Weird Gifts for the Fan of Horror and the Bizzare
Next year I should really post this a little earlier. Three days till Christmas doesn’t give much time. But these gifts work all year round. So here you go:
Plush Alien Face Hugger and Chestbuster
Distributed by Distributoys (Find them at Amazon)
I first saw the facehugger at the 2008 Comic Con in San Diego. It was draped around the shoulders of some girl. I finally tracked down the seller and orderd one on the spot. Now my year-old daughter plays with it. (I know, I’m disturbed.) But hey, if you want to reenact Alien or Aliens (the only good movies in the series), order these lovely plushes. As you can tell, they are safe for children, though the flexible wire skeleton pokes a bit, so you should be careful.
The Immaculate Conception of Maria Rosenthal
by Alex CF
My wife first introduced me to the artwork of Alex CF. His work is a bit pricey, but typically they are one-of-a-kind. You can request all sorts of custom weridness. Alex CF specializes in steampunk and Victorian assemblages. He’s had vampire hunting kits, werewolf kits, Cthulu kits (this one I have). This is his latest.
This kit contains the remains of an 18th century nun worshipped by a small enclave of sisters who believed that she was born through immaculate conception. Contained in this old wooden case are the consecrated remains of the nuns face, a vile of her blood, and held within a gold leaf case—a lock of her hair, and a fragment of a treaty she wrote in regards to women and the concil of benedict.
What Alice Saw (Limited Edition Prints)
by Alex CF
Here is a cheaper alternative to buy into Alex CF’s art. These limited edition set of 10 prints charts Alex’s take on Alice of Wonderland. The prints are truly twisted. Check out the whole set at his blog.