Archive for the halloween Category

Call For Halloween Submissions!

Posted in announcement, art, halloween with tags , , on September 13, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

It’s a little early, I know. But I want to make a quick request: if you fellow admirers of the strange and unusual come across memorable Halloween art, decorations, products, costumes, clothing, food…or anything else that deserves a spot on SWS over the next month and a half, please comment or send links via the contact form on the right. I happily credit those who share articles with links to their personal pages/projects.

TREEEEEEEEEATS!
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I already have some goodies I’m excited to share and can’t wait to see what we come up with as a community!

Skeleton Crow and Disfigured Duck

Posted in creatures, halloween with tags , on August 19, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

My favorite time of year is rapidly approaching! Halloween items are starting to pop up, and I want to share my two favorites from Grandin Road this year.

The caged skeleton crow is a fantastic, unique decoration, don’t you think?

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Next, “Disfigured Duck.” I’m entertained by this random choice of undead water fowl, AND its odd, almost inappropriate title.

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Eyeball in the mouth. Nice touch.
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I encourage you all to share your favorite Halloween links with me (I’ll credit you, naturally)!

Halloween Countdown: Desktop Goodies Treat Bag #3

Posted in absurd, art, craft, ephemera, film, food, halloween, horror, humor, illustration, kitsch, macabre, monsters, music, oddities, postcards, retro, undead, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 31, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

Damn, right in the eye…
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Sarcastic ghost is like “Boo…or whatever.”
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Watched Poltergeist II the other day (great movie, but the first was awesome), and happened to pause for a break on this comical frame:
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Oh, hell yes, haunted kitsch sweater!
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Amazing pancakes (check out the one on the lower left…wow!):
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The inclusion of something that has eyes does NOT an eyeball make:
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Oh, you think your pumpkin is scary? THIS is how they did it in early 20th Century Ireland.
raditional (and utterly terrifying) Halloween turnip jack-o-lantern carved in Ireland in the early 20th century. Note the horrifying teeth.

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Ah, the 80’s…when movies had their own cheese-tastic rap theme songs. Take Monster Squad for example. What’s your favorite 80’s horror movie?

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
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Halloween Countdown: Halloween Stomp Mix

Posted in halloween, music, vintage with tags , , on October 30, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

Music for Maniacs posted a wonderful mix of vintage jazz, big band and other swinging haunted hits. It’s so much fun!
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Download HERE.

Halloween Countdown: Robert Blair Sculpture

Posted in craft, halloween, monsters, sculpture, undead with tags , , , , on October 30, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

Robert Blair Sculpture

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Halloween Countdown: Pumpkin Megapost 2013

Posted in anatomy, craft, halloween, monsters with tags , , , on October 30, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

I didn’t notice as many pumpkin posts this year as I usually see (if you have links, send them over!), but I can’t let the season pass without showcasing some favorites.

From This Old House Carving Contest:
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And some from the amazing Ray Villafane:

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Halloween Countdown: Sugar Coffin Spookarium

Posted in art, craft, halloween with tags , , on October 29, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

And now some creations from Sugar Coffin Spookarium:

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A tiny mandrake root…cute and deadly.
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A spooky Cheshire Cat:
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Or if a Cheshire BAT is more to your liking…
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Shhhhh…
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Sugar Coffin Spookarium

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