Ron Franco - costume contest winner

New Orleans Halloween Inspiration with the Set Decorator’s Society of America

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.

 

Cinefamily: Clive Barker Pop-Up Gallery & Nightbreed Encores

Here’s an event to definitely check out in LA! Our friends at Cinefamily are hosting an event with macabre artist Clive Barker entitled “Show & Tell with Clive Barker” this Thursday, October 16th. This also includes an exhibit on the Cinefamily back patio with centerpieces from the artists collection, “The Dream Diaries.”

Check out some pieces from the artist’s amazing collection!
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The gallery will also be open during their Nightbreed: Director’s Cut encores with guests producer Mark Alan Miller and editor Andrew Furtado.

Watch the trailer for Nightbreed here:

Click here for more information on the events and to purchase tickets.

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Halloween Casket Rentals in Los Angeles

Rusted Halloween Casket

Looking for a coffin to rent this Halloween? Book your casket rental now while some of the most gorgeous prop coffins in the LA area are still available. We have all kinds of caskets, from modern caskets to spooky toe-pincher coffins. Sale prices are listed on the category page. See the product description for much lower weekly rental prices. All coffin rentals will need to be picked up at our store near the Burbank Airport. Check out our Halloween casket rentals!

Zombie Costume Ideas: Game of Thrones White Walker

There are certain zombies that stand out from the horde. The White Walkers from HBO’s Game of Thrones are extremely unique and iconic. (Not to mention terrifying!) Why not try being a White Walker for Halloween? If you have the FX chops to recreate their blue-eyed leader, you have our total respect. Here is a closer look at the White Walker makeup and prosthetics by Creatures Inc., LTD. But if you have a long brown cape, some furs, ice FX makeup and zombie FX makeup, you should be able to make a pretty convincing White Walker.

White Walker Leader

White Walker Horde

Any great White Walker costume ideas or sources you’d like to share? Put them in the comments! And if you end up doing this for Halloween, send us your pics. We love to share.

 

The Walking Dead Zombie Costume Inspiration

Eulyn Womble costume designer for The Walking Dead

Eulyn Womble costume designer for The Walking Dead - via the AMC TV blog

Starting on your The Walking Dead zombie Halloween costume already? Get inspired by costume designer Eulyn Womble as she literally slashes and burns the outfits you’ll be seeing in season 2, starting on October 16th. There are a lot of online guides on how to make a zombie costume. This Threadbanger video has a good visual guide to distressing and bloodying zombie clothes starting at 6:36 (with great zombie makeup tips earlier). But most don’t include taking a lighter to the edges for a cool burned-out effect. Watch the Eulyn Womble video at AMC.

Or if you’re strapped for time, Rubie’s Costumes has licensed The Walking Dead costumes that are available at sites like SpiritHalloween.com BuyCostumes.com or at your local Halloween store.

Haunt Openings & Link Round-Up

Knotts Scary Farm and Universal Halloween Horror Nights open this weekend. If you go, let us know which mazes and scare zones were the best in the comments section.

Eli Roth at the Hostel Maze

Eli Roth at the Hostel Maze at Universal Halloween Horror Nights - via his tumblr

If you are staying home and getting your scary kicks on the interwebs, check out the links below:

  • The Human Centipede 2 is out and receiving some scathing, but highly entertaining reviews. Quote from the Bloody Disgusting review: “The Human Centipede 2 serves as nothing more than a reminder that there is no God, and, if He does exists, then he sent Tom Six as punishment for our misdeeds.”
  • MTV Geek is featuring gore-geous art from Roman Dirge’s new book Taxidermied.
  • Scare Zone has a great post on common haunt themes with a helpful list of where you can find them.
  • Suicide Girls has posted the super hot third chapter of The Killswitch Review. If you like to balance out your steady diet of horror with a little gothic/sci-fi steaminess.

Happy freaky Friday!