For some folks Halloween is a year-round affair, and to them I say- make sure your home decor matches your lifestyle.
Eternal Halloweenies need to get their hands on these gross body parts monster light switch plates made by Etsy seller dogzillalives, and then no one will be able to flip a switch in their home without saying EEEEEWWWWW!
It seems like fan art is all "Disney, Disney, Disney!" these days, but once in a while a worthy collection of images presents itself, like this series by Justin Turrentine that imagines what the ending of popular Disney movies would have looked like if the villains had won.
Cruella gets her spotted coat, Ursula has one heck of a meal thanks to Flounder and Sebastian, and the Evil Queen gets a particularly gruesome present in a box.
There's good looking CG animation and then there's The Butterfly Effect, a short that is so gorgeous I want to tell the creators Dan Sumich and Passion Pictures to reel it in a bit, because they're making everybody else look bad!
It's about a guy having a particularly bad day, let's just leave it at that...
Lovers of all things Simpsonian should take a gander at a fun new site called the Simpsons Drawing Club, where you'll discover mind melting masterpieces like the drippy drawing above by Sam Taylor entitled "Melthouse".
Sam is joined by artists such as Jack Teagle and Isaac Lenkiewicz, who'll be hanging their sketches up on that there Tumblr site for the interwebs to enjoy.
Simpsons Drawing Club- it's a mighty fine way to kill time between episodes of The Simpsons!
Wellington, New Zealand based artist Bruce Mahalski crafted these sharp looking dueling pistols out of skulls and small bones from cats, ferrets, and birds, and they look so cool I'm surprised they haven't been incorporated into the plot of a scifi movie yet, like one about eXistenZ...*wink*
They bring a whole new meaning to the phrase "bust a cap in yo..."!
Apparently cartoon characters aren't immune to the zombie virus, although they don't seem to be falling to pieces like most of the human beings who are infected.
Illustrator Andre De Freitas enjoys turning cute little toons into slavering undead monsters, and his white eyed zombies look like they've just undergone the transformation and are ready to chew up the Saturday morning cartoons we know and love!
Warning- do not attempt to go out on Halloween wearing this Silent Hill Nurse mask unless you want everyone who sees you to go AAAAGGHHH!
Brad Rice of Japanator put together this horribly good tutorial on how to make the gruesome mask you see before you out of toilet paper, among other things, and the end result is a terrifying mask that's sure to give trick-or-treaters nightmares for years to come!
The guys in this pic are doing it right- happy faces, soft clean costumes and they both look pretty cuddly despite being grown men in Pooh and Tigger getups. Even their face painting says "Don't be afraid, we're nice guys!"
However, the creepy guy in this second picture is doing Pooh Bear all wrong- from the terrifying face paint to the scary look in his eyes to the short sleeves and short pants look, this is one Winnie you wouldn't want to run into in a dark alley!
If you're looking for a bit of a backstory on how Halloween came to be what it is today then you should read this fascinating and informative article by Jack Santino found at The Library of Congress American Folklife Center site.
There you will discover all you need to know about how Halloween became a holiday celebrated worldwide, and the cultural traditions of various countries that are linked to All Hallow's Eve.
American Folklife Center- it's historically terror-ific!
N'awlins, or New Orleans to those who ain't Cajun savvy, is a party city like no other.
The Big Easy hosts many massive celebrations throughout the year, most of which involve floats, wearing costumes and a festive atmosphere that permeates the entire downtown area.
This year they're throwing one heck of a Halloween party that promises to have lots of fun activities for adults to take part in as well as kids, including Haunted Tours, a massive street party, Boo at the Audobon Zoo, trick-or-treating and much more.
It's a sure bet that a trip to N'awlins around All Hallows Eve will be a vacation you'll never forget!
Who says the pumpkin you carve into a jack-o-lantern this Halloween has to be the same old boring shade of orange?
This big ol' smiley guy is a Ton-Gua pumpkin which is native to China, although this particular carving comes to us from Mr. Efram Passarini Cerea of Verona, Italy. He's a multicultural carving, and proud of it.
So don't be afraid to carve a different kind of pumpkin this Halloween, embrace squash diversity!
Strapping a saddle on your dog is wrong when you're a kid, but when you're all grown up and have a pet of your own you can make your pet wear whatever you want.
That's why you need the Dog Riders Pet Costumes- they satisfy your dog's need to serve as a mount for a monkey, a headless horsemen or a little racehorse jockey, among the other fun versions available.
And best of all they don't bother your dog (much), so even PETA can't get peeved about this one!
Check them out right in our very own Neatoshop, or shop elsewhere if you dare...