Sunday, October 15, 2017

Spiderweb Deviled Eggs


Ghoul evening and welcome to Day 15 of Countdown to Halloween,

Today's treat is a spin on a classic party fave, the Deviled Egg, and with a simple addition of food coloring and cut up black olives of turns it into a spider web eggs. 

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Have a Spooktacular evening.


Saturday, October 14, 2017

10 Halloween DIY Ideas You've NEVER Thought of!

Photo:  Screenshot from video by xoJahtna

Ghoul evening and welcome to Day 14 of Countdown to Halloween.

Can you believe the above bone bracelet is fashioned from hot glue from a glue gun? 

For this DIY and 9 other easy and inexpensive Halloween DIYs watch the video below by Youtuber xoJahtna  such as a barb wire necklace, a faux tatoo and other fun hot glue gun creations on the video below.




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Friday, October 13, 2017

Dollar Tree Halloween - Halloween Items only $1

Hello and welcome to Day 13 of Countdown to Halloween. Today's offering is a sample of things for Halloween you might find for sale at your local Dollar Tree for $1; here is a sampling of what I found at mine:

They have retro-vintage look window clings, cheesecloth mesh and plastic chains to add a spooky ambiance.  This is the first year I have seen them I have seen the normal looking portraits that turn creepy depending on what angle you look at them from.

They also have colorful Halloween themed wreaths to the right.

On the top shelf are Haunted Houses and pumpkin trinket boxes and pumpkin gift boxes with handles.  They all have plastic skull drinkware and ghost and pumpkin tumblers.  They also have plastic bowls and trays on the bottom shelf and all sorts of fun little plastic items like eyeballs and insects.

Glow sticks and pumpkin and ghost-themed candy buckets.

Spider themed items
Halloween buckets, ribbons, glow stick and garland


A spider decoration and some DIY kits.

Spray for hair, makeup, Halloween bags and tableware.  I picked up some good sized black bowls from the bottom shelf on the left at 2 for $1.

$1 costume additives


$1 capes, hair head bands, hats and other items.

$1 Knights shield, and accessories.

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Horror Inspired Heels



Hello and welcome to Day 12 of Countdown to Halloween.

Today Soulful (or in this case, Sole-ful) offering is Horror inspired shoes created and sold on Etsy Kayla Stojek who put on Horror movies when she starts a project to inspire her.

Her creations are both morbid and beautiful.  While they are not cheap, you have to consider that they are unique creations and truly wearable art.

Below are more pictures her Instagram account at Zombiepeepshow.

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Here is a pair of non-heeled Jason/Friday the 13th inspired shoes
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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

A Few Inexpensive Haunted Halloween Party DIYs



Hello and welcome to Day 10 of Countdown to Halloween.

If you are hosting a party or even if you just want to make few decorations to spook up your domicile here are a few inexpensive and easy DIYs. 

Today's offering is a short video by The Domestic Geek on Youtube and most of the items you can get at the Dollar Store, some things you may already have on hand and no special skills are required.

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Happy Haunting!





Monday, October 9, 2017

La Pascualita – The Mexican Corpse Bride

Hello and welcome to Day 9 of Countdown to Halloween. 

 Today's tale is of  La Pascualita, also known as the "Mexican Corspe Bride" which is actually a bridal mannequin that has been in a bridal shop in Chihuahua, Mexico 1930.  

She is known for her preserved corpse-like appearance and rumors circled that it was the owner's daughter who passed away on her wedding day after being bitten by a Black Widow spider.  The shop owner denied it but many of the locals believed it was true.

Of course. this had spurred rumors of it being haunted and even of a lovesick magician bringing her back to life and night and at night and she has shifted her position in the window and some have said they feel her gaze.

She is changed twice a week by the shop workers, but probably the creepiest account on Oddity Central is by shop worker that said she breaks into a sweat everything she goes near the mannequin and that the legs on it have varicose veins on them.  

Wouldn't see any reason why that would be on a mannequin, But in the article on Oddity Central indicated the Museum of Hoaxes stated it would be impossible to embalm anyone to be preserved that well.

Below is also a video.

 

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What do you think?

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Sunday, October 8, 2017

PUB DREAD - HALLOWEEN THEMED POP-UP BAR IN WASHINGTON, DC

Although scary things happen in our Nation's capital all of the time, this one sounds like it would be a fun one. Pub Dread will be a Halloween-themed pop-up bar open through the month of October. It had three themed rooms: The Dollhouse with creepy dolls, a Forbidden Forest with trees with eyeballs and giant spiders and the Crypt where you can get into a Dracula like coffin and take a selfie or have your
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Hello and welcome to Day 8 of Countdown to Halloween.  Today's sacrifice is a Halloween-themed popup bar in Washington, DC.

Although scary things happen in our Nation's capital all of the time, this one sounds like it would be a fun one.

Pub Dread will be a Halloween-themed pop-up bar open through the month of October.  It had three themed rooms:  The  Dollhouse with creepy dolls (below), a Forbidden Forest with trees with eyeballs and giant spiders (above) and the Crypt where you can get into a Dracula like coffin for a photo op (below).
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They also have some spooky themed drinks, such as Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice

It's Pronounced Fronk-En-Steen made with Belle Meade Bourbon, Salted Cucumber, Semi-Dry Cider and Apple Cider



As a bonus there is also a David Bowie room if you are not so much into the frightening stuff but more into a 70's to 80's sort of groove.

There is no cover charge, Pub Dread's Website indicates but you must be 21, IDs are held for some specialty drink ware and there are no reservations so there may be a line.

Location:  1839 - 1843 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001
Pub Dread's Website

Review and a few pics from Cloture Club
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