Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Fashion mag skull

I know that my duty as a red-blooded American male is to desire the topless blonde model in these photos. But when I gaze upon this fashion magazine spread, my very first thought is "Wow! I want that giant silver skull. Oh the things I could do with a skull like that." So what does that make me?

(For uncensored, NSFW shots from this photoshoot, click here.)

Let's go bowling!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Matthew Woodson

by Matthew Woodson

Home of a collector

After seeing last week's posts about the Hatbox Ghost, Mister Macabre was kind enough to scan an article from Better Homes and Gardens (2006) about a Halloween collector with a Hatbox Ghost of his own. Check it out. The entire article can be found here. This guy's got an amazing collection! It must take forever to put everything up.

Monday, September 28, 2009

We have a vacancy

Vacancy tombstone glowing red amongst the other headstones in the cemetary

After seeing this terrific image posted on Pumpkinrot's blog, I started wondering how many other "Vacancy" tombstones were out there. I felt certain I could find pictures of dozens more. Surprisingly though, I was only able to come up with an additional eight. (If you have photos of any others, please send them my way and I'll update the collage to include them as well.)a collage of eight different Vacancy headstones

Veiny Panty-Hose

Man oh man! I love me a woman with veiny legs!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

"Get your ice-cold Pop Stache..."

The "Pop Stache" is a plastic bottle ring that "snaps onto your favorite bottle to add fun to your drinking experience (and) can also be used to identify your own drink." There must be a way that I could steal this concept and make it more Halloween-y. Hmmmm...

Hairy Scary Monster

Kind of like Wooly Willy, except scary. "Hairy Scary Monsters lets you play the role of a mad scientist experimenting with a human face. Just move around the metal shavings with the magnetic plastic wand to transform the generic face into a hideous and frightening monster!"

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Vintage Frankenstein encounter

Not exactly the sort of guy you want to bring home to dad.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Lifesize Hatbox Ghost replica

My friend Richard just brought this to my attention. At the recent D23 Expo (the single largest gathering of all things Disney ever assembled) they auctioned off a one of a kind, lifesize Hatbox Ghost figure. Measuring 5 feet, 3 inches tall the piece went for $9300! To create it, designers Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily had to call on "nearly every skill we've got. Engineering, sculpting, woodworking, metal and plastics construction, painting and sewing. Lots and lots of sewing. His body is plastic and wood armature on a wooden base designed to resemble attic flooring. His cane is reinforced steel, his hairpiece is sewn nylon fiber, and he's covered from head to toe in sheer chiffon fabric held together by miles of my own hand-stitching. The hands, head and feet are molded resin from my original sculpts."
To see more images of this terrific figure (as well as exclusive "making of" shots) visit Kevin & Jody's blog here, here, here and here.

Maxim candy

My pal Alan just brought this article to my attention. It's from this month's Maxim magazine - a publication he is 1) probably too old to still be reading and 2) definitely too married to still be reading. How do you think the trick-or-treaters would react to getting
brain-flavored zombie mints , chum candy (with artificial seafood flavor), scorpion suckers, meatball bubblegum, sour cream and onion crickettes, vampire repelling garlic mints and bubble gum cocktail weenies?

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Will the real Cherry Darling please stand up?

Amputee model Lacey Henderson dressed up as Cherry Darling from Robert Rodriguez' film Planet TerrorI'm a big fan of Robert Rodriguez' film "Planet Terror". So while trolling the internet for interesting Halloween-themed items to post, I was drawn to these images of model Lacey Henderson dressed up as Rose McGowan's character "Cherry Darling". In the film they used special effects to remove McGowan's leg and replace it with a machine gun. Lacey, however, is an actual amputee (and uber foxy model) that was hired to dress up like this to promote the film's dvd release.

**Fast forward to 2:05 to see footage of Lacey/Cherry in action.

If you would like to create a similar costume for yourself, check out this site. It gives instructions on how non-amputees can build a very realistic version of the costume. They also have an excellent collection of photos of women (both amputees and non-amputees) wearing the versions of the costume that they built.

(And here's an interesting side note... I also discovered a Hollywood casting site brokering exclusively in amputees.)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

That's why I wear chainmail shoes while wielding my samurai sword

Custom Vans by SLW.

Skull shirt

I've received some inquiries regarding the shirt I'm wearing in the photo from Monday's post. It's entitled "Stick Figures In Peril" and is available from Threadless. (They also offered a limited-edition art print of the image, but it has since sold out.)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Hatbox ghost

Hatbox Ghost big figure from Disney's Haunted MansionI finally own a Hatbox Ghost figure! Look at this guy. He's gorgeous! I was on pins and needles waiting for him to be delivered. (These things are notorious for getting damaged during shipping). Fortunately, he reached my home in perfect condition. And he's big too. 2 feet tall and super heavy. He'll definitely get displayed year-round.

Is it dead Daddy?

Monday, September 21, 2009

That zombie's eating Spider-Man!

My son and I couldn't resist getting our faces painted during a recent trip to Universal Studios. Believe it or not, people acted a little weird when they saw a grown man with a zombie-painted face holding hands with a very small Spider-Man. I think they were just jealous!

Negative leather skull

By the immensely talented Bela Borsodi.

Skeletal fashion models

I've heard of fashion models starving themselves but this is ridiculous!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Skull tattoo

I will be getting a tattoo sometime soon. I though I'd settled on a design, but now I'm not so sure...

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Balloon Disguises

Can you identify all eight celebs?

Friday, September 18, 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Knives from above

Nude model sitting underneath hundreds of sharp knives dangling from strings attached to the ceilingSurprisingly, Catherine had slept underneath that very same mobile every night since she was a baby.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

That would explain the heavy traffic.

Lighted traffic sign that says Zombies Ahead

A Sugar Skull come to life

Mexican Day of the Dead inspired nude photo of model Darcy St. James by photographer OpNYCThose Mexican "Day of the Dead" sugar skulls always look so delicious. Now this one manages to look sexy as well.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Halloween Threesome

vintage photo of man wearing a three-headed costumeSo unrealistic! In my experience, each head would insist on his own camera.

Skeleton Dance revisited

A couple of years ago I wrote about Disney's Skeleton Dance cartoon. Well, for fans of that delightful short, I've now learned that the same concept was later reimagined (in color!) as Skeleton Frolic. Check it out and let me know which one you prefer.

(Via Boing Boing)

Sunday, September 13, 2009

WTF Costumes

A nearly nude blonde woman wearing beer taps on her breastsDo not visit this site. I'm warning you. It seems harmless at first and sucks you in with a few funny costumes, but as soon as you start clicking around you're likely to find things that will either offend you or turn your stomach. If you need a frame of reference, the "beer-tap babe" shown here is probably one of their classier costumes. (I see what you're doing. You're about to click on that link. You're so weak. Someone tells you not to do something and you immediately have to do it. Fine. See if I care. Just don't say I didn't warn you.)

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Clever costume idea

A clever do-it-yourself Wheaties cereal box costumeHere's a clever costume idea (created by my pal Bernie).

Friday, September 11, 2009

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Skulls and science

Poster covered in skulls & crossbones, as well as laboratory beakersThis would make nice wallpaper for our new bathroom.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Hitchhiking (and embroidering) ghosts

Custom embroidered portraits of the hitchhiking ghosts from Disney's Haunted Mansion attraction

Fans of hitchhiking ghosts will want these custom embroidered renderings of Phineas, Gus, and Ezra to follow them home.

(Via Boing Boing)

Skeleton and Skeletoff

by London-based designer Jean Jullien

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