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They had Halloween Stuff out at Dollar Tree! [July 20th]

trina_crys
[ mood | excited ]



I got so excited I snapped a pic with my phone. I can't wait for fall and the holidays!

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Matthew Kirscht [July 19th]

jerem_morrow
Per the ever awesome Monster Brains. And by "per", I mean I totally lifted this verbatim.





Vintage Halloween postcards are clearly an influence in Matthew's whimsical paintings of living candy, pumpkin headed creatures and other bizarre nightmarish lifeforms.

See more of Matthew's paintings at his website and flickr gallery.

A comic page that also shows EC comic's influence on Matthew's work.Collapse )
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Monster Mondays - Celtic Halloween Spirits [June 9th]

boju
Earlier I wrote on Celtic origins of Halloween and the important changes that took place with the Holiday in America. Today for Monster Mondays I'm going to look at the early Monsters of Celtic Halloween. The traditional holiday bears little resemblance to the Halloween we know now. It was not a celebration of death, horror, and thrills, but a harvest festival and new years eve celebration. The most important practices involved fortune telling, making predictions for the coming year, and it was believed that on this day ordinary rules did not apply, and souls, spirits, and fairies could be present on earth. Most descriptions of what souls,spirits, and fairies visit earth are rather vague, but a few specific supernatural creatures are named. As is usually the case, the first at the party are the first to go, and I don't think I've ever seen any of the Celtic Halloween monsters doing the Monster Mash or out trick-or-treating.



Cailleach Bheur -Also known as Cally Berry (no relation to Hallie Berry), Old Woman Winter, The Blue Hag, The Storm Hag, and The Veiled One. In all respects, the Cailleach is a god and not a monster. She is the embodiment of winter reborn every Samhain/Halloween and turned to stone, or to a tree, or to a young woman every Beltane. Her staff can freeze anything with a touch and she is the gaurdian of the animals. Some say she carvedthe Mountains of Scotland with a hammer and pick. She once fell asleep while pumping a well, flooding the valley and killing hundreds. That valley is now Loch Awe.



Aillen Trechenn, The Three Headed Monster.

More after the jump,including this sexy witch

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Decorations for 5 Haunted House Scenarios [June 4th]

boju


The following are some of the suggestions we give anyone setting up a Halloween Party or Haunted House. Props we can provide are linked. All Halloween props are available for sale or rental. Email BJ at BJ@Dapppercadaver.com for a quote or more Haunt scenarios and suggestions. Note the importance of actors, timing, drama, and atmosphere as well as props and effects. Be sure to add eerie lighting and sounds!



Scene 1: The Dinning Room:
A long table is set with piles of bloody body parts and partial human corpses. Gothic tabletop candelabras sit on the table and 5 foot tall floor candelabras are around the sides. On the walls are hung changing portraits, grotesque taxidermy and bloody curtains. A vulture perches on one chair, a decomposed skeleton in another. Platters are covered in small bits, eyes, fingers, tongues. Other plates are piled with intestines, hearts and livers. Two actors sit at the table in costume feasting on edible brains, hands, hearts, and faces, instead of silverware they use dissection instruments. Another actor or animatronic is on the table moving and screaming.



Scene 2: Butcher shop
The next 4 Haunted House Scenarios after the jump
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You're Invited to Drawing Blood at Dapper Cadaver on Thursday June 5th [June 3rd]

boju

On Thursday June 4th, I'd like to invite you to Dapper Cadaver's first free after hours art event, "Drawing Blood"

WHAT: Drawing Blood - Once a month, The Dapper Cadaver Prop House opens its studios in the evening for a free evening where artists of all kinds are invited to come by and use our unique collection of props, oddities, scientific specimens and equipment, and Halloween decor as models for their art. Sketching, illustration, painting, sculpting and more are encouraged. Props can be artfully arranged to suit your needs. Coffee and snacks will be provided. Most evenings will be free form, but check out our mailing list and blog for info on special nights featuring live models and special instructors. Email me if you're interested in modeling or instructing. Commercial photography and video not allowed.

BRING: All your own art supplies. We have some chairs and stools but if you need one you may want to bring your own. Any food or drink.

WHEN: 6:30pm -10:00pm, the first Thursday of each month.
March 5th / April 2nd / May 7th / June 4th / July 2nd / August 6th / Sept 3rd / Oct 1st / Nov 5th / Dec 3rd

WHERE: Dapper Cadaver Prop House.
7572 San Fernando Rd, Los Angeles, CA, 91352 (near Burbank)
North side of San Fernando Rd (Little San Fernando Rd), Across the tracks from Sofa U Love.

CONTACT:
BJ Winslow
bj@dappercadaver.com
818-771-0818

MORE INFO
www.dappercadaver.com
www.bjwinslow.com
www.dappercadaver.com/blog

Best regards,
BJ Winslow
Owner-Artist
Dapper Cadaver
NEW PHONE # 818-771-0818
CELL PHONE # 310-709-8691
NEW ADDRESS 7572 San Fernando Rd, Sun Valley, CA, 91352
www.bjwinslow.com
www.dappercadaver.com

Images from the March 5th Drawing Blood HERE

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You're Invited to Drawing Blood at Dapper Cadaver [February 13th]

boju


On Thursday March 5th, I'd like to invite you to Dapper Cadaver's first free after hours art event, "Drawing Blood"

WHAT: Drawing Blood - Once a month, The Dapper Cadaver Prop House opens its studios in the evening for a free evening where artists of all kinds are invited to come by and use our unique collection of props, oddities, scientific specimens and equipment, and Halloween decor as models for their art. Sketching, illustration, painting, sculpting and more are encouraged. Props can be artfully arranged to suit your needs. Coffee and snacks will be provided. Most evenings will be free form, but check out our mailing list and blog for info on special nights featuring live models and special instructors. Email me if you're interested in modeling or instructing. Vending, Commercial photography and video not allowed.

COST: FREE!

BRING: All your own art supplies. We have some chairs and stools but if you need one you may want to bring your own. Any food or drink.

WHEN: 6:30pm -10:00pm, the first Thursday of each month.
March 5th / April 2nd / May 7th / June 4th / July 2nd / August 6th / Sept 3rd / Oct 1st / Nov 5th / Dec 3rd

WHERE: Dapper Cadaver Prop House.
7572 San Fernando Rd, Los Angeles, CA, 91352 (near Burbank)
North side of San Fernando Rd (Little San Fernando Rd), Across the tracks from Sofa U Love.

CONTACT:
BJ Winslow
bj@dappercadaver.com
818-771-0818

MORE INFO
www.dappercadaver.com
www.bjwinslow.com
http://www.dappercadaver.com/blog/horror/drawing-blood/

Best regards,
BJ Winslow
Owner-Artist
Dapper Cadaver
NEW PHONE # 818-771-0818
CELL PHONE # 310-709-8691
NEW ADDRESS 7572 San Fernando Rd, Sun Valley, CA, 91352
www.bjwinslow.com
www.dappercadaver.com
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The Midnight Society [January 29th]

polkadot_sally
 I posted a couple of months back about a horror zine I was starting - The Midnight Society. I got a lot if interest so I wanted to pop back and say that it has now turned into a blog - http://msociety.wordpress.com - and it'd be great if you'd stop by. There are horror movie reviews and some urban legend stuff, but there will be lots more soon I hope.

Thanks! xx
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This furniture is great. :) [December 13th]

astaciamorrigen
[ mood | good ]

Check out this Casket Furniture. Fun and practical- and I love the on the main page.

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Cancellation of the Halloween Picture project [November 17th]

happy_skeleton
Due to lack of participation, we have to cancel the Halloween Picture Project.

All apologies to the people who submitted pictures and to The Zombified.


-Co-moderator, happy_skeleton
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[November 15th]

astaciamorrigen
[ mood | restless ]

I found some really cute things at tenderheart.com. I'm having a hard time picking a favorite, but I thought it'd be fun for everyone else to try. ^_^

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PS- Podsafe Hallowe'en Music? [November 12th]

callingcry
[ mood | embarrassed ]

I'm working on the Harvest edition of my li'l podcast, Eclectica, and was wondering if anyone might know of any good Hallowe'en, harvest, spooky or pagan/Wiccan or Native American music/spoken word pieces appropriate to the season?  I have a TON of ideas as to what I'd like to use, but I gotta either have permission from the artists to play stuff, or have it already be pod-safe.  Gots any ideeers? ;D

Danke!
Nae

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Yes, I Know it's Post-Hallowe'en, and I Ain't to Martha Stewart. ;) [November 12th]

callingcry
[ mood | sleepy ]

But I'm still proud o' my dilapidated li'l Haunted Hollows Hallowe'en gingerbread house anyway. ^_^ They had templates n' stuff, but I proverbially chucked 'em as I like to do stuff my own way. One thing I can't get though- how in HELL do you keep the frosting nozzle ON the frosting tube??? Mine kept coming off, and although I got it to work for a while after I taped it on, the derned thing still overloaded and popped off again. (Fortunately that was later after I'd done all the detail work and was pretty near done w/the project.) This was from a Hallowe'en kit I got at Wal-Mart, and I am just -too tickled- that they've got an All Hallows equivalent to the classic Christmas type. :D:D

Oh! Plus, I'm extra proud of Monsieur Ghosty. He's actually filling a hole that I'm guessing was broken into the roof and side of the house during transit. That whole side of the roof was cracked w/that hole missing too, so I leaked a bunch of frosting down into the crevice as well as inside the wall's resulting hole & put Mr. Ghosty there to fill it. It almost looks like he's there on purpose, huh? ;D

This plus all the laundry I did today makes me actually productive for the day.. wow...! ;D

*haunted housey gingerbread glee*
Nae
Pics and video link below.^_^Collapse )

<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chlvgtkmhdm</a>

Hope ya like!
Nae

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Horror Zine [November 9th]

polkadot_sally
Hi kids,

I'm in the middle of making a horror zine, "Midnight Society" and I wondered if anybody would be interested in it and what kind of thing you'd like to see in it. It'll include short stories, film and book reviews, stuff about UFOs, urban legends, ghosts, serial killers, all that kind of think.

I'd appreciate any input whatsoever, also if anybody has anything at all they'd like to contribute, that would rock.

xxx

Xposted
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[November 2nd]

dawaioser
My spouse and I host an annual Halloween party. This year was so much fun and I really went crazy with the decorations. Want to see more? Click the link and join in on the fun. There's also some additional pictures from another Halloween party I attended and did a "Dia de Los Muertos" meets underground Tim Burton "Corpse Bride" theme.

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Happy Halloween! [November 1st]

fairgotham






Love,
Angel and Pharaoh
(Italian Greyhounds)
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[November 1st]

despitethesnow
I hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween!
Mine was quite an adventure :)
...And it ain't over for me yet since
I'm attending a Halloween party tonight ;)
Without going into written detail though
I have many many pictures of The Twilight Pumpkin Spectacular,
Sleepy Hollow, 1880's Halloween at OBVR, and my house on Halloween night!

Take a look:

LOTS OF HALLOWEEN PHOTOSCollapse )
...So that was my Halloween! I went through lots of hardships (like having a mini-hurricane that demolished half of my decorations the weekend before Halloween, forcing me to fix everything as QUICKLY as possible) but in the end it was worth it :) Now tonight I'm off to my last Halloween extravaganza and after that it'll be time to begin planning for 2009!

Oh, and I forgot- taking everything DOWN *beats head against computer*

X-Posted in october_homes and despitethesnow
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Bad Costumes [November 1st]

smoofy
Because not all costumes are created equal.

badcostumes

Every Halloween there is a contest to see who can find (in real life or on the internets) the worst costume of the year! Feel free to enter!
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It's here! [October 31st]
memnet
[ mood | cheerful ]






HAPPY HALLOWEEN

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[October 31st]

despitethesnow
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Halloween Picture Project [October 29th]

happy_skeleton
Photobucket
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