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

A Groovy and Monstrous Halloween 2021!

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This past weekend was not only our favorite holiday (Halloween of corpse) but it was also our 12 year wedding anniversary as well. The weekend started off rainy and cloudy but we took some time off work and headed on a little road trip for a few days so we could have our anniversary dinner at Famous Monsters Pizza! Horror and pizza HELL-o! Of corpse sign us up!

We got back home in time to celebrate Halloween Samhain which turned out to be a beautiful sunny, brisk fall day here in the Midwest. I was so excited to be able to cross another character off my Costume Bucket List making this year the grooviest of them all!

So here I am. The Jim Henson geek that you all know and love paying homage to one of my favorite Muppets.. Dr. Teeth leader of the Electric Mayhem Band!

It was so much fun making and putting the pieces of this costume together. As someone who does not crochet I commissioned the help of my very talented friend Emily of Emily’s Art Alley who custom made my vest! The base of the vest is all crochet and she dyed and attached the tassels to it. I originally had considered wearing one of my crochet hippie vests in my closet but am so glad I didn’t. Emily nailed it and it pulled everything I made myself, brainstormed and gathered completely come together. This is now by far one of my favorite costumes I have attempted and there have been MANY! You can see a few of them featured on the Skinned page of my portfolio website.

Hmm now what to do next year?!

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

Spitting Image Portraits: Tossed Human Salad

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My Dad was the one who first introduced me to the work of Frank Henenlotter and his cult classic Basketcase. As someone that loves a good campy horror film it was no surprise that Frank’s other movies such as Frankenhooker would end up on my list of what I personally consider a 90’s horror cult classic.

For those not familiar with the film, it is about a medical school dropout named Jeffrey who loses his weight loss struggling fiancĂ©e Elizabeth in a tragic lawnmower accident, and wants to bring her back to life. Using her saved head, he goes to the red light district in the city to find the perfect additional body parts he needs to recreate her….because “naturally I had to make some changes”.

Inspired by Patty Mullen, I drew a split face portrait of her as Elizabeth before and after the accident. It was done in pencil and chalk pastels. I call it “Tossed Human Salad”….

If you are familiar with the film you know that it was pretty much mandatory to do Elizabeth’s famous short circuit “Wanna date?” “Got any money?” facial expressions or it just would not be Frankenhooker.

If you are a fan of this wild horror movie I have prints and t-shirts now available for purchase in my Etsy Shop! Don’t forget to visit my portfolio site to check out more of my Spitting Image Portraits!

Stay Spooky & Magical,
LDG Nicole