Freaky Fanatic: Zombie Christmas Campbell

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Was visiting our friend Josh over the weekend and noticed he decorated one of my creepy creations that he has displayed in his home….

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No it is not the church! :)~

It’s the zombie head I made for his Mom a few years back. Today is actually the anniversary of her passing. So I wanted to wait to post this so I could do so in tribute to her. I always thought it was awesome that not Josh but his Mom came to me and asked me for a custom zombie creation. Like myself, she too was a big horror movie fan. She was the first one of my customers to ask for slobbery fang teeth! Making this piece unique for so many reasons. Seeing it on display in their home still makes me smile. Thank you Mary for believing in my work! You are truely missed.

Have a photo showing how you have displayed or used my artwork, promo stickers or wore my handmade creations? Contact me so I can feature them here as well as on the Freaky Fanatic Slideshow on my Official Website!

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

 

Bring Out Your Dead!

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So many new items in my Etsy Shop! This early snow storm kept me cooped up and creating! With that here are the new items in my shop and they are ready to ship! Which means if you act fast you can get them in time for Christmas!

3 Headed Zombie Garland Prop Decoration is perfect for decorating your home, a horror movie inspired Christmas tree or the head table at your zombie themed wedding! More photos and available for purchase HERE!

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Dead Girl Massacre Decay Flesh Frame is accented with eyeballs, teeth and blood. It is perfect for holding a 5 x 7 picture from a recent horror movie convention, your favorite Halloween memories or photos from your zombie themed wedding! More photos and available for purchase HERE!

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This Coffin Shaped Flesh Box will keep an eye on all your little trinkets,money, jewelry and more! If someone tries to steal your stash this box might even bite 😉 Why not use it for a ringbearer box? More photos and available for purchase HERE!

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Now you can creep out all your friends by wearing this flesh petal flower barrette complete with realistic creepy eyeball in the center. They will wonder if it’s real and just how you came about wearing it! The ultimate horror fan accessory! Leatherface would be proud! Available for purchase HERE! These can be customized into barrettes or pins. Would make for a really unique bootineer!

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Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

 

 

Adopt The Undead – Custom Zombie Cake Toppers

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These are my latest creations. Custom Zombie Wedding Cake Toppers for a brunette couple in Colorado!

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I love being asked to make something custom for someone’s special day!  If you are getting married and need to add some undead friends to your wedding cake then please feel free to contact me directly on my website or use the made to order listing in my Etsy shop!

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

Inspirations: Finally meeting the monster man himself… Cleve Hall

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From my previous posts you all know I have always had mad admiration for and supported the work of Cleve Hall and his daughter Constance. They have been in the monster making industry for a ton of years before SyFy’s Monster Man. However, they were the first to bring monster making into our homes (on our television sets). They showed the world the importance of making hand made creations vs always going with CGI to bring monsters and horror movies to life. When it happened it was a huge breakthrough for dark artists everywhere. It not only supported us but gave people a better understanding and opened some minds to the idea of what dark art is all about and why we love what we do. It also gave younger audiences inspiration of what they can be when they grow up..if you love drawing monsters and don’t want to be a doctor or lawyer.. draw monsters!  I wish so badly there was something like this out there for me when I was younger that showed me the outlets of a career I never knew existed.

This is actually part of the conversation I had with Cleve last night… in PERSON! I finally got to meet him and even though I thought I was going to have to stand in line like everyone else as a part of a meet in greet it actually happened quite differently and rather perfectly. You see we brought Frankenhearse out last night to the Dupage Haunted Halloween Flea Market (very cool event!!) and ended up being asked to put it on display in front of one of the buildings. Needless to say it was a huge hit with the people attending and the promoter Bob was very happy we brought it.

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The coolest part of the night though was when we walked away for a while and came back to find Cleve (a big hearse enthusiast) checking out Frankenhearse. Frank was like “Babe I think that’s Cleve by the hearse” We ran over and he was right! I walked up to him and introduced myself and immediately he knew who I was and gave me a big hug. He told me that the Cleve mini zombie head I made him is doing great and sits by his TV. That of course made my day…. month… year! The man is a monster making legend and MY creation is on display in his home! I am still smiling. The greatest part is he had time to kill before judging the costume contest in the building right by the hearse so Frank and I got to have a really nice conversation with him and actually hang out.

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We talked a little about the show as I know that is something people probably talk his ear off about. I just told him that as an artist my appreciation for them doing the show was it gave me a behind the scenes glimpse into the creative process. To be able to see how they worked to create something from an idea turned into a physical thing that came to life on set blew my mind. It was the closest thing to me being able to experience that myself and I was grateful for that.

A very special thank you to Cleve for taking the time to talk with me and making my first time at the Halloween Haunted Flea Market such a memorable one! It’s not very common for people to get to meet those who inspire them in person. I am so grateful to have gotten this opportunity and even more so for the one on one time with such a legend.

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole