Bewitched Halloween Lookbook by Quiet Lion Creations

COLLABORATION FEATURING:

MODEL: LAUREL MONA (FACEBOOK, IG)

MAKEUP/STYLING: OOH LALA MAKEUP ARTISTRY (FACEBOOK, IG)

The golden hour glow of Autumn sun casts the best honey-like lighting for these “Fall in Florida” looks! Well, I guess we tried to pile as much of the season we could into the shoot, with dark bohemian makeup and plenty of seasonal colors in the jewels. Chunky gemstones, mystic crystals and plenty of sparkle speak to a wanderlust-type aesthetic, mixing both media and texture…. Hints of gypsy shine through in the form of citrine and amethyst stones, flowing feathers and a dreamcatcher pendant. You can catch the tutorial on the dreamcatcher necklaces on my other post here!

I don’t think you can beat the background mural art of Downtown St. Pete, Florida – always a solid shoot locale. One of my go-to spots! I added some sunny and starry doodle edits to mimic the beautiful wall murals…. it seems a new mural pops up every week or so on Central Avenue!

As for Fall favorites, I have been loving tonal color combinations recently, especially with gemstones. Mix stones with similar colors but different textures or finishes to create an ultra-chic story! My personal go-to has been brown jasper, tiger’s eye, red aventurine and garnet…

Taking that same wanderer mood far out to the cosmos, starburst sparkles blend perfectly with interstellar spikes and sunset shadows, coming together to create a totally glam galaxy –even  if only existent in a daydream….

Special thanks again to my model Laurel Mona and Ooh Lala Makeup Artistry for the gorgeous makeup/styling!
























Bewitched Halloween Lookbook by Quiet Lion Creations

Bewitched Halloween Lookbook by Quiet Lion Creations

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COLLABORATION FEATURING:

MAKEUP: SCHAUMIN ALEXANDER, @THEJAMERICANBEAUTY

PHOTOGRAPHY: DELANE ASHLEY PHOTOGRAPHY / EDITING: QUIET LION

SELECT CLOTHING: GENERATION BLISS BOUTIQUE

Mimicking the melancholy melody of a Poe poem and channeling the gypsy spirit of my fav witch Stevie Nicks, the mood this Halloween is all about spooky-chic glam.  Lace mimics the intricacies of any spider’s web, while chartreuse satin and candy apple red pop against marble mausoleums and weathered stone. A longline cape brings in Drac vibes, while a black floppy hat is a MUST, if you ask me, for any bohemian ensemble.

Let’s talk accessories. Trending charm and coin jewelry, featuring dainty layers stacked for a semi haute-mess vibe, is fitting here with the addition of a golden serpent and spliced moon pendant. If you’re curious, check out my tutorial here to make your very own version. Which charms will you choose? Mix large and small scale charms for the most variety – look on Etsy for a great selection of vintage charms! For a slightly chunkier piece, try using knotted chain tassels in your DIYs – yes, knotted- like you see below on my Pentagram Pendant necklace. Simply knot chain and hold the knot together with more jump rings. Then, connect this “tassel” to the bottom of a large pendant or gemstone link for an edgy update to the traditional tassel look.

Following suit with more layered goodness, mix and match rings are always a yes. Choose styles similar in design, but vary the shape and scale to get that bohemian-chic look. My simple stacking bands from CosmoStyle Jewelry, and my larger stone rings from Laura Janelle.

To contrast against all this daintiness going on, a featured statement necklace was a must. I resurrected my Camilla Necklace for this shoot, because sometimes you just don’t want to fuss with tangling layers of chain, amirite!?

#DIY celestial sunnies are just what you need to block out any Halloween haters. Blind them with sparkle. You can buy cheap sunglasses at any Goodwill or thrift store and use GemTac or E6000 to decorate with a mix of crystal flatbacks, stones other cabochon decorations. I’ve added rhinestone chain dangles to be even more extra.

Many thanks to @TheJamericanBeauty for creating this makeup lewk featuring metallic ombre eyes and golden lips. The lord knows I have no idea how to Makeup, so lucky that Schaumin can work her magick ?

And finally, thanks as always to Delane for putting up with my ever-creepy graveyard locales ?….

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Bewitched Halloween Lookbook by Quiet Lion Creations
Halloween goth fashion lookbook by Quiet Lion Creations
Halloween goth fashion lookbook by Quiet Lion Creations
Halloween goth fashion lookbook by Quiet Lion Creations
Bewitched Halloween Lookbook by Quiet Lion Creations
Bewitched Halloween Lookbook by Quiet Lion Creations
Halloween goth fashion lookbook by Quiet Lion Creations

Halloween goth fashion lookbook by Quiet Lion Creations
Bewitched Halloween Lookbook by Quiet Lion Creations
Bewitched Halloween Lookbook by Quiet Lion Creations
Bewitched Halloween Lookbook by Quiet Lion Creations
Bewitched Halloween Lookbook by Quiet Lion Creations
Bewitched Halloween Lookbook by Quiet Lion Creations
Bewitched Halloween Lookbook by Quiet Lion Creations

Bewitched Halloween Lookbook by Quiet Lion Creations
Bewitched Halloween Lookbook by Quiet Lion Creations

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All photos copyright Quiet Lion Creations. Email me at info@quietlioncreations.com for permission to use or re-post.
Don’t steal them, it’s bad karma ☺.

diy skull dreamcatcher necklace by quiet lion creations

Go boho-chic this Halloween with my DIY Skull Dreamcatcher necklace! Sparkles meet spooky with this super easy to make piece – small metal o-rings provide the perfect base for wrapping, while a simple crystal skull charm adds that glam factor.
diy skull dreamcatcher necklace by quiet lion creations

I chose a deep blue and black/silver scheme, but feel free to change up the colors…..maybe go black and orange for a super traditional Halloween look!

diy skull dreamcatcher necklace by quiet lion creations

Some of my favorite icons are dreamcatchers and skulls (no,,,,really?!) so this merging just speaks to my soul!!! If skulls aren’t your thing, you can swap for a gemstone bead, or larger crystal.

Follow along below for the full tutorial!!

diy skull dreamcatcher necklace by quiet lion creations

Step 1

Gather materials – you’ll need metallic nylon thread (approx. 1mm, find this in the beading or embroidery aisle), cable chain, a feather and crimp cord end, a small metal o-ring, eyepins, 4mm jump rings, a lobster clasp, a small silver spacer bead, a 13mm crystal skull bead (you can find Swarovski brand stones online, and in some craft stores, or on Amazon), one 8mm jumpring and small 4x6mm crystal rondelles.

<I buy my feathers from a no-kill farm in Iowa, run by rabbis. Please think consciously when using feathers!>

Cut an 8′ piece of cord, and knot it around the wire o-ring. Start wrapping very tightly to cover the metal surface. Leave a small tail of cord, after the knot, at the top of the o-ring.

diy skull dreamcatcher necklace by quiet lion creations

Step 2

Continue wrapping until the o-ring is fully covered, then use the long end of cord remaining to tie another knot with the tail end from Step 1. Don’t cut the cord! Use the long cord to continue wrapping the inner area of the dreamcatcher, looping the thread over the hoop, then under the hoop, then up through the loop you just created. There are a lot of dreamcatcher charts you can find online that help clearly illustrate how to weave, if you need some extra imagery!

When you’re reached the very middle, knot off the excess cord and cut the excess off.

Step 3

Create 6 bead links from eyepins and the 4x6mm rondelles. Create one bead link with an eye pin, one 4x6mm rondelle, a silver spacer bead, and crystal skull bead.

 

diy skull dreamcatcher necklace by quiet lion creations

Step 4

Connect your skull link to the middle of the dreamcatcher with small 4mm jump rings. Connect your feather drop to the bottom of the skull link with another jumpring!

diy skull dreamcatcher necklace by quiet lion creations

Step 5

Cut two 10″ pieces of chain, then six 1″ pieces of chain. Attach three of the 1″ pieces of chain together using the rondelle links. Repeat with the other three pieces, and you’ll have two sides of the necklace chain started. Attach one of the 10″ pieces of chain to both sides of the necklace. Add a lobster to the end of one long chain side, and a jumpring to the end of the other.

diy skull dreamcatcher necklace by quiet lion creations

Step 6

Use a 4mm jumpring to attach both short sides of the necklace chain together. Add an 8mm jumpring to the 4mm jumpring, and then hook it around the top of the dreamcatcher to secure, finishing off your necklace.

diy skull dreamcatcher necklace by quiet lion creations

You can also use this technique on a larger-scale o-ring for an <actual> dreamcatcher, perfect for hanging on a wall or from the ceiling….you’ll be able to find larger hoops near the embroidery section or the macrame section of any craft store!

Enjoy, and stay spooky!!!

diy skull dreamcatcher necklace by quiet lion creations


All photos copyright Quiet Lion Creations. Email me at info@quietlioncreations.com for permission to use or re-post.
Don’t steal them, it’s bad karma ☺.