The Art of Darkness

The Link Dump on Haunted Hill

May 16th, 2014 by Cobwebs

MadeYewLook – YouTube channel of Lex, who does absolutely mind-blowing makeup effects. She also has a Facebook presence.

Recipes for Brain Molds – Forum thread discussing various things to put in those “brain” Jell-O molds besides Jell-O. (Hat tip to cookie)

Cemetery Under Glass – Pretty little glass jars featuring funereal dioramas.

Leia’s Corruptible Mortal State – Splendid Star Wars/Haunted Mansion stretching portrait mashup. (Hat tip to Pixel Pixie)

Coffin Clock – Attractive toe pincher-style clock.

Terra Incognita – Writeup of a lovingly-detailed Lovecraftian LARP in Sweden. There’s an accompanying Flickr set. Some great costumes.

Brian Kesinger – Etsy shop of the octopus- and steampunk-friendly artist, where he sells prints and other merchandise. His Dia de Los Pulpos makes me immensely happy. (via ShellHawk)

McCre – Artist Gabby Wormann combines insects and other small creatures with clockwork mechanisms to create the sort of creature you’d expect to find infesting The Nautilus.

Diableries – Book which lovingly details a set of 1860s French stereoscopic cards offering visions of “Hell.” (Brian May, lead guitarist for Queen, is one of the authors.) BoingBoing reviews it here.

Bat Fan Pull – Fan pull featuring an adorable hand-blown glass bat. The same site also has a neat wall sculpture. (via Cat)

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4 Responses

  1. Fiend4Halloween Says:

    Huge Star Wars fan, even bigger Haunted Mansion fan!! Thanks for the find again Pixie, and thanks for posting Jenna! The coffin clocks are nice. I’ve made a few, super simple and endless design options, give it a try! Brian K’s prints are very cool, gotta get some. Everyone have a safe, happy, haunted weekend!

  2. Pixel Pixie Says:

    You’re welcome, Fiend.

    Other suggestions for brain molds: fudge (use Wilton chocolate melts to get the color of your dreams), spinach dip, and a giant cake pop. (Though I tried the cake pop idea and it worked out poorly for me.) Fellow vegetarians, agar and cherry juice make an excellent Jell-o substitute.

  3. Sisifo Says:

    Cemetery Under Glass – Would be fun to recreate any of your favorite spots or scenes. I wonder if they make a miniature Wolfman…

  4. xJane Says:

    You had me at “Swedish 1920s Lovecraftian LARP”.

    I’m in love with those bugs.

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