Morning Everyone!

It’s the first day of November, and day 23 of the 31 Day Challenge I’m doing with Cris and Sam (don’t forget to check out what they did for today!). I can’t believe we’re almost done! Time certainly does fly. :-) Today we’re supposed to show a look that was inspired by a movie. Since I created this manicure yesterday on Halloween I wanted it to be something that also suited the holiday spirit, and I’m also a HUGE fan of horror movies. :-D

I picked the 2009 Halloween horror anthology Trick ‘r Treat as my movie inspiration (wiki entry/spoilers [HERE]). I based the manicure around one of the recurring characters, Sam (aka Samhain). He’s the spirit of Halloween and uses a lollipop sickle to er… “enforce” the rules of Halloween throughout the movie. :-P If you’re a fan of horror movies, especially anthologies, I would highly recommend this one. I love all of the stories that are told and how well they are interwoven with each other. ♥

 


Day 23: Inspired By A Movie (Trick ‘r Treat)

Day 23: Inspired By A Movie
Even though I’m fighting off the beginning of a nasty cold I really had fun with this manicure. :-) I started out with a coat of Black Creme by Wet n Wild. I then took Very Structured by Essie and added a little bit of black to it to darken it, I sponged that mixture onto my nails. I then kept adding more of Very Structured back into my dark brown polish mixture and used the resulting colors to create a gradient that went from black to medium brown.

After that dried I used acrylic paints to create Sam, his lollipop sickle, and the trick ‘r treat words to my nails.  Acrylics are going to take some trial and error before I get better with them. This was my first time ever using them and I think I did about as good as I’m going to for a first attempt. :-P
Day 23: Inspired By A Movie - Trick 'r Treat Movie Poster
Here’s the Trick ‘r Treat movie poster that I used for my inspiration. Poor Sammy, he’s just a poor misunderstood pumpkin/demon/monster/child/thing. :-P
Day 23: Inspired By A Movie
Close-up shot of Sam’s noggin.
Day 23: Inspired By A Movie
I wish I could have made the lettering more well-defined. I think I just need to find the right combo of art brushes and get used to working with acrylics more. I also goofed on the letter ‘a’, it should be a capital ‘A’ like in the poster. But at that point I didn’t want to do the entire nail over again. ;-)
Day 23: Inspired By A Movie
Macro shot of Sam’s lollipop sickle that’s on my pinky. ^_^
Day 23: Inspired By A Movie (flash)
And one more shot of the completed manicure with flash. I love how the orange just *POPS* right out of the screen. :-D


Well that’s it for day 23! It’s a bit of an obscure movie, but I really enjoyed it. And heck, even if you don’t get the movie reference it’s at least a fun Halloween theme mani anyway. ;-)