Day 29: behind the black door ~ you can call me queen bee…

And baby I’ll rule, I’ll rule, I’ll rule, I’ll  rule
Let me live that fantasy…
and everyone who knows me knows…

I am not driving a Cadillac in my dreams – more like a Honda Pilot, or a Toyota SUV.

In all seriousness, I LOVE the song Royals, by sixteen-year-old Lorde. The song even inspired my costume this year. I don’t usually dress-up fantastically. In fact, I think I have used my daughters kitty-cat ears and tail left over from a previous years costume, but I did draw cat eyes, a nose and whiskers on my face.

Now mind you, this year is still not going to be elaborate, but fantastic, yes!

While on the inner-web the other day (twelve to be exact), I came across this DIY Queen Bee costume, and I immediately pinned it, with the comment, “yep…this is what I am going to bee. It reminds me of my favorite song too.”

What I love most about it, is it makes me smile. The costume (really just a fascinator) takes me to a happy place, driving in the car with my kiddos, and hearing my daughter sing,

gold teeth
grey goose
trip in the bathroom
we don’t care
were not caught up in your love affair

Maybe not so accurately, but needless to say, it is hysterically adorable. If she only knew what the words were really saying. Or, not.

That being said, I knew I had to make this. With my new-found, “I can make that!” attitude, I went to Michaels and bought all the stuff, and spent way too much on pom-poms and pipe cleaner. When did those get so expensive? Granted they were $7 all together, but geez. The Dollar store, did not have the colors I needed in the sizes I needed…surely, I tried there first.

Anywho, now that I finally had all the supplies I needed,

glue gun
pom-poms (large yellow, and small black)
2 black pipe cleaner
gold paper stock (I choose gold sparkle fantastic-ness)
black headband

I got to work…

I just followed the simple instructions the tutorial gave, and started with the crown. They even provided a printable crown template to make it that much easier.

Then I made the antennae, by twisting the black pipe cleaner around a pencil to make it twisty

found the pom-poms I needed
Well sort of, anyway. I had to improvise. There were not two large yellow ones. There was a medium and a large, so I had to cut down the large one to match the smaller one. If you look closely you can tell, but I am okay with it. I have learned to let go of details from time to time (sometimes).

With only two severe minor burns from the glue gun,

So cute, right?

But the buzz, didn’t stop there.

I decided to make a pin (brooch hair clip thing) to go along with the costume, instead of the shoe clips the tutorial gave.

I am not sure how I will use it, but I am sure I will share a photo of me, and my families costumes.

For now, my masterpiece will wait here at my vanity accessories station,

until Halloween…

Queen Bee (aka Magazine Mom)


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