Congratulation to the winner!
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!!
What a lovely surprise when I checked my Etsy messages today. I received these awesome photos from newlyweds, Dave and Jamey who commissioned me to make them Zombie Bride and Groom cake toppers for their wedding.
See more of my customer submitted photos on the Freaky Fanatics page of my portfolio site. Want to see more of my zombie creations and possibly adopt an undead friend of your own? Then check out the Adopt The Undead page of my portfolio site as well as the Adopt The Undead section of my Etsy Shop!
You too can be featured here and on my site! Contact me if you have photos of your Living Dead Girl Nicole creations!
Never purchased something on Etsy before? I get it. Just like getting a tattoo, Etsy shopping can be majorly addicting! Well, holding off on becoming an Etsy addict has now paid off and we want you to come to the dark side. Thanks to Etsy, I am able to offer first time buyers an incredible deal this holiday season. Here is where you can start rejoicing….
Between December 6 and 12, 2016, first-time Etsy buyers who spend $50 in my shop will receive a $10 credit toward any future Etsy purchase. Qualifying buyers will receive an email with instructions for redeeming their credit two to four days after making their purchase. The offer is limited to one per person while the promotion lasts, and credits must be redeemed by January 31, 2017. You must pay with Direct Check Out or Pay Pal to qualify and if you cancel your order you will not be eligible for the credit. Buyers can order multiple items from my shop to qualify. But it must be 1 single transaction that equals $50 before taxes and shipping. This promotion is available to first-time Etsy buyers only.
So what are you waiting for? Go get your shop on! Why not buy $50 worth of gifts for others and keep that $10 credit for yourself 😉
From time to time I check my WordPress referral links to see how my blog is doing and to also check where my readers are coming from. Well go to find out I got a bunch of new hits and readers last week thanks to Cosmic Booknews.
Go to find out…. they did an article on Chandler Riggs and if his Carl character will be leaving the Walking Dead. Well my Carl Zombie head (that I gifted to Chandler Riggs) must have inspired them because they used it as part of the cover photo of their article (with full credits of course). I had to laugh when I saw it because so many young girls in line to meet Chandler when I gave it to him were asking me if I knew something they didn’t know since I made him into a zombie. I don’t of course. I just thought it was a cool concept. Needless to say those young girls did not share my enthusiasm ha ha ha. They loved the art piece but didn’t want to think of the dream boy as a rotten corpse.
Needless to say… go check out it all out at Cosmic Booknews and give them some love for helping spread the word about my work instead of using a typical istock image!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!