Friday, October 31, 2014

Tortured Artist party films

For the entire month of October we featured our Tortured Artist party and brought you several spook-worthy ideas to recreate for your own dinner parties complete with invitations, menu cards, food ideas, costume ideas, and decor. This was one of my favorite collaborations ever as it brought together some of my favorite people for the sake of creating something gorgeous--always my goal.

Lucky for us, Trisha Zemp was there to film it. I present to you, the Tortured Artist Halloween party:

But what I always find more interesting is the behind the scenes. As you can see, there was a LOT going on!
A HUGE thank you to everyone involved. It takes a creative village.

Costumes by Hillary Gallup, Ashley Isenhour, Victoria Riza, Carli Randolf
Props from Mary Lee
Art directed by Brittany Jepsen

And so many other helpers and assistants. I know, crazy. Now, what did you think? What are you doing for Halloween??

Happy Halloween!

Well, anyone else exhausted from Halloween and the day has only begun? With all the costumes that went on here on the blog over the past month or so, Paul and I still don't have some for tonight. That's the life of a crafter I suppose. I admit that I do like the challenge of putting something together last minute. Let's see if I'm up for it after all. Right now I just feel like staying cozy in my Mary Engelbreit sweatshirt with my green smoothie.

This week on Lars: 
Tongue Twister Halloween costumes (I love our She sells seashells one!)
Animal headwraps part 1
Animal headwraps part 2
Camille Styles' book is out now! 
Today is the last day to enter the Winter Water Factory giveaway!
Ghost tablecloth

Loving these Halloween ideas:
These costumes with balloons
Glazed donut pumpkin seeds
Spooky Pie Pops
WOW! Make your own harvest table for under $80!
These adorable pumpkin buckets

Lars elsewhere this week: 
Every house needs some of these
5 clever ways to hang theses
I made some cherry pumpkins for Design*Sponge 

Must sees/reads:
I know I'm WAY behind (274 million views late), but this video is mesmerizing and I can't get it out of my head. So gorgeous. 
Living in Hocus Pocus
How to create a great storyboard
#Crafttherainbow continues on Instagram! 

Don't forget! The 3rd Annual Halloween Costume contest goes until Tuesday! See here for deets

The photo above is from my Instagram. I made a pumpkin family like last year's DIY collaboration (see here). Thank you Oh Joy for the sweet mini party hats. We're clearly loving her new Target line. And her winter collection is out now

Thursday, October 30, 2014

DIY animal headwraps Part 2

Clearly, once I started making animal headwraps, I couldn't stop! If you're just joining, early today I introduced a series of animal headwrap twisty ties (see here) and today I'm finishing up with a few more. Get the pattern for all the animals here.
Get the fox costume look:
Get the puppy dog costume look:

Get the cat costume look: 
Get the donkey costume look:

DIY animal headwraps Part 1

Giraffe ears twisty headwrap
Are you ready for some cute?! K, I realize it's the day before Halloween but there's got to be someone who works like me and saves projects for the last minute, right? Anyone? You're probably much more prepared than me. BUT, if you're in a pinch and need some aid, consider this your go-to guide for a cute and simple costume. Remember the Easter bunny ears I made earlier this year? It's basically a twisty headwrap where you change the points. Ever since then I've been wanting to make a whole slew of animals and saved the idea for Halloween. This project can be applied to basically any animal with ears. But really, they'd be great all year round, doncha think? 

To make the headwraps, follow the instructions here and use the patterns here.

My favorite favorite is the giraffe. I mean, it's all about those ears, 'bout those ears, right?! 
Giraffe ears twisty headwrap costume
Giraffe ears twisty headwrap and costume
Giraffe costume get the look:
Top from Gap Kids (and it's on sale!)
Bottoms from Target
Horse ears twisty headwrap
Horse ears twisty headwrap
Horse costume get the look:
Top from Gap (on sale!)
Bottoms from Gap 
Mouse ears twisty headwrap
Mouse ears twisty headwrap
Mouse ears twisty headwrap
Mouse costume get the look:
Tunic from Wunway
Leggings from Wunway
Panda ears twisty headwrap
Panda ears twisty headwrap
Panda ears twisty headwrap

Panda Costume get the look:
Black and white baseball tee from Amazon
Black leggings from Target
Pig ears twisty headwrap
Pig ears twisty headwrap
Pig ears twisty headwrap
Pig costume get the look:
Dress from Gap
Pink tights from Wunway

Photography by Trisha Zemp
Make up by Victoria Riza
Crafting by Brittany Jepsen
Thank you to our wonderful models M and E! 

Stay tuned for part 2 of the headwraps series! 

This post was brought to you in part by Wunway, one of my favorite shops for kids!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Tongue Twister Halloween costumes

"She sells seashells down by the seashore" Halloween costume
If you're anything like me you love to dress up but when it comes down to actually making time to create a costume it ends up super last minute. We know what you mean here at Lars so we have a few last minute ideas coming your way. First up, Tongue Twisters! These costumes are super easy. You probably already have everything you need!

She Sells Seashells Down By The Seashore Costume

Materials: trench coat from the thrift store, price tags (we got ours from Staples), glue gun, bathing suit, pail, seashells from the craft store

We simply glued the seashells to the inside of a trench coat and added on price stickers. You might need to glue those on too as they don't stick very well.
Tongue Twister Halloween ideas
"She sells seashells down by the seashore" Halloween costume
"Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers" Halloween costume
Peter piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.

This one is for those who really don't wanna dress up but also don't want to be the party pooper. Just wear your everyday clothes and add on a pickled pepper garland. Easy squeazy! Victoria created the adorable pepper illustrations, which you can download here. Simply cut out and tape to twine! 
"Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers" Halloween costume
"Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers" Halloween costume
"How much wood would a wookchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?" Halloween costume
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? 

Materials: lumberjack clothing, beanie, wood logs, beard, ears

See the instructions after the jump.
"How much wood would a wookchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?" Halloween costume