Saturday, December 21, 2013

Dark and Spooky Calendars for 2014

I love this concept! Here's a Literary Calendar: The Dark Side calendar for 2014, featuring classic horror literature books: Dracula, Frankenstein, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and more.

Inside, the calendar features a dark illustration from a scene in each book. Great gift for your literary minded goth friends!

This Twilight Zone calendar features creepy images from classic episodes including "The Invaders," "The Masks," "The Howling Man," "The Fugitive" and "The Living Doll."

This "Cult Attack 2014" calendar features vintage sci fi and horror B movie cult films, including "Dracula," "Creature from the Black Lagoon," "The Beetle" and "Terror from the Year 5000."

For something starkly beautiful, here's Simon Marsden's 2014 "Haunted Realm" photography calendar. Every year I look forward to seeing his new dark architectural photographs.

I suspect most of you will find this Sugar Skulls calendar too colorful and cheerful. I thought I'd include it in this list though since El Dia de Los Muertos is so popular this year!

This Gorgeous and Gory zombie pinup calendar isn't right for just anyone on your list, but it sure is cool for zombie fans.

For a less sexy, more morbid take on zombies, here's the 2014 Zombies wall calendar. Festive, what with all that red!

Here's my personal favorite: The Nightmare Before Christmas calendar for 2014. Can hardly wait til it's time to hang this in my kitchen!

For lovers of dark fantasy art, here's the 2014 calendar by Victoria Frances, the Spanish fantasy illustrator.

Fans of the whimsically macabre might enjoy this 2014 Edward Gorey calendar.

Happy dark holidays!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Cute OOAK Walking Dead Cloth Dolls

It's pretty juvenile of me, but I am squealing in delight over these cute Walking Dead cloth dolls. They depict Daryl Dixon (every female straight Walking Dead fan's hunky dreamboy?) with his brother Merle. I love how this eBay seller chose to depict them holding hands... Dawwww!!

Click on the seller's second picture to see the cute angel wing vest the Daryl doll wears!

Hilarious Vampire Kitties 2014 Wall Calendar

I can't stop giggling at this Vampire Kitties wall calendar for 2014. It's so bad.. so cheesy.. yet I can immediately think of ten or twenty friends off the top of my head I should get this for as a Christmas gift this year!

Your recipient definitely needs to have a good (or morbid) sense of humor to enjoy these charming scenes of fake blood-spattered kittens chowing down on things.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Nightmare Before Christmas Jack and Sally Costumes for Babies and Infants

Dress your babies as Jack and Sally this Halloweeen in honor of the 20th anniversary of The Nightmare Before Christmas!

The Nightmare Before Christmas Sally Infant costume comes with a bib and matching hat. Also available on Amazon.

And here's the adorable Jack Skellington infant costume, with Skellington bib and hat. Also sold on Amazon.

For older infants and toddlers, here's the Sally prestige costume. It comes with a headband that has red yarn hair dangling from it. Also sold on Amazon.

This toddler Jack Skellington costume is sold on Amazon.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Wicked Baroque Chalkboard for Goth Home Decor

This Baroque chalkboard comes with three bat-shaped magnets. It stands 22 inches high. If one must leave reminder notes for members of one's household (laundry perhaps? Pet meds? Grocery list?) what an elegant way to do it!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Gorgeously Illustrated Dark Steampunk Sci-Fi and Horror Classics Books

Steampunk Poe includes "The Raven," "To Helen," "The City in the Sea," "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Masque of the Red Death," "The Tell-Tale Heart" "The Balloon-Hoax" and other selected classic Poe stories and poems.

The illustrations are by Croatian artist Zdenko Basic.

This Steampunk Mary Shelley's Frankenstein includes the complete text, plus gorgeous illustrations like this one:

He's also created a Steampunk H.G. Wells book.

Victorian Doll Halloween Costume

I like this Victorian doll costume, but not sure why she has a stupid Phantomesque half mask on the side of her face. The costume does come with the parasol, but does not include the boots.

Also available on Amazon.

Unsure if You'll Hate This Steampunk Bat Costume

This Steampunk bat costume features a weird gold satin skirt. I like the bodice and geared wings though. The costume does not include the stockings, gloves or boots.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Day of the Dead Goth Dolls

"Monty" is a dressed Day of the Dead/El Dia de Los Muertos one-of-a-kind doll by D.A.E. originals. He wears a sumptuous red morning coat, black vinyl pants and white satin shirt.

Check out the closeup of his intricately painted face!

His companion is Vivian, who wears a black ruffled gothic ball gown. I love her flowery red headpiece!

Her face is also beautifully painted, with painstakingly applied designs.

They're ready to go to the El Dia de Los Muertos ball for calaveritas!

Jack Skellington Goblet

I believe this Jack Skellington Goblet is a 20th anniversary commemorative product. What a lovely way to drink blood red wine while enjoying the movie again in your comfy gothic home.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Nightmare Before Christmas Cookie Jars

This Dr. Finkelstein cookie jar cracks me up! I love that the top of his head opens up just like in the movie.

I love the way Jack and Sally are hugging on this cookie jar!

I'd love to keep this smiling Jack Skellington cookie jar full of Trader Joe's pumpkin-faced Halloween Joe-Joe's cookies. (Also available on Amazon).

Jack leans against a tomb in this black cookie jar. (Also sold on Amazon).

5 Really Cool Steampunk Skulls

This steampunk gear skull is a decorative statue - great for perching on your desk to keep you company at the office.

This skull statue is made from cold cast resin.

This skull is a trinket box that you can use as an ashtray.

This robotic submariner statue stands just 8 inches tall.

This Steampunk skull box shows gears on the top of the skull. It opens to stash your jewelry or small keepsakes.