Showing posts with label halloween. Show all posts
Showing posts with label halloween. Show all posts

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Link roundup

1.   A look at video games unintentionally made better by game creativity:

In 2009, a group of Japanese Mario 64 players invented a new way to play their favorite game. They called it Super Mario Stalker and they streamed it live for the whole world to see.
2.  Witches on Halloween.

3. India:
The Statue of Liberty is one of the most recognizable statues in the world, but soon it'll be dwarfed by the sheer size of India's planned Statue of Unity. The new statue of Sardar Patel, the first home minister of independent India will be the largest in the world — its planned height of 600 feet means it'll be just about twice as tall as the Statue of Liberty. According to AFP, the meta statue will take about four years to complete and cost an estimated $300 million, to be funded through public funds and private donations.
4. Amazon deals: World War Z rental for 99 cents; The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms for $1.99; Ultimate Comics Wolverine vs Hulk for $1.99; and Hellboy: Oddest Jobs is $3.03.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Link roundup

1.  Selfies at Funerals tumblr.

2.  Step by step Jack Skellington makeup.

3.  Interactive Fiction 2013 roundup.

4.  New Star Wars Black preorders, including Mara Jade.

Link roundup

1. "Two officials in China have been sacked after unauthorised 'restoration' work left centuries-old Buddhist frescos ruined, state media report."

2.  Multi-faced mask; Sugarplaum Fairy from The Cabin in the Woods.

3.  Derrick Rose says he's added five inches to his vertical.

4.  Arkham Origins Killer Croc available for preorder.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Link roundup

1.  "Iraq ha[s] already surpassed all prior years up to 2008 in civilian deaths in bombing attacks. The number of deaths has now surpassed 6,000 and may even top the 2008 death-toll of 6,787 by year’s end."

2.  50 scariest television episodes of alltime.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Spirits in a bottle



H.P. Lovecraft's - The Terrible Old Man by Joe Broers, who has items on sale here. Via.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Vintage Rin Tin Tin costume




Disturbing Rin Tin Tin costume available at ebay. Via Cyriaque Lamar's new Tumblr.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Link roundup

1.  Medusa hair.  Pythor custome.

2.  Noby Noby iPhone wallpapers.  Via.

3.  This virtual board game is a fun, quick way of winning Disney Vacation Club points.

4.  "What would the world have thought of Mayor Nagin if he’d diverted resources from Katrina relief efforts to holding a Mardi Gras parade? Mayor Bloomberg may be about to find out."

*Buy the Solar Joos Orange Portable Solar Charger at Amazon.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Venom, Cthulhu, and Werewolf Captain America printable masks



Venom, Cthulhu, and Werewolf Captain America printable masks by Manny Aguilera available for download.  I've added these to my master list of downloadable masks.  Manny also has a sketchbook kickstarter.

Relatedly, check out this Cthulhu Cultist costume:



Via.

Art roundup


Many-eyed jack-o'-lantern.




Promotional image for Moth City.  Via.




Excerpt from an Aliens fan comic by Paul Maybury.




Photos from the Disney Television Animations staff art exhibition.



Mummy paper toy available for download.

*Buy the Polish movie poster for Aliens at Amazon.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Haunted Mansion, Frankenweenie, and Thor printable masks (and much more)



Here's a big collection of Disney downloadable masks, including Thor, Captain American, Hulk and Iron Man, Frankenweenie, and Haunted Mansion ghosts.  There's also a treasure trove of paper toys, including Haunted Mansion Ghosts, Wreck-It Ralph, Frankenweenie, Ursula, Jack Skellington, Maleficent, all the Disney Princesses, and Teardrop Mickey.



Printable Jay-Z and Sloth masks



Thrillist has a selection of downloadable masks.  I've added these to my big collection of printable masks.  Via.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Evil Dead costumes



Homemade Cabin, Ash, and Book of the Dead costumes.  You can see how the cabin was made here. The book opens.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Monday, October 15, 2012

Halloween Wars



My television viewing is pretty much football, Halloween Wars, Face Off, and Project Runway.  Team Dead Men Walking are pretty incredible.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Halloween Wars 2012



One of the runner ups in the season premier of Halloween Wars.  (The first contest was ghouls and goblins.  The second was clowns.)

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Link roundup

1. "Ken M, The Guy Who Intentionally Leaves Dumb Internet Comments."

2. "They told us, but we did not believe them: The Oct. 5 print edition of Entertainment Weekly, which features a one-of-a-kind digital ad running video and live tweets, actually has a smartphone inside of it. A real, full-sized 3G cellphone inside a print magazine." Via.

3. "Kim Dotcom Suspected Government Snooping Because of a 150 Millisecond Connection Delay in Modern Warfare 3."

4.  A detailed description of last year's NYC Blackout Haunted House experience.

5.  Remarkable articles about how Bleacher Report articles get written.

Haunted houses in Los Angeles

It's fun comparing the very different commercials for two haunted house attractions in Los Angeles.  The Knotts Berry Farm ad by Cramer-Krasselt uses humor:



While the Blumhouse of Horrors advertisement is deadly serious, and just looks silly:



Finally, speaking of Halloween commercials, here's a ridiculous ad by BBDO for Sneakers featuring various permutations on the Headless Horsemen concept: