying bodies, grinning skulls and haunted televisions--my eyes caught sight of the beautiful Palmistry themed decorations. One of which, really sparked a sense of inspiration and creativity in me. 
Big Lots had so many cool Palmistry stuff! 

Illuminated by LEDS--the "glass" sign looked quite dazzling and really caught my attention pretty fast. But the pricing was way beyond my own pocket-change. 
I was pretty bummed out about not being able to afford it until the inner creative demons inside me told me--"Girl, you can just MAKE it. You're an artist, right? Just get to a damn DIY

So, there I was. In the middle of the aisle. Fondling this piece of decor. Listening to these chatting demons pin-point what I should do and how I could achieve it. The other customers in the same aisle were looking at me quite weirdly and probably addressing this matter to the front store employees..but my inner demons were right. How could I call myself an "artist" and be upset about not obtaining something I could easily replicate? For shame. For shammmme. 

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

🎃Dollar Tree Halloween Stuff [A Look Around+Mini Haul)🎃

First glimpse of inside the Halloween Aisle.
Hello ladies and gentlefish
Another lovely post about my favorite time of year. 
Quite honestly, if walkthroughs and showcases aren't your thing--forgive me 
but there will be LOADS more of these posts until the season ends. 

I'm not much of a Christmas person nor am I some sentimental Valentine but when it comes to Halloween--I feel like a kid in a candy store...quite literally. lol

I haven't been to my local Dollar Tree in a very long time. 
So, I felt compelled to see what they had to offer for this spooky season.
(If they had anything at all.) 
And I felt like Jack when he stumbled on Christmas Time. 
"What's this? What's THIS?" 
I could explain what I seen in bold text but I'd much rather you witness it yourself. 
Allow me to just show and tale~ 
Tons of costumes have graced the shelves. Loads upon loads of Unicorn related things. Who says fantasy is dead? lol

Sunday, September 8, 2019

👻Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark [The Dream + A Secret Surprise?]👻

Hello ladies and gents, 
A while back, me and The Cannibal Carnival decided to come together 
and create a mini "Flip Book Animation" for my reading of 
The Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark--The Dream

Everything was done with a few pages of computer paper and a ballpoint ink pen. 
Nothing fancy, nothing extreme. Just a casual set of doodles that turned into a wonderful work of visual art, if I do say so myself. Especially considering the fact we did this all in a single day--no script. No set out plan. Just spontaneous minds coming together to create something on a whim. 

Saturday, September 7, 2019

❤️My August Birthday Shenanigans. [Childhood Thrift Store, Lion King Movie + Makeup Looks]❤️

Hello ladies and gents
For my birthday this year, it was more about rekindling old feelings 
and remembering my past than anything else.
Spending the time with my family and spoiling them, like they've been doing for me each and every year.

We visited some thrift stores. (surprise, surprise! lol) Watched the new release of The Lion King. (A childhood classic for me!) And ended the day with some Chinese food and an Ice Cream Bar. (The Chinese food was from a place we used to always get when I was a kid, too. Told ya it was going to be an all around "rekindling" fest! lol)

We actually went to see the movie a few days earlier, since my birthday fell on August 1st and the release date for the film was July 19th but we ended up watching it on the 29th! (The tickets sold pretty quick, apparently!) This was a surprise from my family, so I had absolutely no idea we were going to see this. I'm so happy I did, it was AMAZING!

Saturday, August 17, 2019

🧡🖤BIG LOTS Halloween Sneak Peeks of 2019🧡🖤

Hello ladies and gents
It is almost that time of year again.
When bats hang from castle entrance-ways, smiling jack-o-lanterns glow under dead trees...
Skeletons skip rope with the intestines of get the picture.
One of my personal favorite holidays--Halloween. 

I know a lot of people LOATHE my Halloween walk-throughs and store sneak peeks but I can't help myself. When I see the spooky, I gotta post the spooky. 

If you don't like this kind of content, I'm sorry. 
I will give you some time to click out of this post. 
(Hades forbid you read something against your will...)
Goodbye, my dear friend. On the count of three. 
Uh 1.....Uh 2......Uh 3.....

Friday, August 16, 2019

⚙️Self Defense Jewelry by CAKRA [Rant/Review/Showcase/Try-on]⚙️

I received some packages in the mail a while back.
California has a rape rate of 37.2 since 2017. 
With 100,000 inhabitants in the United States, by state--this number is very high. 
(With Alabama being the worst of them all, with 116.7 climbing rate.) 
But according to some statistics, it is STILL climbing daily. Probably as we even speak.
(This is not even mentioning all the other types of crime and violence happening around the world!)

Self Defense is something we hear about almost on a regular basis.
In actuality, it has become our norm to carry some form of protection.
I hear it all the time from people: "if it ever happens to me, I'll know what to do!
but when it boils down to such a time, are we really that prepared?

This is a very touchy topic for me because I've been the victim of a lot of horrible moments in my life that called for critical thinking and quick decision making. From experiences that would have ended badly, pushy individuals that couldn't take "NO" for an answer and my having to run to ensure my own safety. I can honestly tell you that never once have I been "fully prepared." Most of my experiences were spur of the moments. I felt afraid, paranoid and caught like a deer in headlights.

It's really a tactic of "Fight or Flight" in moments like these.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

🎇🎆4th of July 2019🎆🎇

The Lake was packed with tons of people. Even some campers and tents. 

Hello ladies and gents, It's been a while since I last updated on this platform.
I'm sorry for keeping you all waiting, but a lot has come up in such a short timeframe. 

All excuses aside, Our 4th of July was a very small gathering of just us and a few residents around the town. Alike any other year, where we'd just celebrate in the comforts of our own home--We decided to join our fellow humans at one of our local landmarks--our beautiful man-made lake. Truly something worth attending, our lake has been around longer than I've been alive. Something kids my age would kill a few hours relaxing at in grade school, as well as myself. A history that goes even deeper than the lakes own depths. 
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So, it was something sentimental and rather, emotional upon attending a place that we've been growing up around. Something my parents knew as children themselves. My mother telling tales of this lake with her own father, now being shared with me to pass onto my own children one day. 
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The 4th of July has always been something huge for my mom growing up. A holiday she and her father shared together. Since his passing, we have always made sure to remember him and his heroic ventures as a Capt in WW2 and a Medic before that. A memory that will always live on, just as this lake continues to live on. 

Anywho, enough with this miniature history lesson.
Allow me to show you some of the festivities that went on~

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Karmeleon [Makeup Inspired by Culture Club for Pride Month 2019]

 Hello ladies and gentlemen. 
Sorry for the delay. Facebook is restricting me from posting on my actual page due to the "high potential reach" I have and because of such, they want me to verify my identity by doing several verifications. 

Now, it's not that I can't verify I'm real, it's just that people back in the Facebook headquarters like to take their sweet-a$$ time to follow through with what THEY have to do on THEIR end. I've been waiting for several days now to get some "generated code" sent to me so I could post again but alas, I am still waiting for some confirmation. It's probably not going to happen anytime soon, so I will just post now. June is ending fast and I need to post something for the sake of Pride and this is my look for this year. 

Sunday, May 26, 2019

🌿My Little Growing Babies--The Progress of May 17th-May 26th🌿 | Hannabal Marie

Hello ladies and gents, 
I am posting again on this beautiful day.
A rather long and proud post of progression. 
Most of my baby sprouts have budded in my garden. 

I have planted some herbs and all kinds of wild flowers for no other reason than to help my insect buddies. Some inviting flowers for the Bumblebees & Monarchs, as well as some beautiful fragrant herbs for my craft and cooking. (or course certain herbs help to rid me of certain insects, so I don't have to kill them. I hate killing anything unless I have to but this will help to ward off some predators without causing any harm!) But the herbs I am wanting mostly for cooking, among anything else. Of course, I plan to treat my herbs delicately when I prune off the pieces I need. Giving them the thanks they deserve for allowing me the opportunity to use them. 

But before any of that is allowed, I must first bring them into my world.

A lot of people don't know this side of me, mostly because I don't talk about it much but being silent will do nothing for me. It certainly will not help me document my trails and errors...or even my successes. I just love my plants so much and I use to have so much in a garden out in the back of my house, I wish I would have taken more images with them but wishing is for stars...I will just start doing more now. In the here and now. At this very minute.

👉Strange Food Review: The Angry Whopper🔥😠🍔 | Hannabal Marie

A nice big bite! 

Hello ladies and gents
This will be a new section on this blog called "Strange Food Reviews."
Not quite a unique name, I know but the name doesn't matter right now. lol
I just want to document some of the strangest, oddest, coolest, unique-est?, different types of meals and/or foods I will try in my life.
I also want to remember some of the coolest "LIMITED TIME ONLY" foods, as well. 
Special holiday meals, treats and other things like that.

Very rarely do I ever go out, truth being told. I don't really like fast food as much as I did as a kid BUT I do like novelty, and that is what this section of my blog will be about.
To see what the "buzz" is all about and/or just try out something new. 
(Also, I let myself have 'cheat days' on the rare occasion. 
So, I am going to allow myself to 'cheat' with these cool treats!)

Now, I probably won't do EVERY SINGLE THING on planet earth--
some things aren't interesting enough for me to even care about but the ones I do want to try, I will--full force.With detailed description and photos.

Friday, May 24, 2019

😈Mommy's Little Monster (A recreation of my mother's doll!)😈 | Hannabal Marie

Sneaky Peeky~ 

Hello ladies and gents
I am posting on behalf of my mother. For mother's day, this year, I thought it would be pretty awesome to recreate one of her handmade dolls in human form. 

She have always created dolls my whole life. She does so as a fun little past-time. 
Gifting a new one to me for my birthday or "just because."

I love her dolls so much and that isn't a biased opinion--
I watch her hand-stitch every inch. I see her create the patterns at the end of her bed, lightly pressing fingers to fabric in hopes to "feel" what a specific doll would end up becoming. 
Each one as unique as the next. I see her struggle with the thread as she puts it through the needle, nearly jabbing her own fingers a few times--she just smiles and says; "pain is just an extra piece of fabric!" Hahaa 

Every element of these dolls has been touched, loved, held, sweetly spoken to and taken care of. Much like a mother to a child, she holds them up high and feels a sense of pride when the last stitch is knotted. Her growing collection beside her bedside table sparkles a smile in their glass eyes, knowing that my mother will talk to each one as she passes the bedroom to get to her next pattern and material. Her love is stitched between loose ends, and for that--I had to bring life to the doll she made for me recently. Make her daughter become one of her dolls. <3 
Before we get to the final look, I want to include a few snaps I took in the day. 

My dad woke us up to a great breakfast, he made some french toast. We ate, decided what we were going to do and then set out to do it. We also wanted to do a little ghost hunting/chatting with the haunted in our house, but nothing really happened enough to document. Then again, we weren't really trying to catch anything nor did we really take it too seriously. My mom just wanted to do it for Mothers Day because she loves it so much.

We did, however, end up binge watching some late night Paranormal shows and scary stories on the television to end the day. It was just a very silent, sweet little Mothers Day all about our mom and what she wanted to do--which was just be with us, as a family, without distractions. So, not much was taken in terms of photos or content other than my makeup present I showed her on the actual day! 

Thursday, May 23, 2019

❤️Happy World Goth Day 2019 (Makeup Look & Cemetery Visit! Plus some Goth history on myself!!)❤️ | Hannabal Marie

We decided, since it's the week of Memorial Day, we'd check out one of our local cemeteries. 
Hello ladies and gents
Another day, another post...
For those who celebrate--Happy World Goth Day!!

I've been "Goth" for close to 10+ years. 
Have had a love/hate relationship with the title for many many reasons...
mostly consisting of cruel kids telling me whom is and whom isn't "gothier than thou"
But the fact of the matter doesn't concern opinions...I will always love the word. 
With or without an approval. 

I can go into detail but it will take much too long and quite frankly, it's not that important.
What IS important is that I have found my love for the Subculture once again and can proudly claim that over 10+ years of trial and error. Heartache and ridicule. Being "Goth" isn't a fashion statement but something that can only be felt when you acknowledge that you are and will always be "Goth." 
Maybe not to the book nor to most people's ideals of what "Goth" is defined, but to yourself YOU can be as Goth as YOU want. If you love the subculture, the lifestyle and if you feel as if you are Goth...then YOU ARE!

Here are some of my school IDs and my ID when I turned 18. I wish I had my other 2 years in school, but I don't have them anymore. Those two years was when I was the most "goth" by definition. But you can see a bit of it in these pics. Please note: my style always changed, every single day. I was constantly always evolving--like a damn pokemon. lol

But this post isn't about defining what Goth is, it's about celebrating such a grand occasion.
So, here we go:

💮EASTER 2019 (Makeup, Crafts & Shenanigans!)💮 | Hannabal Marie

Hello ladies and gents,
Sorry for the delay in posts but life has kept me way too busy.
I couldn't get to my laptop to post like I should have been but I am here now--
and that is all that counts. It doesn't matter when I post, as long as I post. Right?
At least, that's what I think matters.

Easter was a very simple little holiday that came and went.
Nothing too extreme but we did keep to certain traditions--
like egg dying, the candy baskets, makeup and stuff like that.

I know I'm an adult but I don't care--holidays are still something of major importance to me.
So, we always make sure to celebrate in whatever ways possible. Age has NOTHING to do with having a good time and creating happiness.
Making "straws" for my basket weaving. 
Before the "big day" I spent a few days crafting some stuff for future easter looks.
Nothing really in mind but I really wanted to do a sort of "easter bunny" but in my kind of way.
My kind of "spooky fashionable" way. lol

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

🌹Anita Blake Cosplay--Progression Shots, Finished Look & Little Chit Chat | Hannabal Marie🌹

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Hello ladies and gents
As I have promised, I am bringing you the last post to end Grape City Con. 
The making of and progression of Anita Blake. 
As well as anything and everything else I forgot to mention from the previous post I already have done which included (but not limited to) the actual convention. 
Read about our time at Grape City Con

As I already stated, this was a spur of the moment sort of deal.
Consisting of what we, me and Ghost Lee, had already on hand. It took about 2 days to finish this look. Alongside many pots of coffee and music blaring so loud in my earphones that I had to stop a few times to jam out to an air guitar. lol

Anita Blake is one of those characters that I have had on a bucket-list for such a long time. 
Scared to just "do it" due to fear of messing her up and not doing her justice.
It's been years, lemme just tell ya...YEARS since I've wanted to cosplay this girl but I decided this time was good enough for me. 
A quick sketch of the costume and all the minor details. lol
I also thought this would be great seeing how Marvel bought the rights to her and are creating comic books about the very novels I have fallen in love with. So, I spent a few days rereading the comics and getting into character. I really wanted to mastered her attitude but it wasn't that hard, considering that Anita and myself have very similar attitudes and personalities. 

She is a badass who doesn't need no man--yet, she somehow still gets them crawling to her. (no pun intended. lol) She also loves coffee, penguins and having the type of humor I love in female characters--very sassy and dark. 

All of this was just more of a reason to do this character. 
Also, I thrifted a very beautiful long sleeve shirt that reminded me of her. 
So, it was written in the stars for me to cosplay her. hahaa
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