Back in August, a couple of friends and I did a bookish character cosplay photo shoot. Now, I was not in any of the photos, I wanted them for my Bookstagram. So far I have only released one photo, and that is of Feyre, which you can find HERE. This next one I want to release is of Manon Blackbeak! I thought it is appropriate since it is Halloween, it’s bookish, it’s for Novel Hearbeat Horror October, Kingdom of Ash just came out, AND she’s a witch.
This is one of my friends, Sabrina. She’s like, extremely fit and I knew she’d make the perfect Manon! Also, the background is Photoshop-ed. I really want to get good at Photoshop so I can make epic photo manipulations! I will link down below where you can find the elements to this costume. The swords are my friends which she got a ren fair, so I just linked some that I think would be super cool for Manon. Also, I went ahead and linked her Iron Nails, even though you can’t see them in this photo.
Here’s the details (unashamedly linking the products to my Amazon Influencer store):
Twin short swords / daggers
Wig (I styled the wig in the photo.)
Pair with black jeans, a black shirt, and black boots!
I have more photos I want to release. More of Manon (and with Abraxos!), more Feyre, and I’ve got a few Nina Zenik and Nina with Matthias!
What do y’all think of my cosplay?
“When an elite crime squad’s lead detective investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter, he fears an elusive serial killer may be active again. With the help of a brilliant recruit, the cop must connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new one if he hopes to outwit this unthinkable evil before the next snowfall.”
I’m so excited to participate in week 3 of Horror October by Novel Heartbeat! Check out her blog for more info! This weeks challenge was a creepy movie you’ve never seen! I chose The Snowman.
Here’s the thing. I am a huge baby when it comes to scary movies. I don’t touch anything to do with demons or possession. I DO like monster movies (Jaws, Tremors…), and slashers. I choose those because they are super cheesy and I don’t take them seriously. Now, for this movie, I’m going to be honest, I thought it was about a killer snowman. Hilarious, right? Yeah, no. This was a straight up human serial killer. The first half was kind of boring and nothing really happened. It was all backstory and the detectives trying to figure out some missing person cases. But the second half got sooooo good! It surprised me that I actually was interested in this! There were a few funny/ cheesy parts, but that was kind of to be expected. And the killer wasn’t too hard to guess. But overall I’d give a 3/5. It’s also based off of a book by Jo Nesbo!
Next week’s challenge is a costume challenge to dress up as a book character! Can’t wait!
What creepy movies are you watching this month?!
I am so excited to be participating in my first blog challenge! I missed the first week of Horror October, but plan on participating the other weeks! It is hosted by one of my favorite bookstagrammers and bloggers, Novel Heartbeat! This weeks challenge was for a fall recipe! I most definitely had to do something with pumpkin. I chose to make pumpkin donuts! I found this recipe on Made to be a Momma’s blog!
Thoughts: THESE WERE DELICIOUS!! Definitely a new fall favorite!
Mini Pumpkin Donuts
- Yellow Cake Mix such as Betty Crocker
- 1 15 oz. can pumpkin puree I use Libby’s
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 2 Tbsp. melted butter optional
- Cinnamon and Sugar Mixture optional
- Powdered Sugar optional
Mix together all ingredients in a stand mixture until well combined. Place batter in a piping bag and cut the end of the tip off. Squeeze batter into mini muffin tin, filling it half way. Bake at 400 degrees for 5-7 minutes. If serving right away frost as desired.
For the frosting you can either dust the tops of the mini donuts with powdered sugar or you can dip the tops of the donuts in melted butter and then immediately into the cinnamon and sugar mixture. I recommend frosting the donuts as you need them as the butter can make the donuts soggy after a few hours.
*Personal Tip: I just used a regular baggy and cut the end off, worked just as well! My oven took longer to bake theses, more like 10 minutes. Also, I used a regular donut pan and they made about 18.
What are some of your favorite fall recipes?! Do you eat while reading? I do!
Next weeks challenge is a horror movie challenge! Can’t wait!