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The Count

From 40 Interesting Facts About Vampires:

The Muppet vampire, Count von Count from Sesame Street, is based on actual vampire myth. One way to supposedly deter a vampire is to throw seeds (usually mustard) outside a door or place fishing net outside a window. Vampires are compelled to count the seeds or the holes in the net, delaying them until the sun comes up.


Locked Illusions Photography

In the spirit of my previous post “Zombie Mums & Tots” I’ve found an incredible, adorable photography company based in Houston, Texas.

It started when I found this photograph on weheartit.com…

…and decided that any future children of mine have a mighty good chance of looking like this every Christmas.

The company responsible for the photo is called Locked Illusions and you can see their site here. It’s run by Brittany & Benjamin Bentine and they specialise in children & family photography.

Their finished photographs have a gorgeous gothic/fantasy/rockabilly/steampunk vibe and while I understand that some people might expect something more traditional when photographing children, I think it’s genius. The technical knowledge behind the images is obvious – the lighting, the composition, the locations – and the makeup and costumes are really beautiful. Everything works perfectly together to create each scene.


hand soap

Tiny little soaps in the shape of tiny little hands!

Available from Etsy and mentioned on Jezebel


Katie Alves

These incredible images are the work of Katie Alves, a makeup artist who only started back in October 2010 using her own face to experiment with tiny designs.





"Nightmare Before Christmas"


You can see more of her work on DeviantArt, Tumblr or Facebook and various makeup tutorials are available on YouTube.


zombie mums & tots

I found this picture on weheartit.com and I’ve no idea who took the original, but I absolutely adore it.

I would happily hang this on my wall and imagine this is what I will be like when I steal some unwitting victim’s essence and have kids someday…


I put a spell on you…

From the soulful, impassioned, honey & steel voice of Joss Stone…

…to the growling, punk/folk stylings of musical nomad Shane Macgowan.

Compare & contrast, much in the spirit of “I ride this mother-loving beat like a tractor”

Ginger Snaps

“Do you think I want to go back to being nobody?”