Hardcore Hearse Club’s 5th Annual Show!

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The Hardcore Hearse Club’s 5th Annual Hearse show is just around the corner! Not only will we have Frankenhearse on display, but I will be vending my artwork again as well!

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Each year I mark down my prices for in-person purchases at this event! So if you ever wanted to purchase from me this is the best time to stock up and save! Creep up your home or wardrobe or get ready for Halloween! All while having a ghoulishly good time doing it!

Order forms will be available for one of a kind custom orders. This is a great time to talk to me in person about making you a one of a kind creation. This includes Adopt The Undead Zombie props, Custom Dead Girl Decay Accessories and Ghoulish Garments! I will also have some unique creations not currently for sale online! They will be available at this event only. They will only be up for sale online if they do not sell at this event. So come get first dibs!

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

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Spitting Image: Yours Cruelly

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10 years ago, I had the honor of meeting my lifelong idol, Elvira. Not only did I get to finally meet her face to face, but I also gave her a portrait I had drawn of her in pencil and charcoal that I called Sinderella. Some of you may recall this story and some of you may even own prints or shirts with the art piece on it.

I even got to tell her how I dressed up like her for Halloween when I was little and she got a kick out of seeing this photo of me………

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“When other little girls wanted to be ballerinas, I wanted to be Elvira” – Living Dead Girl Nicole

Then in 2012 I had the honor of meeting her again and taking a promo photo with her for Final Girl (the sister company of Horror Hound that I was actively working with). I still wish I would’ve thought to take the lipstick out of my pocket before we took this photo. But let’s face it. No one is looking at you when you’re in an Elvira sandwich and I actually got to show her my Elvira tattoo. I hadn’t started my “Pretty Scary” sleeve the first time I met her so that was pretty memorable.ldgnelvirajoy1

cassandra-peterson-2.61Ever since then she has been back on my art bucket list. I know I am obsessed but it’s a healthy obsession that I am proud of. The one thing I knew was that I wanted to draw Elvira again but I also wanted to draw her as Cassandra too. She is so beautiful in character and out of character that I decided to do a split face portrait to showcase that. I went back and forth contemplating if I should add touches of color here and there to the Elvira side but decided not to. I think the piece speaks for itself without the need for it. I call this new Spitting Image Portrait, “Yours Cruelly”……..

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My art skills have changed so much in 10 years that I hope to run into her again one day and give her this new piece. For the rest of you horror host lovers, this piece is available as prints and t-shirts in both my Etsy and Amazon shops!

Stay Spooky!
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LDG Nicole

Slasher Sale: Bloody Valentine Savings!

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. So I am here to help you find the perfect gift for that boil or ghoul of your nightmares! Use coupon code BLOODYVALENTINE in my Etsy shop now through February 10th and receive 14% off your order!

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All ready to ship items will ship out right away. However, it is highly suggested if you are interested in gifting a t-shirt that you order ASAP. Each one is made to order and takes approximately 2 weeks to be printed and shipped. Custom requests are welcome if you contact me now. This assures I have enough time to order any supplies I may need to make your vision come to life.

Don’t forget I also offer gift certificates. They are not eligible for the discount code but they make great gifts (especially for last-minute shoppers). When purchased from my shop a digital certificate will be emailed directly to you (so you can print it out) or it can be emailed directly to the recipient.

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

Slasher Sale: Zombie Garland 25% Off!

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Looking for a unique way to decorate your tree or fireplace for your Creepy Christmas celebrations? I got you covered!

For a very limited time (now through Dec 5th) you can get 25% off the last remaining Zombie Garland in my Etsy shop!  Act fast as this is the last one and this sale won’t last long! So whoever orders it first, gets it!

It features 3 medium size zombie heads (approx the size of a softball) and bloody gauze garland! So this is an incredible deal. Also makes for a killer gift!

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Stay tuned for more limited time offers coming this week to make your holidays a little darker! ;)~

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

Spitting Image: Mommy Weirdest

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Time to check another vision off of my artist bucket list. This time it’s my all time 2 favorite TV Sitcom Moms.  They are beautiful, mysterious, sexy, cookey macabre moms that goth girls want to be like and goth boys wants to be with. They not only adorn the walls of our home but also adorn my arm as a part of my tattoo sleeve. And when they were not in character these 2 actresses were still drop dead GOREgeous!

That’s right I did a split face portrait of Yvonne DeCarlo as Lily Munster (The Munsters) and Carolyn Jones as Morticia Addams (The Addams Family).

I call this one “Mommy Weirdest”……

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Are you as obsessed and in awe of these 2 BOOtiful woman like I am? Then go get a print or t-shirt of this art piece in my Etsy Shop! Want to see more of my portrait pieces? Visit the Spitting Image page of my Portfolio Website and don’t forget to contact me for commission work!

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

Creature Feature: WIN A FLESHY FRAME!

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These next few days are your last chance to enter the Morbidly Beautiful Horror Giveaway in celebration of my Who Do You Love – Best Horror Shop win!!

It’s easy to enter on Instagram and you could win one of my Fleshy Frames along with some added surprises thrown in the shipment! Winner will be selected THIS Friday July 28th so get over there and enter!

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Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

Happy Beautiful Freaks Fest!

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lydiagif.gifToday marks the beginning of Beautiful Freaks Fest! An online celebration of all the beautiful freaky people out there and the things that they love. It probably comes at no surprise to most of you that I would take part in this. In the words of Lydia Deetz “I myself am strange and unusual”. Which is why I decided to use this opportunity to give you a little background on myself and my art.

I have been doing art since I was a young batling. The minute I was able to pick up a 6tag-2100911941-1282292100683314676_2100911941crayon I knew this was what I was meant to do. CREATE! When I wasn’t religiously watching Labyrinth  I was using markers to make my Barbie’s look “different” and entering coloring contests to win tickets to the circus. I also always took in anything my Dad would teach me when it came to art. That is why my coloring contest entries actually had shading (those other kids didn’t stand a chance ha ha).

When I was given an assignment in school I always ended up doing something different then everyone else. When I was in the 5th grade we had to do a drawing along with a small essay about a bird. I chose an owl. Most likely influenced by my Mom (who had passed away) and loved them and had statues and macrame versions of them all over our house. I will never forget when they hung all the drawings up in the hall for the parent teacher conference. Here were all these beautiful, colorful birds drawn perched on branches and then there was mine….  an owl in mid flight with a mouse captured in its talon. And to me it was just as beautiful if not more so then the others. I also remember the parents pointing mine out. Maybe they liked it maybe they didn’t but I felt such satisfaction knowing mine stood out from the rest and it just came naturally to me. I have thrived for that feeling ever since.

Happy Birthday to the Mistress of my HeartGrowing up and even as an adult I continue(d) to express myself in all aspects of life from my own personal fashion sense (if people don’t like crazy colored hair, tattoos and horror t-shirts that’s on them) to my artwork. My favorite quote is “Be yourself everyone else is already taken” (Oscar Wilde). If something I do suddenly becomes trendy I tend to stop and move on to the next thing. But I never let anyone stop me from being me. I find beauty in the dark, spooky and mythical. If something is odd or macabre I am usually drawn to it. Same goes for fairies and other fantasy creatures. Aspects of these things tend to come through in my creations as an extension of myself. I always tell people I grew up to be a mixture of my 2 childhood idols….Elvira and Jem. “Give me spooky and creepy with a side of glitter and glam… that’s me!” I find a lot of that comes out in my Dead Girl Decay accessories

People often ask me how the name Living Dead Girl Nicole started as my signature artist name. Some of my art online says my maiden name of Nicole Birmingham, my married Rob Zombiename of Nicole Garcia and then there is of course Living Dead Girl Nicole. This name stuck with me thanks to my love for horror and all things that rock. What started as an online screen name due for my admiration of Rob Zombie stuck with me when people started to associate my artwork with the name as well. I found it rather fitting as Rob Zombie had always been someone that inspired me as an artist. I could relate to
his work and it always reminded me that it’s ok to break out of your shell and to continue doing what I love no matter how dark the genre is. If people wanted to associate me and my artwork in that way then I was honored to be known by it and still am.

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I am also honored to have so many Freaky Fanatics and people who follow my work. Just the other day my friend posted this photo on Instagram. Its of his zombie welding helmet with my logo sticker on it. The caption says “represent”!

Having the support of people like this is what makes me keep creating! It means you love what I do and are proud to embrace the beautiful freaks that you are!

AND to celebrate just that here is a coupon code! Just put in code BEAUTIFULFREAKS17 at check out in my Etsy shop and watch 13% get slashed off your orders (of $5 or more)! This code is only good during the Beautiful Freaks Fest so make sure to place your orders before Monday!

And to end this post with a rocking bang here is my girl Kimberly Freeman of One Eyed Doll singing a song that should be this event’s anthem! When your done rocking out take a click over to Little Gothic Horrors blog page to see all the other blogs participating in the Beautiful Freaks Fest and go visit their pages! Don’t forget to show some comment love on their posts too! Us freaks need to unite 😉

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole