It’s Halloween, a.k.a. my single favorite day of the year. So double link dumps for everybody!
(And tell me what you’re doing for Halloween!)
Carrion Comfort Creations – Etsy shop full of coffin boxes, human finger key holders, and the creepiest painted ceramic teacups you have ever seen.
Halloween Hairstyles – A roundup. The bun with spider legs is adorable. (Hat tip to pdq)
Paranoid Magical Thinking – Interesting-sounding YA-ish novel which BoingBoing describes as “Melrose Place for quasi-magical, super powered misfits.”
Cthulhu Chess Set – Gorgeous set featuring handmade polymer clay pieces. The seller has some adorable dragons for sale too.
Halloween Poems – Extensive roundup of spooky poems for Halloween.
Health Goth – A new “subcultural movement” where you…go to the gym…wearing black, I guess? Apparently the main difference between this and “every goth who goes to the gym, ever” is that you wear a particular brand of clothing instead of all the other black stuff in your closet. Whatever.
Ikea Instructions for Monsters – Artist Ed Harrington has created a series of instruction sheets for assembling monsters.
Mad Science Birthday Party – This kids’ party theme isn’t even “vaguely irritated science,” let alone “mad,” but I sort of love the gummi worms in the petri dishes.
Boo Bark – Easy-to-make candy bark featuring cute li’l ghosts.
Pegacorn Anatomy – Tragedy Series has a cut-out standup labeling the innards of the rare and elusive Pegacorn. I wonder what the jellybean gland does.
Teddy Bear the Porcupine’s Halloween Feast – Adorable porcupine is adorable, and sounds like Cousin Itt. I was most taken with this bit from the video description: “(Sorry fans, Teddy just would NOT wear a costume, we tried!)” You…tried to put a costume on a porcupine? (Hat tip to Bruno)
Passed On – This ‘toon from Perry Bible Fellowship made me giggle.
Tango Macabre – Free skeleton-themed TrueType font which, unlike many skeleton-themed fonts, has the advantage of actually being readable.
Google Your Birthday – This would be an amusing party theme: Come as you were.
These Spider Fangs Aren’t Going To Photograph Themselves – An entomologist describes how he got some stunning close-up photos of a Sydney funnel-web spider’s hardware.
Potato Print Monster Tees – Super-cute idea for kids’ T-shirts. I love the “skeleton friends” (slide 2). Includes a how-to guide.
Nice Knockers – This Labyrinth-inspired cosplay is sort of brilliant.
All-Seeing Eye Button – Uber-creepy fashion design featuring eye buttons which fit into eyelid buttonholes.
Long Ma – This huge mechanical dragon-horse is just astonishing, and conjures up images of some ancient inventor creating such a creature to frighten away invaders.
Glam Halloween Jewelry – EPBOT has a great tutorial for making resin jewelry with scrapbooking stickers.