Ghoulish Garments: So Many New Items!

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As most of you know from my past blog announcements,  I am now offering clothing items featuring my artwork in my Etsy shop.  I had also mentioned that it would take me some time to get all the items posted because I needed to make mock up designs for all of them and then get them all added to the shop.

Well…… I am excited to say that there are now close to 30 shirts available!!

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Each shirt is listed as a unisex t-shirt available in S- XL. As the artist, I also chose the color shirt that I felt coincides and brings out the art piece best. This was a lot of work as I would create a mock up to be sure I liked the color and then if it wasn’t good enough would keep creating mock ups until I was happy with the outcome.

However, if you like the design but wish it was in a different colored shirt, style (tank top, womens fitted, long sleeve etc.)  or size (youth, XS, XXL etc.) let me know! I have already customized shirts for customers. This has included making pink shirts black for men. Making them in XS Women’s Fitted style for smaller frames. I have even added the title of the art piece to one of them for a customer! Contact me through Etsy or my website to see how custom we can make one for you (based on product availability). When you rock my work I want it to be as unique as you are!

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

Villain Arts Chicago Tattoo Con 2017

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Kelly Doty BarretteThis weekend Frank and I attended the Villain Arts Chicago Tattoo Convention. Not only was it a great networking event for artists but we were able to get some work done and I was able to meet the extremely talented Kelly Doty.

For those of you that don’t know her, Kelly Doty is an extremely talented tattoo artist who recently was a finalist on Ink Masters. As a tattoo enthusiast and “collector” I have watched Ink Masters since the very first episode. But it wasn’t until Kelly was on the show that I was so awed by someone’s work that I anticipated every week so I could root for her. I won’t even lie.. when she didn’t win I was bitter. I just really thought she deserved the title and find her work to be incredible. So when I found out she was going to be at the con I decided to make her one of my Dead Girl Skullerfly Decay Barrettes… completely inspired by her.

When I met her I told her I made her something and when I told her it was a barrette she said “Girl you are speaking my language” and dug into the gift bag. She loved it and ripped the rose out of her hair.. threw it to the side and said “stupid rose” and immediately put my barrette in it’s place ha ha. She was an absolute delight to talk to and when I told her I loved her work she pointed at her new barrette and said “I love your work”. When I said goodbye and thanked her for rocking my barrette right away she said “try to stop me from wearing it” ha ha ha. Here is the photo a friend at her booth took of us during our meeting..

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And the day just got better because our tattoo artist, Dave Togtman (of Black Devil Tattoo) was working the event and reserved time for both Frank and I to get more work done.

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Frank got the netherworld priest added to his wrist as a part of his Beetlejuice sleeve and I got my Neo Traditional style Captain Spaulding skull on my calf next to my Baby Firefly pinup. These pics were taken right after each piece was finished. He did an amazing job on both of them and we couldn’t be happier with them.

 

On top of it Dave also gave us this amazing art piece he had on display at the show. It will definitely be getting framed and hung up in our tomb sweet tomb!

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Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

 

Huge Slasher Sale!

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I am going through my inventory and have decided to slash prices on tons of items so I can make room for new stuff! So time to take full advantage and head over to the Slasher Sale section of my Etsy shop! Hurry to reap in the benefits. Each item is one of a kind and once they are gone they are gone! Some items are even marked as low as $3!!

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Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

Dead Girl Decay: Bridesmaid Freakshow

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This has been quite the creative weekend. I have been in such an artsy mood. After completing my LeeLoo and Angelique portraits I have been itching to put down the pencil (temporarily) and get my hands dirty and full of glue gun burns.

My husband, Frank knows the way to my heart and how to talk me into going somewhere….. art supplies! So on Saturday he dragged me to the hobby store while we were out running errands so he could get Traxxas parts. While we were there he bought me a nice fresh v__287fbottle of liquid latex!  While I did start some new undead creations with it already, I am unable to show them to you just yet. They go through stages and are not finished. I am excited about them though and will post them as soon as they are done!

Frank and I are standing up in his brother’s wedding in April. I have been debating what I plan to do with my hair so that it doesn’t cost too much and decided to do what I do best.. make a hair piece! So we also stopped at another store and I got really lucky and found flowers that match the dress perfectly. Which I thought I would have more difficulty with because the dress is “guava” (not typically a color in my wardrobe or in my supply stash). Since there is no yellow in the wedding colors I kept to the colors of guava tones and white and hid any yellow tones in the lilies with layering. I topped it off with a beautiful silver and coral vintage cameo that I had in my supply stash (thanks to my Mother In Law who always knows when to spot the best stuff at garage sales). I am really happy with the way it came out. I texted a photo of it to the bride to be and she approves and loves it.

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I am also excited because I commissioned Frank’s Aunt Bonnie to make me earrings for the big event. She makes jewelry and I own a couple pairs of her gorgeous chandelier earrings. Since I don’t normally wear guava/coral she made them in beautiful AB crystals! Look how beautiful they came out!

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And the rest of the flowers didn’t go to waste. Not only do I now have stash supplies but it dawned on me that I could make a barrette to rock with my Sourpuss Clothing Sideshow dress!!wp_20170205_11_42_55_pro

Now this is a dress that I still have not warn yet. I got it on a steal thanks to my fashionista- deal finding friend, Heather. She saw it on sale and immediately thought of me. As some of you know already, I have quite the obsession with all things Freakshow/Sideshow/Carni/Circus and Sourpuss Clothing is by far my favorite clothing line. I love the dress but there are a few reasons why I have not worn it yet.

1.) My hair has been every unnatural color of the rainbow and all of them have been ones that have clashed with this dress ha ha

2.)  I didn’t really have any events to rock it to this past summer and when I did it was disgusting out.. muggy and gross.

3.) I don’t normally rock bright pastels so I don’t have much to wear with it and didn’t want to put the expense into buying say shoes I can only wear with 1 dress in my wardrobe. Everything I usually wear is either black, grey, lime green, purple, orange, fuschia, red etc. I have quite the macabre wardrobe ha ha.

Well my hair is black again, so I decided to take the first step by making myself a barrette that I could wear with this dress. I am now hoping I might be able to find a way to wear it to the bridal shower at the end of the month. Maybe my black Mary Janes will bring some of the black out in it. And with some tights and the right cover up I might be able to winterize it and pull it off. The trouble finding the right cardi or cover up is the way the top is cut. Hmmm…. Heather’s Pants Blog! Help! 😉

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Want to see more of my Dead Girl Decay barrettes? Check them out here in my portfolio site or visit my Etsy shop! If you have a dress you want a custom piece made to match.. Contact me! I love doing custom orders!

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

Sell Your Soul: My Work Is On RedBubble!

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I had posted some time back that my portraits were available on merchandise through RageOn! Well the all over print process can make the items a little pricey. So I decided to give RedBubble a try as well. That away people with different budgets can rock my work! The items range from home decor to clothing so make sure to check it out and share!

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And don’t forget.. if you do purchase items from my RageOn!, RedBubble or Etsy shops to make sure to contact me so you can submit photos of you with your items for my Freaky Fanatic slideshow. Remember all Freaky Fanatics get a special coupon code!

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LDG Nicole

Winterize Your Dead Girl Decay

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Did you know that my Dead Girl Decay accessories look creepy cool adorned on hats in the winter?! I should know… I am rocking one today on my newsboy slouchy hat! Buy one for yourself today in my Etsy Shop or contact me to make a custom piece for you! It’s never the wrong season to rock the decay! Still looking for a unique gift for someone special? Give them the gift or handmade creations and art! Not enough time to ship? No problem get a “Death Certificate” for your loved one! AKA Gift Certificates to most folks! 😉

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Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole