Creepy Co. has released a series of enamel Beistle pins for Halloween this year, and they are awesome!
Bonus pin: cemetery winged skull!
Chad Wehrle sites the “masters of spook” Stephen Gammell, Edward Gorey and Donn Kenn among his influences.
I see Gammell’s spirit most of all in this work (which is great because he’s one of my all time favorite illustrators).
I just love the effect of broad, skillful smudging/erasing combined with very fine line work.
It’s pretty easy to find a variety of plush zombie creatures these days, but Undead Teds are a cut above (pun intended).
Watch one in action first:
Each UndeadTed is painstakingly made with individually custom-sculpted parts and hand-painted for a unique, grisly finish.
My favorite part of the descriptive text on the site is the following disclaimer:
Please note this is NOT intended as a toy and as such is NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN.
Welcome to the Halloween Countdown! I couldn’t wait to post this window decoration from Victorian Trading Co. But I found the link was gone, and the original Peeping Thomas product had been replaced with a Peeping Thomas “vampire.” I feel it’s a major downgrade.
Here is the first version:
This has be to be the most legitimately creepy Halloween decoration I’ve seen. It’s not over the top ghoulish, and the face looks almost real from a distance.
Here is the new version:
Come on…did that figure really need BLOOD? Now it’s closer to a Halloween superstore item. Do you agree, or do you think the blood works?
Thank you Rachel, for showing me that Saran wrap and Bubble wrap are the fashion of the (retro) future. (Seriously ladies, would you be into a guy who confidently sauntered over to you in bubble wrap thigh highs?)
Dug Stanat is an awesome sculptor who specializes in creepy, crawly, and undead creations.