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

Remains : MOFFINS are here!

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I took my love of Jim Henson creatures (hence the cute monster faces) and mixed it with my love of the macabre (coffin boxes) and created… the MOFFINS!

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They are 6″ coffin boxes made into monsters and come in different colors! Right now the ones in the photo (green, orange, purple and blue) are pre-made/ready to ship to the first person who buys them. I am also taking custom orders where you can specify the color of the monster’s skin, eyes, fur and how many teeth!

Here is a photo of the inside of the boxes…

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Buy them now in my Etsy shop!

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

Remains: Scary Sparkly Ornaments!

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Getting ready for Christmas but still can’t let go of Halloween. I got you covered! New for 2016….these limited edition ornaments are perfect at adding scare and sparkle to your holidays. Nightmare before or during Christmas these Santa Claws Skeleton Hand Ornaments each have a glittery ornament base surrounded by flower petals and a sparkly fun accent.

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RED: This ornament is inspired by the color of candy canes. It has frost bitten (more like a touch of silver glitter) skeleton hands, red and white flower petals and a sparkly upcycled metal poinsetta brooch piece in the front.

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GREEN: This ornament is inspired by the traditional colors of Christmas. It has frost bitten (more like a touch of silver glitter) skeleton hands, red and green flower petals and a sparkly upcycled vintage rhinestone brooch piece in the front.

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GOLD: This ornament is inspired by those who like a non traditional colored Christmas tree. It has frost bitten (more like a touch of silver glitter) skeleton hands, purple and gold flower petals and a sparkly upcycled vintage rhinestone brooch piece in the front.

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SILVER: This ornament is inspired by Jack Skellington from Nightmare Before Christmas. It has frost bitten (more like a touch of silver glitter) skeleton hands, black and white flower petals and a sparkly black bat on the top.

Buy one or collect them all! Now available in the Remains section of my Etsy Shop!

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Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

Remains: Homicidal Maniac With A Touch of Stardust

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Saturday we had a few people over for our annual pumpkin carving tradition. Thanks to Zombie Pumpkins for always making each year a success and giving us and our guests so many awesome stencils to choose from.

If you have followed my blog for many years or have checked out the Remains page of my site, you know that from time to time if a stencil I want to do is not available then I create my own. I have done Baby Firefly from House of 1000 Corpses, Lily Munster (before there was one) and even Pee Wee Herman. However, this year as soon as I saw the Christina Ricci/Wednesday Addams stencil (on the Zombie Pumpkins site) I instantly wanted to do it. Frank felt the exact same way when he saw “The Bow” (as Henry Rollins calls him) as Ziggy Stardust.

The entire time as I was carving I kept saying quotes from the movie. Such as “I’m a homicidal maniac. They look just like everyone else” ha ha.

Here was the end results of how our pumpkins turned out…

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And here is a shot of the whole group’s pumpkins together….

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Did you carve pumpkins this year? What did you carve?

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

Remains: Mannequin Transformation Complete!

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SHE’S ALIVE! Elsa is finally ready for her first show this weekend. We will be taking her with Frankenhearse and Franky to the Hardcore Hearse Club Munsters Themed Show at Fables Frights to meet Butch Patrick and hang out with the club.

My final step of her transformation was to distress the wedding dress we found for her at the thrift store. I always have a blast distressing clothes and this was no exception. I will admit at one point during the process I did wonder whose dream dress I was destroying as I was taking a box cutter to it and spraying it down with a mixture of water and paints.

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Then when it was all said and done I could not help but think I just created a new dream dress for Elsa. I couldn’t help but clap after Frank helped me get it on her and I saw the whole thing come together. I could not be happier with the way it all turned out.

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Here is a side by side comparison…

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The 1st photo shows what the mannequin looked like when my mother in law found her for me. The 2nd photo is after I painted her, added my wig and necklace and then tried on the vintage wedding dress we found at the thrift store. The 3rd photo is my final creation after distressing the dress and putting her all back together again!

I may still paint her nails black just for some added girly fun. The great thing is her hands come off so I can do that whenever I feel like it. ha ha.

See more of my random creations on the Remains page of my Website!

Stay Spooky!
Living Dead Girl Nicole

 

 

 

Remains: Mannequin Transformation Part 1

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WP_20160731_11_15_32_ProFrom my past posts you all already know that I have an amazing mother in law. Judy is always thinking of me and always supporting my craft. She is a thrifty shopper with a great eye for stuff that I can use for up-cycling into my latest creepy creations!

She  knew I was on the look out for a female mannequin. My goal was to find one in decent shape and paint it to look like the Bride of Frankenstein.  I had multiple visions on how I planned to use it once I got my hands on one and transformed it….

  • Unique eye attention display for my art show vending table
  • Incorporate it into our Frankenhearse display for car shows and events. With our Frankenstein display already in the back of the hearse (yes that is a real body bag he is in) who better to display in the driver seat.
  • When not on display at shows it would be up in our house with all our other horror movie memorabilia.

Well Judy and some of the family were on a flea market travel expedition and she came across a woman who had a “traveling mate” in her trailer and was willing to sell her. She brought her home and I could not have been more thrilled. Not only was she in excellent condition but she was EXACTLY what I was looking for.

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This past weekend I took her apart and got to play Dr. Frankenstein and totally transformed her. She started off looking like this….

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Then once I was done with her she came out looking like this………..

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Goodbye Barbie! Hello Elsa!

The wig and necklace are actually ones I wore when I dressed as the Bride for Halloween a few years back. As you can see in the background I also painted her arms and legs to match. They look hilarious hanging from the ceiling in our basement. Which I guess is not as crazy as all the mannequin body part pieces that were all over the dining room before I finally got the paints I needed to start this project. My next step is wardrobe for her. I already have ideas for doing it on the cheap that are going to still look spooktacular!

Keep an eye here in my Eulogy (blog) for update posts on this project and many more! I got another one in the works and there will be no more Mr. Nice Guys left when I am done with it! 😉

See more of my misc. art projects in the Remains section of my official portfolio site!

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

Remains: 10 Year Anniversary Gift

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Over the weekend we drove out to visit our friends Mike and Heather. We joined them along with their other friends and family to celebrate their milestone 10 year wedding anniversary.

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Heather’s Instagram post showing all of us at their wedding in 2006 and then all of us celebrating their anniversary now in 2016

 

My husband and I decided to make them a gift. I got to thinking of various ideas and then it hit me.. our recent Philly trip with them!!  Then I thought how perfect it would be to make one of our wood wall hangings of the Philly Love statue. Not only because it says Love on it but also because we shared a pretty funny adventure trying to see the real thing (due to road construction and a man dressed like Jesus preaching and praying with people around it). Needless to say we did a lot of drive by photo taking of the statue and never actually got to see it up close.

So Frank and I got to work. He got the wood, I drew it out, he used the saw to cut it out, he sanded it and then I painted it. We decided to use a gloss top coat to seal it because the real statue is actually very reflective and shiny.

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They loved the gift. Heather opened it and immediately started to crack up. She totally “got it”. She even started planning out where she wants to hang it in the house.

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It was a great time with great friends. So happy to have them in our lives. Here is to many more years of friendship as we all grow old together.

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See more of our wooden wall hangings in the Remains section of my portfolio website!

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole