Wednesday, May 25, 2011

4 Fun Gothy Cookbooks for Entertaining

"Thinner You With a Vampire." (Groan). "New Orleans Irresistible Cuisine on a Diet!" Recipes include Jugular Juice, O Negative Sangria, Breaking Dawn Blood Orange Martini, The Himmicane & Claudia's Sucker Punch! Enjoy Sookie's Cookies, Velvet La Rouge Cake, Vamp Slayer's Gumbo, Lost Boyz Po-Boyz, Fangtasia's Shrimp Creole, Bite Me Bread Pudding, No Pulse-No Problem Remoulade Sauce & Bloodsucking Bloke's Blue Salad.

Recipe for Murder: Frightfully Good Food Inspired by Fiction. This book features 32 recipes inspired by scoundrels from popular literature and fairy tales. Recipes include the Queen of Hearts' treacle tart, the Big Bad Wolf's Pigs in Blankets, Snow White's evil stepmother's caramel apples, and even a dish from Dracula.

Absinthe Cocktails is an elegant, sophisticated book of recipes, plus a buying guide. Recipes include "Judgment Day" and one named after a certain knife-wielding barber...

Zombie Cupcakes: "From the Grave to the Table with 16 Cupcake Corpses." This cute book was recently published in March. Recipes include Toxic Bite cupcakes, Zombie Rising cupcakes, cupcakes called "Keep an Eye Out" and a tasty version called "Destroy the Brain."

Ghastly Pacifiers for Baby Goths and Little Darklings

Why go to all the trouble of dressing your babybat up stylishly, all in black, and fussing over their clothing, if you're only going to ruin the whole look with a sweet baby-blue or pastel pink pacifier for them to suck on?

This vampire teeth pacifier was designed for use with a baby vampire Halloween costume, but it's perfect for everyday babybat teething comfort.

Who wouldn't want to see their precious infant stuffing this tiny demon into their mouth?

This skull pacifier has a really simple skull sketch on the front. Not really my favorite skull illustration style.

The Pirate infant-toddler pacifier is green and black, with a cheerful skull. $5.95.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Anna Sui's Gothic Lolita Umbrellas for Spring

You can always count on Anna Sui to create adorable stuff that's terribly tempting even if one is not self-identifying as a goth lolita!

Anna Sui's white Gothic Lolita umbrella.

Anna Sui's black Gothic Lolita umbrella.

You won't be surprised that the umbrella also comes in pink.

Voodoo Paper Dolls on eBay

Until today I hadn't heard of the artist who drew this set of voodoo paper dolls: Kwei-lin Lum. The set includes two zombies and a swamp witch.

Tom Tierney is my favorite paper doll artist. Here he has the guts to present an off-mainstream doll depicting Marie Laveau, the famed voodoo priestess of New Orleans.