Friday, 15 October 2010

Freakish Friday Finds!

It's that time of year again when Shoegazer embraces all things spooky in the name of Halloween. Last year I had a dedicated "Halloween Week", but this year Friday Finds have been possessed and become FREAKISH FRIDAY FINDS! Bwahahahaha! I'm posting this a few weeks before Halloween so that if you see something you want to buy or make then you still have time! Take a peek if you dare...
.:*PRINTS and PAPERGOODS*:.
 
 
 Above: Halloween sprites by Amy Earles of the wonderful Wool and Water 
Above: Quirky Halloween cards and party invitations from Rifle Paper
.:*MISC*:.
Above: Costume and make up inspiration. A look for a gothic masked ball. Available to buy as a print from etsy.
Above: A unique way to make your pumpkin lanterns. Instructions.
Above: Make yourself some ghostly friends. Instructions.
Above: Not sure where this image is from (a classic case of 'click and save' without taking note! oops!) but it is a little bit adorable. A mini, trick-or-treating Princess Leia and R2D2 walking hand in hand down the street.
.:*TELEVISION*:.
Above: I really really cannot wait until the Halloween Special of the brilliant Psychoville! Showing on Halloween night on the BBC and starring two of my favourite people, the League of Gentlemen's Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton. There are too few Halloween Specials around! Also on TV at the moment, on BBC4 is A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss (another member of TLoG) -a brilliant and informative watch.
.:*MUSIC*:.
Three absolute musts for my Halloween playlist...
Kate Bush - Get Out Of My House
(album: The Dreaming)
The one Kate Bush song I could never listen to in entirity as a child because it scared me. I think it's the combination of the deamonic belches of Kate Bush possessed by a donkey with the gut wrenching screams of "GET OUT OF MY HOUSE"... and the sly, devilish man whispering that he'll turn into the wind and get in no matter how much she shuts him out. Brrr, it makes me shudder just thinking of it. Hear it here.
Bauhaus - Bela Lugosi's Dead
A dark, brooding, gothic lament to the actor who lived and died as Dracular (literally, he was buried in his Dracular costume) by Bauhaus. Wait out the long intro to hear the haunting vocals. Hear it here.
The Cure - Lullaby
Oh Robert Smith, how perfect you are.... and how perfect the video for Lullaby is. It suits the song beautifully and is my all time favourite music video:
I hope you enjoyed this gaggle of ghoulish treats. More to come soon.
Please comment if you like what you see :)

2 comments:

misswayward said...

Awww the Star Wars younglings are adorbs

thegreenpixie said...

That KB song scares me too.

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