"Gatormobile" in Sulfur Springs, Tampa Florida in 1924 (via TampaPix)

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Halloween Costumes in Dennison’s Bogie Book, 1922

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My vintage Halloween obsession has spiraled out of control. But fucking try to tell me that I didn’t need this cat playing a fucking fiddle.

Arguments = invalid

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❝ I went to the haunted attraction “Eastern State Penitentiary” and holy fuck was it fun

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does anyone want to see a teaser i edited


Male child skull

1942 ‘Time Capsule’ Apartment Discovered In Paris

This real-estate story sounds almost like a fairy tale or the beginning of a big Hollywood production.

Back in 2010 a Parisian apartment on the Right Bank, near the Opéra Garnier, left unoccupied since 1942 was discovered.

It was owned by Madame de Floriana socialite and an actress – who fled to the South of France during the second world war, leaving everything behind. She never came back to Paris but kept on paying her rent until the day she died when she was 91.

It’s only after she died that someone – a Commissaire Priseur – Auctioneer – re-enter her apartment for the first time in over 70 years.

“There was a smell of old dust,” said Olivier Choppin-Janvry who made the discovery. Walking under high wooden ceilings, past an old wood stove and stone sink in the kitchen, he spotted a stuffed ostrich and a Mickey Mouse toy dating from before the war.

Taxidermy pieces were commonly found throughout Mme de Florian’s apartment. It was common to have taxidermy in one’s home back in the day, in fact, having a few as home decor was a sign of affluence.

These images are just amazing, and moving at the same time. A place left untouched and undisturbed since one of the darkest time of Paris is a rare – not to say – unseen sight.

They also found a painting by Giovanni Boldini, the subject a beautiful Frenchwoman who turned out to be the artist’s former muse, la belle Madame de Florian herself.

The expert could not find any records of the painting, until they found a card with a scribbled love note from Boldini, the painting was sold for €2.1 million, a world record for the artist.

The rest was left un-dusted and un-disturbed to this day. Unfortunately, this home is not open to the public and it is owned entirely by her estate.


endless list of horror films - Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)

tundrakatiebean replied to your post “i just ordered $100 worth of supplies for my halloween costume weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee”

Tell meeeeee

It’s historically relevant Katie! I know you’ll appreciate this one! 

"The Rugaru (alternately spelled as Roux-Ga-Roux, Rugaroo, or Rougarou), is a legendary creature that seems to be most closely linked to Laurentian French communities as a combination of Native American traditions of the wendigo with European notions of the werewolf. In fact, the word Rugaru is a variation of standard French loup-garou "werewolf". The Rugaru legend is also associated with the swamplands of the southeastern United States, especially in the vicinity of New Orleans."

Rougarou time Katie!!! Since I’m doing a Southern Gothic, I wanted something to fit into the folklore. Voodoo practitioner was out, since white people who practiced didn’t do it openly in the 30s. Hoodoo practitioners don’t look a certain way. I didn’t want to be a vampire again, and I had just done zombie/ghost last year. 


I just ordered yellow contact lenses, a prosthetic brow, prosthetic ear extensions, and I’m making a masquerade mask right now to look like a sheep’s face. A wolf in sheep’s clothing, basically. 


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*me on my own blog*

this is the best blog i ever seent

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❝ i just ordered $100 worth of supplies for my halloween costume weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee