Category Archives: Creepy Crafts

UNBOXING: Carved Bear Skull

On the Pagan holiday, Imbolc, the Doktor is once again opening a special package, and he can hardly contain his excitement. Watch as the Doktor opens this one-of-a-kind hand carved bear skull (yes, a real bear skull!) and shows off … Continue reading

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UNBOXING: Mummified Piglets

“You’ve got mail” doesn’t get much weirder than this! In this clip, the Doktor is excited about unboxing some highly unusual porcine pretties. What is the deal with this package? Why does he want them? And what will he do … Continue reading

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How To Haunt Your Home, Part IV: Lights, Props, Action!

By Michael Cieslak Why are we afraid of the dark? Humans rely on sight far more than any of our other senses, so it seems a pity that our night vision is not as good as that of a lot … Continue reading

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How to Haunt Your Home: Part III : Skeletons, Skulls, and Straw Men — Populating Your Haunt

By Michael Cieslak By this time, you have spent months planning your home haunt, meticulously determining where each and every prop should be placed. You’ve arranged your material to maximize your Spooky Quotient (SQ), but it still looks like something … Continue reading

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How To Haunt Your Home Part II: Setting The Scene

By Michael Cieslak Welcome to part two of our discussion of how to haunt your home. As noted in our first installment, we’re investigating what is required to turn your residence into something fantastically frightening for Halloween. In terms of … Continue reading

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How To Haunt Your Home Part I: Planning

By Michael Cieslak My name is Zed, and I’m a professional home haunter. I’ve been approached by the Head Nightmarian to discuss the ins and outs of turning your home and/or yard into something terrifying this October. For those unfamiliar … 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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Coffin-Building Advice from a Master Woodworker

Funerals and wakes are great parties thrown on one day the guest of honor can’t enjoy them. Master woodworker Chris Schwarz presents one way around that conundrum, sort of, in this description of a coffin-building party. Chris Schwartz is the … Continue reading

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How to Haunt Your Home, Part Two: setting the stage

By Michael Cieslak Welcome to part two of our discussion of how to haunt your home. As noted in our first installment, we’re investigating what is required to turn your residence into something fantastically frightening for Halloween. In terms of … Continue reading

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Chocolate Skull: Life-sized, accurate, delicious

Here’s an off-the-beaten-path present that astonish and surprise even the person who has everything! Black Chocolate Company out of Manchester, English crafts life-sized anatomically correct skulls in four tempting flavors, including dark chocolate, milk chocolate, caramel chocolate and chili chocolate. … Continue reading

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How to Haunt Your Home, Part One: Planning

By Michael Cieslak My name is Zed, and I’m a home haunter. I’ve been approached by the Head Nightmarian to discuss the ins and outs of turning your home and/or yard into something terrifying this October. For those unfamiliar with … Continue reading

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Skull Mask from Feral Works

Papa’s got a brand new skull… mask. This weekend at Penguicon 2014, I was wowed by many creative folks hawking their wares but the one piece I knew I had to bring home was a mask from Feral Works. I … Continue reading

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Robbed by a Pirate in New Orleans!

I was robbed by a pirate while I was in New Orleans this weekend for the Bram Stoker Award Weekend/ World Horror Convention. I should explain. The World Horror Convention is a trade show, more or less, for folks involved … Continue reading

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Making Funny Faces at Home – Plaster Facial Casts

It’s been a week now since Elsa’s “Best Date Ever” and we figured it was good time to rekindle the magic of that experience… and cast some more plaster heads. We left StudioFX101 not only with plaster casts of our … Continue reading

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Best Date Ever–Face Casting at StudioFX101

— by Elsa L. What makes for a memorable date experience? For me, the best dates are unique, perhaps extravagant and indulgent outings, where I get to experience new sensations while bathed in the attentions of my loved one and … Continue reading

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HOW TO: Pop-Art Morticia Addams

I’m still buzzing from my recent visit to the Rustbelt Arists Market in fashionable Ferndale and the stencil art of Jerry Shirts particularly stuck in my craw. He’s a regular there so check out his reasonably priced creations. Eyegor got … Continue reading

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HOW TO: Creepy Doll Mask Repaint

I scored a cheap plastic Doll Face Mask from the Halloween Store, one I knew could be easily improved with a bit of paint. I was in the market for a doll face because I find dolls every bit as … Continue reading

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HOW TO: Colorful Skulls

There’s nothing wrong with bone colored bones but you’ve got to admit that it’s a bit the over-obvious choice. This weekend I decided to spice up my collection of skulls with a bit of color. These same techniques, I suppose, … Continue reading

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HOW-TO: Zombie Sign

A friend of mine is teaching a class on Sociology Through Zombies. Her classroom desperately needed a sign that warns, “Danger, Zombies” so I made her one. I found the perfect raw materials at the local Halloween Store. I find … Continue reading

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DIY Ragged Skull T-Shirt

This style of shirt isn’t exactly my taste but there’s something oddly compelling about it. Deface the back of any boring T-shirt into a badass skull using these simple instructions. Made even simpler? Trace the pattern with a marker and … Continue reading

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