Octoween: The Rundown

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Welcome to Octoween! Every year, I try my hardest to create Halloween centric content all month. This year, I’m trying to do more cosplay and D.I.Y. So here’s a list of costumes I’m hoping to finish this month, and show you how you can make a version yourselves! This month is pretty ambitious so I apologize in advance if I don’t actually complete these costumes, but this is the goal.

There’s no way I’d be able to stitch up all of these costumes this month, so these will be closet cosplays, made out of clothes that are already made, and I already own. I chose all of these characters, because they had blonde hair and simple costumes, there’s no way to put a wig overtop my dreads, so I had to go with the hair I already had.

- Genderbent Fred: Supplies: Orange Ribbon, White Crop Top, Blue Sailor Shorts with Suspenders.

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- Powergirl: Supplies: Red Cape and White Bodysuit.

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- Ms. Marvel: Supplies: Red Cape, Black Bodysuit, and Black Gloves.

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-AppleJack: Supplies: Cowboy Hat, Flannel Top, and Orange Bodysuit.

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-Bowsette: Supplies: Black Bodysuit and Gold Crown. I’m forgoing the Turtle shell. My Bodysuit hasn’t come in yet. So I can’t take a picture of it, but since it’s my main costume for Halloween, I’m hoping it will come in in the next couple of weeks!

I’m going to try and do shoots outside of the house for each costume throughout the month of October! Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is released on Netflix on the 26th of October. I’ve decided to create a jacket design based off of their date reveal, and do a video review of each episode. I’ll be posting about the series and the D.I.Y. process, so follow me on youtube, and follow #caosreigns on twitter, because that will be my hashtag for the show!

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For October, the Let’s Go On An Adventure will be Cemetery Tours! I’m so excited to show you a few awesome cemeteries in my city this month! There’s already one up on youtube as I walk you through a small cemetery near Kings Island. 

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I look forward to spooking you all month!

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Spokhette On Youtube #88: Dogwood Cemetery Tour

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Welcome to Octoween! Octoween is my series on Youtube for the month of October, it’s going to be chockful of spooky content! I’m super excited about being able to do some spooky content since I haven’t done any in a while! I thought it would be fun to take you on a tour of some of the cemeteries in my city!

The first place we visit is Dogwood Cemetery, which doesn’t have any sign, of the twelve graves, only 5 of them still had etching left on the tombs, the gate surrounding it is broken and decrepit and it’s on the property line of Kings Island.  Check out the video for the rest!

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Adventures with Spokhette #26: Shenanigans in Boudoir

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  I had the most awesome opportunity the other day. I was invited to a suicidegirls shootfest near me. Suicidegirls is an unconventional modeling site that highlights the unique things about women. Tattoos, Disabilities, body modifications, curvy girls, the list goes on. I love everything about this site and what their doing. 

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 A shootfest is when a bunch of girls gather around and get sets done for the site, the girls come from all over and its a great community event. Since the girls are so spread sometimes the only time they get to shoot is at a shootfest, so I thought it would be cool to offer to do some promotional shots that they can use in their portfolio, or on Instagram in between their shoots since the queue is pretty stretched out.  To my surprise they accepted and my foray into boudoir and nude pinup began. It’s a glorious world, and I am so happy to be a part of it. 

  I’ll only be posting my favorites, and the safe for work ones, Many of the girls have private snapchats, or patrons if you are interested in more than that, you should definitely check those out. I’ll leave all the instagram links below, so you can go show them some love. 

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 We got to know each other, played board games, and explored the city we were in. I had an absolute blast, and I can’t wait to do it again. 

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Adventures W/Spokhette #26: Covington Pride

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  June is Pride Month! Although, I try to celebrate LGBTQA's, everyday including myself, I have actually never attended a pride parade. I knew I was going to be stuck working during the Cincinnati Pride, so I decided to hop over the river and visit Covington's. Originally, I thought I would just hop into the parade but once I got there and saw all the people that I didn't know, I decided that I would just get some great shots! 

 I filmed the entire thing, including me getting lost and then just happening upon the front of the parade, but I'll just put pictures in this post, and I'll upload the video to youtube later. I've already got a video set up for this week, so it might be next week. 

 Here are a couple of my favorite shots. I'll be posting more of them on the photography blog and in my portfolio so make sure you check it out!!

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Confessions of a scaredy cat, or my one day camping trip

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  I was so excited about going camping, Boy Wonder and I had been planning this for the entire month! We were so looking forward to this adventure. Exploring brand new wooded areas, photographing animals and other awesome things, and then the campfire, making s’mores, you know, the general things you look forward to when you pack a few belongings, grab a tent and then head into your nearby woods. 

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 You may have just come across me on the internet but one of the things you will learn about me is that I love scary movies, I love to be scared. If I jump during a film, its a good time for me. 80’s and early teen slasher films are my general go tos but I enjoy anything that will scare me without being too gory. 

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 I had never been camping before and it was definitely something that I wanted to experience, So I was all gung-ho on Saturday when Boy Wonder picked me up for my new excursion. The drive to East Fork was pretty uneventful, we arrived, decided we would walk around to see where a good place to set up camp would be when all of a sudden there was this torrential downpour for an entire hour. 

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 I was so excited about it and we had been looking forward to it for so long, we just sat in the car and waited out the rain. Once it had stopped, we got out and walked around the trail area, but we didn't really like what we saw, so we decided to hop back in the car and go to the other side of the camping area, we found this adorable open field and it was right next to lake, and had parking for our car it was perfect! We got the tent set up with relatively little trouble, I was honestly pretty proud of myself. 

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 We then set about setting up a hammock, which I had NO IDEA how difficult it was to get into one of those. It should be an Olympic event or a torture device! No wonder people laze about and spend whole days in there, with all the effort you used to get into it, I wouldn't be getting out of it any time soon! 

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  While I was sitting in the hammock in the dark, with a branch or twig snapping behind me every couple of seconds I basically had a panic attack. It was the first one I've ever had, but I guess the slightly away from home atmosphere, being in the middle of the woods in the middle of the night in the dark, was just too unnerving for me. 

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 I didn't even make it to Midnight. We packed up and was in bed before 1 is. Guess I just watched one scary movie too many. Halloween and Friday The 13th are my favorite franchises, and my imagination just got the better of me. I think I could do it again in a couple of years if I just don't think about it too much. The time I did spend out there was a lot of fun, and I got to see a few stars, but not as many as I'd hoped. 

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Adventures With Spokhette #24: The Art Museum

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 I know I've been talking about being more creative this year, but this post is all about the awesome shots, Sheneal and I got while we were exploring the art museum and the surrounding area. I have been trying to get over the weight of my dslr by carrying it around with me everywhere, and I may be developing arm muscles because of it! 

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 We started on the outside of the museum and worked our way up to and through the second floor. There were lots of awesome figures, and frames that I latched on to, one day, I'll walk through there and photograph the actual people, but lets, be real people, baby steps are the plan here. 

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 After exiting the Museum, we drove down the hill and photographed some adorable dogs and portraits of each other in and around the gazebo. There's just something about the Gazebo that speaks to me, it's just so beautiful. The flowers were much more in bloom this time, than they were during easter, I had so much fun getting really close and practicing some macro photography with the blooming foilage. 

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  Sheneal and I both braved the rocky and broken ledge to get some awesome shots, I climbed my higher than her and instantly regretted it, it's a lot more uneven the higher you go, and my buttcheeks definitely did not approve. I do love the pictures I got of her, and she of me, while I was up there, so I guess it was worth it. 

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 I'm thinking of getting a gopro, or something similar to put on top of my K1000, so I don't have to carry my phone in order to vlog it, I want to work on being able to bring photography to my youtube channel as well. 

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Have you been to the art museum lately?

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