Sunday, August 28, 2016

Back to School Supplies for Goths

If you or your kid are having a hard time finding some goth school supplies, then check out some of the things we've found for you today. If you're like me, going out and school shopping isn't what I call fun. I also realized early on that trudging through aisles lengthens the horrible experience. Take a look at what you can find online. There's a whole array of dark and dreary items that will surely your needs. And no frantic moms and whiny kids getting in your way like might happen at Target or Office Depot!

These Crayola "My Color is Black" not only defines you and me, but is the most useful package I have found for school. It has a little bit of everything.

I've always loved black pencils over the silly yellow ones.

I really like these black wooden colored pencils, but I can see lots of people invading your space to desperately ask where you got them.

These black post-its would be useful for marking your excerpts from your favorite Edgar Allan Poe story. If you have a silver gel pen, you can write notes.

Make bold statements with your original black bold markers by Crayola.

I'm not much of a crayon lady, but I have a few wee goths that would appreciate having a surplus of original black crayons.

In all honesty, I have never used the Staonal black crayon before. It's better for gothic artists, as they are industrial grade!

I love how these black cat ink pens all have differing personalities. One cat looks annoyed and another looks blissfully unaware. A perfect representation of my favorite feline fiends.

Let your grim imagination flow with these colored pencils.

This is a basic black notebook which I used to take a whiteout pen to when I was in school. I would draw all kinds of disturbing images to jazz up my notebooks.

I was oddly excited about this marble college notebook. From afar it looks like it is decorated with cobwebs or a hellish smoke.

I had a friend draw something on my notebook that was similar to this black damask notebook when I was in college.

This Alice in Wonderland notebook is perfect for school. Especially if you are just as inquisitive as Alice.

Why didn't I have the option to get this Nightmare Before Christmas sugar skull Jack pencil case when I was a kid?! This is a masterpiece!

This wooden cat scotch tape dispenser is so awesome. I would just be afraid of too many people wanting to use this and bothering me.

For the Super Morbid:

I think anyone with a darker side would enjoy these skull and crossbone pencils.

It was hard for me to see the sugar skull on these colored pencils. When I did, I realized how hauntingly stunning they are!

I appreciate the aged features of this sugar skull notebook. It looks more macabre than the bright neon sugar skulls I'm used to.

This is an elegant and gruesome skull notebook, worthy of all your strange ramblings.

These are so wonderfully disturbing! I would love to use these novelty bone pens for anatomy class!

For Budding Gothic Artists:

Help others see the wonder of the darkness with this black sketchbook with black paper.

You'll need a large tub of black acrylic paint if you plan on beginning your goth fantasy paintings!

Toddler and elementary goths will love this tub of black modeling clay. I need this for some of my nieces and nephews!

These black water colors are a great if you love graphic novels such as Neil Gaiman's Sandman. I can see someone painting Death or Dream with these.

The kids can learn new painting techniques and envelope themselves blackness with this black tempera paint from Crayola.

For Steampunk Enthusiasts:

I'm so glad they finally have different shades of brown available in these multicultural markers. Now any steampunk coloring book I get can accurately be filled in.

I can see this bronze yellow acrylic being used for all the shining gears in your paintings.

Imagine all the different kinds of weapons, outfits, and buildings you can craft with this modeling clay.

School shopping doesn't need to be strenuous or daunting. Sometimes it's hard to find things that you really enjoy or relate to while you're out and about. Plus all those giddy people really kill the mood. You can find all you need and more online! Are you looking forward to the school season? Tell me about it down below.

Hand Stitched Nightmare Before Christmas Pillows from Wicked Stitchery

Since Halloween is coming up fairly soon, I figure I should at least see what's out there so I can have a ghastly party. A classic is always a Nightmare Before Christmas themed party, but that should always be celebrated, not just at Halloween. I was so stunned by these Nightmare Before Christmas pillows by Wicked Stitchery on Etsy. Check out the embroidery work on them, it's impressive.

The styling on this Lock, Shock, and Barrel pillow set is so awesome! I love how much more sinister these three look. Lock's giant grin looks extra disturbing. My favorite feature on the Shock pillow is the sketchy "shading" around her eyes. The stitching looks like it's actually drawn on!

I instantly fell in love with this pumpkin patch pillow from Nightmare Before Christmas. The pumpkins just pop and I love the spiral hill! It's cool that you can "see" the wisps of swirling air like in the movie. This would be such a sacred pillow in my home!

Sally looks so gorgeous in this Nightmare Before Christmas pillow! She's holding a lovely black flower, just like in the movie. Everything looks a little jagged, but in an artistic way. I think this is my favorite Sally pillow out there.

Of course I adore this Jack Skellington pillow. The edges of Jack's bowtie look super sharp! The best part about this pillow is how they stitched in the stripes on Jack's outfit. If I get a Sally pillow I won't be able to avoid getting this Jack pillow as well!

All four pillows are really amazing. I can't imagine only getting one, I'd have to get all four! They look really soft too. They are designed in a very elegant and expressive way. I enjoy the fact that I can have these out all year round and they aren't direct illustrations from the movie!

Check out other stunning embroidered items by Wicked Stitchery on Etsy.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Goth Shop of the Week: Blackthorn and Rose

I woke up this morning feeling so grateful for my little oasis. The sun was up, but it was still cool outside. I think I finally came to the realization that fall is right around the corner. Which means Halloween (or Samhain) will be here any minute! I want to celebrate in a more spiritual way this year. If you're like me, maybe you should check out Blackthorn and Rose on Etsy. They make authentic handcrafted Wiccan and Pagan Magickal goods. It's time to prepare - let's check it out!

One way to celebrate Halloween or Samhain this year is by wearing or using this Samhain Halloween botanical elixir casting oil potion. Use it for your charms, spells, or other rituals this season. It is a reminder of the last day of harvest. I am dying to know what this oil smells like!

Oh no, there's this Witch Queen Seductress botanical alchemy oil that I'm curious about! Apparently the recipe is a secret. They claim that it is hypnotic, bewitching, and mysterious. If anyone decides to get this (I'm so tempted) please tell me what it's like!

Mabon is the second of three autumn neo-pagan holidays. Having this Mabon autumn equinox set looks like it would be helpful. Admittedly, I have never celebrated Mabon, so I'm eager to know more about it. I need to rekindle my passion for Wicca.

I really wanted to show this sacred wolf totem because I wanted to honor this beautiful creature. Some people are okay with slaughtering wolves, which has, at many times put them on the endangered species list. If you purchase this sacred totem, part of the profit goes to a Wolf Sanctuary.

Aside from seducing someone (not really...), this handmade love spell ritual candle sounds amazing. The fragrance is rose, patchouli, cinnamon, and basil. If anything, I have fallen in love with the candle before I've even lit it!

Creating sacred space is incredibly important when trying to cast spells. This sacred space purification botanical ritual candle would help with that process! Plus the list of fragrances for this candle sounds spectacular!

As much as I like happy spiritual energy, I clearly need a darker element in my life. I'm so thrilled to see this poison apple potion perfume. Who doesn't want to be the fairest of them all? The Wicked Queen from Snow White is one of the best villains in folklore. It would be an honor to smell like her poison apple.

What do you think of these traditional Wiccan and Pagan Magickal goods? They have some amazing things, right? Keep Blackthorn and Rose on Etsy in mind when you want to celebrate Pagan holidays. Some of these are even awesome for non-Wiccans. Check it out and comment below!

Delightful Dark Poison-Themed and Tarot Mugs for Your Gothic Kitchen

Yes I know, I own enough mugs to serve tea to a small city. I don't care! These wickedly awesome mugs from Lafayette Factory on Etsy have to be in my collection. I don't think there's anything more sinister than drinking from something that clearly states it is Arsenic. Also, it is decorated with dark Victorian patterns which only adds to its elegance! Take a peek at the mugs below!

Poison Themed Mugs:

Arsenic - Poison Mug

Ether - Poison Mug

Cyanide - Poison Mug

Morphine - Poison Mug

Ricin - Poison Mug

Deadly Nightshade - Poison Mug

Poison - Poison Mug

Tarot Themed Mugs:

The Hanged Man - Tarot Mug

The Devil - Tarot Mug

The High Priestess - Tarot Mug

The Tower - Tarot Mug

The Wheel of Fortune - Tarot Mug

Judgment - Tarot Mug

Strength - Tarot Mug

Justice - Tarot Mug

The Sun - Tarot Mug

Death - Tarot Mug

And a BONUS!

Alice in Wonderland Mug

What do you think of this Etsy store, Lafayette Factory? I feel like this is a case where you actually need the whole set of mugs. Shh, I know, I don't NEED it. I just don't like favoring one tarot card over the other. It seems awfully unfair. How about you? Are any of these mugs calling out to you? Don't forget to comment!