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Halloween in Norway with Rebecca

Today’s guest post is from Rebecca, a very dear friend of mine.

Hello, everyone! I am … well, I don’t think I have an official title for it yet, but I’m a student and unemployed/looking for part-time work right now. I am a so-called allover-geek, but my interest is mainly with video games/electronics, photography, history and language/literature. I’m a huge music geek, and I enjoy myths and fables from early middle age Europe (though they are really a lot older, they just weren’t written down until … okay, I won’t make this a history lesson! Sorry!).

Sminken min er inspirert av Pierrot, men er og vridd til å passe bedre med mitt bilde av den tragiske klovnen. Tragiske klovner har alltid fascinert meg, til den grad at jeg begynte å samle på porselensklovner da jeg var yngre (en hobby som var lite populær hos min lettskremte lillebror ;)). Samtidig har jeg og tenkt mye på hvordan den tragiske klovnen fikk sin rolle, og om det er den eller den klassiske glade klovnen som har inspirert mange sin frykt for klovner, og karakterer som Pennywise eller Killer Klowns from Outer Space.

My makeup is inspired by Pierrot, but is also twisted to better suit my own picture of the tragic clown. Tragic clowns have always fascinated me, to the degree that I started collecting porcelain clowns when I was younger (a hobby not very popular with my easily scared baby brother ;)). At the same time, I also thought a lot about how the tragic clown got it’s role, and if it – or the happy classical clown – that have inspired a fear of clowns in so many, as well as characters such as Pennywise or Killer Klowns from Outer Space.

I Norge er det egentlig ingen tradisjon for Halloween, men det har sakte begynt å få feste med barn som går Knask eller Knep-runder, folk dekorerer utenfor husene sine, og det er alltid fester med tøsete kostymer og mye alkohol. Det er ingen religiøse assosiasjoner til Halloween (eller Allehelgensaften, som det heter her i Norge), og er kun en unnskyldning for å spise mye sukker, kle seg ut, og drikke seg full. Akkurat slik jeg liker det.

In Norway there really isn’t a tradition for Halloween, but it has slowly gotten a foothold in the country, with kids Trick or Treating, people decorating outside t heir houses, and there’s always parties with slutty costumes and lots of booze. There are no religious assosiations to Halloween (or Allehelgensaften/All Hallows Eve as it’s called in Norway), and it’s only an excuse for eating lots of sugar, dressing up, and getting drunk. Just the way I like it.

Jeg brukte Sugarpill Bulletproof og Tako under øynene, hjertene og våtlinjen er Detrivore Hemoglobin, leppene er Evil Shades Lost Kiss og på øyelokkene er det Fyrinnae Book of the Dead, Morgana Cryptoria Concubine og Fyrinnae Purgatory, samt falske øyevipper fra KKCenterHK.

For this look I used Sugarpill Bulletproof and Tako under the eyes, the hearts and wetline are Detrivore Hemoglobin, my lips are Evil Shades Lost Kiss and my lids are Fyrinnae Book of the Dead, Morgana Cryptoria Concubine and Fyrinnae Purgatory, as well as false lashes from KKCenterHK.

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  • Love it! Not super-difficult, but so striking! It would be really cute with red heart shaped lips…or the black and white that you mentioned (when you said that, I immediately thought of checker board lips…)

  • You are just too adorable for your own good, missy! This is such a fun look, I agree that the pinky-purple-y lip was unexpected. I’m going to have to get my hands on Book of the Dead, you and Phyrra have done such great looks with it, I neeeed it!
    <3U!

  • I have to say I’m with your brother on clowns (coulrophobia, if you were curious), but I love your makeup! I think it’d look smashing with a red lip, as well. Also, your snakebite piercing is really cute. Happy Halloween!

    • I didn’t know there was a word for fear of clowns, but as a child, they terrified me at the circus! Her makeup turned out so awesome 🙂

  • So very cool! My grandfather collected Emmett Kelly artwork (don’t know whether he classifies as a tragic clown tho).

    My husband is 1/2 Norwegian (at least), we hope to visit someday!

    Enjoy Samhain!

  • I want to hang this in my bedroom and stare at you all day long. /creeper I love the tragic clown image – “Vesti la giubba” is one of my all-time favorite songs.

  • Vad roligt att läsa ett norskt inlägg här på Phyrra’s sida! Det är likadant här i Sverige, vilket är lite tråkigt. Jag önskar att folk här i Norden gick in lite mer för Halloween… det hade varit roligt om fler klädde ut sig tycker jag! Din sminkning är förresten jättefin – jag gillar verkligen läppstiftet 😉 kram Sandra

    • Hei Sandra! Så hyggelig å se flere Skandinaver her! 😀
      Ja, jeg er enig, hadde vært kjekt om flere hev seg på bølgen! 🙂
      Tusen takk, og klem tilbake! ^_^

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