Remains: Vending Is Hard Work!

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So I haven’t posted much more about preparing for my 1st vending event because I have been super busy preparing for it. Ever since we have been back from our Philly vacation, every weekend has been dedicated someway, somehow to preparing for the show. With working a full time job the weekends are my best time to dedicate to all of this. I have been making new limited edition products (that will only be available at the show), up-cycling things for my display, shopping both in store and online with my mad budgeting/deal finding skills, researching helpful blogs for 1st timers and brainstorming (with mad lists) of what I need to make this all happen. I actually had to make myself take a break from it all to do my “We All Have Our Flaws Kitten” Denis O’Hare portrait. With him being added to the con with only a month to go I had to stop the presses and make it happen! Because well I love him and priorities ha ha.

So much has been made and so much is going on but I wanted to highlight some fun things worth sharing. So first of all my mother in law, Judy has been enjoying retirement with lots of flea market shopping and bless her soul that woman is always thinking of me. She has been finding so many amazing things for me to use and things are really coming together quite well

For instance.. here you will see a before and after shot of a ornate, framed coin display that she picked up for only $3.00 (and she picked me up 3 of them!! Score!). All I had to tell her was ornate frames that I could up-cycle and she was on it!  The one on the right is after my husband and I completely transformed it into a purple and black gothic display for my Dead Girl Decay Barrettes. Much more my style and matches my overall brand identity.

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For some additional brand identity I made mention of dying our old ivory colored bat shower curtain purple. She had some free time and actually dyed it for me. Now it matches the look of my portfolio website! This will most likely get draped over my table.

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So I had a vision of what I wanted to do for my Custom Order Forms. I wanted a tombstone display that would sit on my table. I wanted it to hold the order forms and atleast 1 pen. I also wanted it to say HERE LIES CUSTOM ORDER FORMS. So I did a search on Etsy to see if I could find someone who could make an affordable base for me. I would then of course be able to paint and decorate it myself.  That is when I found Woodloom on Etsy. I told her about my unique display idea and she was thrilled to make it for me. On top of it she was a delight to work with and also went away with one of my Dead Girl Massacre Decay Barrettes. She plans to wear it with her costume at the Haunted House she helps run during the Halloween season!

Here is the end result…….

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So there you have some fun highlights of my vending preparations so far. To top it off this past weekend we let the beast out of winter storage! Frankenhearse is ALIVE and on the streets again!

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Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

Slasher Sale: National Save A Spider Day

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In celebration of National Save A Spider Day, use coupon code SPIDEYSENSE to get 14% off any pre-made ready to ship items in my Etsy shop! Today only so act fast!

Don’t forget I also do custom orders! Contact me for more info.

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

New! Dead Girl Decay Punk Rock Gothic Skull Barrette!

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NEW! Punk Rock Gothic Red and Black Skull Dead Girl Decay Barrette now available in my Etsy Shop!

I handmade the center skull with black Fimo clay and accented it’s eyes with red sequins and red glitter paint.
I then added it to layers of  red, black and plaid flower petals and red feathers. It has a spooky punk rock gothic flair!


Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

Dead Girl Decay : Glow In The Dark Decay Skeleton Arm Barrettes

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Dead Girl Glow In The Dark Decay Skeleton by LivingDeadGirlNicole.

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LDG Nicole

Dead Girl Decay and Loves: Ava Turns 4.. Monster High Style!

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My god daughter Ava Nicole turns 4 on November 6th! Her Mom had her 1st of two birthday parties this weekend. It was a Monster High themed party and since Ava was Abbey for Halloween I decided to make her a very special Abbey inspired Dead Girl Decay Barrette.

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We also got her the Monster High doll that you can “draw” on! See Ava shares a very special thing with her god mother…  when I was little I use to use my markers to make Barbie look more fun. You know give her designs on their face and arms, special fun makeup and make her hair all sorts of fun colors. That was until Jem and the Holograms came out and my prayers were answered.  Well in Ava’s case her Mom found her in her bedroom with the same fun habits which I find incredibly awesome and hilarious at the same time. Ava now really loves the Monster High dolls and well I can admit I am a tad bit jealous they were not around when I was a kid ha ha.

Here she is opening the doll. As soon as I told her you could draw on her she immediately wanted to get her out of the box ha ha

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and last but not least my cupcake eating a cupcake with me : ) and posing for a picture…

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Stay Spooky!
Living Dead Girl Nicole

Tis the Season!

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Isn't it ironic?That’s right.. tis the season means Halloween is just around the corner!! And with that I ask anyone that is hoping to get custom orders from me to contact me ASAP. This is my busiest time of the year for creating zombie head props and Dead Girl Decay accessories so if you want something before Halloween use the Contact Page on my site or hit me up in Convo at my Etsy Shop! Also please keep me in mind if your looking for a unique event flier for your upcoming haunt or Halloween party!!
Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole