One of my favorite parts of Halloween are the decorations and the crafts that get magiced into the world this time of year. There is something about the connection of creativity and Halloween that I just love. Here I’m sharing some of these amazing crafty creations I’ve collected across the internet. Not all of them are Halloween specific, but they all share that wonderful thread of the macabre.
p.s. Can you guess which is my favorite? If you guessed the monster hunting kit invitation, you’re right! It makes me think that when I sell my book, I’m going to throw a big party and this will be the sort of invitation I send out.
1. Over at the blog Brooklyn Limestone, a very creative mind is throwing a Halloween party and these are the invitations: Boxes with a stamp and address on the top and inside a booklet invitation to the Halloween party, plus a stake, holy water, matches, and silver bullet for you know, monster hunting. Honestly, if this isn’t the coolest thing in the whole world, I don’t know what is. Like I said above, when I sell my book, this is the sort of invitation I am going to send out (Zombie themed, of course.) I stumbled across this blog because of stumbling across photos of the awesome invitation, but now I’m also a fan of this blogger, invitation or no.
More wicked lovely Halloween invites over at Biplane Press. A little on the pricey side (Sorry, they are though) but very beautiful. I love the red against the white. These awesome invites make me think they probably don’t get too many “No” RSVPs.
Tag Team Tompkins is another awesome Etsy seller like Biplane Press (less pricey though) and sells cards. Not all of the cards are Halloween themed, but they are all very awesome. There is something quite beautiful about the stark black and white with the cut silhouettes and quotes from favorites like William Shakespeare and Edgar Allan Poe.
Jaime Best over at BestArtStudios2 does some really beautiful things with paint. I’m proud to say I own a 4 piece set of her work (hanging in my living room) and one other I have framed but currently not hung in my office. Her art work, particularly the use of color and light,blows me away. It is not Halloween inspired, but there is something beautiful, haunting, and Tim Burton-esque about everything she does.
5. The following are 2 YouTube videos. The first, Paranoland, is a story in visuals (and my favorite of the three.) I love the silhouette artwork and the creepy twist at the end. The second is called Morsure (Bitten) and is a foreign movie clip about zombies. It isn’t long, but demonstrates highly effective story telling in a visual medium when you have to tell a whole story in only a couple of minutes. I do not believe this was ever made into a full length movie. I think this was it, but I could be mistaken.
*Sorry today’s post was so late.