Friday, January 30, 2009

Joshua Hoffhine

A while back I wrote about a very talented photographer named Joshua Hoffine. Well, he has just released a line of necklaces featuring his haunted photos on Etsy. And the best part? They're only $20 each! Catch them while you still can.

Devil dogs and other photos

Here are some gorgeous Halloween-centric pictures from the portfolio of photographer Shannon Richardon.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

New Terror Syndicate mascot

Interesting. It looks like Terror Syndicate has tried to replace their original static character/mascot prop (below) with something similar but more contemporary (left). I think I prefer the original.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Monster shirt

Sixty-eight different artists / monster enthusiasts collaborated on this awesome t-shirt for
a woman wearing a t-shirt featuring 68 different monstersClose-up of a t-shirt featuring 68 different monsters(Special thanks to Courtney for bringing it to my attention.)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Monday, January 26, 2009

Devil slippers

devil slippers by Stubbs & WoottonSince everyone enjoyed last week's posting on ridiculously expensive skull adorned wing tips, I thought you might like these as well. Stubbs & Wootton produce these fantastic slippers in a variety of skull and devil designs for just $395. skull and crossbone slippers by Stubbs & Wootton

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Skull ring USB flash drives

Now you can wear 2GB of memory on your fingers and remain fashionably macabre! These USB flash drives are available from Geek Stuff 4 U.

(Via Akihabara News)

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Skull wing tip shoes

Skull wing tip shoesThey look great, but I can't imagine ever spending $750 on a pair of shoes. Guess I'll just have to stick with my H&M brand skull socks.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Build a lifesize Jabba the Hut puppet

giant homemade Jabba the Hut puppetIf you've ever wanted to do a Star Wars-themed yard haunt, this site is for you! They feature instructions on how to completed Jabba the Hut lifesize puppetbuild a huge assortment of Star Wars crafts. My favorite is this lifesize Jabba the Hut puppet. I might build one and stick it on the front lawn at Thanksgiving wearing a pilgrim hat.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Spine lamp

What a great idea! I bet they would treat me with a little more respect at the office if I had one of these sitting on my desk.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Not Halloween related

Find more videos like this on Jonathan Escapes
This has nothing to do with Halloween but I thought it looked cool. Coming January 26th to the Discovery Channel, "One Way Out". In this show, "escapologist Jonathan Goodwin attempts to break out of bizarre and dangerous homemade contraptions. Tied to his kitchen table with a live scorpion trapped inside his mouth or locked inside a box on top of a shaking washing machine with his body covered in 200,000 agitated bees, Jonathan is always on the lookout for new and extreme ways to test the art and physics of escape and find that ONE WAY OUT."

Monday, January 19, 2009

Shooting the bad guys

shooting range target featuring Darth Vader, the Terminator, a zombie, Freddy Kreuger, a Space Invader, Megatron, Godzilla, Agent Smith, and GoombaWhen you're at the gun range, why bother shooting at anonymous silhouettes when you can fire away at some of cinema's biggest baddies? Designer Olly Moss has created these targets featuring Darth Vader, the Terminator, a zombie, Freddy Kreuger, a Space Invader, Megatron, Godzilla, Agent Smith, and Goomba. And there's a good chance that the design will be available on t-shirts sometime soon.

(Via Boing Boing)

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Do it yourself ambigrams

This MONSTER ambigram will appear the same whether it's upside-down and rightside-upSince people seemed to enjoy the previous ambigram posting so much...
I've found a site that will "translate" any word you type into an ambigram. (In fact, if you type two words of the same length, they'll make them the inverted images of each other.) Some words work better than others. "Monster" looks great. Most of the other words I tried though ("Haunt Style", "Pumpkinrot", "ghost" and "witch") didn't look quite right. Give it a shot. Maybe you'll create something great.

Send a comment and let me know what words work well for you.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

"Trick of Treat" ambigram

Illusionist Derren Brown holding his Trick or Treat ambigramYou know what ambigrams are, right? They're those cleverly designed words that read the same way upside Trick or Treat ambigram by artist John Langdondown as they do rightside up. If you read Dan Brown's book "Angels and Demons" then you've already seen some of John Langdon's work. (Yes, the book's protagonist was named after the artist.) He created this very clever "Trick or Treat" ambigram for British illusionist Derren Brown's latest special. I just might carve it onto a pumpkin

Friday, January 16, 2009

Hanging your stuff on a baby's arm

baby doll arms and legs being used as wall hooks to hold coats umbrellas and keysHere's something you can do with all those extra baby doll limbs you have hanging around the house.homemade wall hooks made out of baby doll parts

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Death comes to Death

This is a great piece by Dario Maggiore.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Skeleton motorcycle (pt. 2)

A little more understated than that other skeleton motorcycle I wrote about, this one was created by the Orange County Chopper guys for the folks behind the Monster Mini-Golf franchise.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Skull with heart-shaped eyes

painting of a skull with heart-shaped eye socketsThe world's most romantic skull.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Knit killers

How cool are these? This woman knits a huge variety of horror movie villains from yarn. My grandmother should give up knitting scarves and start working on pieces like this.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Goblin baby

Goblin baby by the outrageously talented Scott Rucus.

(Via Ulla Benulla)

Friday, January 9, 2009

"Dirty Thunderstorm" of death

Not particularly Halloween-y, but certainly scary... the "dirty thunderstorm". Created by Chile's erupting Chaitén volcano, these "little understood storms may be sparked when rock fragments, ash, and ice particles in the plume collide to produce static charges--just as ice particles collide to create charge in regular thunderstorms." If only I could create one for my annual yard haunt.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

The Weird Al pumpkin

Fantastic! I've long felt that Weird Al deserved to be immortalized on the face of a pumpkin. Bravo to Pumpkingutter for carving my boyhood idol into a goard.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The eye

extreme close-up of a green eyeballDon't you worry that someone might be lingering just off camera with a sharp stick, ready to pounce?

(Image source)

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Monday, January 5, 2009

Michael Jackson zombified

A zombified portrait of Michael Jackson from "Thriller" by MunkOne or the eventual result of MJ's plastic surgery fetish?

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Zombie survival gift basket

Here's a great gift idea. For a holiday gift exchange, this person created a zombie survival kit. It includes training films (zombie movies), a (toy) gun with ammo, a flashlight, a bottle of hand sanitizer "to help keep your skin clean from any contaminants", an energy drink "to help you stay sharp and awake so that you don't drop your guard for wandering zombies" and a small personal hygiene kit, because "good health should not suffer in chaos". Great idea! I hope the recipient really enjoyed it.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Rubik's Cube mosaic

Recently, I've been obsessed with the Rubik's Cube. It took me 28 days of practicing 30 minutes a day, but I can now solve any cube in less than 2 1/2 minutes. The next step for me? To start creating Halloween-themed mosaics out of the cubes like this guy.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Spook Show posters

Great graphics! These original Spook Show posters are currently up for sale on Ebay. Catch them while you still can.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Haunted video games

I love this site! RavensBlight has created 21 awesome haunt-themed video games that you can download for free and play on your PC. My personal favorites are "Zombie Alley" and "Zombie Launcher".

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