Photos of Dia de los Muertos festivities in Mexico

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Tuesday 12 November 2013

Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos as it’s known in Spanish, took place in Mexico in early November with beautiful imagery captured of the celebrations. Honoring the lives of lost family members and friends, this festival sees alters full of candles and food, bunches of marigold flowers set upon graves, ‘pan de […]

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Photos of halloween in the New York City subway

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Friday 8 November 2013

Halloween was a week ago, so now you get to see all of the amazing costumes that showed up on the NYC subway. People were definitely getting creative this year, and thanks to The Gothamist, we can see some of the best costumes spotted in the subway. Whether people were heading to the bar, a […]

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Rare mythical monsters from all corners of the globe

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Thursday 7 November 2013

Halloween may have come and gone but that doesn’t mean the kids are safe from nighttime terrors. Especially when these “wickedly spooky” illustrations are created to put a face to some rare legendary creatures. From North America to Japan, the team at Flikli researched some of the more rare legendary creatures and beasts to haunt us while lying in bed.

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Severed human hands for dinner: a joke in poor taste

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Trends on Tuesday 5 November 2013

Looks like Norway went all out for Halloween this year. And the Europris grocery store in Norway took things a little too far. Shortly after they began selling fake severed human hands in the meat aisle, customers (specifically, mother’s of young children) began to complain that the product was “creepy”.

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Drawings of Disney Princesses dressed up for Halloween

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Thursday 24 October 2013

Sometimes a Disney Princess just needs to let her hair down, right? Thanks to artist Isaiah K. Stephens, you can see just what your fave DP gets up to come Halloween night! This fun collection of sees Snow White looking buff as Wonder Woman, Belle dressed as Hermione Granger, Pocahontas as Katniss Everdeen, and even […]

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Bake some creepy skull pancakes this Halloween

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 23 October 2013

Halloween is on the rise and the smell is in the air. But what does Halloween smell like, you ask? Just like hot pancakes and delicious pumpkin skull cake. I dare you to whip up the ultimate Halloween flap-jack breakfast with these clever pancake molds. Or maybe you’re looking to take your baking skills to a […]

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Favorite Halloween costumes from the past 30 years

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Fashion on Saturday 19 October 2013

If you believe you’re so witty for thinking of going as VMA Miley Cyrus, think again. You might just bump into five or ten other people donning the exact same thing as you. Imagine that, ten Mileys. The horror! According to Spirit Halloween, the largest seasonal Halloween retailer in North America, popular figures in pop […]

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Rot: a beautifully filmed stop-motion video

Darren Cools Reader Find

By Darren Cools in Video on Thursday 10 October 2013

Here’s a little stop-motion creepiness to get you in the mood for Halloween. Beautifully filmed and paced with the perfect audio elements, there is a distinct Dia De Los Muertos vibe as well, which is a huge bonus. Yes, simplicity can have incredible results.

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The incredible pumpkin and squash carving of Villafane Studios

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Saturday 5 October 2013

Halloween is a month away, and you know what that means: it’s time to sharpen and show off your pumpkin carving skills! Though don’t be too cocky just yet. Take a look at the works of master sculptor, Ray Villafane and his crew at Villafane Studios and you’ll be floored by their pumpkin carving abilities. […]

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A haunted house in Pennsylvania you walk through butt-naked

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Trends on Monday 30 September 2013

If you think haunted house attractions are scary, you haven’t seen the one in Shocktoberfest in Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania. In addition to ghosts, zombies, and monsters, they’ve added one more feature that will – literally – scare the pants off of you. It’s called the Naked and Scared Challenge and the organizers of this bold […]

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Choker necklaces that actually drip blood

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Fashion on Tuesday 16 July 2013

It’s way too early for Halloween, but blood is evergreen, and so is kitsch. New York-based Peter Von Erickson makes these gorgeously kitschy chokers cast in “durable vinyl” that look so bloody fun, we want a piece of the blood-letting action.

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Bloody Meat Cleaver purse: the scariest fashion statement ever?

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Fashion on Thursday 20 June 2013

I feel like I should say I admire a woman who has the guts (pun intended) to carry this meat cleaver purse, but honestly, it kind of just disgusts me. I mean, if this fashion statement really speaks to you, then by all means, carry a bloody meat cleaver around. But don’t expect me to not […]

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Rot: a video celebrating Day of the Dead

The Flying Dutchman Reader Find

By The Flying Dutchman in Video on Wednesday 7 November 2012

With Halloween recently passed, we were ready for that time of year when the Santeria runs rampant and the tricks and treats take to the streets. Here’s a wonderfully unsettling Day of the Dead clip to celebrate the past All Hallows’ Eve.

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Mind-bending Walking Illusion Halloween costumes

Stuart McBratney Contributor

By Stuart McBratney in New Trends on Thursday 25 October 2012

In an attempt to out-do their neighbours’ costumes on Halloween, folks are going to wonderfully absurd and inventive lengths. If you have a spare $2K, consider a ‘Walking Illusion’ from Stagecraft in the USA. The Donnie Darko bunny no longer cuts it.

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Mum and Bub Skeleton t-shirts

Nadine Schmoll Reader Find

By Nadine Schmoll in New Fashion on Friday 5 October 2012

Etsy seller Baby Talk Designs makes maternity tops with a Halloween theme for mums and their babies. You can customise the design (or skeleton I should say) according to gender, or even have two baby skeletons if the expectant mum is having twins. What better way to get into the Halloween spirit?

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