Archive for the ‘Spooky goodness’ Category
First a little back story: West Coast Haunters Convention is a Convention for Pro Haunters, Home Haunters, Halloween lovers of any kind and generally a large loving family of people that not only love the Spookier side of life but also enjoy the company of like minds, although I will fully admit that most of us do not look approachable or may seem, on first glance, like the person your Mother warned you about.
The WCHC is also geared around being a fundraiser for the Oregon School for the Deaf, “How is there a link between the two?”, you ask. OSD hosts a Haunted Attraction called Nightmare Factory which Ed Roberts is responsible for it’s inception, the haunt being created as a fundraiser for the residential programs at OSD. Ed also started the WCHC a smidge over four years ago and it’s original location was OSD. Clicking on the Nightmare Factory link will give you more history for the haunt. Not only do the students work as actors within the Haunt they also attend the Convention.
Back story having been told and the warning’s from your Mother fresh in your mind, you may not expect such a heart felt and well contemplated post to be written by ‘one of those Halloween/love to scare the bejeebee’s out of you types’…
Please head on over to Shelley’s Blog and read this… you will be glad you did.
Here is a snippet of Cory’s Article:
Deaf Kids Don’t Listen
By Cory Hunt
One of the great joys of my life is being with people who are enthusiastic, curious, willing to be themselves and let you be you. I have always tended to find myself drawn to the outcast of society. And, pretty quickly, I realized that we are all outcasts in our own minds. There is a whole side topic in this thought that I am going to shy away from.
Because what I want to talk about are some awesome deaf kids, their cool teachers, and how they hear us better than we hear ourselves. More importantly: the lessons that we can learn from them and how to better work with them.
Continue reading here…
The Witch House was built in 1921 in Culver City, California and was designed by Hollywood art director Harry Oliver. It was moved to it’s present location in 1934, which is located on the corner of Walden Drive and Carmelita in Beverly Hills, California.
The Spadena House name received it’s name from it’s first residential owners but has always truly been known as the Witch House. The house is now owned by Michael Libow, which he purchased in 1998 and set to the renovations that you will see today. The renovations took some 10 years to complete.
This house receives over 3500 Trick or Treater’s every year for Halloween!!
Here are some photos of the house, starting with the oldest photos first.
Culver City 1921
Here is a video of the inside (Can’t embed the link, click it instead)
The West Coast Haunters Convention…yes you heard me right! This year will be it’s 3rd annual event and I have decided I’m going!! I will need to start saving money and selling artsy stuff to do it but I’ve made up my mind and I already bought the event tickets.
The only thing that will stop me is a family emergency or some other financial emergency.
Ed Roberts, the founder of WCHC and his minions are still working out some details for Make and Takes, seminars, etc but it should be off the hook!!
WCHC will be June 1-3rd 2012 and will be at the Doubletree Hilton Hotel in Portland, Oregon.
Here is the link for more info: http://westcoasthaunters.homestead.com/untitled1.html
We have Tattoo’s! I’ve been wanting another tattoo for some time now and know what I want but need to save up the money, when I’m not saving up the money for other ‘life important’ things. Heh!
Thought I would go do a search about and see if I can find some cool, or at least what I deem as cool, Halloween’ish tattoo’s.
First for the Tattoo I want to get a version of…
I love creepy tree’s and haunted houses. When I saw the above photo I was in instant love with it. Having said I love creepy tree’s and haunted houses, you may see a bit of a theme in some of the photo’s coming next…
Not Halloween but it’s an awesome Mad Hatter
We have food!!! Most of this post will have nothing to do with actual Christmas’y Creepmas, but instead it will be creepy food related items. How can you not have a Skull cake at Creepmas?
How about some Sushi!! I love sushi and could eat it every dang day. But… I think I would be a bit hesitate to try this:
Ok, Ok… back to Cake…
Now we have to have the proper Silverware to eat these wonderful foods with…
I bring you Halloween Christmas decorations. The last many years the major retail stores have been selling black Christmas tree’s. It makes me smile.
I found this Christmas tree photo on Flickr, with a green tree. I believe a black tree would look much better:
I must say… in looking around on the interwebs I am disappointed in what I find for Creepy/Spooky Christmas tree’s. Seems that everything Spooky Christmas decorations related has something to do with Nightmare Before Christmas. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some Burton, but we have got to come up with something else.