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Ouija Ouija Ouija

Ouija Ouija Ouija

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Every often I get myself on a binge of one kind or another. Today it’s Ouija. I keep seeing this image of this Ouija Board coffee table , thinking, “I can do that!”, and I probably can, but I’m too damned lazy or busy with other crafty stuff most of the time. Plus, it takes space, which is at a premium until we move elsewhere. If I made this, could I sell it? Because I want the experience, but I don’t have the furniture space at the mo’.

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Haunted Mansion Minecraft!!?

Haunted Mansion Minecraft!!?

Seems someone else did what I’ve been trying forever to get my kid to do! If I had the patience for Minecraft, I’d have done this myself moons ago!

Please, go behind the cut for something even better! Boba Fett will take you on a ride-through of Minecraft Haunted Mansion Holiday! I’m dyyyying!!

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Animals in skeleton paint, and other weird pet costumes

Animals in skeleton paint, and other weird pet costumes

I love animals. I love skeletons. I love animals masquerading as skeletons. Before PETA gets their  knickers in a knot, this paint is non-toxic and washes right off after the haunting has ceased. I’m thinking these animals probably enjoyed the stroking and attention, and the fact that they dodged the bullet with all the cloth and elastic their owners could have instead strapped them into. What say you?

 This? horsesdraped

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A Spooky Fondness for Blow Molds

A Spooky Fondness for Blow Molds

I found this really interesting site about blow molds and how to repair and restore them. The site is about Christmas blow molds, but we’ll just pretend it’s about Halloween, m’kay? Carrie Sansing at Planet Christmas tells you how to strip old paint from, fix holes in, and repaint vintage blow mold yard decorations, and it just tickles me to death! I love it that someone took the time to become the blow mold repair expert! And I love it more that it’s a woman, because it feels like I found a kindred soul.

So I have this thing for blow molds. Both Halloween and Christmas, but Halloween blow molds are the only ones I collect. My collection is small (five is a collection, right?) and most are in the rafters in the garage, waiting for Halloween, but I just found two that escaped the curse of the Halloween storage…

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This one I’ve had since childhood, and I totally defiled it with red candle wax. And, for some reason, the face is all rubbed off. I think I’ll restore this, as the state of this ghostly beauty is tormenting me.

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I picked this one up at a thrift store a couple of years ago. When I find something like this, it feels like I’ve won a prize, I swear. It’s not obvious from the photo, but this Jack is flat and hangs on the wall. It casts a lovely orange glow. I call it mood lighting.

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The Perfect Fake Blood Recipe

The Perfect Fake Blood Recipe

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There’s a huge debate amongst theatrical and special effects makeup artists as to which faux blood recipe is superior. Even Scientific American has inserted itself in a lightly scientific approach to developing color, viscosity, and flow.

There are dozens of blood recipes out there in the web world, some more believable than others, but mostly just… not. Most involve some amounts of corn syrup or chocolate syrup and red food coloring, and are entirely edible. Then there’s the famous “Dick Smith Blood“, which is poisonous, as it contains Kodak Photo-Flo. Let’s not go there.

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Sweetly Dark and Ominous: The Music of Derek and Brandon Fiechter

Sweetly Dark and Ominous: The Music of Derek and Brandon Fiechter

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I originally discovered Derek & Brandon Fiechter during a search for creepy carnival music. I go through phases: creepy carnival, creepy circus, creepy theremin, creepy this, creepy that, creepy creepy, and Weird Al, REM and Beck for the sunnier days. Digressing, I’m so grateful to have found this dastardly and brotherly (I assume – I can’t seem to find much about them aside from residing in Indiana) duo. They really know how to delightfully darken a mood. From creepy dolls haunted carnivals, elven music to ambient space music, I think they’ve got everything covered.

Please enjoy listening to a bit of their genius…

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It’s Time to Desecrate Your Goth Garden

It’s Time to Desecrate Your Goth Garden

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This is the first in a series of Goth Garden posts. To keep your goth garden amongst the living, you must commit to continual change. Plants live, plants die, and some plants come back from near death if you tend to your black thumb. I won’t pretend to know your climate and what lives and dies in your zone at various times of year… that would be up to you. But I will give you ideas to mix and match in your garden to make it spooky, eerie, or even somewhat disturbing. Some of the best ideas aren’t even plants, and will survive anything short of disaster. And that’s what we’re going to start with!

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Nosferatu the Vampire Bust

I don’t know about you, but I’d be damned with giddiness to perch this fanged savage at my garden gate. Problem is, I don’t have a garden gate. But when I do (and I will), this is going to attract creepers and invitees alike to my twisted garden lair. He serves as a warning that chances of survival are bleak.

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