The Halloween window displays at Bergdorf Goodman in NYC, while always fantastic, climb to new heights this month by partnering with Guillermo Del Toro’s Crimson Peak (in theaters today!). Each window scene is inspired by a moment of horror in the film, Continue reading
Want to dress as a part of a gothic duo this Halloween, but don’t feel like buying sexy vampire costumes from Party City (the only thing you find when you google “gothic couples costume”)? Me neither. That’s why I’ve pulled together some couples costumes ideas plucked straight from the pages of Gothic literature. These easy-to- DIY costumes are suitable for any gender combination and will add a little bookish wit to any party you attend. Plenty of options for those of you flying solo this year, too! Scroll down for a chronological tour of literary characters.
Halloween was traditionally a holiday of pranking, earning it an unsavory reputation as “the holiday of the vicious young boy”. And no wonder– a night filled with broken glass, upside-down outhouses, and eggs caked on the side of your house doesn’t sound that appealing. Thankfully, we’re past this phase of Halloween (for the most part), but you can resurrect some of the spirit of “pranking” in a more tasteful manner. Continue reading
I know it firsthand– It’s impossible to find Halloween playlists that don’t include either Monster Mash or Thriller (and let’s be real, they usually have both). So if you’re in need of some tastefully creepy tracks for your upcoming Halloween party, search no more– no Monster Mash here! Continue reading
This is the second of weekly Etsy Treasuries that will be featured on Tastefully Gothic. These posts will be a chance to show off the beautiful wares of many different Etsy shops at once. Each week I’ll try to come up with a different, hauntingly Gothic theme.
This week, the theme is Halloween 2014: Housewares and more for an elegant and modern Halloween!
Track down the items for sale here.
This is the first of weekly Etsy Treasuries I hope to feature on Tastefully Gothic. These posts will be a chance to show off the beautiful wares of many different Etsy shops at once. Etsy lovers (like me) curate treasuries to showcase their latest finds in a gallery format, but some curators go above and beyond to create a cohesive, atmospheric gallery with a theme. That’s what I aim to do with my treasuries– and each week I’ll try to come up with a different, hauntingly Gothic theme.
Up this week: Victorian Surrealism.
See the treasury on Etsy and track down the items for sale here: https://www.etsy.com/treasury/NTIyNTg4MnwyNzI0MzI5Mjc3/victorian-surrealism
And speaking of Victorian and Surreal, check out the artwork of Danny van Ryswyk