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

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

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Creature Feature: Nights With Alice Cooper

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Thank you Nights With Alice Cooper for featuring my Days of the Dead Eulogy (Blog) post across your social media channels! Much appreciated and totally made my day when I saw it! Glad you liked what shirt I HAD to wear when I met Alice 😉

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Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

Days Of The Dead 2016

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Well the anticipation is over. This past weekend was mine and Frank’s belated anniversary celebration. We decided to hold off doing something for our anniversary (Halloween) and splurge for Days of The Dead since it was only a few weeks after! It worked out perfectly. We got a hotel room and had a blast.

The hi light of the trip was giving Alice Cooper my Zombie Alice head prop. I prepared like I did for Chandler Riggs and made a special box to put Zombie Alice in. I decided that “I’ll Bite Your Face Off” was the perfect song title to use on the outside. I then just painted the box in the colors that are used on the shirt her wears on stage/on his album cover.

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Due to the fan chaos of him being there we decided to only stand through one long line for the photo op and not do the autograph line. We were smart to do it on Friday because as expected Saturday was absolutely insane. Another reason it was smart to just get the hotel for the whole weekend and not stress. This was me in our hotel room just moments before going to get in line for the photo op. I was stoked!

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We stood in line for quite a while because it was a bit of a cluster at first. The staff working were a little bombarded on what to do with all of us. Once they got the hang of things and Alice arrived things moved a lot more quickly. When Frank and I walked up to him and I handed him Zombie Alice. His first reaction was “Wow! You made this!” and then he shook my hand. Then I told him I made it for HIM he said “It’s gonna be so fun getting this on the plane when I fly home” ha ha. He was making little jokes with everyone that walked up to meet him and was so laid back and easy going. It really was a “nightmare” come true. We have never been able to afford the meet and greets at his concert so even though we only got a brief moment with him it was an incredible experience.

This is a scanned copy of our professional photo op…. EEK!

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The next thing on our list was to play catch up with my dear friend and favorite “clown” Sid Haig. We waited until his line died down for a little bit on Saturday to stop by and shoot the shit with him. Of course I had to get a picture to add to my millions of Sid moment photos. sid-haig-9
It was so nice to see him once again and catch up. He said he really liked my Halloween costume and I of course thanked him for my hot dog shirt. It went by too quickly as the line started to build again from us chit chatting and we didn’t want to hold up all the people looking forward to meeting him (and some for the first time). A girl who was buying something at a vending table later on in the day went on to me about what a class act Sid was and how some others were not so kind. I didn’t bother to tell her how many wonderful memories I have had with him since 2004 and how I now consider him and Suzie friends. Instead I let her ramble and agreed 110% with her. I remember how it felt to meet him for the first time and I remember feeling the exact same way about him. It’s so great to see people getting that same feeling from him all these years later. There are some celebs you meet at these things that just seem to go through the motions and some who you know really care about their fans. Sid cares and always has. He is a rare gem!

While visiting him we had him sign us a mini bucket of Captain Spaulding chicken. He had them for sale at his table and are replicas of the ones used in the Rob Zombie Pin Ball machine. One of the most meaningful things we got all weekend.

Another meaningful piece was this statue we saw that immediately drew our attention because it made us think of our departed Sabbath (Sabby Girl). See she liked to spill things just for fun. This included always trying to knock over my cup of water/brushes when I would paint. She also had a bad habit of knocking her water bowl across the kitchen or spilling cups we left out over night. She would tip them over, watch it spill and literally walk away. She was crazy but we loved her.

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We bought a lot of other really cool things. I won’t bore you by listing them here but if you really want to know leave a comment and I can fill you in. I know some of my fellow horror fanatics might find them amusing! The vendors there had a great variety. We got life like props, t-shirts, limited edition collectibles etc. Here are just a few pics we posted on Instagram during our con venturing showing off a few.

Overall this past weekend at Days of the Dead was the perfect little getaway to celebrate our belated 7 year wedding anniversary. So memorable!

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

 

Chicago Comicon

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We went to Chicago Comicon again this year. However man this year it was a mad house. In a good way though. So many people, tons of great cosplay (as expected Deadpool and Harley Quinns everywhere ha ha) and overall just a place filled with our kind of people ha ha. Geeks know how to have a good time 😉

As with any con you have to have a game plan. Our game plan started with getting to see Deborah Ann Woll so I could give her my Invite Me In portrait. So we went to her table but they were not allowing you to even get in line with out an autograph pass for any celeb. Lame. I honestly just wanted to show her the portrait and talk to her about it. They were not allowing photos at the tables either. Something I hate because then you are forced to buy a photo op. I just love the time you get at the tables shooting the shit and getting photos with them in a more laid back un-rushed atmosphere Yah not at this con. So our game plan changed to lets go get a photo op ticket. Go look around and then come back during the photo op time slot.

We wanted to meet Bruce Campbell and have him sign Frank’s shot gun and get a photo with him. But when we got there he was done doing autographs was already at his VIP photo op and Q & A panels and wouldn’t be back again until later in the day. We decided we would wait it out for Bruce and try to catch him at a horror con that is less commercialized and more laid back.

We were first in line for the GA photo op line for Deborah and the VIP line went rather quickly. So before we knew it we were in the photo op area with the beautiful Deborah which made it all worth while. Despite the fact that they were rushing everyone she took the time to really look at the portrait and we didn’t end up getting as rushed as everyone else. She herself kept talking to us and made it an actual experience.  She was in awe that it was so detailed that I even captured all her “beauty marks” and told me she could not wait to share it with other fans on social media. She was an absolute doll and kept telling me how talented I was. She was even grateful that I had a gift bag for her to put it in so it was easier for her to take with her. She thanked me again before we left the area and was all smiles. So was I!

This is a scanned version of the photo op pic…

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After all the excitement was over we were able to relax a bit more (not worrying about what time we had to be where) we were able to really take the whole show in. We walked all the exhibit halls and I think our favorite area was the artist alley. So many talented people. Took a lot of business cards home.

We usually only buy stuff at cons if they are pretty unique cause of the costs of things. I left with a Killer Klowns From Outer Space shirt and a  LeeLoo 5th Element shirt. Frank got a shirt with  Bigfoot riding on the back of the Lochness Monster and a Jimmie (Quentin Taratino) Pulp Fiction talking doll. Money well spent ha ha.

Overall we have a great time despite it being so structured but with a crowd that big I guess that is their answer to keeping things under control. I just think it takes away from the fan experience but it is what it is and every con is different. Deborah made it well worth the trip as well as all the wonderful people there keeping it entertaining. Bruce we will see you next time!! Bucket list promise! Maybe now I will have more time to make him a little something when he comes back to town as well.

Now that Deborah owns the original of  “Invite Me In” it is definitely not available for purchase. However, I do still have prints available in my Etsy Shop! So now you can own a piece of artwork that Deborah owns as well!

See more photos of celebs I have given my art work to on the Spitting Image, Adopt The Undead and Freaky Fanatic pages of my official portfolio website!

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

 

Rose, Sid and a great time at Days of the Dead

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My amazing weekend summed up in photos….

Meeting one of my all time favorite actresses Rose McGowan and giving her the portrait that I drew of her as Cherry Darling. Yep this happened….

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We all know Rose is gorgeous but her beauty really shines through even more due to her genuine personality and appreciation of her fans. You can also tell she is an artistic soul.  Which a girl like myself can relate to. She was an absolute doll in person. Just how I had imagined her to be. She was so excited when I told her she got to keep the piece of art that I drew of her. She even gave me a big hug and told me how her father and husband are also artists and that many fans just want her to sign their art and she never actually gets to keep it. I was so shocked to hear that. I told her for me it’s my way of giving back to the people who I admire and are inspired by.  Call me a fan geek if you want, but I am still in awe and so honored that this moment happened.

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On top of all that awesomeness, I also I got to see Sid again. It’s seems like forever since I have gotten to play catch up with him in person at a con. I got lucky and cross paths with him in the hall so I didn’t have to wait in line and actually got to talk for a little bit. He told me how happy he was to see me out amongst everyone again (he follows my gofundme). He gave me a big hug and told me to stay well. Seeing him again totally made the con that much more wonderful.

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I have not been able to go to a con for the last 2 years due to all of my surgeries so this weekend was very memorable for me. I got asked to enter the tattoo contest they were having but due to us waiting on the photo op pics I missed it. Maybe next year. It was pretty cool that they pulled me a side to tell me I should enter when they saw my work.

Oh and to make the con complete this obnoxious and amazing cardigan sweater is all mine thanks to the greatest husband in the world 😉 He got the last one! SCORE!

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Check out some of my other memorable con moments on the bio page of my official website!

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole