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Halloween Countdown: Body Electric

Posted in body decoration, halloween, makeup, undead with tags , , , on October 13, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Believe it or not, Body Electric is the work of an “amateur bodypaintress.”

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These neon zombie vixens are some of the most eye catching body paint work I’ve ever seen.
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Seriously, imagine showing up to a Halloween party painted Body Electric style. Who could look away?
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This girl definitely has a bright (*groan* pun intended) future in body art, if she chooses! And I hope she does.
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Body Electric

Halloween Countdown: Desktop Goodies #1

Posted in absurd, anthropomorphic, art, bats, cats, comics, craft, day of the dead, dolls, ephemera, halloween, horror, macabre, monsters, photography, sculpture, skulls and skeletons, undead, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 11, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Don’t know the origin of this, but I love the extra written touch.
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This kid’s face is not exactly what I’d call “joyful.” At least the trees are happy.
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Awesome.
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A very intricately done Day of the Dead hanging bat!
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This seriously looks like she’s wearing her sister’s skin.
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A little macabre for a greeting, no (that pumpkin is crying actual tears while getting murdered). What’s with the gleeful spectators? Is this some kind of Gladiatorial event for squash and…elves?
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The source said this is a real Victorian postmortem, but I have trouble believing it’s not doctored. Still…maybe the photographer was just really, REALLY late.
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Gorgeous custom Monster High doll!
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I wish this item hadn’t been taken down for sale/display. I would’ve done a feature post on the crafter of this fine wooden witch carving.
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At first it looks like a strange pose, but my black cat Dr. Morbius does this gravity defying move all the time.
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So long kiddies…pleasant dreams…
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Halloween Countdown: Creepy Makeup

Posted in body decoration, halloween, horror, macabre, makeup, monsters, skulls and skeletons, undead with tags , , , , , , , on October 5, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

This is not your average Halloween makeup. Are you ready to see some stellar skills and masterful makeup illusions?

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The effect itself is great, and I imagine it must be extra surreal to see the human mouth talking within this design.
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Brilliant use of an add-on prosthetic chin!
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Wow…
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See a few more at the Source

Halloween Countdown: Ghost Church

Posted in halloween, installations, undead with tags , , on October 3, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

St. George’s Church in the Czech Republic, constructed in 1352, has been abandoned since the 1960’s since the locals felt it was a bad omen when the ceiling caved in during a funeral. Yet its pews are populated with shrouded ghostly figures.
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Although it would’ve made a great story if these pious undead had appeared spontaneously, they were actually commissioned as an installation.
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“The figures represent the ghosts of Sudeten Germans who lived in Lukova before World War Two and who came to pray at this church every Sunday,” says the artist Jakub Hadrava, a third year sculpture student. “I hope to show the world that this place had a past and it was a normal part of everyday life, but that fate has a huge influence on our lives.”
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The installation was designed to attract tourism and help garner funds to restore the church. I’d certainly pay a visit if I could.
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Halloween Countdown: Top 100 Classic Horror Movies

Posted in film, halloween, horror, monsters, undead with tags , , , , on October 1, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Welcome to this year’s SWS Halloween Countdown! I thought I’d get things going with a fantastic IMDB list of the Top 100 Classic Horror Movies.

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This list covers some excellent classic AND obscure titles, many of which I hope to re-watch this season (I’ve seen about 95 out of 100 on this list, which I’m not sure should be a point of pride or embarrassment…so we’ll call it “alignment with my own passions.”).

How many have you seen? What are your favorites?

Moths & Milk

Posted in art, undead with tags , on September 18, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Moths & Milk is the work of young Irish artist Darragh Mallon.

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The work is a combination of pencil, ink and digital, often depicting somber, ghostly girls.
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He has also done album art:
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See more strange, wan creatures in his portfolio…
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Haunted Mansion Board Game

Posted in retro, toys, undead, vintage with tags , , , on September 13, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Did anyone have the Haunted Mansion Board Game released by Lakeside Games in 1972?

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Unfortunately, my source image doesn’t enlarge enough to really read the text…but look at that backdrop!
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I’m (surprisingly) not very into board games, but this would be especially great for the Halloween season. I’d love to take my plastic Doom Buggy way through this board.
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Haunted Mansion Board Game

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