Posted on October 26 2017
It’s my favorite time of year, when all the “normal” stores are overflowing with skulls, skeletons, bats, and black. Even the most straight laced and proper upstanding citizens get in the mood, stocking up on fake blood for little Tommy’s costume, decorating their yards with headstones and spiderwebs; Taking a temporary trip into the dark and macabre world that many of us dark angels enjoy year around. The ability for folks to let a little humor in, have fun with it and not take life so seriously for a couple weeks makes me happy. All the dark surrounding the month actually fills me with LIGHT! Deranged? Yes. Yes I kinda am.
One of my favorite things about the holiday is, of course, the COSTUMES! Every year, it’s interesting to see “what’s trending” in costumes. (And for the record, I fucking DESPISE the word “trending”; Trending? Trending!? What does that even MEAN!? And who decides what’s TRENDING?! And who said they were so rad to tell US what's cool? Whoever it is and whatever it is, sounds like nothing I want to be a part of.)
But for realz. Each year, pop culture has driven some trend, some popular flash in the pan concept, that inevitably sparks costume ideas and a gaggle of band wagon hoppers.
Need I go on?
Right or wrong, cool or lame, it’s a scene. And one I love to witness.
Now that you’re in the mood, it felt like the perfect time to take a stroll down ol’ Memory Lane and flashback to some of my favorite spooky creations over the past few years; (Most for Dolls Kill, many still reproduced/restocked/renamed), some you may recognize, and maybe some you may even have at home. Walk with me. Talk with me: as we explore
1.The "Nun More Black" Costume
2. The "Webs We Weave” Boot
3. The “Book of Spells” Bag
4. The “Satans Cheerleader” Costume
5. The "Batty White" Platform
6. The “Beast” Megatote
7. The “Mermaid Bae” Costume
8. The “Harlots Web Boot”
9. The “Pentagram Mini Backpack”
10. The “Go Big Green” Costume
11. The “Satan Says Platform”
12. The “Uniskelly Bag”
13. The “Graveyard Riot Sweater”
14. The “Nightbirds” Sneaker
15. The “Nightcreeper” Platform
16. The “Sweet Lovely Death” Backpack
17. The “Skatan Boot”
18. The “Terror Boot”
19. The “Bat Shit Crazy” Platform
20. The “Nightglide Platform” & "Skully Boot"
From my Charla Tedrick collection, both spooky sweet styles have sold out quickly to the gals that live their lives in black.
So now that you're overflowing with spooky delights, go make it a hell of a holiday!
Sending so much love & rock n' roll,