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Halloween Countdown: Munsters Squeak Toys

Posted in halloween, monsters, toys, TV, vintage with tags , , , , on October 19, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

In 1965, Spanish company Laya produced a line of Munsters squeak toys.

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Does anyone know why Bugs Bunny is involved in this? I couldn’t find much info about the company.
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Interesting color choices for the toys. Though I remember also being surprised when I first saw a color photo of the Munsters (I’m not sure what I expected…real life grayscale?).

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Halloween Countdown: Neato Coolville Wallpapers

Posted in halloween, monsters, retro, vintage with tags , , , on October 18, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Neato Coolville, an all around amazing blog, has been posting a series of Halloween wallpapers for free download. They are full of retro monster goodness!

This Magazine is Haunted Wallpaper

Trick or Treat Skeleton Wallpaper

As a result of my image hoarding “hard drive curating” I have about 200 things on my desktop at any given time, so I need a fairly simple wallpaper in order to see them all. This one fits the bill perfectly.
Creepy 24 Wallpaper

Halloween Postcard Wallpaper

Skeleton Hand 1 Wallpaper

I’m posting the downsized versions. Click here and scroll around for full sizes!

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: Hilary Wallace

Posted in art, halloween, monsters, undead with tags , , , on October 11, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Hilary Wallace suggested her portfolio for my Halloween countdown, and I feel it fits.

This was done in colored pencil:
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I adore this vampire’s hands.
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Well, miss…your hair looks lovely.
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The perfect zombie mouth:
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Hilary Wallace

Halloween Countdown: 1976 Super Gruesome Iron On Transfers

Posted in halloween, monsters, retro, vintage with tags , , , on October 6, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Neato Coolville featured these excellent iron on transfers, featuring some classic fiends.

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I think I’d wear every one of these on a T-shirt for Halloween.
1976 Super-Gruesome Iron-On Gory Eye Vampire

In fact, this is going to be be new “migraine T-shirt” for those headachy days.
1976 Super-Gruesome Iron-On Spiked Mummy

Which one is your favorite?
1976 Super-Gruesome Iron-On Medusa

1976 Super-Gruesome Iron-On Mummy

There are some leads for original image sourcing here.

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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EGO

Posted in art, monsters with tags , on August 30, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I came across art by EGO with no website link, and it’s hard to find a comprehensive source of work as it seems to be spread all over between tattoo sites, blogs, etc. But…I like it! So here are some examples.

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An internet search for EGO obviously produces thousands of completely irrelevant results (though why not run with the inadvertent psychological education?). Love his skeleton and monster work.

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