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Fly Like An Eagle: LCCC Spirit

10 Oct
Model poses to show off Golden Eagle spirit inspired makeup.

A student takes a moment from studies to show off this Golden Eagle inspired makeup.

By Jessica Dawkins

Let School Spirits Carry Me

Homecoming is in full swing at Laramie County Community College! You may have noticed the special events being hosted around campus, many held in the student lounge. Students have been encouraged to participate in eating contests, timed competitions, team dodgeball matches and more. But maybe this isn’t enough for you to get into the spirit of being an Eagle. If that’s the case, keep reading for inspiration.

Tutus and Tattoos

Some students prefer to show their spirit in sublte ways, such as clothing or accessories sporting a logo. Others (like myself) may be open to more umistakeable gestures of enthusiasm, like face painting and hair dye. Sure, toole tutus in school colors are eyecatching and easy to DIY, but I prefer the makeup route when it comes to showing support for something I love. Cue the tattoo! The slideshow in this post will provide all the knowledge you need to create your own temporary “ink” for soccer and volleyball games, LCCC’s homecoming dance, and everyday fashion statements.

Why Cosmetics?

Makeup is relatively inexpensive if you know what brands to look for and exactly what products you need. Especially if it’s for a onetime use like a pep rally, you don’t need to buy Sephora brand cosmetics. Makeup is also a household item that can be used on anyone, guys and gals, young and grown, for special events and on different areas of the body as well. For example, my models include both sexes, one sporting a prominent facial “tattoo” and the other a more sublte bicep decoration.

Instead of clothes and accessories that usually come one way for everyone, makeup designs can be as discreet or as drastic as desired for each individual’s taste. The limit truly is your imagination, so the results are completely your own.

Supplies

Here’s a list of the items that I used for both pieces of artwork and thought you might want to include in your toolkit.

Eyeliner Pencil

Cream Eyeshadow or Eyeliner (both blue and black colors)

Powder Eyeshadow (I used dark brown, gold glitter, and gray)

Small Fluffy Brush (my favorite is the Setting Brush by Real Techniques)

Angled Brush (for cream bases)

You’ll also need a picture for inspiration. I just Googled images of golden eagle wingspans and found several useable photos to rely on for colors and shape. For the bicep tattoo, I found a great image of our lovely logo and went from that.

Optional:

Primer (before applying makeup)

Foundation (after the primer, but before the makeup. I found this helpful for the eagle mask to stay on better)

Setting Spray (after the makeup is complete. This is helpful for making the excessive product stay on for more than a selfie, but not required for good results)

 

Here is the link to my how-to slideshow. Directions are in the description box of each photo.

 

And if you try out my techniques—great! Send us a picture in the comments below, or just share your favorite part of homecoming so far.

P.S. I apologize if you have the Steve Miller Band playing in your head after reading this post. Here’s a link to the lyrics if you want to sing along!

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Relay for Life at LCCC

25 Sep

LCCC RELAY FOR LIFE 2010

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SURVIVORS

Live from the LCCC Relay For Life event, the survivors just took theft first lap around the mall track to the song “Survivor” by Destiny’s Child. This first lap was very touching and brought tears to my eyes. Everyone at the event was cheering and excited and ready to start walking.  There are TON of people here and you can tell people’s lives are being touched and they are having a blast for a great cause!

THE EVENT

At Relay for Life teams are pre-organized and registered to participate.  At all times one person from each team must be walking.  Along with walking there are multiple activities for teams to participate in including a Queen of the Relay contest.  
There are tons and tons of booths for entertainment including:

  • face painting
  • volleyball
  • free food (hot dogs, chips, and drinks)
  • live music
  • information tables on the American Cancer Society

A great part of the night is the candlelight memorial.  Participants can decorate bags for $5 for friends or family who have survived cancer or been lost to cancer. 

Come join in on the fun!  The event started at 5:00 pm but it runs until 9:00 am tomorrow morning! 

LINKS

For more information on LCCC Relay for Life check out www.events.cancer.org/lcccwy.
To contact the American Cancer Society visit www.cancer.org.