Thursday, December 8, 2011

DIY Bat Invitation Tutorial

When & Where Invitations

These adorable articulated bat invitations from When & Where Invitations have wings that really flap!  Who wouldn't come to this party?  Check out the full tutorial at the link.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Pop Stars in Costume

Some pop singers may wear kooky costumes year round, but for others, Halloween provides a rare opportunity to get strange, as it obviously does for Heidi Klum and her husband Seal, above.  If, like me, you enjoy looking at pictures of famous people in weird outfits, you will enjoy this slideshow of celebrities in Halloween costumes.

Monday, December 5, 2011

DIY Duct Tape Topiary

Poppies at Play

I love this sweet, surreal-looking duct tape topiary on Poppies at Play.  Not only would it make a fantastic Halloween centerpiece, but I think that, done in different colors, it would work well for other holidays.  Red for Valentine's Day, perhaps?  See the full tutorial at the link.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Burn Makeup Tips

Whether you're keen on dressing up as Freddy Krueger, or you just want to give someone a terrible fright, Anytime Costumes has some advice on creating burn makeup.  Those of you who are into special effects makeup, take note.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Growing Out of Horror Movies?

Over at the Duquesne Duke, Jess Eagle has a little memoir about falling out of love with horror movies.  I'm not sure I buy the analysis, but it's an interesting perspective.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Absinthe Cookies

a fine kettle of ish
Whether you're looking for a poisonous Halloween treat, or have just always wanted a cookie that would capture the essence of Bohemian turn-of-the-century Paris, you're in luck, because a fine kettle of ish has a recipe for absinthe cookies

These sound delicious, but the only kind of spirits we keep in the house are the kind in white sheets, so someone else will make to make them an let me know how they turn out.  [Via The Year of Halloween]