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Sunday, 16 October 2011

Top 13 Best Halloween Internet Finds List [Thing-a-ma-bobs and stuff and how to make some of them]

Halloween is Coming and the punkins'r gettin' fat...
...So naturally I am thinking about the dark nights setting in,the leaves turning and Halloween!  So to appease that particular nagging demon, I decided to curate my very own Halloween hits on the Internet...So I present to you some things I think are worth looking at as you plan your Halloween/all hallow's eve/All Soul's Day/Dia De Los Muertos/Samhain celebrations.  My top thirteen [more or less, depends on what I find really] Halloween finds 2011 from the Internet.


This post is dedicated to Mel, who loves Halloween more than anyone I've ever known


13. Ebay top picks---
This really cracketh me up mightily as it's on 15% off SALE!!!

Quick act now, before it's all gone! Well there are only10 or more available!
(Other SPELL-BOUND-MAGICK-POTIONs are available on eBay, no, really there are)

What every little girl wants for her doll collection!
Oh, Goody I can sell the one I have that's like this!
Make sure you really want it before you buy, there are NO RETURNS ACCEPTED!!!

Life-size Exorcist doll, notice it is new and there are only TWO available!

And for the hard-core Halloween freak
The description directly from eBay

"FRAMED SKINNED HUMAN FACE.

This is a gory looking skinned human face, it is blood splattered, framed and ready for any halloween party or just for your wall or shelf to scare the pants off of anyone who sees it.

This is a hand made one off item so one of a kind.

so come on dont wait for halloween bid on it now and win it will be a scream.

Check out my other items!
please pay within 3 days of winning and no messers please.
                                                                thanks for looking and happy bidding.
i also have other weird items for sale so take a look if you get time."


And look, reserve bid is an affordable £9.99...I am so wondering what was the inspiration behind the making of this

I exited eBay quickly after finding this, OK I lie, I had a look at "his/her other stuff" first. I found one more thing, dare you to look at it:

Knowing how I am transfixed by the kinda creepy and odd I had to force myself to close the eBay tab or I could have been there all day

12. Make you own--- 
The first one is not a Halloween item per se, but it could be with a little imagination more, like hanging those blinds in every window of your house with Jack-o-lanterns' faces cut out in each one...
Seriously thinking about this with just some brown paper...Thanks Colour me Katie!

Another fab craft project is this spider web rug:

Thanks for the heads up on the magazine too, Cathe, at "Just Something I Made"!

And here you can make a cool alien laser gun:
Thanks, Mr. Awesomnezz!

If you want to make something to go with your cider, try these brilliant Maple-Apple mini cupcakes by Amy Bakes Everything

A science-y project

...And...back to cool crafts
With many thanks to Amy at Mod Podgerocks!

And to Meg at Mega*Crafty who originally made these

Mustn't forget Mrs. B from:
She is hosting a give-away...
Crafted by
11. Games

I reckon there could still be a few people who haven't seen this yet, a new lifestyle choice game of "What Would A Zombie Do?"



I got one of these for my husband and noticed that more and more he plods around moaning, I so gotta see why it keeps sticking on only those two choices


Aside from this I got absolutely nothing for games, please send if you know of any interesting ones.


10. Books and other literary finds
How about an interesting read from the British Library? 
http://www.amazon.com/Faces-Living-Dead-Martyn-Jolly/dp/0977282732


"AN Erudite and Fascinating Examination of Spiritualism and Photography,February 8, 2007

5.0 out of 5 stars

                                 By Grady Harp (Los Angeles, CA United States) 

This review is from: Faces of the Living Dead (Hardcover)
Though the subject of spirit photography is not a novel one, few writers have offer the degree of academic investigation, research, and fascinating illustrated documentation of the subject as has Martyn Jolly in FACES OF THE LIVING DEAD: THE BELIEF IN SPIRIT PHOTOGRAPHY. This beautifully produced book, published on fine paper and designed with the topic in mind, surveys the advent of Spiritualism in the mid-nineteenth century to its gradual dissolution into the New Age Realm in the twentieth century. Jolly writes with infectious enthusiasm for his subject, never stooping to denigrate his topic but rather electing to explain the times and incidents which contributed to the need for Spiritualism and the accompanying wide use of the camera to provide desperately needed evidence that the departed can communicate with us. The book is rich in examples of some very startling photographs that mark the appearance of faces, bodies, and gauzy hoverings in the old photographic portraits that became so popular as the camera gained a foothold in artistic and documentary use. Even if this well-designed book were only of images, the volume would be a fascinating collection of otherworldly strangeness. But it is to Jolly's credit that the reverse is true: his writing is so excellent that the accompanying photographs are almost superfluous, so meticulous is his descriptive commentary. Yet marry the two - the visual and the written - and the result is a book of endless fascination. This book is a fine addition to the libraries focusing on photography, on the history of Spiritualism, and on the needy imaginations of those who shared these treasures with the world. Highly recommended."


http://poetry.about.com/library/weekly/blherrickhalloween.htm


The Hag
Robert Herrick (1648)
The Hag is astride,
This night for to ride;
The Devill and shee together:
Through thick, and through thin,
Now out, and then in,
Though ne’r so foule be the weather. 

A Thorn or a Burr
She takes for a Spurre:
With a lash of a Bramble she rides now,
Through Brakes and through Bryars,
O’re Ditches, and Mires,
She followes the Spirit that guides now.

No Beast, for his food,
Dares now range the wood;
But husht in his laire he lies lurking:
While mischiefs, by these,
On Land and on Seas,
At noone of Night are working,

The storme will arise,
And trouble the skies;
This night, and more for the wonder,
The ghost from the Tomb
Affrighted shall come,
Cal’d out by the clap of the Thunder.



9. Crafts
First a shoutout for the folks at EHAG:

They have some really interesting pieces of Halloween Artistry and crafts[wo]manship, like these:

                  Photographic print Painting by Carolee Clark



OOAK Sculpted Art Doll, Witch, Sculpted OOAK chair, by primdolly 

[OOAK is "One of a kind"]

http://www.etsy.com/listing/83425251/ooak-sculpted-art-doll-witch-sculpted


Others of a similar nature
http://www.mythicalmasks.com/oddiments_files/galleries/wall_plaques.html

Laurie Hardin's Monkey cats Studio
http://lauriehardinsaccents.blogspot.com/

8. Haunted houses and experiences
If you are looking for a haunted house in the USA, with will be a helpful site for you
http://www.hauntworld.com/americas_best_haunted_houses.cfm 

If you are near Indy or Anderson IN, this is the place for you, apparently


http://www.indyscreampark.com/source/index.html#/swf_attractions


If you are in the UK, you'll find these helpful
http://www.hauntedhappenings.co.uk/2012_ghost_hunts/


In the UK, haunted visiting is NOT limited to the Halloween period:
Apparently witch ghost hunting makes you hungry!


7. Ectoplasm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0HncGNBCqY
I wonder if they’d let me into a steampunk group if I could manifest ectoplasm?  Guess it’s not worth worrying about since I can’t do it anyway.


6. Art
This one by Earth Angel Arts

From the sumptuous photographs on Cosmic Maid
http://cosmicmaid.blogspot.com/

...and these images will get you in the mood for Samhain, if this is what you call Halloween...

5. Dia De Los Muertos [Day of the Dead] 


You can have a Halloween that lasts more than one day, if you like the sound of this celebration



PLEASE watch this, it’s so evocative:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yq3ygHZIyls&feature=related

And now you will have to wait for the top four---Mwahahaha!

Certainly link and make suggestions to anyone you think would like to see these.


Best Wishes,
Gabrielle Elliot

©2011

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for the mention!!
    You are wonderful!!
    Good Luck!
    Blessings,
    Marie

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