Happy Halloween! If you need a little last minute Halloween costume & decor inspiration, check out these pics from when Dapper Cadaver hosted the Set Decorator Society of America’s general membership meeting earlier this month. Members enjoyed New Orleans-themed cocktails from Mr. Bartender and food by Little Jewel of New Orleans. Congratulations to the costume contest winners: Ron Franco (Set Decorator of Goliath, True Blood & Heroes), Laura Richarz (Set Decorator of Bunk’d, True Blood & Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) and Corri Levelle (Owner of Sandy Rose Floral). Much thanks to business members who sponsored this event: Placed4Success (liquor sponsor), LA Party Rentals (tables & party rentals), Aah Inspiring Balloons (balloon lights) & Sandy Rose Floral (floral arrangements). We truly enjoy being members of the Set Decorator’s Society of America.
Ron Franco – costume contest winner
Laura Richarz – costume contest runner-up
Corri Levelle – costume contest runner-up
Phil Hoffman & Shirley Starks conducting the meeting.
Members with Papa Guede prop by Dapper Cadaver
BJ Winslow and Dapper Cadaver staffers in photo op area.
There’s so much to do this weekend for the horror fan in Los Angeles!
At the Hive Gallery downtown, see the opening of their Krampus & Klowns show on Saturday night with art by over 80 artists. $5 at the door or free for Klowns!
At the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, take a lantern-light guided tour of their exquisite mummy exhibit by Dr. Paul Koudounaris on either Saturday or Sunday night. With dinner and drinks, too. The Marvelous Dead and Darkness Tour, indeed.
Plus, indie film lovers can beat the heat at Dances with Films this weekend. There are so many intriguing flicks for the horror fan here, including 20 Matches, a horror short shot entirely by match light.
Join us this year at Transworld booth #930 for exclusive show only items, special raffle prizes and more! We are bringing more products than ever. Stop by to check out show only deals and what we can do for you. Dapper Cadaver staff are excited to discuss your haunt needs in person!
This year marks our 10 year anniversary! Dapper Cadaver has come a long way from our first days on Hollywood Blvd as two crazy kids selling horror props in the back and gothic novelties in the front of our store. Whether you have been there from the very beginning or just learned about our company we appreciate the unique quality of your vision and the opportunity to participate in building it. Bringing in new scenes to life with the right props and décor excites us every day. We thank you!
We have a lot of fun ways to celebrate in store, from an anniversary party in June to specials throughout the year! Subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on Facebook or Instagram to make sure you are the first to know.
On Friday the 13th, wonder at the cabinets of curiosities and Wunderkammer-inspired art by top artists on display at LA’s best horror prop house Dapper Cadaver. Tour Dapper Cadaver’s new expanded facilities and celebrate the launch of their collection of natural history-inspired props: Creatures & Cultures. Immortalize the moment with friends and your favorite oddity in the photobooth or just snap a selfie with a skeleton. Free shot glass with purchase over $10. Beer & wine bar by Bar One Catering. Delicious delicacies by Portos Bakery. Tunes by Jack Strauss of MYTH Masque. Victorian dress is encouraged but not required. Free admission.
Participating Artists Include:
Auriana Lynn Borealis
The Wunderkammer art and cabinets of curiosities will remain on display through March 13th.
Dapper Cadaver / Creatures & Cultures is located at 7648 San Fernando Rd., Sun Valley, CA 91352. The show will be from 8pm to 11pm. RSVP on Eventbrite or Facebook. Thank you in advance for your RSVP!
Going to the Transworld Haunt Show? Enter our photo contest to win a Luttra Head! Take a selfie with the scariest prop in Dapper Cadaver Booth #716 and enter it here: http://woobox.com/kwroy7. Good luck!
We would like to congratulate all of the Oscar nominees, especially those in the field of production design and visual effects:
Production Design “The Grand Budapest Hotel” Production Design: Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock
“The Imitation Game” Production Design: Maria Djurkovic; Set Decoration: Tatiana Macdonald
“Interstellar” Production Design: Nathan Crowley; Set Decoration: Gary Fettis
“Into the Woods” Production Design: Dennis Gassner; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock
“Mr. Turner” Production Design: Suzie Davies; Set Decoration: Charlotte Watts
“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Bryan Grill and Dan Sudick
“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett and Erik Winquist
“Guardians of the Galaxy” Stephane Ceretti, Nicolas Aithadi, Jonathan Fawkner and Paul Corbould
“Interstellar” Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter and Scott Fisher
“X-Men: Days of Future Past” Richard Stammers, Lou Pecora, Tim Crosbie and Cameron Waldbauer