Adopt The Undead: Custom Undead Cake Topper

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These corpsified love birds will be shipping to their Bride and Groom counterparts this week!

I was commissioned on Etsy to make another set of corpsified cake toppers! Whenever I get an order for these they always make my heart skip a beat. Just knowing someone wants to incorporate my creations into their special day is such an honor. And being a former non-traditional Halloween bride myself I love that couples are doing what makes them happy and what represents what they are into and who they truly are. This time the order was for a couple who is getting married this Halloween and their main wedding color is going to be red.

When I do a custom order I always send updates to the client on how far along I am in the creative process and when all is said and done I send photos of the creation when it is completed to make sure no changes are needed before I ship it out. Needless to say I was very happy when I got a response from the Bride to be that said…“OMG they are awesome!!!” 

You can 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

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

Drippings : Whimsical Nursery Painting

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Now that our friends have seen the nursery painting they commissioned me to do for their baby girl Paige, I can share it here with all of my Freaky Fanatics.

The painting itself is a mix of what the Mommy-To-Be was looking for mixed with inspiration from the nursery bedding and a bit of my own whimsical magic. I added various shades of glitter accents throughout that make it sparkle like a fairy blessed it. Hard to photograph how fun it glistens but here are some shots after I completed it a few weeks ago..

I am really looking forward to seeing how it looks hanging in Paige’s nursery and will definitely post photos of how it all blends with the look they are going for once I get photos. Until then go take a little visit to my portfolio website and check out the Drippings page to see more things I have painted over the years.

Stay Spooky & Magical,
LDG Nicole

Adopt The Undead: Corpsified Kitty

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I am so thrilled to finally share the custom order I have been working on. I was commissioned to make a ZOMBIE CAT! This a first for me but the client and myself are both very happy with how it turned out.

It took me a minute to get use to the fur application but once I got my own method down you couldn’t stop me. I was covered in fur and let me tell you fur and anything sticky is such a “fun” combination to work with ha ha.

I decided to make and add the rat for added effect (who infected who?) which was something the client did not expect and really dug.

I actually became quite attached to this creation. Maybe because its a cat or maybe because it was a new challenge that I accomplished artistically but either way it was bittersweet delivering it to its new owners and I am so glad they like what I conjured up. Goodbye kitty!

Want to see more of my corpsified creations? Visit the Adopt The Undead page of my portfolio page. Also don’t forget you can see many of them on display and available for purchase in person at Closet Collectibles located in Crete IL (right behind Smokey Joe’s restaurant).

Stay Spooky and Magical,
LDG Nicole