With only ten days away until Halloween – it’s a good time to start looking at costume kits. Now you can certainly head to your local mall and pick up a zombie mask or some such. Likewise you could really stand out this year and take a look at Travis Falligant’s Halloween Costume Starter Kits!
They are NOT coming soon anymore – they are here!
Don’t you share a lot of Falligant’s artwork?
Yes, I most certainly do. Whether it be “lost” Scooby-Doo episodes or a mash-up between The Breakfast Club and The NeverEnding Story. Travis Falligant is a very talented artist and in addition he is one heck of a nice guy. In fact if you visit the Saturday Frights Facebook Page you will see how much art he has graciously shared.
Okay. Question answered. What about these Halloween Costume Starter Kits?
I was getting to that. Travis also has a wonderful taste in movies. Cult movies that is to say. Given that the three Costume Starter Kits he is offering for example have been inspired by the likes of Blacula, Frankenhooker, and the Howling II!
I will start off with my favorite – the “Blood Sucka”!
All images courtesy of Travis Falligant.
Each of the three Costume Starter Kits cost a mere $18 and come with:
1 High quality mask printed and pressed on E-Flute Cardboard and matte laminated. Ready to wear!
1 T-Shirt Transfer Kit complete with tee design, iron-on instructions, and transfer paper.
2 Laminate stickers featuring the artwork of the character you have chosen.
Candy Starter kit to get your Trick or Treat game begun!
You can order the Halloween Costume Starter Kits right this second over at Travis’Etsy Store. Furthermore you can order all three so you can truly fit in with any creature of the night!
Welcome back to the tomb o’ faithful fiends! As my examination of the films that shaped my macabre summers of my youth continues, I am joined once again by that arch-fiend of the art world Griffin Hartter as we look at the 1972 AIP cross genre thriller Blacula!
His bite was outta sight!
Blacula, starring the King of Cartoons himself William Marshall in the title role, is the tale of an African Prince cursed to a life of vampirism by Dracula himself after appealing to The Count to help him fight the slave trade in 1780. Blacula is soon imprisoned within a coffin where he lies dormant for nearly two centuries. Flash forward to 1972 as two interior decorators purchase the coffin and inadvertently free the monster. Soon Blacula discovers the lovely Tina who he believes is the reincarnation of his deceased wife Luva as he cuts a bloody path across Los Angeles.
I first caught Blacula late at night one sweltering summer, and it seemed surreal to say the least. Maybe it was the mixing of two grindhouse staples, the vampire film and the Blaxploitation movie, or perhaps it was seeing a familiar face from Saturday Morning in an entirely different role, or maybe it was my un-air conditioned room and the fast food I scarfed earlier in the day. Either way I loved the film, and it still inspires waves of nostalgia with each viewing.
While it is dated and contains some truly over the top stereotypes (the interior decorators suffer the most), the film is still a fun product of its time with plenty of entertainment value due mainly to Marshall’s amazing performance.
If you want to check the film out for yourself (along with its sequel Scream Blacula Scream) head here!