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Halloween Countdown: DIY Bat Mobile

Posted in craft, decoration, halloween, home with tags , , , on October 29, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I didn’t realize I had a few bat posts back to back in my draft folder! We’re so used to seeing “Batmobile” in reference to our favorite winged crime fighter, that we tend to forget about the bat mobiles. Here is a handmade one for the home, of rather epic proportions.

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I admire the patience and effort that went into the construction. It was made with sewing frames, acrylic paint, thin sheets of compressed foam, string, fishing line, and electrical tape. Well done!

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Some other decorations were also featured in this post.

Halloween Countdown: Cretur Fetur Bats

Posted in bats, craft, halloween with tags , , on October 27, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Among a fine selection of other critters at Cretur Fetur we find a variety of needle felted bats (all modeled after actual chiroptera subspecies)

Red Bat:
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Pallid Bat:
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Island Flying Fox:
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Honduran White Bat:
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Which is your favorite?

…and here are some bonus jack o’ lanterns:
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Cretur Fetur

Halloween Countdown: Desktop Goodies

Posted in advertising, anatomy, art, craft, creatures, day of the dead, ephemera, halloween, horror, monsters, skulls and skeletons, undead, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 26, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I’m in a rush today, and unfortunately do not have time to write the image commentary (which I so thoroughly enjoy) so feel free to chime in!
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Halloween Countdown: DIY Preadtor Costume

Posted in craft, halloween, sci-fi with tags , , on October 17, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Are you ready for one of the best DIY costumes you’ll every lay eyes on? PREDATOR! The likeness is mind-blowing.

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See the outrageous step by step process of this costume creation here.

Halloween Countdown: Frankenstein’s Monster Cross Stitch

Posted in craft, halloween, monsters with tags , , on October 16, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Danielle Sayer Design sells two versions of this terrific Frankenstein’s monster cross stitch.

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Isn’t this a great Halloween (or anytime) addition to a cozy, monster loving household?

Danielle Sayer Design

Halloween Countdown: Krisztianna

Posted in craft, day of the dead, halloween, sculpture, skulls and skeletons with tags , , , , on October 10, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Krisztianna has a series of Day of the Dead inspired sculptures she calls “Muertitas.” There is one representing each season (and a few others).

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They are all gorgeously blossoming with life, drawing elements from their respective times of the year. The color coordination is lovely.
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She crafts these beauties with styrofoam, paper maché, wire, clay, wood, acrylic, synthetic flowers, twine, pins, glue, sealant, screws, “and lots of love.”
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Halloween Countdown: Parasite Specimen

Posted in craft, creatures, halloween, monsters with tags , , , on October 3, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

This homemade parasite specimen is one of the finest examples of DIY prop crafting I’ve ever seen.

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The creator gives a small comment:
This was sculpted out of polymer clay and painted with acrylics. The detail work was done with dental tools and some custom texture stamps. I added the gore just to dress up the photos a bit. It’s essentially lumpy gravy- cornstarch and water mixed with some food coloring and heated up until it gels.

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I don’t know about you, but I think the goopy red stuff is a very nice touch. A shiny, slimy luster makes any parasite look its best.
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