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Halloween 2012

With so much preparation, I can hardly believe it is all over (although slightly glad that I can have a vaguely clean house before the Christmas decorations go up!).

This year was so much fun thanks to visiting friends AND trying pumpkin engraving for the first time and loving the effect. We went mad decorating the cottage and it looked amazing. Here are some photos of our best bits, costumes and decorations!


Bex and Trampy Halloween 2012

Bex and Trampy with AMAZING makeup and costumes on Saturday! Taken by KvM


Corpse Bride Costume by Kitten von Mew

My Corpse Bride Costume Completed!

Finally a picture of my Corpse Bride outfit! The makeup was very uncomfortable, but Im trying a lighter finish for Dr Sketchy’s in late November!

Halloween Decor in the Bathroom

Halloween Decorations in our Bathroom!

Haunted House Halloween Decorations

Our spooky cobwebs and dead flowers really gave the place a chilling touch!

vintage halloween decorations

Spooky cobwebs covered the living room

Corpse Bride Halloween Decor

Our Corpse Bride sitting at the buffet table on Halloween night 2012

Halloween Fish Tank

Even the fish got a Halloween theme!

funny halloween photo

Our engagement photo was transformed thanks to a couple of Frankenweenie characters

Frankenstein Engraved Pumpkin

My 1st attempt at pumpkin engraving! You need stronger candles for the light to shine through, but WOW! Amazing effect!



HP Saucy and Dai on Wednesday


Bride of Frankenstein Kitten von Mew

My Bride of Frankenstein special FX makeup that I wore to work and on Wednesday evening! And yes, apart from the white streak that is all my real hair!


Pumpking Carving Competition

Pumpking Carving Competition with Anna, Ollie, Bex and Trampy. Trampy won!


Richard and Kitten Halloween 2012

Corpse Bride Kitten and ‘James Boned’ Mr Moo on Saturday

Stay Puft and Ghostbuster

Hilarious Ghostbuster and Stay Puft on Wednesday. Most hilarious thing I have seen in ages!!!!


Kitten and Richard, Halloween 2012

Having a giggle with our brilliant gingerbread bat lolly! How cool is that?!

Halloween Costumes and Pumpkin Pies!

Halloween decorations at home with my pumpkin pie!

I am a huge fan of Halloween, always have been. A great excuse to dress up and carve pumpkins, Mr. Mew and I decorated our little cottage with Halloween decoration ranging from paper lanterns to a little bubbling couldron!

On Friday we went to my friend HP Saucy’s Halloween party. We only knew a few people there, but the place looked great! Amazing what you can do with a role of black bin bags! Most had gone as witches and the like, one guy had not even bothered (so I took him into HP’s bedroom, eyebrow pencilled an eye on his palm and transformed him into David Blane…) and Mr. Mew and I went as the Phantom of the Opera and a 1930’s Pierrot clown!

My Pierrot clown Halloween costume

Mr. Mew at HP's party dressed as Erik

Kitten von Mew and Helen Wright at HP's Halloween party

You may have spotted a severed finger in my hand above…This is in fact a Witches Finger that I made a large batch of for the party! Simply look up a shortbread biscuit mix (use plain flour and no baking powder or raising agent), create finger sized sausages after letting it cool in the fridge for an hour and press down lightly on 2 points to form a knuckle. Press an almond flake in the top as a nail and pop into a hot over for 20 minutes. Once cooled, carefully remove the almond and re-attach it with red icing. I also dipped the ends to make them more gorey and scored 3 lines on the knuckles!

Wiches Fingers made by Kitten!

HP being strangled by her partner Dai

On Halloween itself we invited our best friends Candee and Jocob over to watch a horror film (The Cottage). The front room looked an absolute picture and I had layed out marshmallows in the shape of pumpkins in a little black couldron on the table, a hand shapes jelly and a new pumpkin pie with witches fingers bursting out of the top! How good does that look! (see image below).

I made up the recipe as I had lost the original and it ended up being  far nicer. It is a mixture of meringue and pumpkin, hence the name ‘Kitten’s Merkin Pie’ which is fitting for a burlesque dancer 😉

3 x egg whites whisked until peaked

3/4 cup of brown or light brown sugar

Savoury pastry case to save time

1/2 tsp of mixed spice

1 tsp of cinammon

1/2 tsp of nutmeg

1/2 tsp ginger

1 x Large squeeze of lemon (add a little ornage rind if you like too! Yummy!)

flesh from 1 medium pumpkin

A pot of single cream for pouring

Cover the pumpkin flesh with water and boil for an hour. Sieve it and squeeze out as much liquid as possible. Leave to cool whilst you go and carve your pumpkin!

Mix all the dry ingredients together and then fold in the meringue and pumpkin flesh being careful not to loose the air bubbles. Squeeze in the lemon, pop into the pastry case and bake for 20minutes (or until a knife comes out clean from the centre). Serve warm with single cream. I also stuck in 5 Witches Finger biscuits for shock factor!

Kitten von Mew with Sugar Skull makeup, pumpkin pie and jelly!

Like the makeup? I was going to do it for HP’s party, but decided on the pierrot which was a good job as my friend Helen did it! This was my first attempt at sugar skull makeup (think Day of the Dead, which incidentally was yesterday!). I used the white makeup I buoght for the clown costume, my liquid eye liner and eyeshadow palette to colour it in. I also painted Mr. Mew too!

Mr. Mew and Kitten's Halloween makeup!

Candee and Jacob arrived at the door and we whipped open the curtain to shock them. They looked fantastic and we all laughed at each other through the glass before letting them in!

Candee and Jacob, Halloween 2011

How amazing do they look?! Funnily enough, this is the talented lady that took the large photo of Mr. Mew and I behind her!

They brought with them a murder of fake crows and about 4 or 5 carved pumpkins that we dotted around the room with our own. I was thrilled to learn that this was their first tast of pumpkin pie that they seem to enjoy (or graciously chewed!) and were impressed by the finger biscuits too!

We had such a great time and next year we will all be together again for Halloween in Budapest and Transylvania on a steam train journey!

Loco Mew Tives

Next year I will be performing on 3 train journeys that are set to be the most incredible weekend trips!

18th and 19th May 2012 – Valentines Steam Train Trip – Budapest to Eger Castle with meals, entertainment (That’s where I come in!) and more. Gorgeous sleeper cars and an unforgettable romantic trip. Imagine treating someone to a Valentine’s getaway on board a luxury steam train! More affordable that the Orient Express!

11th to 13th May 2012 – The Berliner – A military steam train takes up from Berlin to Braunschweig for a nostalgic trip into the past. With entertainment (Oooh! Me again!), food, sleeper cars and an amazing trip to an underground bunker on the Sunday, this trip has already had a ton of bookings including VIP’s and veterans! Contact for info and booking details.

26th to 28th October 2012 – Halloween Spooktacular Train Weekender – This amazing train (wait till you see her! The most gorgeous diesel I have ever seen!) will take us from Budapest to Transylvania with food, sleeper cars and themed entertainment (Not just me, but I’ll be doing my Bride of Kittenstein!). This includes a trip to Dracula’s Castle and you are encouraged to dress masquerade with gothic/ vampish decadence for the trip. Eery characters will be awaiting you arrival… Contact for info and booking details.