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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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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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Halloween Countdown: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes Shirt

Posted in absurd, anthropomorphic, craft, film, halloween, humor, video with tags , , , , , , , on October 28, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

Due to illness, it’s been well over a year since I’ve done any kind of crafty project. I miss crafting every single day! Although I’m not actually able to leave the house this Halloween, that’s no excuse not to try to make my own fun here!

My lovely cousin Alaine and I had a mini craft party so I could make an idea I had been pondering this past week: ATTACK OF THE KILLER TOMATOES SHIRT!

If you are not familiar with this fine film, it is a must-see for any B-movie fan.

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So here’s my shirt. I could see people perusing the booths of horror conventions wearing a fine killer tomato face.

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Here it is, stuffed with a pillow, looking all round and evil (I’m way too skinny to give it its rightful shape).

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I found a random bottle of green hairspray in the house (jackpot, right?) so I thought I’d make my hair into tomato “vines.” This was a marvelous failure. I couldn’t get much color to actually come out of the bottle, so I ended up with splotchy green patches here and there, and a whole lot of compressed air shooting in my face.

Now look at the camera and say FAIL!
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I also made a valiant, though completely unsuccessful, effort with the bathroom mirror to get a picture that showed me with the entire T-shirt. I couldn’t use flash due to the reflection, and without flash I couldn’t stay still enough to get a shot that wasn’t blurry enough to be considered bad conceptual art.

Oh well.

As you may remember from Rabid Mouse Attack, I really enjoy making cheap, cheesy horror costumes. Are you dressing up this year? Did you make a costume?

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