Saturday, October 29, 2011

Bloody Red Riding Hood Doll for Halloween

If only Halloween were a gift-giving holiday like Christmas is. Then I'd put Pullip's Bloody Red Riding Hood on my wish list. It's from Pullip's new Creator's Label. The doll is a collaboration by several different designers.

She wears a wolf imprint on her white gown; plus a luxurious bloody looking cape. She carries a basket of goodies for her grandmother.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Little Goth Girl Sticker Paper Doll

Little Goth Girl Sticker Paper Doll, on Amazon

Just released today! I highly doubt I'll be seeing this on display at my favorite local specialty toy store that happens to stock paper dolls. But I'm excited that this book was produced at all, and by a respected paper doll artist.

I'm not ashamed to be found playing with this paper doll on one of Seattle's many rainy days!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Now They're Making Zombie Books for Little Kids

There's no way my mother would have let me read "Zombie in Love" when I was four to eight years old! It tells the story of Mortimer, a zombie who very much wants to be in love.

At the Zombie Nite Cafe, ghouls, werewolves, and veiny eyeballs order meals such as "scrambled brains" and "malformed meat patties." Another book designed for four-to-eight year olds.

Also available on eBay.

A New Beautifully Dark Tarot Deck

Ludy Lescot Tarot, on Amazon

One of my favorite tarot publishers, Lo Scarabeo, developed this Ludy Lescot deck, based on the instructions of an esoteric student in New Orleans. The artist is Patrizio Evangelisti. The artwork is particularly dark and gothic. The deck, however, has taken some unfortunate liberties with renumbering a couple Major Arcana cards.

Also available on eBay.

4 Horror Alphabet Books

V is for Vampire, on Amazon

"An illustrated history of the Undead." Adam-Troy Castro's gruesome book begins with "A Is for Arterial Spray."

Z is for Zombie, on Amazon

He also wrote Z is for Zombie, a guide to the end of the world.

H is for Haunted House, on Amazon

Finally, an alphabet book for children to enjoy! Cutesey, and not very creepy (unfortunately).

The Dangerous Alphabet, on Amazon

A collaboration between Neil Gaiman and Gris Grimly (one of my favorite illustrators!) It's a rhyming book for kids.

Fun Zombie and Sugar Skull T-Shirts for Autumn

I'm thinking of adding a couple t-shirts by Black Market Lowbrow to my fall wardrobe. I work at home, so I wear pajamas and a T-shirt all day.

While tattoo-inspired, lowbrow, skull art like this is more often worn by rockers, not goths, the sugar skulls and zombie theme appeal to more than just rockers.

"Undead Girl" T-Shirt for Juniors

"Smoke" T-Shirt for Juniors

"Poison" Zombie T-Shirt for Juniors

Women's Aubrey Sugar Skull T-Shirt

Men's "Ruca" Lowbrow T-Shirt

Beautiful Leatherbound Books for the Goth Library

Stock your library shelves with beautiful leather bound gothic classics. (And Alice in Wonderland, which no library is complete without). Invite friends into your library for a drink, and let them peruse your shelves, looking for treasures to revisit. (No cigars though, cigar smoke is bad for books!)

H.P. Lovecraft: The Complete Fiction, on Amazon

Alice in Wonderland

Edgar Allan Poe

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Jane Eyre, one of Charlotte Bronte's two gothic novels

American Gods and Anansi Boys, by Neil Gaiman

Monday, October 17, 2011

Cute Little Beetlejuice Doll

This pocket-sized Beetlejuice figure is just over 3 inches tall. His head swivels, too. Great stocking stuffer if you're an early Christmas shopper like I am.

Say it with me three times, won't you? Beetlejuice.. Beetlejuice...

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Beautifully Spooky Fabric for Halloween Crafting

"Halloween Monsters" by Eerie Alley, on eBay

I'm so excited about Eerie Alley's Halloween fabrics. I'm not much of a quilter or a crafter, but I like to drape interesting fabrics over my dining table, mail table, bookcases and coffee table.

"Halloween Monsters" also comes with an orange background.

"Skulls" comes in purple and in orange.

"Purple Owl" is one of my favorite Eerie Alley patterns.

Happy haunting and crafting!

Monday, October 3, 2011

In The Gothic Kitchen

If you entertain often, here are some goth kitchen and serving items to dress up your parties.

Protect your goth garb while you cook with this skull and crossbones apron.

There's a matching potholder and mitt too, as well as a skull and crossbones dish towel.

The Newlydeads is a set of El Dia de Los Muertos-themed salt and pepper shakers. They look a bit shy.

I can't seem to keep anything alive in my garden, so I won't be using this crowned skull herb grinder, but maybe you have better gardening mojo than me.

I might serve a few pieces of sushi on this skull and bones appetizer plate.

For perkigoths, here's a pink and black skulls salt and pepper set.

Plain old salt and pepper shakers rest in this skull holder.

This adorable Vampire Kiss salt and pepper set is made in the kitschy 1950s style.

Serve specialty salts and fiery pepper out of these flaming skull salt and pepper shakers. Great for year-round table decor, not just Halloween.

If you prefer something less colorful, here's a set of black and white skulls for your salt and pepper.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Spider Stretch Rings - Not Just for Halloween

Now that I'm an elderly eldergoth who put on a few pounds after marriage and divorce, I'm finding my rings don't fit my fingers anymore. That makes me sad, but I've discovered fun stretch rings that fit just fine. My fingers do get a bit tired of the bands after just a couple of hours though, and I find myself fiddling with them a bit. Meanwhile, here are some adorable gothy spider rings I'm admiring on eBay.

Add beautiful red tones to your Victorian goth outfit with this red spider stretch ring. (I don't really like the gold tips on the legs, though. Wish it were silver or pewter).

Or perhaps you prefer a darker jewel tone, such as this purple spider ring.

Too colorful for you? Here's the black version.

It's refreshing to see black crystals on a spider stretch ring, instead of too-blingy clear Swarovski crystals.

Here's a smaller, darker spider stretch ring.

I'm a bit disturbed by the sharp looking legs on this red and black stretch ring. A bit too creepy!