Freaky Fanatics: Corpsified Cake Toppers Were A Hit!

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Back in December I posted the custom corpsified cake toppers I made for a lovely couple that was having a Halloween wedding this year. Well the day has come and the newly married Mrs. just sent me this photo saying “The cake was a huge hit!”

I can’t get over how bloody delicious it looks and how well the cake toppers went with everything. Such an honor to be a part of someone’s special day!

Want to see more photos submitted to me by my happy customers? Check out my Freaky Fanatic slideshow!

You can also see more of my handmade horror inspired prop decor on the Adopt The Undead and Remains pages of my portfolio site. And don’t forget to contact me or reserve a custom order if you want a corpsified couple of your own. They also make great anniversary and wedding gifts!

Stay Spooky & Magical!
LDG Nicole

Halloween Henson Coven 2022!

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So last year for Halloween weekend my husband Frank and I went on a little road trip to have Famous Monster pizza for our wedding anniversary dinner and came home in time for Halloween day where I transformed myself into a Muppet (Dr. Teeth to be exact). Then this year we went on a longer road trip to see Muppets and got home in time for Halloween day where I transformed myself into a “supreme” witch! The best of both worlds 2 years in a row and my heart is full.

You could imagine when we got to Grand Rapids Art Museum for the Jim Henson Exhibition, Imagination Unlimited that I would take tons of photos with everything in the exhibit. I narrowed it down to some of my favorites to share here and it was still hard to choose. For instance, Labyrinth has always been my all time favorite movie. I had a hard time pulling myself away from Jareth’s iconic Goblin King Masquerade suit. If people were not waiting for their turn to see it I could’ve stood there all day in complete awe. Just knowing there was only a display case between me and this sparkly wonder that David Bowie (aka as my “fairy godfather”) wore just blew my mind. I felt the same magic at that very moment that I felt the first time my Dad introduced me to the film as a young gelfling.

When it came to the puppets themselves it felt like you were about to meet a celebrity. I know that sounds crazy.. but that excitement you get standing in line at a con to meet your favorite actor.. add your inner child about to burst at the seams of your very existence and that was me.

One of the really remarkable things about this exhibit was not only being this close to Jim Henson’s work but also seeing the workmanship and production materials up close. From to the materials used on Grovers mouth.. to the glass in Count Von Count’s monocle, it was truly remarkable to experience as a fan but also take it all in as an artist who has been inspired by the magic of Jim Henson their whole life. We walked the exhibit multiple times and I even got to experience putting on a puppet show in a booth they had set up. As you can see from the cheesy grin on my face I didn’t want to leave.

When we got home from our little anniversary getaway it was time to finally reveal this year’s costume to everyone on Halloween day. Not checked off my art bucket list (yet) but officially off my costume bucket list.. I present to you the one and only real supreme.. Myrtle Snow (as portrayed by me but originally portrayed by the incredible Frances Conroy in American Horror Story). I loved how naturally my sassiness came out reincarnating the look of Myrtle. Forever one of my all time favorite AHS characters I couldn’t help but feel powerful stepping into her shoes.

I hope all my Freaky Fanatics had a wonderful Halloween and I appreciate all of your patience with getting back to you on art and order inquiries while I have been away.

If you are new here and like this post, be sure to check out the Skinned page of my portfolio website and feel free to leave a comment with the costume you think I should do next year!

Balenciaga!
LDG Nicole

Dead Girl Decay : Jeepers! Jinkies!

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Happy Autumn Equinox my Freaky Fanatics! I got a spooky fun treat for you today. Two new Pop Culture Icon Dead Girl Decay barrettes have hit my Etsy shop!

Inspired by my love of Daphne Blake (a past high school nickname of mine) and her ghoulfriend Velma Dinkley I give you “Jeepers!” and “Jinkies!” Fun and colorful wearable art with a touch of spooky cartoon fun!

The centers feature up-cycled plastic Daphne and Velma heads surrounded by a multitude of flower petals and feathers inspired by their iconic cartoon looks in Scooby Doo.

Perfect to wear for Halloween, Comicons or really anytime….these barrettes are limited edition (no one else will have one like you do) pre-made and ready to ship in my online Etsy shop. Love them but don’t wear barrettes? No problem! Many of my customers clip these to things making them unique additions to their home decor!

Like to shop in person and support a small local business at the same time? Then jump into your Mystery Machine and head on over to Closet Collectibles in Crete IL where these two barrettes will be available for purchase if they are not sold by the time I make my next art drop off!

Stay Spooky & Magical!
LDG Nicole

Face Of Horror Contest

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Hello there my Freaky Fanatics! So for shits and giggles, I decided to enter the Face Of Horror Contest. I figure why not, right? You never know.

So if you boils and ghouls have a moment visit my contest profile page, give me a vote or two and then share the link with your connections and ask them to do the same!

How would you use $13,000?
“My husband and I would use part of it to move out of our town home and into a house. This would allow for more room for all of our horror memorabilia and a bigger art studio so I can make even more horror inspired creations! The other part would go to upgrading our Frankenhearse (1983 Cadillac S&S Coach)!”

Stay Spooky & Magical!
LDG Nicole