Thursday, 29 October 2015

Inktober Part 4

24th October: Scene from Hide Me Among the Graves by Tim Powers. Characters stand in empty animal cages at the zoo. 

25th October: Zeruel from Neon Genesis (drawn from online image)
The Spiral. Aetherial Tales books by Freda Warrington
Steampunk lamp and heart drawn from online images

27th October: "Foxy" dog, drawn from photo

28th October "We're All Mad Here" Cheshire Cat from Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, drawn from online image

Loren Rhoads: Take Your Children To the Graveyard!


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Metal Hammer: What Happens When Goths Grow Up?

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Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Recent Dollmaker Dolls

It's addictive!

Definitely my style!

The Fire element one is really my style! I wish I had the clothes!

This is actually what my residual self image looks like!

I would also totally wear this!

Monday, 26 October 2015

Sewing: Tartan Dress (updated)

Made from scratch except for collar and zipper.


Simplicity 1419 Lisette.

I used different sized pieces for the top and bottom half as I am not all one pattern size. I used a premade collar instead of the pattern piece, but I plan to use the collar pattern for a future dress. I also changed it to back zipper and took out the cut out at the front. It is slightly longer on me because I am short but this is a good length for me!

Flower Sack Dresses From the Flour Mills (Historical Kindness)


Another fascinating share from Melinda!

A day in Edna St. Vincent Millay’s gardens at Steepletop

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Sunday, 25 October 2015

Inktober Part 3

18th October: A Dysir, my impression from Freda Warrington's Elfland. They are like a kind of nightmarish guardian made of shadows. A lot of them form dog shapes, but mine is in a kind of half formed stage, where it just sort of slinks around like mist.
19th October: Tiles on the little side table
20th October: Dutch ceramic cow milk jug
21st October: Allergies
23rd October: Sickness
24th October: Gravestone. I was feeling pretty sick!

24th October: Some dress ideas

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

The Incredible Nursing Cat

After being seriously ill, he was adopted then nursed back to heath by a vet in Poland. He now comes into the clinic every day as he has taken it upon himself to comfort recovering animals, including gently resting on them, warming them, spooning them, and cleaning their ears.

Monday, 19 October 2015


Well the outfit kind of is. I didn't really do 50s makeup.

A thousand pardons for the messy just washed hair!

Hand-me-down dress, Jawbreaker cardi, poison bottle necklace.

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Quick Sewing Adaptation: Blouse With Lace Trim

Please excuse the weird lighting!

Week in Review Monday 21st September- Sunday 18th October

What I did
Julia Margaret Cameron exhibition with friends
Japanese for dinner

In Darkness it Dwells by Joseph Laudati
Vivienne Westwood by Vivienne Westwood and Ian Kelly
The Vampire Armand by Anne Rice
The Snow Garden by Christopher Rice
The Vines by Christopher Rice
Ashenden by Elizabeth Wihilde
The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson and Cassandra Jean
A Place of Secrets by Rachel Hore
Elfland by Freda Warrington

Smallville s04
Smallville s05
Lost Girl s05
Blood Ties s01
Love is the Devil (about artist Francis Bacon)
Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow
Hocus Pocus
Empire Records
Stoker (one of my favourite films)
Bright Young Things
Little Women
Dario Argento's Phantom of the Opera
Pan's Labyrinth

Listening to
The Changelings
Deine Lakaien
David Bowie
The Cure

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Outfit and Makeup Catch Up #2

Makeup for the annual Sydney Gothic Picnic
I think the eyeshadow is Love Plus by Sugarpill and the lipstick is Manic Panic. I will update it if I find where I wrote it down.

Back when I was blonde. Poison bottle necklace and black Peter Pan collar dress from eBay.

Secondhand blouse and skirt

Dress from eBay, secondhand Victoriana brooch

Summer Goth: Black doll sandals

Fleur de Lys necklace I made for my Bastille Day high tea
Top and skirt hand me downs

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Inktober Part 1

October 1st: Bird with heart and myself in Tim Burton style
October 2nd: Vicki Nelson from the Blood Ties TV series
October 3rd: A night scene
October 4th: Crystal Head Vodka bottle
October 5th: Skull beneath the skin

October 8th: My bird friend, Issy
October 9th: Sleepy Hollow pumpkin scarecrow and a cosy cottage and meadow
October 10th: Magic book