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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Going Goth

For Halloween 2009, my siao onz frenz decided to have a major get-together and dress up similarly in a group like in 2006 for the reason that "we are not young anymore".

When this sms came, I thought to myself, "Shiet! You mean another year has passed?"

It seems like it wasn't too long ago that I dressed up as Pian Pian the pernicious Chinese ghost.

For the past 2 years, we went in smaller groups.

We didn't dress up in 2007 at all.

As for last year, I was more into the broken dolly, Corpse Bride look or anything Tim Burtonish.

Ideas that poured in included:
- Revenge of the nerds
- Fallen cupids
- Dark theme

Nerds are cool but it's halloween, not fancy dress. Most Singaporeans tend to treat Halloween as a fancy dress party. Unless we go as dead or gory nerds, then I would be fine with it. Hollers to evan,


As for fallen cupids, we can reuse our wings from 2006 but how to depict "cupid" and "fallen"?

I asked tif if we are gonna be dressed in diapers with a droppy wing or both wings with feathers plucked off to show that we're cupids and to be covered in cuts and bruises to show that we've literally "fallen". Tif thought the fallen bit was good but added in a matter-of-fact tone that we could get raped by going in diapers.



I didn't wanna spend too much on costume... just wanna play around with various make up effects and so insisted on my dark theme. I was rather inspired by my colleague who dressed up as L from Death Note for our co's D&D recently.

So I went surfing around for ideas and pictures of goth make up.

I love such goth eyes!

And I love the fallen angel tattoo on this girl.

Aww... what a sweet little goth girl!

This isn't gothic but I do think that this lady is so beautiful. There's this air of melancholy around her.

Ok so I was playing around with my limited cosmetics that I have over here and the result is this...

Not very gothic and certainly pales in comparison to all the goth make up above. However, it's worth the try. I'm missing with fake spidery eyelashes and talcum powder for the ghastly pale look.

Since we're on the topic of halloween, we could actually employ these techniques taught in the Samsung ad and morph from ugly to beauty when we snap photos.

With lotsa hearts and hisses,
(Trying to be) Goth Jo


Edited to add:

Seeing that many of you stumbled onto this post while searching for gothic make up, you may be interested to check out my friends' and my 2009 and 2010 Halloween look.


  1. Hey Jolene... You did a good job with the makeup! =)

  2. hi that's awesome.. where do you buy black lipstick? thanks.

  3. Hi June,
    Hehe... Thanx! Just testing out only. We might not be going goth after all.

    Hi anon,
    Thanx! That wasn't black lipstick. I would love to know where to buy one too. I actually patted foundation over my lips followed by greyish eyeshadow. Not a good choice for clubbing coz it'll be difficult to drink with such lips. Do let me know if you managed to find a black lipstick. =)

  4. Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

  5. Hi anon,

    A lot more creativity and originality now?

    On the contrary, I thought that my writing has deteriorated. I have long time readers telling me how they missed my acerbic style of writing and fashion and lifestyle entries that read like leaves off gossip magazines.

    Now my blog reads like a personal diary as I use it as an avenue to update my frenz about my life. No time for creativity.

    Thanx for dropping a note nonetheless. It was good to listen to another point of view.


  6. Copied & pasted from tagbox for remembrance:

    18 Oct 09, 18:20
    kpo: fyi kpo who asked abt aitong is not me. i just wanna say dat u seriously look better as goth jo.

    20 Oct 09, 03:02
    Jo to kpo: A sudden influx of kpo... must start to make distinction.


    23 Oct 09, 18:51
    kpo: hey, how come no update on char? has her condition worsen or is she dead alrd?

    [Note: Author does not reply to insignificant tag.]


    18 Oct 09, 21:52
    twinkle: Thanks jo!! Im considering btwn grand copthorne & holiday inn PV...hee. Wow ur gothic look is NICE!! Maybe can try to [air up w a black choker. =)

    20 Oct 09, 03:05
    Jo to twinkle: Let me know when you've made your decision. Hehe... I replied you on LD! Thanx! Aiyo i dun have black choker.

    20 Oct 09, 22:14
    twinkle: Thanks jo, thanks for ur detailed reply!!! =) hee we jus signed up with grand copthorne waterfront today...u heard of any reviews? hope its a beta investment!! hee. whr u gg for halloween? zouk?

    22 Oct 09, 01:44
    Jo to twinkle: I went GCW for wedding twice. Also went for their wedding show. Food + svc nt bad. Nothin -ve at all. They're well known for their grand spacious ballroom with ceiling to wall windows.

    27 Oct 09, 18:49
    twinkle: Thanks jo!!! that surely boast my confident level think tt some idiots r wasting time leaving remarks tt r meant for themselves? we wish u back e same mr don bother abt this person k!

    31 Oct 09, 03:46
    Jo to twinkle: Hee.. I was giving honest opinion. Glad tt it helped. It alwiz feels good making someone happy. You can just drop me questions along the way. Have fun with your wedding prep!


    19 Oct 09, 02:02
    Justina: Nice eye-do!

    20 Oct 09, 03:05
    Jo to Justina: Thanx! Hope u've been well with BB by your side. =D


    25 Oct 09, 17:54
    Vivien to kpo: I see that u didn't remember to brush your teeth! To think u can said such unkind words to an innocent little girl who never harm u B4, u gotta be ashamed of yourself! Beware of KARMA!!!
    25 Oct 09, 17:56
    Vivien to Jolene: GirL! I like your Pian Pian dressed-up! U looked Great in CheongSam! I never participate in Halloween parties B4, very boring *me*! Yes!This Year pass so fast! *THaNKs* so much for your SMS to me tat
    25 Oct 09, 17:57
    Vivien to Jolene: day! I really appreciate your sweet thoughts always! Sorry tat I did not reply u! But it's always nice and Great to hear from u! Take care always and Be Happy! Ignore un-important and unkind people!!!

    26 Oct 09, 02:19
    Jo to Vivien: *Big HuGz* Thanx!!! Long time nvr hear fr u. Really miss u & ur cheery personality a lot! Really look fwd to ur updates!



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