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.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Gothic Santa Outfits for a Bleak Christmas

Here's a black "Mrs. Santa" style dress. I love the silly pompoms!

This style of dress also comes in a festive red trimmed in black.

You don't need the Bah Humbug! hat - just enjoy using the rest of this black Santa costume this Christmas.

Instead, use this plain black plush Santa hat.

Or top your outfit with this Jack Skellington Christmas hat.

Santa needs helpers - how about this black elf T-shirt?

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Cool 2016 Dark and Gothic Wall Calendars for Morbid Christmas Gifting

'Tis the season for death, despair, and darkness!

Hopefully this will be a nice palate cleanser for most of us who might be, already, tired of Santa. Unfortunately, because the holidays are coming up so fast, I can't just ignore how behind I am when it comes to buying gifts. I needed some simple ideas for some of my more eccentric friends and I figured I would share what I found with all of you! I have to confess, I don't exactly utilize wall calendars (nor desk calendars...), but we all know it's really just about the images inside wall calendars.

I'm going to start by showing you guys my personal favorite 2016 goth calendar...

I'm just going to let you gawk at it for a moment.... finished? Yes, the Gothic Art 2016 Square Calendar is beautiful isn't it? Before I start yammering about how absolutely in love I am with this calendar, I'll lay out a few statistics for you. This is a calendar published by Flame Tree. Tt is 12"x12", thus the square. The art inside the calendar, as you can see, is done by many artists ranging from cutesy, mystical, traditional, modern! It literally has everything and it encompasses a lot of goth culture. My personal favorite piece that I would definitely hang on my wall is "White Thread" by Natalie Shau. I love the white and black dichotomy and it's glamorous.

Now let's go to the classics.

This Edward Gorey 2016 Calendar from Pomegranate features the strange and wonderful characters that are in Edward Gorey's illustrations. It measures 12x26 inches when open. I really do love him and, as we all know, his art is timeless. Typically he is my 'go to' artist. If I can't find something for either myself or another goth lover then Edward Gorey it is! My personal favorite, is the "Dong with the Luminous Nose" an illustration from an Edward Lear poem! Just beautiful.

This particular calendar is for the blood lusting types or just the dark mysterious kind, if you know what I mean!

So, the Vampire Art 2016 Calendar Square 12x12 is published by Flame Tree (like above). It also measures 12x12 inches and again is filled with art from all sorts of artists. Honestly, I think these guys have the right idea, there's so many kinds of vampires in this calendar I think they cover all the bases. They have pictured an almost manga styled vampire by Chizhevskaya Alina Andreevna to very realistic vampire royalty by Jason Juta. The Vampire Art Calendar has all the kinds of seductive and provocative vampire styles we know and love.

The dark, macabre artwork in the Gothic Art of Victoria Frances calendar for 2016 is so stunning, I want to tear out and frame every single page.

Costumers and goth cosmeticians will swoon over this A Gothic Fantasy 2016 calendar.

Changing gears from looking at attractive women, please take a moment to look at this amazing architecture!

Wow... I almost didn't include this calendar, but it is absolutely gorgeous. The Haunted Realm 2016 Calendar is a 12"x24" calendar when open. It's filled with the most stunning black and white photographs of haunted landscapes. Credit for such fabulous images goes to Simon Marsden. The best part about this calendar is that it is SO perfect they printed the images on "Frame able Artbook-quality" paper! This calendar's secondary purpose is actually to be a calendar. So really there's no excuse for me not to even get this since I use calendars for decor only. In all seriousness, you have to check this out. Honestly, I can't pick a favorite, every image is beautiful.

Now this calendar is very imaginative and is high on my list as well...

More statistics before I start on my little ramble! The Alchemy 1977 Gothic 2016 Calendar is a 16 month calendar (at a glance), but shows in great detail 12 months. The size of it when it is open is a standard 12"x24" inches. Okay, now here's why I really dig this calendar. The art, it's good, but I've seen it before... it's the situations and characters in this calendar that make it so cool. Instead of using stereotypical skulls, ravens, darkness, for all of the "scenes" there are some parts like November and February that have a pirate feel, I've not seen anything like it. The calendar also provides passages alongside the images. The calendar is full of life and character.

Enough of this artsy stuff! I know from previous experience that this calendar is going to be a hit for so many of my friends.

Since the end of last year, the Penny Dreadful series has just become quite a large hit. This is why I think the Penny Dreadful 2016 Wall Calendar is probably what I will wind up getting some of my Penny Dreadful obsessed friends. It has standard measurements of 12"x24" when opened and is published by Showtime! The Penny Dreadful 2016 calendar has many posters with a variety of characters, but enough of your favorites so you aren't getting it for just one photo! It's also not just posed, but the calendar includes many events during the recent story.

Perhaps your friends, like mine, are fans of Guillermo del Toro's lavish "Crimson Peak" film, and might enjoy this bloody calendar.

Now, we both know it's true - nearly every goth on our Christmas list has a black cat at home and might appreciate this Black Cats calendar.

Let's end on a silly note - here's the Graveyard Girls calendar for 2016.

I feel like I've touched all those lovely dark places in everyone's heart, but it's possible I missed something. If you have any thoughts or more calendars to share please comment below! I want to make sure I didn't forget anything!

Happy holidays everyone!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Hilarious Ghoulish Gang Halloween and Horror Pet Toys

"Griggles" manufactures these silly "Ghoulish Gang" pet toys. They're "unstuffies" meaning they aren't full of stuffing your dog might eat. (Still, my chew-crazy dogs would probably eat the plush outer part of these toys, so I can't get them).

Dracula Dog Toy

Mummy Dog Toy

Witch Pet Toy

I bet our little gothling pets would love to have one of these in their Christmas stocking!

The Living Dead Dolls Carnival is Coming to Town

Living Dead Dolls collectors and fans of American Horror Story: Freak Show rejoice! Mezco's Series 30 Freakshow dolls are due out in November. They're also available via eBay.

Lydia the Lobster Girl

The FeeJee Mermaid

Lucy the Geek

Edgrr

Madame

RELATED LINKS:

http://www.mezcotoyz.com/living-dead-dolls-series-104

Goth Shop of the Week: The Sisters Brimm

This Los Angeles based shop sells over the top fantastic hats, fascinators, and veils. Everything here is so stunning, it almost takes my breath away.

This Victorian hat features a macabre skull perched on the top.

This is their El Dia de Los Muertos headdress.

I love their twisted sense of humor: Their "electric chair" hat is called "Little Sparky." Haha!

Their Gothic Spiderweb Headdress is called "Dark Crystal."

This heart-shaped headpiece is called "Be Careful, It's My Heart."

The shop also sells a few delightfully whimsical hats such as this Gilded Cage Hat.

I'll let you explore on your own and discover some more of the fabulous hats here!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheSistersBrimm

The Walking Dead Pop-Up Book!

I'm so excited about this new book, as both a Walking Dead fan and a pop-up book collector.

These pop-ups are so wonderfully gross! All that's missing is a paper pop-up Well Zombie.