Bats are my favorite, regardless of what time of year it is. I’ve had a strange fascination with them since grade school, and all those nasty rumours about them getting stuck in your hair were first introduced to me as a scare tactic of sorts.
Never having been one to just take word, I did a lot of research and fell in love with these creatures of the night. If you’ve seen pictures of me, you may have noticed several of my tattoos are bats. Just look at some of these adorable faces, which aren’t all the horror of Hollywood legends.
And, this baby bat hug is sure to warm the cockles of your cold, soulless, bat-hating heart.
Of course, BatMan aside, there’s plenty of other famous bats (although they did leave out Bob and Bella and Jenny from the Bloody Roar video game series), and they’re revered in Asia, but if you’re serious about wanting to learn more or help keep even more bats safe from danger of extinction, Bat Conservation International is my recommendation. I’ve been a member for many years, and they partner with Dr. Tuttle, who is considered the leading authority here in the US (if you want to pick up a book to help identify or learn more, that’s the name to look for).
Even Craig admitted that before he and I got together, he was not a fan of my fuzzy little friends. Now, he’s build a bat house, and we plant moon gardens, which aptly named, showcase flowers that bloom at night to help attract bats native to our area (mostly Mexican Freetails), which can eat 1,000s of bugs, like mosquitoes, in a matter of hours, if not minutes.
Now, lecturing aside, I could
easily go broke here at Bat Goods (and Christmas is coming up, wink, nudge)! A bat wing backpack is my kind of everyday purse, I’d give up my alarm clock in a heartbeat for this bat hourglass and think I’d be framing, not wearing, this Venetian bat mask.
These sassy bats embody the eight typical nightclub personalities, and do quite a cute job of it.
You can also learn to fold bat wing origami, which would be adorable flying around for a party.
Recipes! Oh my Gods, too many cute, batty edibles! I could never eat them (I won’t even eat bat shaped peanut butter cups), but…
Which, would be a perfect garnish for BOOze, like…
Or, if you’re just bringing a bottle of wine as a “hostess gift”, a DIY wine coffin (vampires and bats go wing-in-wing, right) would definitely set you apart!
While we’re at it, check out all our past #FreakyFriday blogs, for more Halloween decoating, makeup and other inspiration! And, don’t forget to follow #GlitterFantasy on ALL our social media, like Twitter, Instagram and especially Facebook , for even more exclusive, daily content.
Spooktacular Halloween Beauty
This will surely have additional parts, as I find more and more spooktacular Halloween makeup ideas and tutorials.
Hair Raising Halloween
All about the day of ‘do.
In The Spirit
This is our BOOziest Halloween blog! Everything from DIY, black sugar/salt rims, to the verdict on dry ice being safe and even some skeletal stirrers.
Watermelon Kegs Are So Last Summer!
Try a pumpkin keg, instead!
This is a Halloween PSA
Protect ALL your animals this Halloween.
Scary Mary, Quite Contrary
My #1 Halloween pet peeve as a cosmetologist and MUA, this is a concern for the health of you and your family.
The #TealPumpkinProject – whether you or a loved one has a food allergy, just hate sugary treats, or if your family is vegetarian or vegan, this is a must know.
All these blogs have additional links, to other Glitter Fantasy posts – for example,
The Great Pumpkin
has a link for tons of pumpkin recipes and
Won’t You Be My BOO?
has some awesome scary stories, in an additional link. Make sure to check them all out, and get your Halloween fix, Glitter Fantasy style!
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