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Christien Tinsley is an Emmy nominee for his Special FX prosthetic design work on American Horror Story and also has a retail temporary tattoo line inspired by his work on set!

Tinsley Transfers temporary tattoo line has a vast array of options for Halloween. The 3D FX Transfers are debuting October 1 which was inspired by the gory character makeup from the set of AHS. Below are a few temporary tats from their “Goth” line, which reference the creepy vibes of Tim Burton, Hitchcock, and more!

Crow Lady Tim Burton
Flying Crows Raven


Posted on September 25th, 2012 in
Odds and Ends, Spooky Art by admin

The National Retail Federation (NRF) predicts Halloween spending is on the rise this year with Americans averaging $66.28 on costumes, with total holiday spending expected to reach $5.8 billion. Consumers who look up “party supply stores” in Yellow Pages local search tools will spend an even greater amount, averaging $109 per visit, according to the Local Media Tracking study conducted by Burke for the Yellow Pages Association (YPA).

Just days away from Halloween and consumers across the country racing to party supply stores to make their last-minute preparations to celebrate the big day. Of the more than 28 million yearly references made to the party supplies heading in print and Internet Yellow Pages, there is a marked increase in searches occurring in October.

Additional stats you may find interesting:

· Families drive references: Married women with families drive references in the party supplies category. More than four out of five references are made by women (83%), with higher than average usage among those who are married and have more than three total family members.

· Consumers make contact after search: 90.5% of consumers contact a business after referencing the heading. While 67% of consumers do so by phone, another 41% make an in-person visit to the store, which is significantly higher than the all-headings average of 23%.

· Consumers purchase after search: 64.3% of consumers who reference the heading make a purchase, averaging $109 per visit. Of those consumers, 59.3% are new customers to the store.

Posted on October 31st, 2010 in
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Trick or Tracker

Laguna Hills, CA, October 21, 2010 – Halloween is meant to be a fun & scary holiday, but, as parents would undoubtedly agree, not a dangerous one. Costumes, creepy decorations and, for better or worse, eating tons of candy are the hardcore traditions of the ghoulish day, and in today’s high-tech world, Iconosys unveils a new Smartphone app that enables responsible parents to know the exact whereabouts of their trick-or-treating kids without requiring them to follow alongside in the family car (risking the lives of others that may stray into their paths, as they are distracted by the task of diligently watching their children from the car window).

Iconosys, Inc., the Laguna Hills, CA developer of safety enhancing mobile apps for the Smartphone that help curb Distracted Driving, (Texting While Driving/Mobile Phone Talking While Driving) and Cyberbullying, among other dangerous societal problems, has created TrickorTracker™ so that parents can safely monitor their kids via their Smartphone, while their children are out and about gathering treats. TrickorTracker™ is free of charge for Halloween (it does expire afterwards), or can be purchased for $9.99 thereafter for full lifetime coverage of family members.

“Kids are highly vulnerable even in large groups when they trick-or-treat,” commented Wayne Irving II, inventor of the TrickorTracker™ and Iconosys CEO and Founder. “It’s nighttime, kids are going door-to-door taking gifts from mostly people they don’t know, they are in costume/disguised and their parents may be miles away. TrickorTracker™ can help give parents peace of mind without sacrificing any of the Halloween holiday fun.”

To highlight several of the new app’s important features:

* TrickorTracker™ can locate a trick-or-treater with the touch of a single button on the user’s Smartphone for ultimate convenience.

* The app installs easily on both the parent’s phone and the child’s own phone (note– if the child is too young to use a Smartphone, Iconosys believes that they are probably too young to trick-or-treat without being accompanied by a parent or guardian in any event).

* The TrickorTracker™ is available in English as well as Spanish.

* Messages can be sent to the child’s phone using a special code that is picked up and responded to via pre-set coordinates.

* The child’s phone will have special “Where Am I?” and “Where’s My Parent?” buttons, and the parent’s phone will have a corresponding “Where’s My Child?” button.

* Parents can program their phone to receive messages at regular intervals –or more often if necessary — revealing exactly where their child is on an hourly basis.

* Only the child’s phone must be an Android OS phone. For the parent, any Google maps-loaded phone (including iPhone, Blackberry, or Windows Phone 7) will work using a simple manual process. If both parent and child have Android phones, 2-way parent-child tethering is available, so the child knows where the parent is.

* The app also has a very handy flashlight feature that illuminates the phone screen, casting a ray of light on a child’s path and allowing them to travel more safely in the dark or into their treat bag to sneak a treat along their journey. This is available in white and five glow-stick colors (orange, pink, blue, red, and green).

“The bottom line is that we have designed this technology to promote safety and security for the children who are out there celebrating what should be a fun and happy Halloween experience,” added Irving.

TrickorTracker™ is now available for download from the Android Market, iconosys.com, and TrickOrTracker.com

Posted on October 30th, 2010 in
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Ever wonder what goes into building the spectacularly spookiest costumes each Halloween? While it may take you days to compile your own (or your kids’ costumes), a new contest from Windows Live Movie Maker and Instructables.com asks trick-or-treaters to show off their movie-making in a matter of minutes. Simply create a 30-second movie (using photos and videos) to showcase the process of building their Halloween costume for the opportunity to win a new iCore 5 Gateway laptop with Windows 7 and Windows Live Essentials. To enter users can register an Instructables.com account and download Windows Live Essentials 2011. Contestants must submit their entries by Sunday, November 7. Winner is selected based on the use of Movie Maker and creativity in costume.

One winner will receive the Ultimate Windows Live Movie Maker Package:

* Brand new iCore 5 Gateway laptop with Windows 7 and Windows Live Essentials – perfect for home movie making and keeping your digital media organized!
* A Pure Digital – Flip Video MinoHD Camcorder
* Two year Pro Membership to Instructables.com
* Additionally, three contestants will receive a brand new Flip video camera and a 2-year Pro Membership for Instructables.com

Sunday, November 7 the Windows Live team will select the winners. If you need tips for completing your movie in Movie Maker, check out this page. For more information on the Movie Maker contest check out the Windows Experience Blog.

Posted on October 28th, 2010 in
Halloween Events, Odds and Ends, Site News by admin

As you get ready for Halloween, we thought they may glean inspiration from the Polyvore community (7 million users +) who have created sets that let you be both frightening and fashionable. Take a look at the collection through the link below and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!


Posted on October 19th, 2010 in
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Reaching out on behalf of artist community Threadless who just announced their latest sale which starts today and runs through Monday 11/1. All Halloween tees will be on sale for $10. In addition to the sale, Threadless is adding a bonus “Trick or Tee” mystery T-shirt. For $5, Threadless will include a tee from the mysterious Halloween grab bag to your order. Do you dare?

Halloween Tees

Posted on October 19th, 2010 in
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