Archive for April, 2011

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Anyone who has seen Dawn of the Dead has at some point discussed the idea of a zombie-proof house. Normally, the debates end in both parties agreeing that you would need a ton of money and enough time to build the house before the apocalypse occurs. Well, someone has actually followed through on that idea [...]

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Our love of vampire costumes has brought you the Vampire Woman, Twilight Baby Names, and Porphyria, but now I would like to present you with something so unrealistic that you simply have to read along to believe it. Jonathon Sharkey, who has the coolest last name I have ever heard of, has already filed the [...]

Zombie Jesus

Posted: 27th April 2011 by Dale Rappaneau in Halloween Fun
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With the passing of Easter last weekend the Internet exploded in talk of Zombie Jesus and his return to the world of the living. Unlike our Jesus costume, Zombie Jesus is far from holy, heavenly, and helpful. If you have never heard of Zombie Jesus, here’s a quick rundown on him: After being crucified, Jesus [...]

Case of the Mondays? You need a high dose of laughter.

Posted: 25th April 2011 by Dale Rappaneau in Halloween Fun
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Welcome back, Monday, how soon of you to return. It only seems like yesterday that I was partying with Friday and hungover on the couch with Saturday. But you’re here – for the whole day – and there’s nothing anyone can do about it. Rather than fight the stress and anxiety of life, how about [...]

Scrotie, The RISD Mascot

Posted: 21st April 2011 by Dale Rappaneau in Halloween Fun
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Mascot costumes, those awkward traditions of sporting events, schools, and intramural competitions, are often built in a traditional, tasteful manner. Rams, lions, dragons, bears – oh my! – these are the kind of creatures that run headlong onto the field, cheering and pumping fists into the air, trying to send the crowd into an ecstatic [...]

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Bust out your Lord of the Rings costumes, read up on your Tolkien, and get ready for the next installment in the Lord of the Rings theatrical series: The Hobbit. Set some years before The Fellowship of the Ring, The Hobbit follows the adventures of a young Bilbo Baggins. While traveling to the Lonely Mountain [...]

The Zombie Fortress

Posted: 13th April 2011 by Dale Rappaneau in Halloween Fun
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While the Internet is home to countless sub-genres baring electronic teeth and fangs at each other, it is also a place where pure, unadulterated creativity can be cultivated and grown. Earlier this month, the social site known infamously as Reddit created a running gag involving an abandoned mine in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. This is the [...]

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There is no doubt about the onset of the zombie culture, but could the culture be taking its love of death and the undead too far? Dead Island, an upcoming horror action adventure game in development by Techland, released a sneak peak trailer some weeks ago. While the trailer is highly artistic and especially well [...]

The Solway Firth Spaceman

Posted: 6th April 2011 by Dale Rappaneau in Halloween Unexplained
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In 1964, Jim Templeton was enjoying an afternoon with his daughter. The two were at Burgh Marsh, which overlooks Solway Firth in Cumbria, England. Typical to any parent hoping to capture a moment in time, Templeton took a picture of his daughter. However, what resulted from that photo has become one of the most highly [...]

The Vampire Woman

Posted: 5th April 2011 by Dale Rappaneau in Halloween Fun
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  Have you heard of the “Vampire Woman,” whose vampire mask is permanent? No? Then let me introduce you to her: Maria Jose Cristerna, a mother of four, a trained lawyer, and a tattoo artist, has taken the love of vampirism to a new level of horrifyingly astonishing. Rather than following the glittery tweens of [...]