Saturday, October 31, 2009

A good final Halloween post

Amanda Louise and her friend Chris. Here's Amanda's Etsy shop.

*See more great costumes here.

*Buy costumes at Amazon.

Creaturefy Yourself

Thanks to Animal Planet, you can "creaturefy" photos, turning photos of yourself and loved ones into werewolves, vampires, lizardmen, and more. Via.

*Previously: Plush Wolfman.

*Buy Obama toys at eBay.

Comic book-style ad, costume

Ad by Grabarz & Partner emphasizes the Volkswagen Golf's speed.

Which gives me a good excuse to be the last blogger to post these photos of a woman turned into a Lichtenstein through the magic of MAC Cosmetics. See more photos of the application process here.

*Previously: Packaging for Villainess Cosmetics.

*Buy romance comic books at Amazon.

Scare Jordan (link roundup)

Scare Jordan. See also: Dead to the Future, Scary Potter.

And a few more links:

1. Armored version of Carol from Where the Wild Things Are.

2. Cute papercraft animals (but not available for download, I think).

3. Lego Moai. Via.

4. Photo of a funny waiting line for an ATM in Japan.

*Previously: Michael Jordan discusses the time he punched Steve Kerr in the face.

*Buy Michael Jordan toys at eBay.

Katamari cosplay, Zombie Preparedness Box

Katamari cosplay by Donovan Beeson and friend. Here's Donovan's Etsy shop.

Zombie Preparedness Box. See how it was made here. Via.

*Previously: In case of zombie attack t-shirt.

*Buy emergency kits at Amazon.

Gonk the Power Droid costume (link roundup)

Gonk and Jack Skellington costumes from i09's costume roundup.

And a few more links:

1. Character design and storyboards for a One Laptop Per Child ad.

2. Lego Batman costume.

3. Janosz Poha and more ghosts from Ghostbusters.

4. Ghostly Lego minifig.

*Previously: Long essay explaining OLPC's failure.

*Buy Lego Batman minifigs at eBay.

Halloween ads for MINI; Custom MINI

One of three Halloween-themed ads for the MINI.

MINI painted by Craig "KR" Costello. Only slightly more affordable is this laptop sleeve:


*Previously: Video of outlandish stunts by the MINI.

*Buy MINI Cooper collectibles at eBay.

Do-It-Yourself Make-Up Handbook (link roundup)

Cover to the Famous Monsters Do-It-Yourself Make-Up Handbook. You can see interior pages here, and there are (expensive) copies on sale at eBay and at Amazon.

And a few more links:

1. Despite the economy tanking, the homeless population in Los Angeles has plummeted.

2. Monster elephant jack-o-lantern.

3. Chihuahua in a lobster costume.

*Previously: How to apply horror manga makeup.

*Buy pet costumes at Amazon.

Wallet by Amanda Visell (link roundup)

Wallet by Amanda Visell and Poketo on sale for $20. The little circle on the right side is a pin that comes with the wallet.

And a few more links:

1. Jack Skellington pumpkin.

2. Dog dressed as Snoopy as the Red Baron.

3. Fanmade downloadable video game based on Luigi's Mansion. Although it was way too short (more like a demo to show off the unusual controller), I really liked Luigi's Mansion. Along with Pikmin and Smash Brothers, really the only memorable games for the Gamecube.

*Previously: Lego Jack Skellington.

*Buy Peanuts toys at eBay.

The Ryugyong Hotel (link roundup)

North Korea's Ryugyong Hotel has been called "the worst building in the history of mankind." You can read about it here, and see lots of photos at Flickr. The notes on those photos are also interesting reading.

And a few more links:

1. Robot by Tom Whalen.

2. Ghost Rider art.

3. Lego Headless Horseman.

*Previously: Video of lightning striking the John Hancock building.

*Buy Headless Horseman toys at eBay.

AT-AT and snowspeeder cake

AT-AT and snowspeeder cake by the crew at Charm City Cakes. See also: Retro Robot Cake. Here's the CCC webstore.

*Previously: AT-AT school bus.

*Buy Star Wars Lego minifigs at eBay.

Folly Tower (link roundup)

Photo of Folly Tower in Ponytpool, Wales. I don't know why it's called Folly Tower. UPDATE: See the comments for the explanation.

And a few more links:

1. Chinese dragon made out of plastic spoons, knives, forks and cups glued together with a glue gun. Via.

2. Book-eating crow logo.

3. Gary Busey animated gif will test your sanity.

*Previously: Absolute Tower.

*Buy plush dragons at eBay.

Lego CubeDude: Shigeru Miyamoto as Link (and more)

Shigeru Miyamoto as Link Lego CubeDude by Pierre.

Steve Austin Lego CubeDude by Angus MacLane.

Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger, Leatherface, and Chucky Lego CubeDudes by Legohaulic.

*Previously: Remember when money was being spent advertising the new Bionic Woman tv show?

*Buy Six Million Dollar Man toys at eBay.

Charon has downgraded his ride

Photo of a shopping cart in hell (played by Aberdeen Harbour) by John Parminter. There's lots more at his website, including this photo of Dunnottar Castle:

He also has prints available. Via.

*Previously: Mont Saint-Michel.

*Buy toy castles at eBay.

Fail Whale pumpkins

Fail Whale
jack-o-lanterns. Via.

*Previously: Fail Whale Assassin's Creed Edition.

*Buy pumpkin carving kits at Amazon.

Papercraft zombie (link roundup)

Download this zombie paper toy here.

And a few more links:

1. Nintendo might provide wireless service for an upcoming version of the Wii like Amazon provides for the Kindle. Via these sites.

2. Lego coin-operated candy machines. Also, Lego King Arthur from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Via.

3. Can't say I really understand what happened, but the first sentence doesn't sound good: "A spokesman for California Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown has surreptitiously recorded telephone interviews with news reporters . . . ."

*Previously: The umbrella in the stone.

*Buy Lego minifigs at eBay.

Headless Horseman painting (link roundup)

Headless Horseman and Ichabod Crane painting by John Quidor.

And a few more links:

1. I'm amazed people wearing t-shirts advertising kgb mobile were allowed to sit behind home plate during the World Series.

2. Apparently, Facebook will ask people to be nice to you if it notices that you're a social outcast.

3. Soon all content will be crowdsourced - - the New Yorker wants you to use its cartoon kit to make comic strips. Via.

*Previously: Hamlet, written as a series of Facebook entries.

*Buy Headless Horseman toys at eBay.

Till death do we part

Today's $9 plus shipping Tee Fury t-shirt is by Zerobriant. I took the liberty of creating a desktop wallpaper out of the design:

*Previously: Death of The Endless as a Garbage Pail Kid.

*Teach your children about death with these books at Amazon.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Bioshock 2 full site now open

The Bioshock 2 full site is now open. It has a swell interface, but I didn't notice any content that hadn't already been posted at Cult of Rapture.

*Previously: Splicer cosplay.

*Buy Bioshock toys at eBay.

Werewolf, tentacled mermaid, plague doctor and more plush creations

Werewolf, tentacled mermaid, plague doctor and Nosferatu plush creations by Lindsay Mays on sale for $35 to $90 at Etsy.

*Previously: Plague doctor mask.

*Buy The Wolfman posters at eBay.