The Art of Darkness

Another Doggone Week of Link Dumps: Day 3

November 12th, 2014 by Cobwebs

Calendar of Boring Men – This is one of those not-even-goth-adjacent links that just amuse me personally. The Dull Men’s Club has released a calendar featuring such worthies as the president (and founder) of the UK Roundabout Appreciation Society and a man who has spent 30 years collecting more than 20,000 milk bottles.

Paranormal Portraits – Use LEDs to give family photos glowing red eyes.

Rock On! – Instructions from Martha Stewart on “How to Throw a Punk Rock-Inspired Party” for kids “that won’t turn into a riot.” When I got to the “nosh pit” I facepalmed so hard that I combined phrenology with palmistry.

Janet Stephens – YouTube channel full of historical hairdressing tutorials based on archaeological research and primary sources. (via Jan)

Haunted Mansion Inspired Dress – Gorgeous Victorian-ish dress made with custom fabric. (Hat tip to Fiend4Halloween)

Gummy Python – Eight feet long, 26 pounds, 36,000 calories. And $150.

Trilobite Beetles – I had no idea these awesome-looking bugs existed.

Broken Monsters – Novel by the author of The Shining Girls, which io9 describes as “gothic internet horror.”

DIY Spider Necklace – This is less a necklace and more a collar, but the method (puffy paint on tulle) is a great idea.

Edgar Allan Poe Lunchbox – I am heartbroken that I didn’t see this before Shadowboy started school this year.

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5 Responses

  1. Fiend 4halloween Says:

    Never was a beetles fan until I saw the one you posted..*chuckles. Great necklace and lunchbox too. Another week of linkdumps…I’m lovin it!

  2. Pixel Pixie Says:

    Love the lunchbox. I have many, and I use them to stow sewing supplies or hair accessories.

  3. Laurie Brown Says:

    That spider web collar gives me ideas of making insertions for clothing!

  4. WitchArachne Says:

    Yay a necklace I’m capable of making! And I’m definitely going to!
    Those beetles are absolutely stunning.
    I recently vowed to learn how to do my hair nicely, so that hairdressing thing is both cool and perfectly timed.
    Also perfectly timed is that Vat19 website. My Christmas list is about to be seriously expanded.

  5. xJane Says:

    All these people who do amazing things with puffy paint have way better control with it than I ever do.

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