DIY Spiderweb Cake GONE WRONG! (Sort of)

Welcome to my Halloween video bonanza for October. First up is a perfect example of what happens when I do a DIY – it progressively becomes a failure.

Bill and I had a go at a spooky cobweb cake which is meant to look something like this:

 

But I think we can all agree our final result is… a bit different. However, it tasted amazing and was probably the nicest cake I’ve ever made, and I have made a few despite appearances.

See you next week!

Amazingly Creepy Horror Illusion Make Up

Just over a month to Halloween!

If you’re creatively inclined with your hands (I’m really not, everything handy I try to do comes out looking a little depressed) maybe you can have a go at this insane horror illusion make up for Halloween. Some people make it look so easy, and SammyLovesFossas is one of those people.

Here’s a Matrioshka (Russian dolls) effect:

Eye Popping Make Up:

The Last of Us:

Human Gruel facepaint:

Ghost facepaint:

Honestly there’s so much more, please visit her channel for more amazingness. See you soon!

DIY Costumes, Nails and Crafts: The Dark and Weird Side of Easter

Merry Egg Day!!! Come join in the frivolity of scary bunnies and multi-eyed eggs, and may you never leave…

We begin proceedings with my favourite nail lady ProfessionalDQ doing psycho rabbits and scary chicks. Visit her channel for brilliants upon brilliantses and never feel sad again: That’s a 100 per cent guarantee from Dr Quack:

Still not dark enough for your nail bunny needs? Try some grotesquely evil circus rabbits:

Rather sweet tutorial on painting multi-eyed, cobwebbed horror eggs:

What’s better than the Easter Bunny? A zombie Easter Bunny. The sound is quite bad but bear with her:

Alternatively if you still wish to pursue your rabbit dreams but the zombie is too much, here’s a DIY on becoming Alice in Wonderland’s acquaintance:

More rabbits! Make your own gothic cuddly rabbit. The actual tutorial seems to start about three minutes in, so you might want to skip ahead…

There we have it! Merry Easter and watch out for those murderous egg wielding beasties

DIY apothecary table

One of my favourite blogs The Year of Halloween alerted me to this DIY apothecary table on blog Seeing Things That Aren’t Really There.

Here’s the blog link on Year of Halloween (tell me if this gets confusing. It’s like the quest within a quest on those adventure games where I was always commanding my character to wee on the wizard, which was always met with “request not understood.”

And here is the link on Seeing Things That Aren’t Really There.¬†diy-soda-bell-jars-by-mj-girling-of-seeing-things

 

Anatomical cakes, spooky cards: A Valentine’s Day for odd folks

Oh, well, look at you with your happiness and that. Some of us are trying to be lonely and bitter, don’t you know, so do it quietly.

For anyone unwilling to send cutesy teddy bears and flowers for ethical reasons, here are a few other ideas.

HorrorGreetings.com have a selection of different beasties to choose from on their website, just ignore the epilepsy inducing advert on the homepage if you can.

Feast your eyes on these ‘weird vintage valentine cards,’ which are quite disturbing trust me. Perhaps you can email one to your special somebody (or to someone you’re trying to get rid of).

Of course what you really need are anatomical Love Heart sweets. This tutorial love heartsfrom fascinating site evilcakehead shows you how to make the delightful delicacies right here, and don;t forget to check out their other treats (one such example also fit for Valentine’s Day are these anatomically correct, er, lady part cupcakes). Enjoy.

Drawn as I am to psychedelia (I’m not a hippie) I actually quite like this colourful heart card you can make (put a better inscription hearton the front like, can I lick your eyeball or something). The tutorial is here.

These horror photoshop tutorials were intended for Halloween, but imagine how thrilled your beloved will be when they see you’ve zombified them for a card!

Finally here’s a tutorial on scary Valentine nails for your date with that special someone:

Easy DIY vintage and alternative fashion and hair tutorials

It’s the New Year! OK it’s been the new year for a little while but I heard lots of birds today and it made me think of spring, therefore it only really became new year properly for me today. You know what I mean. And a new year means a new look. Sometimes. Well, the magazines keep telling me this and they wouldn’t lie, would they?

Anyway… after you’ve read the article I posted a while ago on looking and feeling vintage, here are various tutorials you may find useful. From everyone’s favourite make up muse Edie Sedgwick to modern gothic, from 20s flapper to hippie/metal/whatever dreadlocks, punk to steampunk and blacklight parties it’s all right here. Hooray!

First, because I used to have dreadlocks and I still love them, is a how to:

If real dreads are too much of a frightening commitment, here’s how to do them in wool:

Next up some gothicness. Here is MissChievous’ make-up tutorial:

The ‘Tim Burton’ look from Michelle Phan:

Antimony and Lace is a site dedicated to tutorials on do it yourself goth clothes, and Goth.net is a community site for sharing clothes tips and the like.

Quite a sweet tutorial for rock types on making shredded leggings. My favourite part was the cat:

Here’s a wiki how on making your own punk clothes.

Who wouldn’t want to dye their hair rainbow?!:

The ‘Queen of Blending’ shows us how to perfect the drag queen/faerie/bizarre look:

‘Pixiwoo’ provides tips on getting the look of the lady who inspired many alternative fashion fanatics, Edie Sedgwick:

And here’s a little blog post on her general look. Check the bottom for links to articles about her.

‘The Cherry Dollface’ shows us a 50s hairstyle, picked from her many vintage tutorials:

Steampunk stuff is expensive and complicated, right? Not necessarily:

Get the flapper look:

And her make up:

Finally here is the mookychick guide to setting up a blacklight room.

Well, there we have it, quite a number of top tips for the average alternative type. May you have a jolly old time with it this year. Good byee!

All you need for an oddball Christmas

Want your Christmas to be the ultimate in odd? Feast your face on these DIY projects and present ideas. You still have time before the last post day tomorrow!

Firstly is this selection from Year of Halloween, Needful Things (13 things to get horror fans). Pop over and roll your eyeballs on this lovely selection. I’m weirdly drawn to the Taxidermy Art Diorama…diorama

Next up is this Weeping Angel (from Dr Who) Christmas Tree topper tutorial from blog The Creative Crossing. Joy to the world!

Follow the link here to peruse RDSPress’ book suggestions for every kind of strange person you know. Though I’m no goth, I myself am the proud owner of illustrated book Haunted Homes and Gardens, it’s very pretty.

Visit Squidoo for these creepy Christmas decorations amongst others: halloween-christmas

The site Ophelia’s Art sells gifts, spooky holiday cards and t-shirts as well as art, all spooky and pretty. I believe the shop is currently under maintanence but it looked worth waiting for so I’m adding it here and there’s nothing you can do to stop me. Except perhaps threaten me or something. But I probably won’t listen cause I’m a right nutbag.

Artist Beth Robinson’s custom made Strange Dolls are very pretty in a very disturbing way. Not really recommended for children, unless your child is unlikely to weep at the very sight of it. She also does brooches and pendants: doll

Well, there we are. Have a merry Christmas and remember, Santa’s watching every move you make…

Get ready for Halloween

Want to make zombie cupcakes? How about a monster? Or just want to look your spookiest? Here we are with a platter of enough gooey gore to keep you satisfied on All Hallows Eve.

1. Zombie fingers.

Over on one of my favourite blogs, The Year Of Halloween, is a recipe for zombie finger cupcakes by Amy, Queen of the Muffin Pan. The Halloween site is a wealth of spooky custumes, art and films so I suggest you have a peek.

To make the cakes you will need:

  • One box of cornbread muffin mix
  • Cocktail weenies or breakfast sausage links
  • Pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • Spinach or Kale
  • Green Chilies

For a full recipe visit the blog post.

2. Make your own monster.

If I squint my eyes he looks like Robert Downey Jr

Need help scaring those kids? Or just feeling lonely and need someone to hug on those long, winter nights? Well, look no further.

Over on blog Loony Literature are instructions on making your own monster. It seems all you need are old clothes, bathroom decorations and bubble wrap. What are you waiting for?

3. Cobweb nails.

Barry M Cobweb Effect

It was my birthday recently and I am now the proud owner of several new nail varnishes from Barry M. I love them so much it turns me back into the child who preferred playing with make up rather than wearing it. One of them is the Limited Edition Cobweb design. Hurry up, those nails won’t scare people themselves!

Below are a couple of how-to videos and spooky make-up tutorials. Merry Halloween and may the Night of the Walking¬† Dead be a pleasant one. Or at least one where your face isn’t eaten. Farewell!

Cheers everyone – My recent Halloween birthday