Thursday, January 19, 2012

Most Beautiful Hearse Ever

I've seen a lot of hearses in my travels on the Net. This amazing 1929 restored Cadillac hearse is the most beautiful I've ever seen. I love the rounded shapes, the knob on the top, and the ribbing. Amazingly, it only has around a thousand miles on it.

You can just see a fairytale evil queen riding around in this waving her hand wickedly.

Should you care to transport your purchase from its home in Argentina, it can be yours for $35,000.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Dark Side of the Home: Goth Candles from DL & Company's Modern Alchemy Line

Beautifully packaged, these elegant candles lend sophistication to your library, living room, or study.

"Ex Libris" is meant to evoke antique leather-bound volumes, parchments and papers. Also available on Amazon.

Secret Society" combines frankincense, myrrh, sandalwood, cedar, patchouli and juniper.

"Dia de Los Muertos" is fragranced with the traditional marigold and frankincense.

Their "Salem" candle is scented with New England maple, hickory and walnut.

Also sold at Modern Alchemy.

Adorable Tongue in Cheek Frankenstein Shoes

These Frankenstein Mary Janes just make me laugh. This is exactly why I love T.U.K. - they have a great sense of humor and they're not afraid to put out silly shoes.

The shoes are black, purple and green, with green Frankenstein stitching and a cute little stitched heart shape button. Great for Nightmare Before Christmas Sally costumes, too!

Beauty and the Beast "Scary Tales" Dolls

You could go see the colorful, cutesey, moralistic Beauty and the Beast 3D in theaters this weekend, or you could sit around creating your own dark fairy tales with Mezco's Beauty and the Beast Living Dead Dolls. Released in November 2011 just in time for long dark fall and winter nights. Beauty has gorgeous purple and lavender highlights in her hair; the Beast has an elegantly scarred face.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

2 New Zombie Books for 2012

Zombies: a Compendium of the Living Dead

Dark reading for long winter nights. This collection contains short stories by H.P. Lovecraft, Stephen King, Clive Barker, Richard Matheson, Edgar Allan Poe, Joe R. Lansdale, Lisa Tuttle, Guy De Maupassant, Richard Laymon, and Theodore Sturgeon, among others.

Coming January 10: Zombie Eye for the Living Guy: Look Undead, Cook Undead, Dress Undead, & Live Undead. In case you ever wanted to live the gory lifestyle of a zombie, this spoof on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy will help you learn how. This might make a nice gag gift for any of your friends who attend the occasional zombie walk.

Ghoulish Goth Craft Projects for Long Winter Nights

What's a creative goth to do to while away the long, cold dark hours of winter nights? There's nothing to watch on TV: True Blood is off the air until June; both Being Human versions are on hiatus; and there's no new Walking Dead episodes until February 12.

Might as well light a toasty warm fire, pour a glass of port or sherry, and settle in to create some adorably spooky goth crafts.

Zombie Felties: How to Raise 16 Gruesome Felt Creatures from the Undead

I love creating little felt dolls, but they're never as cool as these zombie toys. I'd love to attempt the adorable felt vampire zombie.

Gothic Jewelry: 35 Scary Projects to Make, Give, and Wear, on Amazon

Projects include skull earrings, a bones bracelet, Sweeney Todd earrings and of course a cross-shaped necklace.

Super Scary Crochet: 35 Gruesome Patterns to Sink Your Hook Into, on Amazon

I wish I had the patience to learn to crochet. I would totally make an undead Cinderella or Vampire Snow White fairytale scene using these patterns.

Creepy Cute Crochet, on Amazon

"Creepy Cute Crochet" is definitely too cutesey for my taste, though I appreciate that they include a Cthulhu pattern. The other patterns include Nosferatu, the devil, the cute Grim Reaper pictured on the front cover, and a Queen Vampire.

Zombigami: Paper Folding for the Living Dead

I adore paper crafting. It's a bit less messy than other crafts, and the flat paper supplies typically are easier to store than say skeins of yarn or fabric. Here are several origami projects supposedly easy enough for even an eight year old. Everything you need is in the book. There are also some zombie tear-out posters included, though I'm not sure why.