Monthly Archives: December 2014

Krampus Ball Ypsi 2014

Let purists quibble that 2014 Krampus Ball Ypsi, held last night at the DreamLand Theatre, happened too long after the Feast of St. Nicholaus (December 6th) when the Krampus traditionally run free. There is NO better way to prepare for … Continue reading

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Creepy Crafts: Krampus Mask

I’ve loved Krampus — St. Nick’s horned enforcer — for years now. I’ve posted about Krampusläufen (Krampus rampage-parades) books about Krampus and the vindictive Alpine beast nearly topped the list of 10 Best Holiday Monsters a couple years back. Until … Continue reading

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More Weird and Wonderful Gift Ideas

Here are a few more suggestions from the denizens of Dailynightmare.com to make your holidays a little brighter. As with our earlier Weird and Wonderful Gift suggestions, the ideas below are fantastic opportunities to show off-the-beaten-path affection for the macabre-lover, … Continue reading

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A Last Minute Guide to Krampus

If you are a reader of the Dailynightmare.com, you certainly are aware of our fascination with Krampus. We hold such admiration for Holiday Troll that we have named him #2 on the list of scariest Christmas monsters. We’ve watched with … Continue reading

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Flying High at the A2Aviary’s “LiftOff”

At the A2 Aviary Lift Off last weekend, I learned you don’t have to run away to join the circus. The celebration of “Found Family” was half-rent party / half wonderfully weird recital that ran the gamut from trapeze, lyra … Continue reading

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Weird and Wonderful Gifts: Jessica Tenbusch’s Bone Metalwork

Jessica Tenbusch makes classy, slightly creepy metalwork that explores death as a creative force. Her Etsy shop was temporarily closed this weekend… likely because she took her one-of-a-kind stock to the DIYpsi Indie Art Fair. Seriously, one of the few … Continue reading

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Learning to Tease with Luna Legare

Last Tuesday in the basement of Bona Sera, Ypsilanti, local burlesque star Luna Legare taught me a thing or two about stripping in public. Sure, there were shimmery gloves, sparkly costumes, and dance music, but lessons of the new burlesque … Continue reading

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Raw Dog Screaming Writers’ Retreat

Did you hear the one about the thirteen horror writers who gather at a secluded lodge, one with no cel phone reception deep in the wilds of Ohio, for a rainy weekend of word-smithing, camaraderie… and MURDER? Though perhaps a … Continue reading

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Weird and Wonderful Gifts: Cyberoptix Tie Lab

Which one of these flashy hand-screened ties from Cyberoptix Tie Lab did the Doktor purchase? The photo does not clearly display all the details, so let me point out some of the features. Ties from Cyberoptix are quality products with … Continue reading

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Weird and Wonderful Gifts: Bird Skull Jewelry

Bird skulls, with their arched beaks and wide eyes, are wicked cool artifacts and also are the perfect size for jewelry. A pendant made of, say, a raven skull is a striking accessory to both an elegant goth wardrobe as … Continue reading

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