Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Halloween Costume Ideas

I've been thinking about my Halloween costume and I'm strongly leaning towards Frida Kahlo - probably the most celebrated female artist in history, she is the emblem of Mexican culture and stood up for women everywhere by being a revolutionary and  rocking a uni-brow!

How will I do it?
By wearing some flowers in my hair, a big necklace and facial hair. I might scary it up by going as ghost of Frida Kahlo - I will see how it all turns out.

Other ideas

Carrie (as in: Stephen King, not SATC)

Rosemary (from Rosemary's Baby)

Freaky face-guy from Boadwalk Empire (Richard Harrow)

Wicker Man participant

Edith Head (found out about her thanks to Google Doodle yesterday)

Julia Child (any excuse to dress up like Julia Child)

JOINT COSTUME ALERT - Julia Child and Paul Child

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

My Halloween Horror Fest

I always like to get into the macabre spirit of this time of year - along with staring at pumpkins and thinking about my Halloween costume I like watching iconic horror movies.

Here are the films on my list to see in the run up to Halloween:
Suspiria (Italian horror movie with the tagline: 'the only thing scarier than the last 12 minutes of Suspiria are the first 94'.
The Thing (because I haven't seen enough John Carpenter films).
The Shining (because: Stephen King)
Nosferatu the Vampyre (this list wouldn't be complete without a vampire movie)
An American Werewolf in London (equally, what is Halloween without a monster movie)?

The iconic ones I love and want to watch again (and again):

Rosemary's Baby - watched this one after reading the book (which made for one of those rare occasions when the book and film supplement each other, rather than compete). The book supplies the nuanced details which can't be included in the film, and the film provides a nice visual reference - like the 'Bramford' (the actual Dakota building in New York) and  THAT ICONIC HAIRCUT.

Halloween - First of the slasher movies, legendary creepy music. Moral message: abstain from teenage sex.

Carrie - A great one of Stephen King's - really sad though. 'They're all gunna laugh at you'

Physco - Doesn't everyone occasionally think of that scene when they're.. in the shower?

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Spooky Brilliant London

Eerie looking  London - they just don't take pictures like this anymore!
London is still perfect at this time of year. Check out this pics taken 100 years ago on glass..