Yep Yeping It Up At Nightmare On Chicago Street 2017

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Last year was our first time attending Nightmare on Chicago Street. We had a blast but we didn’t dress up because our main focus was to meet Butch Patrick so I could give him my Eddie Munster Vroom! Vroom! portrait. This year we wanted to go back but dressing up was definitely a part of the game plan. Getting everyone on board with the same group costume idea was the hard part ha ha. We came up with so many wonderful ideas but what we ended up being was a big hit with the crowd. We got stopped all night to take photos with people! Needless to say, they were “out of this world” 🙂

One of the first ideas we came up with came first circle and ended up being what we went as. Originally we had put it on the back burner due to having to make them with time restraints. Then I was searching on Craigslist for caskets (for Frankenhearse) and everything fell right into place. A super sweet lady handmade four Yep Yep Sesame Street alien costumes (the idea we originally came up with) and was selling them for only $20 a piece!! My heart (that beats for all things Jim Henson) skipped a beat. My husband Frank was totally game and urged me to get them. Our friends Mike and Ellie were right on board with us and the rest is history. Here is a photo of us yepping around at the event…

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I am in pink, Ellie is orange, Mike is red and my husband Frank is blue. My favorite photo of the night had to be this selfie of Frank and I. It really sums up how fun the evening was…

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LDG Nicole

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Creature Feature: Sixth Annual Vampire’s Day Soiree

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So it’s time once again for the Annual Vampire Day Soiree.. a celebration of all things vampy and shared amongst us bloggers on Valentine’s Day! So in celebration here is a collage showing some of my vampire inspired creations amongst photos of meeting some of my favorite vampy celebs! Comment letting me know what photo sticks out most to you and why you like it best!


Now don’t forget to go over to the event page so you can hop along the rest of the blogs participating in today’s soiree! Go show them some blog comment love this Valentine’s Day!

See more of my work at www.artworkbylivingdeadgirlnicole.com and purchase my creepy creations at www.etsy.com/shop/livingdeadgirlnicole

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LDG Nicole

Freaky Fanatics: Shelly, Mistress Of The Manor

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This Freaky Fanatic photo is especially awesome. It is of Shelly rocking my Dead Girl Massacre Decay – Bloody Flesh and Eyeball Barrette as the Mistress Of The Manor at Mt. Washington Manor Haunted House!

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“I love the barrette!!!! It is the added touch I needed!!!”

If you live in Missouri make sure to pay The Mistress and the other spirits haunting the Manor a visit!

See Shelly and all the other customer photos that have been submitted at the Freaky Fanatic page of my site! You too can be featured if you have photos of yourself with your Living Dead Girl Nicole creations! Contact me to submit your photos. Everyone who does gets an undead discount code to use on future purchases in my Etsy Shop!

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LDG Nicole

Creature Feature: It’s Burton Blog Bash Day!

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Hello subscribers and Burton Blog Bash hoppers! Thank you for taking the time to check out my blog today as we celebrate  the genius that is Tim Burton and the release of Miss Pereguine’s Home For Peculiar Children. Some of you may have learned to like his work later on in life but for me.. his work has effected me since back when it was “weird” to like the types of things he created. Especially for a little girl.

tumblr_mbsz0ro3tu1qepf8yo3_250When I was 7 years old Beetlejuice came out and it instantly drew me in. I remember some kids being scared of Beetlejuice. I was one of those kids yelling his name hoping he would make an appearance. Envious of how cool it would be to live in Lydia Deetz’s shoes. I guess you can say I still admire her. I have her tattoo’d on my arm. My dad even walked me down the aisle to the Beetlejuice intro music because not only did my Dad introduce me to the movie but my husband and I bonded over it when we first started dating (he now has the rest of the cast tattoo’d on his arm). It was a very important part of our ceremony and so symbolic. Who better then Danny Elfman to set the mood for our Halloween Masquerade reception.

When Edward Scissorhands came out, I remember thinking whoever made these films was some sort of genius. When you are younger you really don’t get into who made what when it comes to movies. You just watch them, love them or hate them. However Tim Burton’s films were like nothing I had ever seen and when I found out the same man made Beetljuice it clicked that this man was different. When I found out he did Pee Wee’s Big Adventure my mind was blown. He was talented and he had something no one else had when it came to making movies (I was a smart kid ehh ha ha). When I was really little,  Jim Henson was always my hero as far as fantasy movie makers were concerned. As I was beginning to get older, Tim Burton crept his way into my heart as well. He had this way of bringing macabre visions to life but making them whimsical which amazed me (and still does).

Which brings us to when the previews came out for Nightmare Before Christmas when I was 12 years old. I still have the newspaper clippings I cut out of the newspaper in anticipation for the movie to come out. The fact that it was clay animated completely awed me and the characters seemed so intriguing. I guess you can say I was a little like Jack when I saw the previews… “What’s This?” “What’s This?” 🙂

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Not only did I have these clippings because I was excited about the movie, but I used them to draw the characters as well. Stashed away with the clippings are my sketches from back then. They make me smile to look back at. So not only did Tim Burton entertain me, he also inspired me to create!

The great thing is he still does. Over the years all of his movies have continued to draw me in. These are just a glimpse of some of the things I have conjured up over the years inspired by him. Click on any of the images to see them on a larger scale.

I don’t have enough time or space to include all the clothing and home decor I have collected over the years. ha ha. But I can add to your collections. So to give back to all the people following this Burton Blog Bash I want to give you all a coupon code that can be used in my Etsy shop TODAY ONLY! Use code BURTONBASH at check out and get 15% off your order!

Don’t forget to also check out all the other blogs participating in today’s blog bash! All bloggers will be posting about Tim Burton so you know they are worth stopping by and checking out what they are posting! If this is your first time stopping by my blog please follow and subscribe!

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LDG Nicole

 

 

Skinned: Living Dead Girl Nicole transforms into Marceline The Vampire Queen

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Last night my husband Frank and I attended a Halloween party. I used my makeup skills and transformed myself into Marceline the Vampire Queen and Frank was my Finn. We won best couples costume! Here are some photos from last night of our costumes and my makeup (and yes that is Hambo in my pocket)!

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What are you going as this year?

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Living Dead Girl Nicole

Remains: The darker side of the moon

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So last Saturday was our friend’s Mom’s 60th Birthday party.  It was the party I had designed the birthday party invites for a little while back. It was neat to see them as part of the decor at the party.

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It was a 60’s themed party and looking at this photo I have to laugh at how my husband and I can bring the darker side out of anything. I guess it just comes natural to us ha ha. The best part is we didn’t buy a single thing to make the costumes. Everything came out of our closets. We even pulled out a few things we wore as a part of our wedding.

We were Ozzy Osbourne and Stevie Nicks…..

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And no I did not dye my hair for this costume ha ha. I know I tend to do that and I also tend to dye my hair alot of different colors but blonde is actually the one color I don’t ever do. Without makeup I look completely drained cause my skin is so pale so I never do blonde.  So with that, I have this handy dandy wig in my closet that has transformed me into many things in the past… from a creepy Alice in Wonderland to Baby Firefly of House of 1000 Corpses/Devil’s Rejects. And now I can add Miss Stevie Nicks to that list ;). Speaking of hair I am off to go touch up my roots… Black.. Black… Black Number 1!!!

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LDG Nicole