Monday, December 21, 2015

Goth Shop of the Week: RusticGoth

I squealed when I saw these awesome prints and paintings by RusticGoth. They are so cute and make perfect gifts for throughout the year for my friends. She has a vast selection from her own creations to things like Alice in Wonderland. Her style also differs in each painting or print. Here are a few, if not a lot, of my favorites. I hope you will enjoy these as much as I do!

These Whimsical Alice in Wonderland Canvas Paintings are to die for. I have many friends who would love to hang either one on their wall. The first one is called "We're late". I love her doll-like art style she uses to portray all the characters, including the White Rabbit, which is an original painting. She states "Prints don't do this painting justice," so it's one of a kind! She used acrylic paints on a prestretched canvas measuring about 6x6 inches.

The other is called "Her Name is .. Um". Another doll-like painting, capturing the very confused expressions on flower's faces. This is also an original painting. This was created with acrylic paints as well and made on a prestretched canvas that is 9x12 inches. Check out her other really awesome Alice in Wonderland paintings here.

Shown above are a whole range of Zodiac Goth Sign prints. If you're like me, you'll want all of them. The Mini Print Collection has all 12 of the zodiacs. Each print measures about 4x6 inches that are made with rich dye based inks. The individual prints, for instance my sign, Aries, is about 5 x 7 inch print that was printed on 8.5 x 11 inch archival premium Epson matte paper, using rich dye based inks. All the rest are exactly like it! I really enjoy the differences in style from Alice in Wonderland to this!

RusticGoth has a bunch of prints and paintings she calls the "Whimsical Creeper". The one above is called "A New Day." This one was painted in a colorful illustrative style on gallery wrapped canvas with acrylic paints. It is finished with a protective coat of high gloss varnish. This measures about 11x14 inches, a pretty decent size for your wall! The other is an 8x10 print called "Two Hearts." It was made with premium epson matte paper, using rich dye based inks. That one is truly adorable...

Other prints such as the ones above called "Time" and "In an Autumn Forest" can come in a variety of sizes. They range from 5x7 inches to 11x14 inches. These are stylized goth girls that also have a steampunk feel. These particular prints are some of my favorites. They are beautifully designed, like many others that I haven't mentioned. There are really so many that I adore, it's hard to feature only a few.

Seriously! Check out RusticGoth's full inventory! They are really unique and amazing.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Goth Shop of the Week: Killer Bibs

Goth Shop of the Week: https://www.etsy.com/shop/KILLERBIBS

So, I never ever in my life would think "That is a bad ass bib... I need this." But life continues to surprise me! These bibs created by KILLERBIBS on Etsy are the best. Especially since I'm on a mission to expose my baby niece to the dark side! (Evil bouts of laughter commence!) These bibs are also made to order! So I'm making the assumption that I could order for my baby niece and have one for every year she grows up! (Laughter continues!)

In order to successfully convert someone to the dark side, things must be subtle, camouflaged, yet immensely inspiring. I feel that a nice starting point is this Disney Villains Bib . It is double sided and made to order. Notice how it has leopard print on the inside?(yuck!) My sister will overlook my actual intentions since the leopard print is a nice distraction from the actual dark goth style Disney villain artwork on the front. The only color that is actually apparent is a nice red color highlighting the truly malevolent forces at work! My niece has no hope!

I hate to admit this, but I really want this Alice in Wonderland Bib for myself. I would have to wear this only while I'm alone, my friends would give me so much flack otherwise. This bib has little silhouette scenes from Alice in Wonderland. There are panels of the Cheshire, the White Rabbit, the Cards chasing her. Again, this is a very subtle way of indoctrinating little children to the dark side!

Since Christmas is so close by, I feel that this Nightmare Before Christmas Jack in Santa Suit bib. was appropriate. This one is perfect for the holidays coming up and it's awfully cute. I can't really help myself, in fact, it should just be at my house for all to enjoy. I love Jack in the Santa uniform. Of course Sally is in the background of the graveyard looking toward Jack lovingly, while Zero is close by Jack's feet holding a candy cane. The style is cute and innocent enough!

The rest of these will clearly be for auntie's house. My sister would never let me get away with giving her daughter any of these, but they would be wonderful for my place!

This Nightmare Before Christmas Bib is so awesome! It features bright colors, but a very sketchy style of art. The fabric features all sorts of scenes from the movie including Sally, Jack, and the Spiral Hill. I can already see my niece wearing this one with so much pride! There is no way she won't know about The Nightmare Before Christmas. My sister would be lying if she said she didn't enjoy the movie even a little bit.

With the Edward Scissorhands 25th anniversary upon us, there is absolutely no reason I shouldn't celebrate by purchasing this Edward Scissorhands Bib. Maybe I could get away with getting one for myself, watch the movie, and eat some delicious chocolate covered cherries to celebrate! I could spill with absolutely no guilt! Well actually, I would feel guilty, because I think this bib is actually really awesome and would hate to ruin it. I can't get over the black and white scissor fabric that's on the other side. It's hilarious!

Lastly, but definitely not least is this Jack, Edward, and Beetlejuice bib ! Give it up for the all stars! I couldn't help but think this was a prison line up! It made me laugh, but it's actually really a cool concept! I love that three of my most favorite fictional characters are just lined up on this bib! This is should be in every goth lover's home, but honestly I would rather have a shirt with this exact line up!

If anyone sees such a thing, let me know down below! I'd love to hear from you guys! Happy shopping!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Goth Shop of the Week: Fogg Couture

I hate to say it, I feel a little selfish today. I've been Christmas shopping for weeks now and there's been so much Christmas everything. Frankly, I'm tired of it at this very moment! No more gold, red, and green for me today nor for you! Let's be a little self-indulgent and look at these beautiful pieces of clothing by Fogg Couture on Etsy!

She might be a little too "steam punky" for some, but there is some gorgeous dark Victorian fashion displayed as well.

What I would give to have this whole outfit! The Black Capelet will have to do! It is made with soft brown fleece that is light, but warm at the same time. It has a single frog on the neck so that you can attach. The cape is "free sized". This would make a great addition to many of my outfits! It's perfect for this time of year, because I would love to wear one of my dresses, but don't want to be bogged down by an enormous jacket. Light weight, warm, and dark? Sounds perfect to me!

This piece is absolutely stunning. I wish I could make something as fabulous as this Tree of Life Corset. My artistic abilities just cannot compare to the beauty of this corset. It is made from 100% leather and hand laced. The seller recommends wearing this corset over another one. The size ranges from a size 4-8. The piece speaks for itself and I am incredibly tempted.

I know I said I liked the capelet and I do, but if I was feeling frivolous enough I would buy this Gray Victorian Winter Coat. The coat is trimmed with black lace along all of the edges of the coat. There is a black lace fishtail insert in the back of the coat. There are frogs on the front and the back has corseted lacing. They run from sizes 4-10 (US) and made from durable duck canvas. The only unfavorable aspect is that it is not lined, you have to specially request it be lined for extra money. It's a delectable coat!

What a cute Tim Burton Inspired Shirt. The cool thing about this one is that it is made with a light cotton blend which is incredibly breathable and the back is laced like a corset so it can fit many sizes. The recommended sizes are a size 2-6 (US). I love the Beetlejuice look of the outfit and wish I could pull it off. I'm sure one of you beautiful ladies would be able to! I would love to see!

To top these beautiful pieces off, I figured I would show you this glamorous Queen Victoria Pendant Necklace. It is a handmade item made with leather and laser technology to create this pendant necklace. The pendant is about 3 inches in height and about 2 inches in width. It is silver and very intricately detailed. It almost looks like you're looking through a very Victorian styled mirror.

I hope you enjoyed your Christmas break as much as I did! Check out Fogg Couture's other items on Etsy, they are incredible! Tell me what you think below in the comments section of this blog! I'd love to hear about it.

I guess I should go back to those greens, golds, and reds now...

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

A Very Scary Cthulhu Christmas!

:In his house at R'lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.”

― H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu

The Lord of Darkness rises this holiday season! Gaze upon these great Christmas items that have been touched by the Great Cthulhu!

This is a lovely Cthulhu Christmas Tree Greeting Card design. This comes in a set of 10 and is a silhouette design with green and black paper. The eye of the beholder is placed on the very top of the tree looking down at all of us poor souls. Since the card is blank on the inside, it is perfect for all kinds of dark ritual writing.

This is a super cool Cthulhu Stocking! I really wish it came in red, but it's still a awesome design! It's a felt homemade stocking with Cthulhu embroidery on the top. It measures about 17 inches from top to bottom!

The following item is just a simple and cute ornament I figured I would share.

These little Cthulhu Octopus Ornament measure up to 5 centimeters or almost 2 inches for the rebellious Americans! The 6 ornaments can come with hooks or without hooks, whatever your preference is. This particular Etsy seller Kutuleras seems to be well versed in Cthulhu handmade items.

This delightfully malevolent ornament makes me smile with so much madness.

This is an amazing piece of art. The Yuletide Cthulhu Ornament is handmade with resin material and measures 6.5″ x 4″. It shows the Great Cthulhu forcing his way through the a hieroglyphic covered door in R’lyeh. The ornament comes with a black satin ribbon.

Here's another simple and cute Cthulhu ornament. ThisCthulhu Ornament pictures Cthulhu wrapping his tenticles around a present with a Santa hat on. The expression in his eyes to me show "Don't even try...". The ornament measures about 2.5" tall and comes with a metal ornament hook.

This next ornament is a different style, which I find very interesting.

What a cool idea! This etsy artist ObakeStyle used high-tech lasers to create this Eldritch Ornament! He paints his engravings with acrylic paint. This particular ornament is 3.6 x 4.7 inches and made out of a thick Baltic birch wood. Not only will this ornament give your tree a chaotic flare, but it's a pretty neat piece of art.

I cannot resist putting these up here! These are too funny!

I laughed at these Cthulhu Gingerbread Ornaments so hard, I'm embarrassed! If I had any intention of hiding my darker side to my family, but really want to indulge myself and smile maniacally at my Christmas tree, this is exactly what I will get. The ornaments are about 5 inches tall, decorated with glittery buttons and made with sculpey. God... and the wings... I really love this ornament, because it isn't just Cthulhu wearing a Santa hat.

I know I just said I don't like the stereotypical Cthulhu in a Santa Hat, but I'll make an exception for this card, because this is another one I thoroughly enjoyed.

It is so clear that Cthulhu in the Cthulhu Fabric Christmas Card is not a happy camper. I can't pass up an oxymoron that makes me giggle. Cthulhu, clearly unwilling (who even got him to do this?), is holding up a string that spells out "JOY". This is a card made out of embroidery thread and quilt batting, but comes with a red envelope. It measures 8x8 inches.

The holidays are never complete without ugly Christmas sweaters. Cthulhu, you can't escape this one!

I found quite a few designs and colors for these sweaters! Here are some of my favorites!

This Red, Green, and White Cthulhu Christmas sweater is probably my favorite one. The Black Cthulhu Sweater and the Green Cthulhu Sweater are pretty hilarious as well. They all come in Small to XXL in size! If you want to win your Christmas party ugly sweater contest, I really do recommend this one. You will also have the blessing of the Great Dark Lord Cthulhu! Guarantee win, right there.

Your Cthulhu Christmas is not complete without this tentacle Santa hat.

Last, but not least in my Christmas Cthulhu hunt, is this ridiculous mug!

I couldn't help but laugh hysterically at this CafePress Cthulhu Christmas Mug. I too am wishing you and yours a very Cthulhu Christmas!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Funko's New Rocky Horror Picture Show Reaction Action Figures

Oh... my... god. I almost feel like I really don't need to say anymore, but I'll indulge you in my fabulous tirades that you all seem to enjoy! ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW REACTION FIGURES BY FUNKO!? Literally the ONLY problem I see with this is I DO NOT see Rocky? (correct me if I am wrong). The rest are absolutely amazing and this might not be exclusively "goth", but it is exclusively awesome which is what matters here.

All of the figures are exactly the same size: 5 x 1.5 x 1 inches.

Oh Riff Raff, my favorite handy man, could keep you company near your kitchen. Maybe he would be a better fit sitting above your door like the all seeing eye, warding off incredibly gullible and boring people in this case. That's pretty much exactly what I need. Or maybe he's luring them in, so I can convert them to the dark side... hmm...

Riff Raff can't be alone! He needs his sister companion. Without her, their mission for planet Transsexual, would surely fail! Dinner is served...

The Riff Raff and Magenta need to be together, without a doubt. This is SHOULD be a double feature! I suppose I can condone getting Magenta on her own. She is one attractive alien, a fair representative of her planet I would say. Also, who doesn't like crazy ladies anyway?

Speaking of crazy ladies... my favorite wanna-be crazy lady... I feel like that's mean. My favorite groupie, Columbia! Too bad we couldn't get Columbia and Eddie together. I'll work with what I got. I love this little tap dancing queen. She and Magenta would be a great pair together, it's honestly one of my favorite pairings in the movie.

So Rocky jokes aside, this Brad Funko is hilarious. I really like THIS style Brad they chose. The pelvic thrust really drives Brad insane! Look how completely vulnerable he is?! Unlike his counterpart, he's at least robed... now this slut...

Dammit, Janet... you're down to your skivvies! Don't you want to touch-a, touch-a, touch-a, her? Okay, I'm done. There's only so many of these jokes I can take... She's really easy to pick on. I'm so sorry Susan Sarandon. The Janet and Brad pair are absolutely perfect. If they only made Rocky it would make one fabulous trio! It would make more sense, but they at least made my favorite transsexual!

Who is my sweet transvestite?

This isn't my favorite Frank N. Furter model in the world, but the whole set is what puts everything together! Tim Curry is one hundred percent perfect, so there's only so much you can do. I'll give them some leeway.

Well, I'm going to go create my own little Rocky Horror Set now, just so I can get these guys and set them all up! I need Janet and Brad holding each other awkwardly as Magenta and Riff Raff make them incredibly uncomfortable. Or the dramatic death scene is always great.

Let me know if anyone finds Rocky? Or if you find any other cool Funko Rocky Horror Picture Show items. Or just goth Funko items would be awesome! Either way, keep me posted!

Shop for Funko's new Rocky Horror Picture Show Reaction figures on Amazon!

Monday, November 30, 2015

Showering with Jack Skellington and His Halloweentown Friends

Happy Cyber Monday everyone! As I was doing some of my nightmare shopping, I stumbled upon these little gems. What more could I possibly want besides Jack and Sally staring at me naked? It's hilarious and is pretty cool! I'm not entirely sure how I could pull these off in my house, but I so want it to work! I am not sure about all of you, but this would brighten my day almost every time I walk into the bathroom. Help me rationalize this purchase to myself please?

I feel like this one would honestly be such a hard one to pull off in my bathroom, but it is so quintessential! This Classic Fashionable Designed The Nightmare Before Christmas Shower Curtain Would be so fun to have up during Halloween (and even... Christmas!)It comes in all sorts of sizes from standard to larger and smaller prices vary per size. It is made with 100% Polyester and includes the curtain rings!

This one will make decorating so much easier as it is a black and white portrait. That's practically my bathroom already and I could use purple accents...

This Jack Nightmare Before Christmas Shower Curtain is simple, tasteful, and it's JACK! This shower curtain only comes in one size 60"(w) x 72"(h). Unfortunately it does not come with shower rings, but is 100% Polyester. I do like the pure style of it, but I still don't know if this one is really right for me. I'm not a huge fan of the writing on it, because I KNOW WHAT THIS IS! And practically everyone I associate myself with knows too! I also would like something with more of an artistic flair.

Which is why I want to show this one! This is definitely on my top 3 list!

I seriously just "Eek!!"ed! I don't want to jump on the Simple Nightmare Before Christmas Shower Curtain too fast, but it's so perfect! As far as the dimensions go it comes in all sorts of sizes including the standard 60"(w) x 72"(h). It's waterproof polyester and doesn't seem to be washable in the washer, sadly. It makes up for it's fault by being so pretty! It's simple (which I like) and is stylized! The colors are black and beige, with hints of orange Both Jack and Sally are standing on Spiral Hill holding each other's finger tips! Gah! It really is perfect isn't it?

As the holiday's are coming up, I find this one really appealing for brief display.

As you can probably tell, I'm on a silhouette obsession right now. This Jack in the Pumpkin Patch Nightmare Before Christmas Shower Curtain is super cool too. Since I haven't decided on a permanent situation for my poor bathroom, maybe I should think more temporary, right? This one only comes in one size 66"(w)x 72"(h) and IS machine washable! It seems to have the shower rings. It's a little more colorful than the previous curtain, but not too much. I could possibly get away with it being my only curtain.

Onto more colorful things! Look at this solo Sally curtain!

This Sally Nightmare Before Christmas Shower Curtain is gorgeous. It's 60" (w) x 72" (h) 100% Polyester fabric and comes with hooks. I can't make this work all year round, but it would be so cute during Halloween. I love, love, LOVE Sally! This rendition of her is to die for! I love how colorful it is and how it's not completely far from the original design. I am also just loving her expression and her compassionate heart coming out in this curtain... Yes. I know. It's just a curtain, but she's literally the best.

Now gaze at these little brats, Lock, Shock, and Barrel. Aren't they adorable? If I had kids, this curtain would be perfect.

Nothing beats my favorite mischievous threesome. The Lock, Shock, Barrel Nightmare Before Christmas Shower Curtain has the classic picture of the three prancing around carrying the caged spider. The curtain is 60"(w) x 72"(h), 100% polyester, and comes with the rings. This is really a cute shower curtain, but I feel someone else would have a greater appreciation for it!

Finally, this colorful and stupendous shower curtain.

I figured the last shower curtain should be absolutely perfect. The Colorful Nightmare Before Christmas Shower Curtain measures to be 60"(w) x 72"(h) and is 100% polyester. It also has all the little elements I want, but isn't plain enough for all year. Bummer... But I can definitely get this for the holiday season or Halloween to spiff up my bathroom! My favorite brats are on there, Jack, and of course Miss Sally. I also really enjoy this particular artists style.

I didn't realize how excited I was going to get about shower curtains, but there you have it. There are still a ton more that I haven't even covered that I recommend checking out! These are just my personal favorite , if you see anything interesting post it down below! There's also a bunch of cool bathroom items that are Nightmare themed, that I just came across... I'm in trouble now... Enjoy the holidays and here's a little quote for everyone to enjoy!

Twas a long time ago, longer now than it seems,

in a place perhaps you've seen in your dreams;

For the story that you are about to be told

Took place in the holiday worlds of old.

Now you've probably wondered where holidays come from.

If you haven't, I'd say it's time you begun.