Dead Girl Decay: Custom Jack Skellington Barrette

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What’s this? It’s a Jack themed Dead Girl Decay Barrette that I was commissioned to make for a return client in the UK! For the last 5 years he has commissioned me to make a new themed hair piece for his wife and its the first thing she opens on Christmas morning. This year he chose Jack Skellington. A character I have held dear to my heart since I was a kid.

Due to me always wanting to make my creations unique and there being so many Nightmare Before Christmas things out there, I decided to hand sculpt and paint the center piece for this one instead of resurrecting something store bought. This included Jack’s face, his bat bow tie and some whimsical Tim Burtonesque swirls for each side. I had never used this specific medium for sculpting so I challenged myself to try something new and am so glad that I did. Here is how it came out.

Living Dead Girl Nicole's Handmade Jack Skellington Custom Barrette

Since the barrette was going to be just black and white I added a touch of iridescent glitter here and there as a sparkly representation of when Jack first discovers snow. I found the perfect feather fringe from Moonlight Feather Inc. I loved how thin and wispy it looked and the alternating black and white gave it a striped look that gave me total Jack suit vibes.

When I sent photos to the client weeks ago he loved it and could not wait to gift it to her. Today I received these photos and a message from him on Etsy telling me how much his wife loves it too. She even made it a point to pose with a little Jack figurine! How great are these?….

It means so much to me to know that my creations continue to make someone else’s holidays brighter and I truly look forward to the “Ok I got this year’s theme picked out” message I get a few months prior to the holidays. I have always loved doing custom orders because I feel like they are a creative challenge and they really get my creative blood flowing. This one in particular also allowed me to discover a new medium that I am already using in my other creations. A win win all around.

Check out more of my Dead Girl Decay barrettes as well as other Freaky Fanatic Happy Customer photos on my portfolio website. Looking to have something custom made? Contact me for details and pricing. Did you receive one of my pieces of art this holiday season? Contact me to submit your photos and to be featured! You can also submit by sending me a message via my Amazon or Etsy shops!

Stay Spooky & Magical!
LDG Nicole

Dead Girl Decay : Before The Voodoo

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So thankful to have today off from my full time job and not because of Black Friday deals, but because it allowed me to dedicate my day to creating! I decided to finish up another custom order for a client (stay tuned as it’s a Christmas gift so I can’t share it yet) and then knocked off two more of my Horror Villain Icon Dead Girl Decay barrettes.

I refer to these as my “Before The Voodoo” barrettes because both are inspired by Chucky and Tiffany prior to their killer doll transformations in the Child’s Play/Bride of Chucky movie series. Like my others they are made from resurrected action figure toys.

Chucky and Tiffany Doll Barrettes By Living Dead Girl Nicole

The “Wanna Play?” barrette is inspired by the Good Guys Chucky doll before Charles Lee Ray possesses it. The flower petals are inspired by the cheery box packaging that the Chucky dolls come in.

The “With This Ring” barrette is inspired by the Bride doll that Chucky curses Tiffany to be stuck inside of. It is inspired by the bridal attire the doll wears before she gets her Tiffany Valentine makeover.

Like my other creations these are Limited Edition so there are only one pre-made of each available in my online Etsy shop. When they are not being worn they make for great unique horror decor! Buy them both and be the only one to have the complete Before The Voodoo Set!

Stay Spooky & Magical!
LDG Nicole

Dead Girl Decay : Never Extinguish The Flame Horror Villain Icon Barrette

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I have had one heck of a week both emotionally and physically and needed some creative zen time. So I decided to take what energy I have right now to focus on creating another Horror Villain Icon Dead Girl Decay barrette.

This time I was inspired by the movie Trick ‘R Treat. I call it “Never Extinguish The Flame” and it’s quite fitting for the Halloween, Spooky Samhain Season…

For those not familiar with the film, the character known as Sam punishes those who do not follow the rules to keep the spirit of Halloween alive.

Always give candy to trick-or-treaters.
Always wear a costume.
Never extinguish the flame of a jack-o’-lantern before midnight.
Respect the dead.

For those of you that are fans of the film this is a Limited Edition creation so there is only one pre-made and available in my online Etsy shop. It will soon be available to purchase in person when I make my next art drop off at Closet Collectibles in Crete IL. Some ask why I limit myself when I can make more and make more money but the truth of the matter is, I value authenticity. I want the buyers of my work to get a one of kind Living Dead Girl Nicole creation that no one else has!

Stay Spooky & Magical!
LDG Nicole

Dead Girl Decay : Hey Georgie! Horror Villain Icon Barrettes

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I have created two new Horror Villain Icon Dead Girl Decay barrettes this past weekend and I could not be happier with how they turned out.

As many of you know I am not a fan of remakes and reboots. Especially if they do not include the original cast or should be left alone entirely. However, based on the stash of goodies I scored recently and the ability to be inspired by both very different Pennywise clown costumes I made an “OG Hey Georgie!” barrette featuring the look of Tim Curry as Pennywise in Stephen King’s IT (which is the way I will always lean) and a “Hey Georgie!” featuring the look of Bill Skarsgard as the new look of Pennywise.

Like all of my Limited Edition pre-made creations there is only one of each of these available as of right now because I like everything to be one-of-a-kind. There is a possibility to make more variations of these but no two will ever be the same. These two are now available for purchase in my online Etsy shop and will soon be available to purchase in person when I make my next art drop off at Closet Collectibles in Crete IL. So in other words… once they are gone they are gone.

Did you know?: When not being worn my Freaky Fanatics love clipping their Dead Girl Decay barrettes to things to decorate their homes and more! They truly are unique pieces of wearable art!

Be sure to check out some of the other accessories I have made in the Dead Girl Decay section of my official portfolio website. Many of the themed ones you see on my site were actually commissioned by clients as custom orders. So if you are looking for something in particular hit me up! Most of all stay tuned and subscribe here if you have not already done. I have lots more up my creepy little sleeve for my fellow horror geeks!

Stay Spooky & Magical!
LDG Nicole