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!

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