Friday, May 24, 2013

Disney Haunted Mansion Wallpaper-Themed Fabric

I'm so excited to see this Haunted Mansion wallpaper-themed fabric, my hands are shaking as I type this! Black and purple with eerie faces peering out!

What would you make with two yards of this fairly expensive fabric?

Betsey Johnson's Cute Skull Watches

I love that this skull looks really pissed off, yet is wearing a cheery pink bow.

This skull wears a red rose instead.

I don't particularly care for the skulls around the band of this watch, but I love the stylized numbers on the face.

This is my favorite: the sailor skull watch. I love the black and white striped watch band, too!

Beautiful Siouxsie and the Banshees and The Creatures Vinyl Records for Collectors and Eldergoths

Anybody here old enough to remember when you'd hunker down on your bedroom floor next to your stereo, ritually holding the LP in your hands while you listened to the single? Reading any liner notes or looking at the art on the cover and on the back until the song was over? I miss that. Today I'm reminiscing via eBay, and I wish I'd bought (and kept) more SATB vinyl back when I still had a music collection and stereo setup.

I owned this Cities in Dust and played it constantly. Probably twice a day!

I'm sort of surprised to see that they bothered to make this Mantaray on vinyl, considering it came out as late as 2007. I would have expected it to be a CD only release. Cool!

I love the cover art on this 7" single. "About to Happen" was from the Mantaray album.

"Staircase (Mystery)" features "Century Boy" on the B-side.

Every Siouxsie fan should at least own Tinderbox on vinyl!

Here's the Argentinian pressing of Tinderbox.

Interlude: This is probably worth taking up a bit of space on your shelf since it's by both Siouxsie and Morrissey.

Melt: This 12" single features three songs - Melt, A Sleeping Rain and Il Est Ne Le Divin Enfant. Love the colorful cover artwork!

Aah, I'm so glad someone preserved and kept this 1978 The Scream on vinyl.

Siouxsie looks so cool on the cover of this Creatures "Standing There" EP.

I'm assuming this Siouxsie Live in Mexico 1995 7" is a bootleg. Am I right?

Something Blue: I think I need this!

It's slightly depressing to see this A Kiss in the Dreamhouse vinyl with a starting bid of just a penny. Sort of deflating.

I tried to buy this Fireworks 7" at Blue Meany's in El Cajon, California "back in the day." But as an import, it's over $30 price tag was out of my sad student budget's reach.

Creatures Tour: Now THIS is amazing sleeve art!

The photo and artwork on this Feast 7" is so badass!

This Into a Swan promo 7" is rare.

I'm a sucker for colored vinyl. Here's the Siouxsie and the Banshees Peel session.

This Thorn 12" single is a Canadian pressing.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Supplies for Goths to Stay Pale and Cool This Summer

Cream and Black Striped Umbrella by Lisbeth Dahl, on Amazon

Anti-Sun UV Umbrella

Z Gallerie's Portofino Pavilion in Black

Z Gallerie's Portofino Pavilion in Grey

Charcoal Outdoor Umbrella from Crate and Barrel

Now while this Vitamin Sea dress isn't black, its retro styling is still perfect for your mid-summer visit to the haunted Queen Mary, or a goth picnic at the waterfront.

For the brave goth who isn't reluctant to wear a bikini poolside, here's a ruffly striped black and white bikini.

This swimsuit is a bit more covering. I love that it's called "Beetlejuice."

This black and white striped maxidress lets you add Burtonesque or Night Circus style to your summer adventures.

I think this black-and-purple striped cotton dress would be great for a swimsuit coverup or an outfit to hang out by the pool in. (Under a shaded canopy or gazebo, of course).

This cute black and white hat by Jeanne Simmons also provides a UPF of 50+.

Here's a skeleton swimsuit by Banned. Sure to give all the mundanes at your Hawaiian resort something to talk about poolside!

This black and white skeleton swimsuit is by Iron Fist. It has yellow zipper and strap accents.

I love that this Too Fast skeleton swimsuit is decorated on both sides!

This zombie chomper bikini just makes me giggle.

These spiked sunglasses are more punk than goth, but I thought they looked cool so I wanted to add them in here.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Siouxsie Week: Siouxsie and the Banshees Biographies

Siouxsie and the Banshees: The Authorised Biography

"Siouxsie and the Banshees: The Authorised Biography" was written by Paul Mathur and Mark Paytress. It was published in 2003 and left off just as the band was re-forming for concerts in 2002.

An autographed version is also available on eBay.

Siouxsie and the Banshees: Entranced Story

Published in 1989, "Siouxsie and the Banshees: Entranced Story" tells the band's story and includes lists of discographies, concert and tour dates.

Siouxsie Week: Siouxsie and the Banshees Tribute Albums

Strawberry Girl: A Tribute to Siouxsie and the Banshees

Also known as Reflections in the Looking Glass

"Reflections in the Looking Glass" is also available on eBay.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

2 Dark Card Games for Entertainment on Long Summer Evenings

Unspeakable Words is the Call of Cthulhu word game. It's designed for 2-6 players, and takes around 30 minutes to play a game. The game comes with 96 letter cards, a twenty-sided die, and 30 Cthulhu pawns.

Cthulhu Gloom is a new version of the goth card game I've been enjoying playing with a couple gamer friends, Gloom. This one lets you use Transformation cards to mutate a character for the rest of the game session. There are already expansion sets for it, including Unpleasant Dreams.

Crochet Skull Shirts

I want a crocheted skull shirt, and I'm trying to decide between these two!

This crochet skull shirt features a cheerful, lacy skull face.

This crocheted skull presents a more somber look, as it's unsmiling.

Slightly Silly Dark and Gothic Kigurumi Pajamas

Just browsing more Japanese kigurumi cosplay pajamas today!

This pair of pajamas is a Skelanimals kitty cat.

Gloomybear pajamas are spattered with decorative fake blood.

Here's my favorite! Nightmare Jack Skellington kigurumi pajamas.

Or you can just wear regular skeleton pajamas.

I'm not quite sure I see the appeal of dressing as a dead penguin skeleton.