Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Pumpkin Carving

Happy Halloween!

Have you carved your pumpkin yet? I prepared my jack o' lantern last night.

Here's a short video of me doing some of the actual carving:

I like to make scary faces on my pumpkins. And then pose with them in graveyards. At twilight. Without clothes. :-p

Have a spooky holiday! ^.^

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

The Ghosts of Halloween

(Past, Present, and Future)

Sexy Witch, Prom Scream Queen, Jedi Warrior Princess

I like to recycle Halloween costumes that I really like, and wear them for two or three years to get the most enjoyment out of them. These three costumes have carried me through the last eight years or so:

Halloween 2011

Halloween 2012

Halloween 2013

Halloweens 2014 and 2015

Halloween 2016

I think I decided to go as Alice in Wonderland at the last minute because it was really cold and I thought the thigh-high socks would give me a little extra warmth while trick 'r' treating. Excessively cold Halloweens are always a bummer. Who wants to go to all the trouble of stripping down and dressing like a slut, only to have to put on a heavy winter jacket and cover up?

Halloweens 2017 and 2018

So I'm thinking that next year I might try out something new. What do you think I should be? I've been looking at some Poison Ivy costumes. She's a sexy character - although that's true of all the female Batman supervillains. Harley Quinn is a little overdone right now (not that I'm complaining), but it might be fun to go as Catwoman and dress myself in head to toe black leather... Still, I'd prefer to keep my costumes thematically appropriate - more scary than geeky. Not that there's anything wrong with dressing up like a superhero or a cartoon or comic book character (not at all), just that there are better times for that - this is Halloween, not a comic convention.

I've always wanted to do a Freddy Krueger costume - they have a cute version for women where the sweater is converted into a dress. I'd just need to find a good quality glove to go with it - the ones they sell in stores are cheap, plastic, and comically oversized. I guess I'm spoiled because I saw a replica Freddy Krueger glove at a toy show once that was really well made. It had real metal blades (presumably unsharpened), and a weight to it - it felt good on my hand. At the time, I thought the price tag of $50 was a little steep, but in hindsight, I regret not buying it. I actually came back the next day and it was already gone. It may seem trivial to shell out good money for what amounts to a prop, but as you can see, I paid over a hundred dollars to get a decent quality lightsaber for my Jedi Warrior Princess costume. It makes a difference. Both in appearance - for the sake of pictures - and just for the fun of the costume. Now I wish I could get a more accurate and well-made version of that slave outfit. The cheap, costume version is overly modest, compared to movie canon...

Monday, October 29, 2018

Kitchen Knife

This is a concept I've been meaning to shoot for the last nine years, ever since I took this shot, looked at it, and decided it would be better with a clone. Here are a couple variations:

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Costume Lineup

I get very excited about the idea of trying on Halloween costumes, but I always end up underwhelmed by the experience. The costumes are often cheaply made (especially given their cost), photographed with lots of unincluded accessories (honestly, I think 95% of the "sexualization" of Halloween costumes comes from the fishnet tights and high heels used in the product photography, which aren't even part of the costumes!), and the fitting booths (always makeshift, with cardboard walls, not like real fitting rooms) leave much to be desired, with dark lighting (it's impossible to take a good picture of a black costume against black walls and curtains - and black is a popular Halloween color!), ill-positioned mirrors, and never any stools or even hooks to hang your clothes on.

And then there's the costumes themselves, which give you the sense that the manufacturers are playing "how many different patterns can we put on a cheap, spandex unitard?" It's a racket, I tell you. Plus, they're designed in very general sizes - often the dreaded "one size fits most". I like a good sexy Halloween costume, but if you compare the adult and children's versions of a particular costume, the adult version inevitably features ample room for the bust. Now I have nothing against great, heaving bosoms, but I simply can't fill them out, and I wish that "small chest" wasn't associated with modesty (the inverse of the idea that big breasts = oozing sexuality). I just can't seem to win! But, even so, there's no denying the thrill of putting on a costume and playing dress-up for an evening. I guess that's how they get you...

They had a really pretty, pink Aurora dress (Sleeping Beauty), but only one in a large that I figured would be too big for me. I was tempted to try on a Tinkerbell costume, because I like the shorter cut of it, but it's such a vibrant green - I like Ariel's oceanic tones much better.

This tattered ghost costume was actually pretty neat. It was two pieces - a dress, and the hood + sleeves. But like the Ariel dress, the bust sagged noticeably over my flat chest.

A "petticoat dress" for a witch getup. Basically a fancy black tutu. I liked it, but it came up rather shorter than I expected. :-x

This dress was for a fairy costume. I do love fairies. No doubt it would be better with wings. I did really like it, though I don't know that I'd want to pay $30 for it.

Harley Quinn (Suicide Squad version), just for the hell of it, and because that outfit is so hot. This costume definitely did not live up to expectations, however. How can something be so cheap, and yet grossly overpriced at the same time? At this rate, I'm tempted to just put on a Halloween shirt, or find a party that's clothing optional!

Meanwhile, back at home, I have this mermaid costume that I've never worn. It's pretty, and I really like it, but practically speaking, I can't wear it. Can you guess why? :-p

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Halloween Nail Polish

I layered some of this "cracked" nail polish I got (I think from Hot Topic) over a layer of vibrant orange (which actually glows under black light), for a nice Halloween-themed combination of black and orange. The "cracked" polish is really neat - you put it on normally, then as it dries, it splits and forms cracks, revealing whatever color you put on underneath!

Friday, October 26, 2018

Skeleton Eating Disorder

I imagine this is what a skeleton with an eating disorder must see when it looks in the mirror...

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Table Flip

Letting nature do some of the work in rinsing off this patio table. The semi-erection is optional, but it sure makes it more fun to watch, doesn't it? -_^

After reviewing the video, I realized that I missed an excellent opportunity to walk behind the fogged glass of the table top. I wanted to rinse it off with the hose anyway, so I took another video a couple days later. This time the sun was shining - which helped to dry the table off after I was done.

For something a little naughtier, check out my XTube. Here's a taste of what you can expect:

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

The Naked Sunset

Do you ever glance out the window in the evening, see a beautiful sunset, and feel compelled to grab your phone, rush outside, and take pictures of it before it disappears? That is, without thinking to put on any clothes before you leave the privacy of your house? I mean, sunsets are fleeting - who has the time to cover up first?  :-3