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27

Nov

Guess what, peeps? It’s time for Auntie Jilli to talk about a cliche and be the tiniest bit elitist! Now, as many of you know, I am fond of vampire-themed stuff, and yes, I carry a pair of fang caps (in a special case) in my purse because I’m just that ridiculous. But. 
If you want a set of fangs, see if you can get a custom-made set. I’m very lucky: Seattle is home to a very good fangsmith (hi Victor!), so it has always been relatively easy for me to get a custom set of fangs. 
Why custom? Because they fit over your teeth and stay on with no adhesive or mucking about with hot water and moldable plastics. Because they will be sculpted, sized, and tinted to blend in with your teeth, instead of looking like pointy pieces of plastic. And finally, because they will help you avoid the dreaded fang-lisp. 
(The StuntHusband, right this instant, is torn between nodding in agreement and rolling his eyes at me.)
gothfashion:

Scarecrow Brand Classic Vampire Fangs

Guess what, peeps? It’s time for Auntie Jilli to talk about a cliche and be the tiniest bit elitist! Now, as many of you know, I am fond of vampire-themed stuff, and yes, I carry a pair of fang caps (in a special case) in my purse because I’m just that ridiculous. But. 

If you want a set of fangs, see if you can get a custom-made set. I’m very lucky: Seattle is home to a very good fangsmith (hi Victor!), so it has always been relatively easy for me to get a custom set of fangs. 

Why custom? Because they fit over your teeth and stay on with no adhesive or mucking about with hot water and moldable plastics. Because they will be sculpted, sized, and tinted to blend in with your teeth, instead of looking like pointy pieces of plastic. And finally, because they will help you avoid the dreaded fang-lisp. 

(The StuntHusband, right this instant, is torn between nodding in agreement and rolling his eyes at me.)

gothfashion:

Scarecrow Brand Classic Vampire Fangs

16

May

Tonight, a different kind of Goth Upkeep

Time to feed Roderick and Madeline (my “pet” crows), then work on some clothing DIY projects while sipping absinthe and listening to Bauhaus. Later, I’ll give myself a blood spatter manicure, and read a silly vampire book while taking a bath. All of these are important things.  

The more things change

Walking through Pioneer Square to Zeitgeist Coffee, sunglasses on, parasol shielding me from the sun, when one of the Seattle Duck tours trundles down the street. Quoth the driver, pointing at me: “And there, folks, is one of the rare Seattle vampires!”

I really do wonder if, when they train new drivers, they show them a photo of me and give them that line, because this isn’t the first time this has happened.

12

May

Dark Shadows mini-review!

Color me pleasantly shocked, because it is far, FAR better than I had feared. Every “zany!" moment in the trailer was apparently picked to give people the completely wrong idea about the movie, because they’re just that, brief moments. The rest of the movie is far closer in tone to Sleepy Hollow. It’s almost every paranormal Gothic Romance Novel cliche rolled into one, and covered with brooding atmosphere. The parts that made me cringe the most (aside from the fang-brushing scene) were the scenes where 70s music was being used to lighten the brooding, flee-across-the-rocks-in-the-moonlight tone of the rest of the movie. 

It wasn’t perfect, but it wasn’t the train wreck I dreaded. In fact, I want to go see it again, and I’m definitely going to be buying it. So, I’m not just relieved, I’m happy! 

27

Mar

ENJOY many of the Goth cliches? Of course! That’s why cliches BECOME cliches - because they’re so fun they endure forever and ever. 
gothconfessions:

Full Confession: I actually enjoy many of the goth cliches. I think it’s fun, in a way.
Submitted By: Anon.

ENJOY many of the Goth cliches? Of course! That’s why cliches BECOME cliches - because they’re so fun they endure forever and ever. 

gothconfessions:

Full Confession: I actually enjoy many of the goth cliches. I think it’s fun, in a way.

Submitted By: Anon.

05

Feb

So pretty! (Yes, vial of “blood” and a Dracula reference, stamp my cliche card now. Whatever, it shouldn’t be a surprise that I like this necklace.) The Heart of Mina necklace by TragicallyAdorned on Etsy.

So pretty! (Yes, vial of “blood” and a Dracula reference, stamp my cliche card now. Whatever, it shouldn’t be a surprise that I like this necklace.) The Heart of Mina necklace by TragicallyAdorned on Etsy.

03

Sep

Okay, yes. I want it. Stamp my cliche card, I’m sure there’s an open spot on it somewhere.

365daysofhalloween:

This would probably help with making those bones that go with the blood red hot chocolate that was very popular with everybody…the recipe was for meringue bones, but I’m sure you could make any kind of cookies and cover them with white frosting, or even just powdered sugar.Wilton® Bone Cookie Mold Pan

Okay, yes. I want it. Stamp my cliche card, I’m sure there’s an open spot on it somewhere.

365daysofhalloween:

This would probably help with making those bones that go with the blood red hot chocolate that was very popular with everybody…the recipe was for meringue bones, but I’m sure you could make any kind of cookies and cover them with white frosting, or even just powdered sugar.

Wilton® Bone Cookie Mold Pan

01

May

I probably shouldn’t be searching to find the best price on a certain  ankh from @AlchemyGothic . I am aware of this. But I realized how I  could change the colors of it …

I probably shouldn’t be searching to find the best price on a certain ankh from @AlchemyGothic . I am aware of this. But I realized how I could change the colors of it …

01

Mar

Hee! This never fails to make me giggle.

Hee! This never fails to make me giggle.

(Source: thincigarette)