Kisses of Death, Monstrous Sculptures That Look Like Chocolate Kisses With Sharp Teeth

Kiss of Death

As part of the current Bewitching III group exhibition at Albuquerque art space Stranger Factory, artist Andrew Bell of the Creatures in my Head created monstrous sculptures called “Kisses of Death” that look like chocolate Hershey’s Kisses but with sharp teeth.

Kisses of Death

Kisses of Death

photos via the Creatures in my Head

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The Clever Halloween Costumes of Amputee Josh Sundquist

Lemons

As a boy, Josh Sundquist was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer and after a year of chemotherapy treatments, his left leg was amputated. By the age of 13, he was cured of the cancer and later in 2006, became a member of the U.S. Paralympic Ski Team. Off and on for the past few years, Josh has made clever Halloween costumes for himself highlighting the “lemons” he was handed. In 2010, he was a partially eaten Gingerbread man with a “broken off” leg and in 2012, he dressed like the Leg Lamp from A Christmas Story. This year he has really outdone himself by donning a pink Lycra bodysuit and hoisting himself up on arm crutches to become a flamingo. Inspiring!

Here he is talking about his popular costumes, including the flamingo:

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Cockeyed’s Rob Cockerham Makes the Ultimate Disneyland Costume

Disneyland

Known for creating clever and detailed Halloween costumes, we’ve been waiting weeks for Rob Cockerham of Cockeyed.com to finish his amazing costume for 2013 so we could feature it here. His handcrafted masterpiece for this year features his “favorite attractions from the happiest place on earth,” Disneyland. He used lots of foam, newspaper, and other craft supplies to build it and says, “Sleeping Beauty’s castle is on my head. I’ve got Walt Disney and Mickey right in front of my mouth, and a great look down Main Street USA. Behind my head are the teacups, King Arthur’s Carousel, Dumbo, the Storybook Boats, Small World and Toon Town.” Additional photos and full details on how he made it (and wears it) are available on his site. He’s hoping to win the costume contest at Thunder Valley Casino in Lincoln, California and we’re thinking he has a real good shot.

His son shot this video of him wearing the costume:

Politically Incorrect Toys, A Photography Portfolio of Vintage Toys That Didn’t Stand the Test of Time

Professional photographer David Murphey of Hawaii is behind “Politically Incorrect Toys” a limited edition photography portfolio of “vintage toys that have become over time, politically incorrect” like the “gay school bus” or the “minstrel makeup kit.” He is currently raising funds on Kickstarter for the project. You can see more of the vintage toys that didn’t (politically) stand the test of time at his website.

Remember when we were kids and had the coolest toys to play with? Did you have plastic cowboys and indians, or get a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas? Boy, those were the days… Unfortunately, you can’t find them anymore. They’ve become – politically incorrect.

This project is a social commentary on how toys have changed over the years and how we, as a society can change our views about what is or is not socially acceptable. “Some of the toys may be controversial, but that’s the whole point” says David. “Sometimes we need a little tension to start meaningful conversations.”

Gay School Bus

Gay School Bus

Smoking Pet

Smoking Pets

Makeup Kit

Chinese and Minstrel Makeup Kits

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