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Halloween Countdown: Link Treat Bag, Part 1

Posted in comics, craft, decoration, halloween, home, horror, monsters, retro, skulls and skeletons with tags , , , , , , , , on October 30, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I always gather months worth of Halloween items to post, and am unable to fit them all in by the time the big day rolls around. So here are a bunch of assorted goodies!

INCREDIBLE “Crash Landing” Lawn Decorations
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Gorgeous Miniature Halloween Village
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Giant LEGO Vampire
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The Muppets Holiday Haunt Book
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Handmade Macabre Shadow Boxes (Thanks for the submission, Janice!)
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Haunted Halloween Appetizer Plates
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Giant Skull Chair (Thanks, Colleen!)
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And a perfect zombie pumpkin by Ray Villafane.
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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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