Easy Costumes You Can Pull Off This Halloween — September 27, 2016

Easy Costumes You Can Pull Off This Halloween

Halloween is an exciting time for kids and for adults as well. This is the time of the year where one can pull-off scary pranks and get away with it. With great costumes and scary tactics, one can practically enjoy and make the most out of their Halloween night.

However, you do not have to spend hundreds of dollars for a costume or spend three hours doing your make-up to be able to make a hit in Halloween. The awesome looks are actually easy to recreate and you can still remain unique and set yourself apart from the usual looks this Halloween with these awesome ideas you might want to pull of this Halloween 2016.

Harley Quinn

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The movie “Suicide Squad” has really made big impression this year as well as the character of Harley Quinn. She has become quite a favorite that a movie is already being planned with her biography. She also has become a favorite among cosplayers and a possible Halloween character hit for this 2016. This girl really took the challenge in recreating Harley Quinn onto herself that she managed to really look like the character. It would not be a surprise to see Harley Quinn costume props in the nearest Halloween party shop for this year. Even kids can pull-off this look.

Ghost Busters

The Ghost Busters also returned this year in the movies with woman power in mind. But of course, both genders can still pull-off this get-up for Halloween. With baggy suits that can easily be borrowed from your Dads and weird looking ghost guns, one can easily go to a party and stand out with this costume. Do not forget the green goo as an additional prop for your Ghost Busters look for this Halloween.

Harry Potter

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Harry Potter is back with the Cursed Child! So go to the nearest old tree in your area and cut off a piece of twig for your wands and then use the Dracula cloak you have been hiding under your bed for quite some time. With a new book launched under the Harry Potter series, we would definitely be seeing a lot of wizards and warlocks this coming Halloween.

Sam and Dean

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If you have a best bud that is not into Halloween costumes but would really want to party with you this October 31st, pulling of a Sam and Dean look ala “Supernaturals” might be a nice idea. You just need to be in your boots and jeans, a shirt and a really nice jacket that looks like that of Sam and Dean and you’re ready to go. I guess you would want to at least copy the hairstyles of the brothers to avoid having to explain all night long who the two of you are during the Halloween party.

The Walking Dead Cast

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You can go moustache madness and dress up like Rick for Halloween or have an eye-patch and a cowboy hat to emulate Car for Halloween night. It would also be nice to carry around a Samurai while looking all Amazon like Michonne. The series is about to return in a few months and we must admit that the fandom has not weigh done even a bit. Be sure to inform the zombies in the party that you’re on killing-spree break for the night.

With Halloween right just around the corner, the pressure to figure out what costume to wear or whose character to pull-off is rising. Hopefully, with these tips, you might have already decided on what to do for this Halloween.

Important Tips When Decorating Your Party Cake — September 18, 2016

Important Tips When Decorating Your Party Cake

Having a party at home or in an event area is fun and entertaining. Even with all the stress and expenses that comes with the planning, no one can deny the fact that the entertainment and memories that are created during these kind of events are all worth the planning and the efforts.

One of the essential staples on a party is the birthday cake. The cake would usually go together with the theme of the party and will most likely be the center piece of the celebration plus the celebrant itself. Usually, the planner would go for cheap party supplies and would spend more for the cake and other food items for the party.

However, one can pull off creating their own cake if they have average baking skills, time and a steady hand to do the decorating. Actually, with practice, even non-professional bakers can create a cake of their own and eventually make a business or a passion project out of it.

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Here are some tips you can consider when decorating your party cakes.

  1. All ingredients should be at room temperature, as they will mix much better than when they are cold.
  2. Always use and electric beater when mixing the cake. You will have less lumps than if you beat it by hand.
  3. You really need a wire rack to invert and cool your cakes. Do not attempt to do this in a different way or you might end up re-doing your cakes.
  4. Trim your cake so it will sit flat. Never use this part of the cake as the top, always use the smoother side of the cake to decorate with icing.
  5. To reduce crumbling, bake your cake the day before you will be decorating it and place it in the freezer until you are ready to frost it. When you take it out frost it right away.
  6. You can purchase cake boards from any hobby or cake decorating shop. You can also cover a large piece of stiff cardboard with colored foil and use that instead.
  7. A great icing for cake decorating is Butter Cream, especially for a child’s birthday cake.
  8. Cut strips of waxed paper and place them under the unfrosted cake. When you are done with your cake decorating they will pull out easily and the cake board will not be smeared.

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My advice is gather a list of the tips in decorating a cake from different sources and then later on compare which works for you and which doesn’t.  This way, you will be able to create a method that is really suitable with what you can do.