Sunday, November 30, 2008

Target Halloween 2008

Ah, I miss it already! Here are some shots of Target's 2008 display.

(Click here to see their 2007 offerings.)

(Via Branded In The 80s)

Skulls made of melted cassette tapes

Artist Brian Dettmer created these skulls entirely out of melted audio cassettes.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

The Jumping Brain

The Jumping Brain!

(Via BoingBoing)

There's a giant on my building!!!

The National Wax Museum in Dublin, Ireland is moving. I wonder if they're planning on taking this giant with them. If not, I wouldn't mind taking him for my Halloween display. I already have a giant witch. Maybe she and he could be friends?

Friday, November 28, 2008

Make your own monster

If you can draw it, they can make it. "The experience begins when you receive the Make-My-Own-Monster Design Kit, that includes colored pencils, paper, and a detailed questionnaire. With this kit you create not only what the monster looks like, but you also create a story about the monster and describe his or her personality. Once you've completed the kit and sent it in, the designers at North American Bear Co. will faithfully reproduce your design as a plush monster, including a descriptive hang-tag that tells the story of your monster as you have described it and identifies you as the creator."

Click here for more information.

The Vortex bar & grill

restaurant entrance with a giant skull facadenight time photo of the giant skull facade on The Vortex bar and grillI know where I'm eating next time I visit Atlanta! (Special thanks to Heather for correctly identifying the location of this amazing skull facade for me.)

Click here for more info on The Vortex.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Inappropriate baby costume

This chest-bursting Alien costume is so wrong and yet, so awesome.

Screaming hand

These are probably long since sold out, but I love the idea of a screaming dismembered hand. I've seen then in red and blue, but imaging how creepy they would look if they were painted natural skin tones.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Skull make-up and tattoos

Here's another shot of the model from yesterday's "Razorblades in your apple" post. Her name is Megan Massacre.

In case of emergency...

(Via "My Confined Space")

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Zombie attack

Artwork by Ben Shafer.

(Via Zombies In Zen)

Halloween art

I'm still trying to figure out who the artist is behind these paintings. They're fantastic!

Update: My friend Grim of GrimVisions has identified the artist in question as Rado Javor. Click here to check out more of his gorgeous work.

Razorblades in your apple

Photo by Jeff Cohn of a goth girl holding an apple with a razorblade sticking out of itBy Jeff Cohn. (The same guy who brought you this "Zombie Survival Guide" image.)

Monday, November 24, 2008

Tim Burton fashion show

Fashion photo inspired by Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas movieIf you remember my "Blood Show" posting from the other day, you're already familiar with theFashion photo inspired by Tim Burton's Beatlejuice movie gorgeous fashion spreads that AE magazine runs. As it happens, this tribute to Tim Burton utilized the same stylist and artistic director, Kattaca. I know I'll be keeping an eye out for her next spread.

Andy Warhol with skull

Portrait of Andy Warhol with a skull on his headAndy Warhol's "Self-portrait with skull" (1977)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Zombie Last Supper

Zombie last supper paintingI'm probably going to hell for posting this...

Blood squirting effect - how to

Blood squirting out of a man's neckHere are instructions of how to turn a "Swiffer WetJet mop into a sweet squirting blood effect. Also included is a cheap way to make fake blood."

Saturday, November 22, 2008

It's a Kellogg's Halloween!!!

Vintage advertisement showing a woman handing out boxes of cereal to trick or treaters in costume on HalloweenAccording to this article, "in 1958 both Post and Kellogg promoted individual cereal boxes as the perfect Halloween treat." I know I'm going to be in the minority here, but that's a movement that I could actually get behind. Obviously candy would be my first choice, but I'd rather get a box of cereal than an apple, pennies or raisins.

Haunted wedding

Photo of a couple cutting their wedding cake while dressed as a pirate and the Bride of FrankensteinI've written about the idea of Halloween-themed weddings before, but these people actually had one.Halloween themed wedding cake

Friday, November 21, 2008

Kissing a ghost

A woman kissing a ghost in front of a crucifix"Father Figure" by Barbara Cole.

Make your own bat costume

woman dressed up in a homemade bat costumeWith just a hooded sweatshirt and broken umbrella, you too can create your very own bat costume.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Yum!! Monster pancakes!

scary pancake monster with teethVia "My Confined Space")

Slime Monster game

Vintage Slime Monster board game by MattelWhy didn't I have this game growing up? Here's a description of it from the folks at Board game Geek: "The Slime Monster has invaded the town. You've got to stop him! You must get from the High School to the Armory, pick up a land mine and knock the Slime Monster over. But be careful that the Slime monster doesn't knock you over with his slime. Movement is directed with a spinner. Each spin is used twice: once for the player and the same amount for the monster. The players try to manipulate the monster so that he winds up standing over an opponent. He then "slimes" the player and moves. If the slime covering the player causes the player piece to fall over, the player must start again. Yuck!"

Decapitated doll head candle holder

Perfect for a haunted house. It doesn't get much more sinister than this hand-painted, porcelain candle holder named "Little Joseph".

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Photobooth photos for Halloween parties

Get ready for a new era in photobooth photography. "Polite In Public" can show up at your party, set up an original set (no green screen composits here) and create amazing ultra-saturated images of your guests. Click here to see images from the six-plus Halloween-themed parties they've worked recently.

Chucky wants to play

I know what my son will be dressing up as for Halloween next year... (Photo by Harpy Images)(Via My Confined Space)

Macabre fashion shoots

From Italian Vogue.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Skull sculpture in Hudson, NY

I can't find any information on this sculpture. The photos make it look like it's sitting in some sculptural boneyard. I'd be happy to take it off their hands if they're looking to get rid of it.
*Update: Thank you to "Hudson" for identifying the artist as Russian-born Mihail Chemiakin.

The Blood Show

It seems like all the best fashion spreads these days are coming out of foreign magazines. This stuffed animal / butcher shop inspired spread comes from Madrid's AE magazine.

(Via The Hellebore Diaries)

How to bury a Star Trek fan

You're a huge Star Trek fan. You go to the conventions. You know every episode by heart. You wear your uniform while on jury duty. But you can only "live long and prosper" for so long. What about once you die? How will you let the universe know that you're the ultimate Trekkie? Well, regardless of whether you prefer the idea of burial or cremation, this company has got you covered. Coming in 2009, they will be releasing a line of urns and caskets that "feature a bold design reminiscent of the 24th century styling of the United Federation of Planets and Starfleet".

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