Sunday, October 16, 2011

ZombieHolocaust explains football to the undead.

Hey ghouls and gobbies,
it came to my attention today that many of us undead simply don't understand this game of football. Mostly stemming from the fact that we walking corpses don't generally take part in many sports, or from a bad experience from some meat head possibly in high school not understanding the undead way of life, thus leaving you with a bad taste in your mouth, whatever the reason, today I'm going to break it down in a way that any of us flesh hungry corpses can understand.

First of all, you must look at it from a completely different angle than society has laid it out to you (come on your used to that anyway admit it)

So pretend that you have a field, the moon is shining, the bats are flying and all manner of ghoulies are about, its time for some fun.

So imagine on one side you have a human, this human is holding a brain, a dripping glorious juicy delish brain. But this human is a familiar for a group of vamps, so what happens when the zombies want to get this brain? the vampires have to "protect" their familiar.Because honestly we are dealing with zombies here and although they want the brain, they are bound to try and get something else tasty out of this poor guy.
(Yes,I'm talking about protecting the quarterback...Seahawks I realize this is a foreign idea for some of you)
It's the humans job to start of the fun by either running the brain himself or throwing to a team mate, whatever carnage happens between here and there is variable. Both sides have one of these, but he only plays when the brain belongs to their particular team.

So the point system is this, the vamps have a side and the zombies have a side, each team wants to get the brain to their side of the field, the various ways this is done give them points:

Offensive (Zombie) Scoring:
Run brain to other side - 6 points

Kick the brain - 3 points

Runs the brain to their side from a close distance- 2 points

Try (extra point) - 1 point

Defensive (Vampire) Scoring:

runs brain to other side - 6 points

undead who is tackled on their own side - 2 points

Try Safety (only if the dumb ass corpse falls before kick) - 1 point

A mummy acts as the eyes for the teams to make sure the points are added up correctly and that no one is playing dirty, like grabbing entrails to interfere with the passing of the brain, senseless biting ect. However the mummy is old and his eyes are bad so sometimes things can slip by unnoticed or they may think they see something wrong when really they don't, plus, you know how mummys like gold...some can be bribed, however this is frowned upon and not likely, but tends to arouse suspicion amongst spectating monsters.

Both zombies and vampires want to win because they are being paid in massive amounts of human body parts and fillings, more than any monster really needs but it doesn't matter because whats an afterlife without any entertainment?

So if you find yourself in the position of not caring about human football, yet for some reason or another forced to observe, just relax and see it from a ghouls point of view.
I realize I broke this down pretty simply but the basic structure is all you really need to know.

wink wink nudge nudge, a winks as good as a nod to a blind bat know what I mean, know what I mean??

Thursday, April 7, 2011


A young girl, lost and hopeless, runs through the cemetery. She’s tripping over headstones and her heels are digging into the soft soil beneath her. She pants with terror as green, dead fingers wiggle like worms beneath the earth. Some corpses have already risen and are limping toward her, their arms stretched outward.

The girl loses her balance and has dirtied her dress; it begins to fray at the ends. She creeps through bushes like a stealth black cat in the night. The branches tug at her clothing and she emerges from the brush with a broken dress strap.

Her white dress is littered with mud and twigs and spiders have begun nesting in her hair. She stands up tall, raises her chin and flees the zombie ridden graveyard. She had to have been wearing Runaway Couture...

Yes, is beautiful darkness. A far cry from the massive produced emo swag one stumbles upon in the mall. The desire of many a goth or alternative girl wanting something elegant and innovative and most importantly unique. As she describes in her above apostrophe, her work really does feel literary, and it shows in her photographs. The images will haunt you and leave you intriqued for more....

she is a self proclaimed Couturier and Costume Designer creating custom clothing for event, performance, and film. Quick and nimble fingers, vast imagination, and of course... heart :)

Follow her amazing career in which her work is feature in music videos, photoshoots, and a peek into her world on facebook and twitter!/pages/Runaway-Couture/173273859358329?sk=info

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


One of the worst things about corporations or big businesses are THE GOD AWFUL BORING GRAPHICS. I mean I see some of the logos and pages and think to myself, "Jimeny Crickets you make millions of dollars and can't hire someone with a little imagination for your aesthetic designs? This sets a bad standard for smaller businesses, it makes some think that you have to have boring sterile designs to be successful. This trickles down into things like greeting cards, wedding paraphernalia, and other things that should be fun and exciting. The answer to this is a big fat fervent NO. Which is why I'm happy to present today's featured seller SacredCyn

About SacredCyn:My name is Cynthia. Online, I've used Sacredcyn as a handle that I've used for as long as I can remember. I started out as SacredSin and it morphed into Cyn.. =) My handle is a big part of my art, that is why I am emphasizing it. I am a strong believer of balance.. and opposites. Embracing light and darkness.
I also love Shakespearean poetry, Shakespeare himself was a very avid user of oxymoron, which I am all about.. the yes and no factor.

She has more info about herself on Squidoo that would give you a bit of an insight to her personality. =) (It seems like alot of reading, but it actually not)
General ME:

About the art:
I remember I was 14 (1998) when I first began meddling with graphic design. I used Paintshop pro 3 to create avatar for my Excite Virtual Places login. Which was an online community, and "very cool" chat-room. I remember seeing someone with an awesome Nirvana avatar, and was like "How did they do that" . There was no Google yet, so I "Lycos'd" graphic design.
Since then I have loved created, learning and experimenting with digital art. From photo restoration to vector creation. I've created Tshirt designs ( banners, logos, mixed media art.

Although I do create for corporate businesses, my muse lives in the darker realm. I love creating dark art., from black metal occult, to beautiful romantic tragedies.. I am a romantic in the strictest sense.. =)

I love to write:
listen to music.... (Metal, Opera, Jazz.. classical.. even in the more conservative genres, I am able to pick out the gloomiest works)

So if you need some graphics for your business, custom wedding suite, neat crafting materials? you know where to go!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Beauty and Braaaaiiinnnsss......

This evening I present to you the vaaavaavoom GOREgeous GirlZombie!

So, I love hats. But Ive never wanted one for everyday of the week until I saw this shop. Girlzombies fascinators are too damn cute.

Also if you need something to squeeze while you stay up late alone watching horror movies she makes awesome pillows!

(what? I know Im not the only one!)

Plus, a girlzombie can never have too many accessories :)

Girlzombie says:
im a very creative person and get my inspiration mostly from classic horror movies, pinup/rockabilly/psychobilly, retro and vintage... i am the dark and the light and enjoy both,i love vampires,grave yards,dead trees, crows,spiderwebs, coffins, zombies, but also at the same time love the innocence of the 1950's , and adore vintage shopping. i read every vampire book i can get my hands on, and watch every horror movie ( especially if there are zombies!)

heres both her links for facebook:!/eringirlzombietaylor!/pages/Beauty-and-Braaains-accessories/171025346254354
im also on :
you need to head over there and quick! she is having a giveaway for those who send her the most new fans, be sure to tell her who sent ya :) wink
just kidding, Ill give one of you ghouls a chance for the winnings <3

Win this beauty:

until next time freaks.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Deny it if you want to but the truth stands that there is a certain fascination with death, murder and those who commit them. They have been the subject of oral history, literature, and cinema since people could communicate with one another. Because unfortunately there is evil in the world, and every story, true or false needs an antagonist. Sometimes people hear or see something of this nature and it sticks with them forever. Sometimes artists just need to feed this fascination. After all isnt that what art is? an expression of ones feelings. Sometimes people need to paint death.

Todays featured artist Is John Slaney
All his paintings convey such strong emotional ties, whether its horror themed or portraitures, John Slaney is an amazing artist.

A bit about John Slaney:
My name is John Slaney. I live in Oakville, Connecticut with my wife, Rachel, our two children, Jace and Connor and our dog, Max. I've been pursuing and creating art all my life.

The bulk of my methods and technique have been developed through my own processes; that is to say, I'm mostly self-taught, but a fantastic art teacher in high school helped me amass a portfolio that won me a sizable scholarship to the Columbus College of Art and Design. At this time, my interest in writing would also flourish. I've also learned a great deal from other artists -- peers and friends alike.

For the most part, I work in oil paint and, before I lost a job that allotted me cheap resources to fashion them regularly, I painted primarily on homemade panels. Stretched Linen, and cotton 'army duck' canvas are now my main work surfaces. I also enjoy mixed-media collage and photography but, as is made obvious by my shop's contents, my focus is on oil painting.

My paintings encompass a variety of subjects with an emphasis on grotesque, highly interpretive portraiture, variations on 'traditional' portraiture and, sometimes, “unusual” wildlife. Though surrealist and Dadaist perspective, and post-impressionistic methods imbibe my approach, my own obsession with texture, strong color, contrast, detail and depth through heavy layering are constants.

My primary influences include – but, naturally, are not limited to – Egon Schiele, Otto Dix, Hieronymus Bosch, Albrecht Durer, Matthias (Mathis) Grunewald, Francisco Goya, Michelangelo Caravaggio, Jusepe de Ribera, El Greco, Rembrandt, Gustave Moreau, Vincent Van Gogh, Jose Posada, Paul Cezanne, Joan Miro, Max Ernst, Roberto Matta and Odd Nerdrum, among others.

My family -- especially my wife, Rachel -- is, on an immeasurable scale, my truest and grandest of inspirations. To share my work with them -- with her -- is what I treasure above all else . . . Above awards, above money, above the compliments of peers and above accolades and fanfare of all types. I am startlingly fortunate to have the family I do.

My artistic goals are modest. Simply to finish a work is a thrilling achievement, as the small, scattered increments of time I do have must be properly juggled and exploited in order to stab and stroke at my latest piece – even for just an hour or two at a time. My creative endeavors are realized late at night, when it's quiet and dark and sleepy.

Check him out on facebook here:

Monday, March 21, 2011

And what happens when we get twitterpated? well besides the usual lust binges twitterpation often has side effects of lightheadedness, inability to think straight or about anything but your love. And occasionally weddings and even babies can be a result. What? OH...oh dear have you already been infected? well in that case if you on on the wedding level of this illness, our featured seller of the day may be able to relieve a bit of headaches that will no doubt come from this particular side effect.
Whether its a Fall wedding, Goth wedding, offbeat or whatever wedding MsFormaldehyde has accessories to compliment your big day. if you have perhaps not reached this level of twitterpation and just want to have some fun in the sun, she also makes some kick ass tiki, Polynesian and Hawaiian inspired things for looking sexy while sipping mei tais with that special someone.
If there is no special someone, there is no shame in spoiling oneself is there? You're special aren't you? Hooray for self twitterpation! (teehee)

Message from Msformaldehyde:
I am born and raised in San Diego. I love to make accessories for special occasions. Tell me what you want and I can make it!
I make carved skulls, sugar skulls, gothic, voodoo, glitter fashion, lowbrow, lolita pin up and dita burlesque accessories.
I also can do wholesale just ask.
Add my facebook I have a contest when I hit 300 2 winners will be picked to get free stuff.
I can do any color skeleton hands, I have new stuff coming up for Bat's Day Black Market in May 2011.
Follow my blog here

Monday, March 14, 2011

Liable to Mutate Your Tongue

Today's featured seller is Juliet Cook AKA
I'm a relentless bookworm, I love to read and I also love poetry, especially strange and unique poetry. Diving into Juliet's work is like falling into a dark but beautiful dream, and the words will haunt you, make you weep, smile, and want more.

Not only is Juliet an amazing poet, but she also helps other poets get their work out there by printing other writers poems!

The Blood Pudding Press shop features hand-designed poetry chapbooks AND a semi-random assortment of vintage and ephemera.
Contemporary poetry is Juliet's primary passion, but other interests include reading, art, third wave feminism, knee socks, vintage waitress dresses, paper products, Transcendental Meditation, the paranormal, David Lynch films, documentaries (especially about artists) contempo. lit. crit., footnotes, pomo, the gurlesque, kinky hybrids, unusual juxtapositions, and variants of horror and erotica that are not too genre-esque.

I had the honor of working with Juliet on her full length Chapbook for the cover art:

As a result of this, I got a taste of her work, am a lifelong fan, and from socializing with her I must say this woman is absolutely amazing.

You can also find her and her Delicious thoughts

Friday, March 11, 2011


Something on my bucket list right now is to do a zombiewalk, where many many people participate by dressing like zombies and walking around town pretending it is a zombie apocalypse. To create an awesome zombie costume, one must aquire awesome effects and props. When I do, I know exactly where I am going!

A happy customer:

The feature of the day is just the place for you if you have the same desires. Or if you want some kick ass props for Halloween or whatever other creepy ideas you may be mulling around in your skull.

Todays special feature is BlackwaterFX

At Black Water FX we provide movie quality horror props all year around. We are a husband & wife team. My husband makes most of the items. The Blood Splatter line was inspired by Silent Hill. We just started making Halloween items sometime last year. We had sold a few of our prosthetics on eBay, but decided to move over to Etsy. Why? Well, I believe people on Etsy appreciate hand made items more & it's a much friendly environment than eBay and other websites. What keeps us motivated? Well, Halloween of course :-) We try to keep our items life like. The more real it looks, the better & creepier. However, we do make other holiday items such as Christmas, but only during the Halloween off-season. If you're interested in purchasing one of our props or would like a custom prop built or have any questions, feel free to contact us.



Website: (not 100% done)


All banners & icons made by Banner-Mart:

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Oh the woes of individuality, shopping in the mainstream can get downright depressing. I learned early on (middle school and up) That the best way to cope is by deconstruction, making it yourself, find someone who can, or find a really special shop that doesn't sell a million of the same boring t-shirts. Well look-out because the whole list is right here ghouls. This rocker chick has some wicked cool creations!And more in the works! **Cue the Tesla coils, bubbling test tubes and fiendish laughter**

Today's feature is.....CandiStrange!

Seller Message:
so my name is strange Candi. i was developed in a crazy experiment at the wonka factory.
for as long as i can remember i have made things. and for as long as i care to remember i have been in sweet undying love with the underground.
i make my own clothes and accessories because for one thing, i like nothing i can pick up off a rack. i just cannot settle for the same stupid crap everyone else is running around in. i also haven't come across many diy shops selling my specific brand of insanity soooo i must make do for myself.
I'm a strange crafter in the fact that i don't make or even follow patterns. every item i make is completely constructed using any methods or materials that will work and have quality.
I'm always thinking up new ways i can do things and sampling different methods for quality before ever making available to the public.
most people look at a plane shirt and see....a shirt. i look at it and see a canvas and a doorway to my creativity.
not only do i make things completely from scratch, but i cant pass up an opportunity to improve other cool stuff i have or find. so while not all of my stuff is completely hand made, it's certainly not what it was before either.
one of my favorite things is to make corset type lace up tops out of pants legs. it always works out well, and they always look fantastic.
i'm also not one of those people who just take any ol shirt and upcycle it. i look for vintage AND rare. I've made many friends mad because i don't particularly fancy "updoing" any old item. i have to have a love for it in the first place or it just wont turn out right.
one of the more awesome things i do with my time is my "traveling punk rock store" i have a big giant bag i fill with random goods I've made and literally lug it around town wherever i go and approach people who look like they may be interested, or just hang out with my kids at the park and set up shop on a picnic table or something. it's a great way to meet people and get the word out about myself.
but when it all comes down to it, i just rock n roll. it's my main priority in life.

Now is a great time to head on over to her shop she is having a big sale to make room for new stock! save up to ten bucks on awesome gear!
And be sure to stop on over to the FaceBook with her:

Monday, March 7, 2011

Stolen Away to the Fae

Today's feature is the lovely FaerieDustDesigns
Now its no secret amongst my peers that I have an affinity for the world of Faerie, so this shop makes me happy on multiple levels :) Faeries and horror you might ask? Well yes definitely, some of the first horror stories ever told were ones that involved the Fae. Kidnapping, pinching, mind erasing spells, time suckers and more, not all creatures in the faery realm are sweet.

Not that there is anything wrong with the ones that are. I love pink glitter and tutus as much as the next gal.

And who hasn't fantasized about flight at some point in there life?

Message from the seller:
My name is Annette, but everyone calls me Nettie. I am a surgical technician by day and a crafty momma at night. My shop is full of unique and OOAK jewelry pieces. Sometimes my imagination is a little dark, but I'll throw in the occasional lovely for the girly girls out there. I do custom work, so don't be afraid to convo me with your ideas.
I love all things creepy and macabre. I adore bats and I just started collecting vintage casket plates. Check out my facebook page!/pages/Faerie-Dust-Designs/107968988366


Check out her shop for tons more cool stuff to look at, as I have barely scratched the surface.

Also we need to congratulate her on her recent engagement! You can help her with her big day by taking advantage of this deal! go to her shop, find the listings with the word HELP, and simply type in the coupon code HELP15 at checkout to receive your discount. : )

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Tattooed on My Heart

Todays shop feature is Vickideath. Goodness I can honestly say I got giddy when I saw she joined the Horror Couture team as she was one of my first favorite etsy shops and the reason I started a blog in the first place so long ago, as I stumbled upon her blog and was so entertained that I subscribed right then and there! I Love everything in her shop and if I had the money they would all be mine and you all could just go and suck an egg. But I don't: so I suppose I cant be selfish and must share her with the world. Actually I am honored to present to you. Miss VickiDeath.

I'm an independent artist based in Liverpool, UK. With a love for all things horror, sci-fi and tattoo related, I combine these passions to create some pretty unique, original and horrific pieces of art. Think Frankenstein's Monster meets a Tattoo studio, and you'll be pretty close!
From paintings, to ceramics. Clothing to fiendish jewellery boxes, I try not to limit what I create my art on.
All work is original. Most pieces are one-of-a-kind items! I also love taking on custom orders!

Etsy -
Facebook -
Twitter -
Deviant Art -

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

"Love To Death"

Zombies and Skeletons and Purty guuuuurrrrllls OH MY! NEVERDIEART is not for the faint of heart!

Beautifully vibrant,colorful and sexy images.

A great addition for anyone looking for an amazing conversation piece.

Some pieces already being snatched up by other Horror Couture members.And NeverDieArt also welcoms custom portraits! So you can boldly display the freak in you with one of these distinct works by Carissa Rose!

Here is her etsy shop for your viewing PLEASURE.

I am Carissa Rose, a tattooist out of the northwest Chicago suburbs. Art is my passion and it's pretty much all I do. I specialize in watercolor and acrylic painting, doing portraits and tattoo inspired pieces. I provide prints and originals, at very affordable prices, starting as low as 5 Dollars.

For the next two weeks I am doing a 25% off sale on all Original pieces.
I also include a free 5x7 print with every order.

Check out her facebook page to stay up to date with her work:

Monday, February 21, 2011

Mealy Monster Land

Todays feature is theeeee ooonnneeee thhheeee onnnnllllyyyy MEALYMONSTER!
each mealy monster is hand sculpted with polymer clay, detailed with acrylics. No molds are every used. no two are alike. each one is truly one of a kind.

"Nicole Johnson of Mealy Monster Land is sure that her love of horror movies plays a part in her work. She studied at various places in New York state, including Buffalo State College’s fine arts program, where she worked in all mediums, with a focus on printmaking. Her work has been published in Artful Blogging, Art Doll Quarterly, Celebrate 365, and Doll Collector. She has shown in various exhibitions throughout the U.S.

Johnson lives in Western New York with her husband, three children, cat, and dog."

You can also visit her website for more information about her and the mealy monsters!

She is also a proud member of these other teams:
Etsy Art Dolls Only:
Etsy Ugly Cute

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Horror Couture FaceBook Fanpage

Hey all! Tomorrow I will continue with another great featured shop! However today I would like to promote our new FaceBook FanPage for Horror Couture!

check it out here!:¬if_t=feed_comment_reply#!/HorrorCouture

It's a work in progress and we are slowly adding our shops to the albums. You will be able to see the shops, what's for sale, and when you "like" our page you can be entered to win more giveaways! We already are having one today, so be sure to get in on that fun stuff.

Here is our team page on etsy too where you can find all our members right now as well as shop. signing up for etsy is easy and free. Plus its guaranteed you will find some things you wont find anywhere else, and lets face it, its hard to be an individual when shopping at the production line made/ not sure if it's sweatshop/boring as Hell markets.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Feed Your Creepy Side

Early morning feature today!
Horribell! Some more jewelry for the unconventional gal.

Some of these great pieces at first glance look like classic chic, however upon closer inspection one sees that the pieces are darker in nature, beautiful Gothic treasures.

Some are blatantly creeptastic

and some are just unarguably pretty.

Be sure to check out more great pieces in her shop here:

Horribell says:
"Horribell Originals was born in the summer of 08 and continues to grow in size and quality every day. My designs are mostly inspired by vintage and new school tattoo art, kustom kulture, pin ups, punk rock, psychobilly, and my unrelenting love for horror."

Be sure to find her on her networks for some great deals, the coupon codes are below which you can redeem when you join her fan pages. Simply go to her shop, find something great and copy and paste the codes at checkout for your discount :)

Horribell Facebook fans. Code: HO15FB

There is also a deal for Myspace friends: MY15OFF

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Some Days You Just Need To Get Some Head.

I thought this shop was an appropriate feature today, as the organisms that are currently taking over my body, making me feel well...less than glamorous, I can relate to these artworks in a way mimicking that of a small child who sees that creepy sunshine with the baby face on the controversial show teletubbies. If you still don't get it, I feel like a grotesque floating head with goo alright.

Don't get me wrong yes these heads are gross, but I love them, I have a strange draw towards nasty things, i mean just look at my dog.

I honestly think that many ugly things are cute, which in this cacaophobic society is not as rare as one may think, and if I had found this etsy team in high school I probably would not have felt quite so much like a square peg in a round hole.

About this shop owner:

"Hello. I've been making ceramic heads for a little over twelve years. I plan to continue to make them for quite some time, which means I need folks to buy them because they are overtaking my house.

I recognize George Ohr, Roger Verdugo, Larry David, Paul Gauguin, Jim Jones, Steve Kerr, Maurice Grossman, Robert Arneson, PK Hoffman, Frank Boyden, and numerous unnamed folk artists as my main influences up to this point.

My shop name is named 3sevens to pay homage to the mystery that is 777. I've been seeing that number on random license plates for over fifteen years. Like the Double Rainbow Guy, I wonder what it means. I doubt I ever will find out."

check out ore awesome heads as well as some other ceramics in his etsy shop here:

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

I need more power!!

Todays feature was supposed to be yesterday but sadly due to the gestation of some very angry mico-organisms my body has been keeping me from te things i actually want to be doing. So in light of that I will make up for this injustice by promoting 2 shops run by the same talented woman! They make me giggle, they make me nostalgic, and they must be shown to the world!!!!

Todays features.....

WildeMoon and POWERUPS!

Beth's Bio:"I have been interested in crafting and jewelry since I was a little girl. I am now a grown up graphic designer, but I find it no less enjoyable to sit down and make something with my own two hands. Being able to share the things I make, the pictures I draw, and the photos I take with others is one of the things I love most about the internet and especially about Etsy."
She also shares a shop with her hubby Wes which is called PowerUps and this is what they have to say for themselves:
"We are a pair of geeky crafters living in Texas. We enjoy creating and making fun stuff together, and we enjoy sharing said stuff with everyone. Wes is a database administrator by trade, and Beth is a graphic designer, so together we make the ultimate team of nerds."

Her barbie murders(some pictured above) have their very own Storque article: why? because they rock, and what girl honestly hasn't played murder with Barbie? I know it wasn't just me....

Etsy shops: - - Wildemoon.etsy.comTwitter:

In case you needed another reason to follow the blog, Wildemoon is giving a deal to the readers a special coupon code for 15% off at Wilde Designs - just copy and paste ZOMBIEWILDE into the coupon code box at checkout once you find something loverly you must have!