Fabricator of the fantastic Marc Samson was tired of all the standard Evil Dead themed costumes out there, so he decided to dress himself up as the book responsible for the outpouring of evil- the Necronomicon.
He created this clever mask, complete with a cover that opens and illustrated pages within, and it all started with a simple Skeleton mask. Now that's custom costuming done right!
With funding for his beloved PBS stations threatened by a presidential candidate, Big Bird showed up at the polls to voice his displeasure and caw for children's television.
Reporter for the Austin American-Statesman John Kelso voted while dressed as Big Bird to make a tongue-in-cheek political statement and pose for this hilarious photo op. I guess we know who John voted for!
Michael Jackson is far from a popular Halloween costume choice these days, so if you show up at a party dressed like the King of Pop you'd better be on your best behavior...and for goodness sake practice his dance moves if you're gonna try to get down!
Babies aren't fond of wearing Halloween costumes. Unless it's keeping their head warm, or getting them lots of attention from their parents, they don't understand dresssing up and they don't like getting dressed up.
Too bad there's no end in sight for those poor little babies, because as long as they look so darn cute in their costumes their folks are gonna dress 'em up!
By day the High Trestle Trail Bridge in Des Moines, Iowa looks pretty normal, aside from the tilted steel beams above the footpath, but at night the bridge lights up and blows minds.
Here's more on this brightly glowing bridge:
Towering 13 stories above the Des Moines River Valley in Iowa, The High Trestle Trail Bridge is one of the largest foot bridges in the world. Completed last year, the bridge now comes complete with one of the best examples of public art I’ve seen in a long time. Designed by David B. Dahlquist of RDG Dahlquist Art Studio, the steel beams that swirl around the bridge not only accentuates the motion of pedestrians moving back and forth across the bridge but also create a gorgeous op-art effect that makes you feel as though you’re in the middle of a surreal stop motion animation.
The Pacific Northwest is home to lots of unexplained phenomena and general wierdness, especially around Halloween, so those who embrace the darkside probably won't find the Davis Graveyard in Milwaukie, Oregon to be terrifying.
However, here's what this amateur yard display has going for it, and why haunt fans from across the country should pay a visit:
they have LOTS of Haunted Mansion references -- a full-sized horse-drawn hearse, a skeleton trying to get out of a coffin, a singing statue who briefly recites the Ghost Host's narration, and a replica of the frightened gravedigger. And that's just the icing on top of all the geeky pop-culture references on the gravestones, the excellent projected ghosts, etc.
The 2012 HallowMEME party looks like it was a real blast, with all the dorkiest internet memes in attendance including Ehrmagherd, Gangnam style and a victim of human breading.
Started by Forced Meme Productions in 2009, this internet meme-themed Halloween costume party takes place in Brooklyn, New York and keeps getting bigger every year, with several hundred people in attendance this year despite the fact that Hurricane Sandy was knocking on the door.
Le Cochon Danseur (the dancing pig) is a film oddity from 1907, based on a vaudeville act, which stars a lascivious pig headed fellow with eyes for the young lady with whom he shares a stage.
According to Know Your Meme, it's the last bit of this strange short that made it so well known:
...most noticed part of the play is the last 20 seconds, showing the pig flailing his tongue and laughing showing his sharp, scary teeth. Most people thought this was rather disturbing and focused mainly on this part because of it. Other then that, the rest of the clip is the pig winking and boggling his eyes in strange ways
Sounds like this little piggy skipped the market and went straight off the deep end!
The quest to find a new director worthy of guiding the Star Wars saga in the right direction has begun, and celeb filmmakers such as Woody Allen, Kevin Smith and Michael Moore are vying for the job in these hilarious audition tapes courtesy of Conan.
Kevin Smith would be a good choice, but a Star Wars movie directed by Woody Allen would be too talky, and Michael Moore would just turn the whole thing into a documentary about the injustices suffered by the universe at the hands of Jabba the Hutt!
Destroying an antique book seems like a shame, but if the book in question is being turned into such an incredibly cool work of art then maybe it's a worthwhile endeavor after all.
Here's how crafty book lover Alexander Korzer-Robinson creates these wonderfully intricate collages:
Alexander Korzer-Robinson delves into antiquarian books, cutting out everything except the images on each page, leaving them in their proper order. The element of randomness inherent in these pages-deep collages is part of what attracts him to the medium. ”By using pre-existing media as a starting point,” he writes, “certain boundaries are set by the material, which I aim to transform through my process.
Ramon Bruin creates playful illustrations that actually look like they're leaping off the page, and the way he photographs them interacting with the world around them completes this realistic effect in style.
Ramon uses an airbrush to render his illusionary illustrations because "The airbrushing technique makes it possible to display different densities of color by creating various gradients."
The amazing animated features made by Studio Ghibli star characters so well crafted they could leap off the screen and nobody would ever know they're toons, except for those spooked by pilots sporting pig faces and cat-headed gentlemen.
Re-imagining Studio Ghibli characters in real life makes perfect sense, and these digital images by Amgskate will leave you wishing these characters walked amongst us, adding a bit of imaginative color to our reality show world.