KoolHandJoe's First Ever Monsterfy This Challenge - THE REVEAL THREAD
It’s ALIVE…… ALIVE!!!.. Well the Reveal Thread for the Monsterfy This Challenge that is.
Time to start posting your Monsterfied Crafts
A few rules for posting
1 - Tells us about your item
A - Describe what it looked like before being Monsterfied
B - What was your inspiration / vision
C - Give us a brief rundown of what materials you used
2 - Tell me about how much of the $25 spend limit was used
3 - Be sure to like and comment on other peoples posts… (but keep it positive)
4 - Don’t worry if you don’t think yours is as good as someone else’s is… post it anyways… We all truly want to see it.
5 - Remember to have everything posted by no later than 12:00am (Central) Friday October 15th (Next Friday)
Quick reminder - Only one entry per person / account
When I pick the winners next week I promise that everyone will be considered and everyone will have a fair shot at winning. It does not matter if you are a professional artist or have never tried doing anything like this before… as long as it was in the spirit of Monsterfication you could win. Vision and Inspiration matter to me just as much as ability.
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Anyone who has gotten an IRK will probably have gotten Clawz at some point. Didn’t spend any extra money-just used things we had around the house. It is a personified shoe.
@Felton10 haha… love it… well done
@Felton10 also the inclusion of bubble wrap did not go unnoticed…lol
@Koolhandjoe What about the balls? The same ones you sent me BTW.
@Felton10 … oh i saw them… but did not say anything… guess you could say… i did not have the balls… cause you have them all… lol
@Felton10 @Koolhandjoe I feel an AC/DC song link coming in 3, 2, …
@Felton10 @Koolhandjoe Aww, dammit! I couldn’t help myself.
@Felton10 lol! I love this!! Such a classic IRK item, reinvented in a monster way. This should be the new mascot of Meh. Well done!
@nonlion Thanks for the kind words.
@Felton10 Really cool! This is similar to a contest we have at the State Fair of Texas called Glue a Shoe. There have been some really creative entries.
@Felton10 Its the CLAWWWWZZZ!!! Love it!
@Felton10 Hilarious! And very creative!
@Felton10 that is so fun!!
May I introduce my toilet ghost!!!
Tells us about your item
A - Before being monsterfied this ghost worked as a toilet plunger
B - My inspiration came from a previous post and the goal was to startle my sister. In case you didn’t see my post regarding this little guy, it worked!!
C - Material used was mostly laying around the house. Bathroom plunger, white pillow case, craft paper and tape for the eyes. To make his body I purchased a Styrofoam half circle from Amazon for about $7.00
@tinamarie1974 both monsterfied and functional… well done… I like it alot
@Koolhandjoe thanks! ☺
@tinamarie1974 lol! this is fantastic, im actually inspired to recreate it and try to scare my family too haha well done!
@nonlion ooohhh, you will have to let us know if it works!!!
@tinamarie1974 awwww I love them!!
@SpoopySkeleton thanks! She became a running joke after my sisters initial fright. She was hidden in various spots around the house, so when walking into a room you didn’t know if she was gonna be there or not!!
@tinamarie1974 thanks for the inspiration, may need to make one of these for my son and husband…but will do it on the plunger next to the toilet they need so often…they will put it IN when necessary.
We went looking through old toy bins for a suitable candidate and found this cheap horse figure that was previously “customized” with nail polish years ago.
Using only supplies on hand, my vision for this project was some kind of mutant zombie horse, but many of my more ambitious ideas were dismissed as “random” or “not scary”. I wanted to remove the tail and attach another horse head to the butt. Also wanted to remove the lower portion of a leg and attach some kind of bone sticking out. Maybe remove an ear and have some brains squelching out. Also wanted to attach some epic bone/dragon wings or something…ah, but I dream…
We started with a scary base coat of black washable Crayola paint.
Neither of us really have the patience for waiting on paint to dry…tension between the creative partners grew.
Some of the paint began to peel, so we tried to incorporate that into the design as though skin was falling off and exposing the muscle and bone.
-“What if we glue on 4 more legs and make it a spider horse?!”
-“That will never work.”
-“You’re right. I think I’m over this.”
A “meh” attempt with mediocre results. Par for the course.
@medz lol well done! The zombie vibe really came through and i love the storyline of you guys working on it
@medz the texturing is on point… looks great… love the journey… solid addition to this challenge
@medz Your commentary is so awesomely Meh! I felt like I was reading the description of a Mehrathon product! But my wifi is not fast enough to catch this zombie horse
@medz Love it. Love the spider horse idea too.
@medz This is awesome! It reminds me of the creepy-ass horse sculpture we have outside the Denver airport.
POPSOCKETS! SPA KITS! POLLY POCKETS! AWESOME!
@mikey Is Denver trying to keep people out of the state? That “horse” is creepy to the max! Thanks for the mean red eyed horse nightmare! Yikes!
Its nickname is “Blucifer”
and it killed its creator!
@Kyeh what??? Need to look it up now.
https://hashtagcoloradolife.com/the-history-of-blucifer/#:~:text=The history of Blucifer is,Luis Jiménez at age 65.
Gave up on the cusp
The best part was almost done
A zombie Sleipnir
I submit before you, the latest on the New York Times Best Seller list.
Book- How to Read a French Fry By Russ Parsons
Bumper Sticker from Penzey’s
My trusty printer (not pictured) and my brain for bad puns. (also not pictured)
A bit of Karo Syrup and red Food Coloring. A trick from my youth doing haunted houses for church youth group. When you needed a lot of fake blood and those little tubes just won’t do.
and a knife from my kitchen.
Final result! I hope it is worthy of an IRK.
ps. all materials were stuff I already had around the house.
@ironcheftoni nice one… Monsterfied Literature… i like that you went with a bookself ready do a double take Monsterfication… it is a Monsterfy project that also Monsterfies the person who be the one who reads it… very meta… very cool
@Koolhandjoe thank you! I was going for subtle
@ironcheftoni lol this is fantastic! Very punny with the authors haha
@ironcheftoni The author and Forward by are the killers (see what I did there?) for this one!
@ironcheftoni Wonder if there a chapter on cooking clients?
@ironcheftoni I love that! Simple but effective, and perfect coming from a chef!
You could cook their books…?
@ironcheftoni @Kyeh I think cooking the books is illegal. But cooking people-not so much.
@Felton10 @ironcheftoni I think cooking your clients is highly illegal!
@ironcheftoni @Kyeh If you knew my clients you might come to a different conclusion. Especially the client who invited me and my wife on a clothing optional cruise. I told him I know a CPA is supposed to know everything about his clients, but this is carrying it one step too far.
@Felton10 @ironcheftoni Yeah, you’ve mentioned him - but he sounds like he’s trying to be a nice guy - or at least show you he’s got nothing to hide!
@ironcheftoni @Kyeh I am sure that is the case since he is 6 feet 5 inches in height.
@ironcheftoni You do know there are good reasons why some species eat their young? Right? I told my kid that once when she was being beyond a brat. I now can tell her I won’t have to search the internet for a recipe, I can cook her by the book - that would be your book.
@Kidsandliz one of my friends kept threatening to sell her kid to the gypsies.
@Felton10 @ironcheftoni @Kyeh
Well there ya go!! It’s no wonder why he likes to go the clothing optional route, with height like THAT he’s got to be a mighty proud peacock or have one anyway! Lol
@ironcheftoni @Kyeh @Lynnerizer Well he is African American and tells me there are very few African Americans at these type of clothing optional venues. I told him at my age, I wasn’t sure I was “up” for it.
@ironcheftoni Bill the Hippie would be pleased!
@Felton10 @ironcheftoni @Kyeh @Lynnerizer reminds of that old joke… how do spot a blind man at a nudist cruise… it really aint hard
@ironcheftoni @Koolhandjoe @Kyeh @Lynnerizer I asked him how many other business associates has he invited on a similar cruise or even discussed his interest in these types of venues ( which he says he and his wife have been going to for many years and he said none.
@Felton10 @ironcheftoni @Koolhandjoe @Lynnerizer
I’ve been to 2 nude beaches, some time ago, and although the first 10-15 minutes are fairly titillating, it’s surprising how quickly the shock effect wears off and how ordinary it soon seems. Most people look vastly better in clothes, in my opinion.
@Felton10 @Koolhandjoe @Kyeh @Lynnerizer well, don’t you feel special!!
@Felton10 @Koolhandjoe @Kyeh @Lynnerizer i go to a local Korean spa frequently and the wet areas are no clothing allowed but they are separated by gender. Since I’ve only been in the ladies, i can only speak for that side. We all got the same parts and no one cares
Meh is always watching!!
@iutami So many googly eyes!
@iutami @mossygreen … a monsterfied IRK Bag!!!.. well done… well done indeed
@iutami thats so clever! Well done, I never would’ve even thought of that!
@iutami another good use of Claws!
@Koolhandjoe @mossygreen Thank you! This was a blast to do with my son who loves all things Meh just as much as I do!
@Koolhandjoe I realized I forgot a couple things for the entry… Everything used we had already in the house. The inspiration came because my 6yo thinks its hilarious how many IRK bags I have laying around the house and when he jokes about it, it reminds me of The Blob! It just keeps getting bigger and bigger and taking over everything! He helped design the rest once we chose the bag as the main item. He pulled out his art box and some toys and books and got to work!
@iutami @Koolhandjoe I love that kid!
@iutami Now I have an earworm; “I always feel like Irk bag is watchin’ meeee”
@Lynnerizer Thank you!
@sammydog01 Thank you!
Okay, here goes. Don’t really know what to call this. Burnin’ for you, maybe? lolz
I thought of while I was working on two other projects. lol ain’t that always the way. I had everything required to make it except the orange and red spray paint, which was like $9 total. I had two of those domes that I got at Target last year and couldn’t decide what to do with them. I Used Spray foam insulation, saran wrap between layers of foam, (I don’t think it added anything to the piece- if I do another one I’ll skip it)some tiny LED string lights, spray paint and a small plastic skull. My idea was inspired by DIY “bed of coals” videos I had seen on YouTube. I love the way those look. All the vids were of much larger scale pieces, so I just got smaller lights and scaled the whole thing down. So… yeah. That’s my entry. I hope you like it.
@Pony That is BRILLIANT!
@Kyeh Thank you!
@Pony this is fucking fantastic!!!
@sillyheathen Thank you so much!
@Pony I NEVER would have guessed that’s spray foam! It looks so professional
@mossygreen Thank you! It was beginner’s luck.
@Pony that’s beautiful!
@iutami Thank you!
YOU could actually get BIG money for that beautiful, well done masterpiece!
I’m on my way over to YouTube NOW, going to check out those “bed of coal” videos!
On another note;
I love that cloche, i’ve been looking for one of those for about 3 years, ever since I wasn’t quick enough to snag “the perfect one” at our hospital’s lobby shop. You can do so much with them!
@Lynnerizer Aw, geez! Thank you! I saw some of these same cloches at Target this year, but they may all be gone by now.
@Pony that is fantastic… in fact i have like 6 cloches i don’t know what to do with… until now… well done… pun intended
@Koolhandjoe I see some barbie dolls in your future buried in fire and being burned alive… with maybe an arm or leg that has fallen off and totally in flames, a face half burned off… (but don’t forget barbie hair won’t burn due to kid toy laws so you will have to shrivel it other ways)
@Koolhandjoe Thanks! I look forward to seeing your handiwork!
@Kidsandliz @Koolhandjoe If anyone can figure out how to burninate it, it’s Joe. hehehe.
@Pony And we are supposed to believe you aren’t a professional? .
Very clever idea and well implemented. Put it on Etsy or ebay quick. I am sure you’d make a lot even with their fees. In fact offer it for sale here with a bidding thread (shades of how many pieces is this broken into guess threads we’ve had in the past to win an unbroken version of it). I’m sure you’d make out like a bandit. Nice job!
When (if) you make another it would be cool to run the lights (maybe put some red paint on them - diluting the paint so some light shines through) up into the eyes (painting the ones you don’t want to light up black).
@Kidsandliz Thank you! But yes, I am a total amateur, I just got lucky that this turned out well… and it’s not for sale- It’s going to join the rest of our spooky home decor.
@Pony that’s so creative!! Not only was it a cool idea, you also made it look so awesome! You may think of yourself as an amateur for now, but you’re quickly going to become a pro!
VAN GOGH! MANGO! TANGO! AWESOME!
@nonlion Thank you so much.
@Pony oh my god. This is absolutely amazing. I’m totally stealing it.
I love using great stuff for coals and, seriously. I am SWOONING over this!
@Pony this is
@RiotDemon Thank you! I would love to see what you do with it! I’ve been wanting to try coals for a while, but don’t have anywhere to put a big thing like the videos show since we don’t decorate outside. This was a fun solution.
@Pony So make some more. You totally know you have some people on here who would buy one from you in an instant.
@Kidsandliz Meh- I don’t know. I think I’d rather leave the selling of stuff to @koolhandjoe.
@Kidsandliz @Pony etsy is easy… anyone can do it… you should join so diy Halloween groups on Facebook… they would love this… i can whisper a few to you if you want them
@Pony I woke up thinking about the saran wrap–is it to keep the layers from compacting together so light can peek through the variations in thickness? I’m not doing anything like this until after we move (if then), but apparently my subconscious is already planning.
@Kidsandliz @Koolhandjoe I have an Etsy shop, just haven’t used it in a few years. I used to make pirate themed hair accessories, POTC style. I am in one Halloween DIY group on FB, too. That’s where I saw the coal beds for the first time. I’m just not interested in making this into work.
@mossygreen Yeah, that was the theory, but I think in this small scale piece it really didn’t make a difference. The video I got that idea from was for a large coal bed with a cauldron on it, and she used clear shower curtain liners.
@Kidsandliz @Koolhandjoe @Pony
I know exactly what you mean; my letterpress printing projects are more about discovering what I can do to make an idea happen, and the interesting ways that ideas can evolve as you go along, and it’s usually too time-consuming to be profitable. I’ve sold a piece or two occasionally but it wouldn’t be as fun for me anymore if that was my main objective.
@Pony you’re welcome!
Okay, @Koolhandjoe- you told me to post my other two projects in this thread, so I will. This is a lamp I built from scratch out of a box of parts I had, plus a 36" skeleton that I parted out. I am happy with how it turned out, but I am getting a different shade for it, as this one is borrowed from another lamp. This one was a lot more effort than I thought it would be, because I had to dremel out the whole interior of the spine to get it to fit on the tube.
This one didn’t photograph well. The skeleton torso is black with silver dry brushing. It looks way better in person.
@Koolhandjoe Here’s a lovely sweet dolly with tentacles bursting out of her eyes and mouth. lol I am a disturbed individual. It was hard to get good photos of this too, but the idea comes across.
@Pony the doll… is absolutely beautiful… the skeleton lamp also fantastic… i absolutely admire your skills
@Koolhandjoe Wow- thank you! Coming from you, that’s a huge ego boost. Careful, I’ll get all snooty.
AaaaAAaaaaaaa!!! I really like the lamp but I CAN’T LOOK AT THE DOLL!!!
@Pony oh my gosh. More amazing projects!
@Koolhandjoe @Kyeh Muahahahaha! Sorry not sorry!
@Pony I love them all but the way you made that lava is brilliant!
@sammydog01 Thank you!
@Pony holy crap that lamp is amazing!!!
@nonlion Thank you!
@Koolhandjoe @Pony these are all so bloody brilliant!!! We should create a creepy crafting collaborative! Now I’m nervous about making my piece.
@Koolhandjoe @sillyheathen Aw, don’t be silly. Er, wait… lol your name… pffft. hahaha. Come on, I’ve been waiting for more entries, especially yours. Go go gadget Heathen!
(I may or may not have taken my pain meds on an empty stomach this evening… whoops! snicker)
@Kidsandliz @Koolhandjoe @Pony
I for sure would love to see all of spooky you’ve made throughout your house. I’m sure I’m not alone!
@Kidsandliz @Koolhandjoe @Lynnerizer Most of our stuff is store bought. I only started spooky crafting very recently.
@Pony Is that blood just paint or did you mix latex or something in? It’s very realistic.
@sammydog01 It’s just paint. I mixed a teeny tiny bit of black into my bright red, and I used a syringe to squirt the blood all over her, so it’s applied really thick.
Hahaha! Okay, so the only lights I had that were the right size and color for the lava skull were these little multi colored ones with a remote control, so I used them, and have to change them to solid orange when I plug them in. Tonight I hit the wrong button, and it became a toxic waste skull!
@Pony OK, that’s even better
@Pony WOW! That is amazing!
@Pony If still undecided on a name… I am thinking Cole?
@Koolhandjoe Ha! Cole- perfect.
Look what I found at Michael’s. On half price so $3-4. Also saw @Pony’s skull there too less than $10 but can’t remember how much. And skulls made of styrofoam. A lot of the halloween stuff here is on half price sale.
@Kidsandliz So stop giving all your ideas away and create something monstrous!!!
@Kyeh I didn’t buy anything and don’t really have anything at home I can sacrifice to monsterfy. This stuff was cheap and under Joe’s budget but over mine.
@Kidsandliz Well, it doesn’t have to be permanently monsterfied - it only has to last long enough for a photo!
@Kidsandliz I was just at Michael’s yesterday. I didn’t grab the baby parts, I didn’t like how flimsy they were. I did buy a bunch of serving/baking stuff though, and the leopard skull pillow! Oh, and my skull was off of a 36" skeleton that had a messed up leg so I parted him out. lol
@Pony Speaking of baby parts I haven’t seen the baby arm in photos for ages. I wonder if meh still has it? @koolhandjoe???
@Kidsandliz @Koolhandjoe Didn’t it get sent to someone in a fuko?
@Koolhandjoe @Pony I have no clue. Too bad if they did though. You know - history, meh archives LOL
@Kidsandliz @Pony baby arm predates me im afraid… i have not seen it in person in a long while
Making creepy toys even creepier.
Please note: my kids came up with the ideas. I helped a bit with the execution. This is their entry and I’ll let them choose from the irk first if we get one.
First is the flight of the evil barn owl.
Here is the process
We only used what we had… no extra spending
It’s eyes light up when on
After crash landing
For posterity… my 6 year old’s first request was to monsters a black trash can
Photos in comme to because my uploads were weird
@mbersiam That is freakin’ adorable!
@mbersiam and because mediocrebot has not commented on this thread yet. That’s awesome!!
POPSOCKETS! SPROCKETS! DAVY CROCKETT! AWESOME!
Great video and what a fun idea!
@Kyeh @mbersiam It’s the joyous screaming that makes it!
@mbersiam tell your kiddos… this officially has Koolhandjoe’s seal of approval… very well done… yall are not going to make this easy for me
@Koolhandjoe My kiddo says “Thank you very much. We appreciate it” (quoted from the 9 year old)
@mbersiam Wonderful idea and it still flies! I love it.
@sammydog01 yes, I was worried about adding too much weight to it which is why we just used markers to color it… I would have loved to dress it up a bit more but then it wouldn’t still work
Got mine done!
I planned om making a cat head baby doll ever since I bought those heads at the Mehrathon but never got around to it. Even bought a few baby dolls but life got in the way.
The doll I chose turned out to be a Chou Chou bottle drinking doll. I thought it just made noise when you fed it but apparently the eyes moved too. I had to use a power saw to cut her head off since everything was full of electronics and motors. Hopefully she’s not one of those cursed dolls waiting for a blood sacrifice to come for vengeace. If she is I’m screwed.
So I bandaged my hand, cut down the cat head, and zip tied it onto the doll. Painted, sealed, and put in a couple of baby teeth and the original eyes which were also a bitch to get out. Added hair from a porcelain doll and the outfit from another doll.
I may go back and make her less goofy looking. Then again I may not.
Spent $2 on paint at the craft store.
@sammydog01 I thinks she looks puuurrrfect as is… lol… but seriously that is so cool… yall are making my choice next Friday so damn difficult… amazing job
@sammydog01 lol this is so creative and adorable, i love it!!!
@sammydog01 She’s so cute- when I first saw the photo, I thought that was the original doll and you were going to bloody her up or something. She looks professionally made!
Here she is without hair. Don’t know about the hair. I need to stop messing with her. And play with something new!
@sammydog01 If you have any fine wire, you could give her real whiskers.
@Pony I bought some wire and was thinking about it. I was trying to balance cat and human and decided against it. But I have two more cat heads to play with. I love those cat heads.
@sammydog01 Very creative!
@sammydog01 Really well done, and such a weirdly perfect mixture of cute and creepy! More so with the wig, I think.
@Koolhandjoe @sammydog01 Groan… dad joke alert!
I too thought the first picture was the before because she’s so put together and perfect! My first thought was “that doll is creepy enough as she is, you don’t need to do anything to her”! Lol…
Love it, great job!
there is no need to be catty… lol
@Koolhandjoe @sammydog01 Meow-ch!
@sammydog01 creepy cat girl ftw!!
Looks really good, the only thing I would add is whiskers.
@sammydog01 you did a great job because the more I look at it the more I know I wouldn’t want it staring at me.
@sammydog01 fantastic use of the styrofoam cat head!!!
SPOOKY BOTTLE WHICH ALSO GLOWS IN THE DARK.
One old vanilla extract bottle, two glass eyes, a roll of masking tape, a water-soluble ink pad and some very, very old glow-in-the-dark nail polish.
@mossygreen LOVE it!!! Creepy as balls!
@mossygreen It looks just like skin! Amazing!
@sillyheathen Thank you! Every step of it was basically “I can’t find the specific thing I was looking for, so maybe this will work.”
@mossygreen So cool! My mom and I used to make bottles with the masking tape back in the 70s. We use shoe polish instead of ink, though.
@sammydog01 I kind of want to cover everything in masking tape faux leather now. It’s relaxing to apply.
@Pony I WANTED to use shoe polish, but only had black. It’s the classic method! The nail polish ended up changing the color of the ink (for the better), but I don’t know if I’d recommend it since that was sort of dumb luck. Do you still have any of the bottles or were they gifts?
@mossygreen Good lord, no. That was 45+ years ago.
@Pony I’m sure they were beautiful.
@mossygreen looks great!! Good job!!
Marvelous! It looks kind of reptilian!
@Kyeh @mossygreen yes! Especially in the first photo- it has this ancient reptilian creature vibe going on. I love it.
A little like this…
@mossygreen so fantastic… this is amazing
@mossygreen i really love this! Also, when you commented saying you kept trying things and they didnt work so you had to try something else: that’s so relatable! Thats exactly where I’m at with my monster right now haha trying to find what works!
@mossygreen really spooky
@mossygreen so cool!!
@nonlion Nice, work with the chaos because sometimes it brings you something better than you had in mind! I have no idea why my bottle is mottled under black light, there’s no reason it should be, and yet there it is. Real magical dragon skin, or something.
I remember doing that too! This is way more creative than anything I did back then though. This is great! Creepy cool!
Omg I love it! It looks like you bought it at the store. Very well done
@mossygreen so frigging cool!!! I adore this, great job!
@mossygreen Nice job, I always wanted something like that, so that when I have a drink and say “Here’s looking at you” there is something looking back!
My wife has an awesome tarnished silver teapot that she uses as a flower vase. I chose this as my object, but was not allowed to permanently modify it. So I decided to make some spooky flowers to go in it:
My purchased supplied were only a set of table tennis balls: $5 from the liquor section of the grocery store (I wonder why there were there).
I colored them with sharpie in as many scary eyes as I could think of, including my favorite, a goat’s eye.
Pictured after 3 coats of clear spray paint, before the shiny resin coat:
More glamor shots, my place is pretty decked out for Halloween so the flowers fit right in:
POPSOCKETS! COURT DOCKETS! FOLK ROCK HITS! AWESOME!
@fibrs86 Beer pong?
I love the flowers! I bought some creepy flowers at Target and yours are better.
This is really cool… I get a total Beetlejuice vibe from them… great work… I have said it already… but ya’ll are not making this easy for me… so much creativity
@fibrs86 I am absolutely in love with these flowers! That dark, spooky vibe of the flowers with the antique looking tea pot is a perfect aesthetic mix and they really go well together. Also the eyes are very well done!
@fibrs86 These are totally badass. I’ve made eyeball flowers before, but yours are like a thousand times better. Well done!
@fibrs86 GOATS’ EYES FOREVER!
@fibrs86 love it!! Looks like there is a little tsrnish on the teapot. Or is thst a shadow. Either way, tarnish or camera trick. Looks great!
@fibrs86 It’s a really bold, '60’s-ish aesthetic. They’d be great on a witch’s hat! Maybe not all of them at once. Or maybe all of them at once.
@Koolhandjoe You sure do have your work cut out for you here!
Maybe you could change the rules and divide it up into different categories… Still life, edibles, human/living etc.
Or NOT! Lol…
Soooo cool I love how the felt is curled around the flowers. I would keep these and put them up every Halloween.
@fibrs86 @Star2236 I would leave them out all year.
@fibrs86 love this piece. Reminds me of Real
monsters from Nickelodeon.
@fibrs86 I love these!!
Was going to work on my project tonight but then my rat had a tumor burst and we had to put her down this evening. I am devastated, seriously, she was MY baby…but Meh is so ingrained in who I am that I had a momentary thought of monsterifying her corpse…I did NOT. Will try to finish my real entry tomorrow…if not, oh well.
@cbilyak I’m sorry!
@cbilyak i am so incredibly sorry… losing a pet always is hard… they are family members… my are thoughts with you
@cbilyak That is so sad. And to have it happen so suddenly too makes it even harder. Take care.
@cbilyak Oh no… I’m so very sorry.
@cbilyak Poor baby. Condolences.
@cbilyak so sorry for your loss.
@cbilyak So sorry for your loss.
@cbilyak I’m sorry.
Aw that stinks, I’m so sorry!
@cbilyak im so sorry to hear that she will absolutely be missed
@cbilyak Walter and I send our condolences on your loss. How old was she? Do you have any pics of her (in better times) you could post?
@cbilyak So sorry to hear that, thinking of you & your sweet baby.
@cbilyak I’m so so very sorry to hear that. Losing fit babies is never an easy thing. Biggest hugs!
@Felton10 thanks so much. One of Spice with IRK and one with both Sugar and Spice together…we lost Sugar a few months ago so at least they are together on the other side.
@cbilyak @Felton10 Aw! So sweet together.
For the toddler category
All scrounged from around the house
Only cut myself once that counted - blood drawn
Almost think I like that one better
Had big plans for fancy blood and chomping on a big fat spider but between life and actual skill level decided to stop here. The eyes changed several times and think I might like to paint or sharpie something to glow around.
I was thinking I had some time this weekend then reread the rules. Tomorrow is busy and I will have little to no time to play.
Is it just me or does everyone keep thinking about what could be done different or maybe better?
This is soooo much fun… and actually quite creepy especially when glowing!
And to answer your question… i always contemplate what more i can do or add or change… but have learned… once you initially think you are done you probably are… often time if you go back and change your creation you will find it doesn’t actually make it better… be confident in what u made… i really like this… well done!
@speediedelivery I’m going to have nightmares about those teeeeeeth… lol he’s super cute and creepy!
Yes, those teeth are really creepy!
@speediedelivery lol it’s the same here. Im putting on the finishing touches of my monster today and i just keep wondering if i shpuld add more
@speediedelivery I love it, especially since it glows. Is it going out front of your house on Halloween?
@speediedelivery this is fantastically creepy. Methinks I love the teeth the most!
@speediedelivery LOL for your caption.
@Koolhandjoe Thank you. I still may experiment with it a bit. A couple thoughts I didn’t have time to try out. We shall see.
@sillyheathen @Lynnerizer @Pony The teeth were from the dollar store after holiday 90% off sale last year. I always watch for cheap little toys to give out and they had a ton of leftover stuff. I hid my shopping that day.
@sammydog01 Nope. I have to figure out a way to steady it. The glow is from a flashlight that does not sit well. The cats like the pumpkin and will knock it over to play with unless I fasten it somehow.
@cbilyak I am here for the fun. Also to prove the point that I will post even though I am not in the same league as others. I have not tried something like this in a really long time. It was fun to think about and experiment a bit. Now I want to try a few other things based on some of the creations. Joe may have created another monster here
I know what you mean, I’m inspired by everyone’s creations too! I finally just mentioned this whole thing to my guy and his response was “Oh what are we going to make”? That’s from the guy who doesn’t want to bring a old doll into the house so I can package her up to ship out to Joe, he’s said it’s too creepy!
Go figure…!?! Might put something together today, we’ll see how it goes!
I’m not sure I’m going to get mine in all time. I’ve set aside the whole day but im still worried I won’t finish on time. Will definitely submit whatever I have. It’s going to be a close one though.
@sillyheathen Can’t wait to see whatever you end up with!
/giphy you better work
@sillyheathen I suspect whatever you can’t finish the way you’d like you can fold right into the design and no one would know if you didn’t say anything.
@mossygreen ironically I’m missing eyeballs.
@sillyheathen Heh heh heh
@mossygreen oh the eyerony!
@Pony all damn day! Mostly. I’m about to cover it in paper mache/clay. I don’t know if I’ll have time to paint it but it will at least look like a statue. I’m still bummed my glass eyes didn’t come but such is life.
@nonlion this is so flipping great! Definitely going to have to do this with my littles.
@sillyheathen Thank you so much!
@nonlion I present to you Vic the Vampire Spider! Vic is short for vicious, because he is. This vampire spider feasts on humans and their blood as opposed to insects. My inspiration for this started with the fact that I tend to make more cutesy creations and had no idea how to start making a monster. So I teamed up with my dad who is also fairly creative. He jokingly suggested I make a spider, because I have huge arachnophobia. Low and behold, that was a perfect idea to go with! But I didn’t just want to do a standard spider; they felt so normal for the holiday and I wanted to try to take it one step further. So I figured what if I make it a vampire spider, and instead of putting insects in it’s web, there are bloodied body parts!
So for my item to monsterify, I took a beach ball and bouncy ball we had lying around, and decided to use those as my starting points. From there, the rest of my inspiration came from whatever I could use from around the house, because I really liked the idea of upcycling. My dad had a bunch of styrofoam lying around (he likes to collect things he thinks he can use later on haha) and we cut out different size legs, and used his Hot Air Gun to melt the styrofoam just enough to bend it and create the joints.
Then I spray painted everything with a mixture of black and silver paint. Now, I knew I was pretty much an amateur coming into this, so I tried to make up for what I lack in skill by being as detailed as possible. Most spiders have a little fur on them. So mine had to have fur too. My dad and I brushed our dog and cats repeatedly over the past week, collected the fur, then cut it into little pieces and used spray adhesive to put that on the spider. I sprayed over the fur with a bit more silver and black, to help give it that mottled coloring
Then I bought some barbie dolls at the dollar store, as well as some eye balls. I created some fake blood with corn syrup, red food dye, and a little bit of cocoa powder. I found a spider web tutorial on YouTube, and took some old string we had lying around to make the web.
I used about $8 of the $25 limit. Sorry I went on a rant about my process haha I’m just so proud of how it turned out! I tend to dream big but never follow through right.
@nonlion HAHA! Very cool!
@iutami Lol thank you!
@nonlion That’s absolutely fantastic! I especially love the fact that you used your pets’ real fur on it! So super-creative. It turned out really well!
@nonlion That is SO COOL! I love it! Excellent job!
@Kyeh Lol thank you! They shed so much around the house anyway, it seems a waste not to use it
@Pony Thank you so much!
@nonlion THE FUR!
@mossygreen @nonlion RIGHT?? I have to show this to my husband- he thinks I’m nuts for keeping some of the cat hair I brush off of ours. HA!
@mossygreen @nonlion @Pony A friend gave me this book (which also got sold in a Mehrathon once)
@Kyeh @mossygreen @Pony Lol pony you absolutely should show this to him; there’s so much you can use it for and Kyeh that’s awesome!!
OWLS! TOWELS! JOWLS! AWESOME!
@nonlion the barbies in the web are epic!
@nonlion That is fantastic! The fur makes it! And the barbies too.
@nonlion that is spectacular, good job!!
@sammydog01 lol thank you! I tried to just buy some mauled limbs at the dollar store but they didnt have any, so I had to make my own
@tinamarie1974 thank you!
you created an incredible piece… love the details… i am very impressed… you dreamed big and delivered a true piece of monsterfied art
@nonlion I never thought pet hair could be this useful. Bravo!
@Kyeh @mossygreen @nonlion @Pony
I was thinking about that exact craft as I was reading about the pet fur on the spider. I know people often use their cat’s fur in felting but for some reason it’s always kind of grossed me out! Lol…
@Lynnerizer @mossygreen @nonlion @Pony Some people also save their dog’s fur to make yarn and weave and knit with it. I just wonder how it smells if it gets damp - like a wet dog?
@Koolhandjoe Oh wow, thank you so much! To get that compliment from you is just so uplifting and really boosts my confidence. I shall always continue to dream this big
@LucyPS Thank you! Honestly, neither did I. Now I gotta start thinking about how else I could use all their hair that’s lying around lol
@Kyeh @Lynnerizer @mossygreen @Pony Lol!! That’s such a good curiosity! We also comment when my dog comes in from the rain haha I can only imagine if their fur had the smell when felted as well
@nonlion I have a friend also afraid of spiders. I have to show it to her! Yes, I’m that kind of friend!!
@ironcheftoni lol! Your poor friend
Man I’ve been having a migraine for the past week, going to the hospital tonight. Wish I had more time.
@Star2236 aawww sorry. Hope you feel better
@Star2236 oh no!! Im so sorry i hope you feel better soon!
@Star2236 migraines are stupid! Really hope you feel better.
Thank you all.
@Star2236 Oh that stinks! Hope they can help and you get to feeling better soon!
I won’ have time. Internet went out (so am outside sitting on the ground next to one of the hospital buildings with guest internet right now) and they aren’t coming to fix it until next Monday sometimes between 5-7pm. My kid is in labor and baby due tonight or tomorrow. Was going to do baby German coachroaches (they are smaller) in a 1" long bottle with an adult American coachroach holding the bottle in a protective way with a spider on top of the bottle. All dead things I have collected in my apartment LOL (not).
@Kidsandliz when you find time you totally should make it… sounds really cool… wish yall well during the labor and delivery… that is far better than a creepy craft anyway
@Koolhandjoe Yeah but I wanted to be in the running for a prize LOL. Not that I’d likely win anything looking at what people have already posted, but you know if I don’t enter then I have zero chance instead of 0.0001 chance. .
@Kidsandliz congrats grandma
/giphy new baby
But babies are so much more fun, and WAY more cute than any spider! vs
…hmm You’ve got the best prize ever!
@Kidsandliz I hope everything went well!
The baby missed your birthday by just a few days.
@Kyeh Still waiting…No baby yet…
@Lynnerizer Well true (grin). Can I be greedy and want both?
@tinamarie1974 Thanks. This little thing tried to escape 6 weeks early and got locked back up. Now she is taking her time (she is still 2 weeks early).
@Kidsandliz Oh, gosh - that can’t be fun. Hope she makes her appearance soon!
@Kyeh Not yet…
/giphy foot tapping
@Kidsandliz Well, that must be tiresome.
Hey, Clawz-type footy PJs!
@Kyeh @tinamarie1974 revealing a baby and not a monster, although I’d imagine crying a lot when said parent is exhausted might temporarily qualify as a monster
@Kidsandliz Ohhhhhh! Gorgeous little thing!
I’m glad she finally arrived; how’s your daughter doing?
@Kyeh She has lots of curly hair too. She’s fine but tired.
@Kidsandliz @Kyeh so precious. Congrats to you and your daughter
@Kidsandliz I’ll bet! You’re probably tired too - well, not as much, but still. I hope to see the curly hair sometime, and her eyes.
@Kyeh Hopefully tomorrow.
@Kidsandliz @Kyeh @tinamarie1974 that is an adorable baby… Congratulations
@Koolhandjoe @Kyeh @tinamarie1974 Thanks everyone.
Ok, was able to finish. I had grand plans but as I started incorporating things I kept stopping liking the less is more. Before was a plain bamboo cutting board, still in wrapping, that I received in an IRK. Inspiration was my husband’s baby picture, ok, kidding. Inspiration was the attempt to make something that was monsterified but also functional. In the end the only materials I used were the cutting board, a wood burning tool, and red glitter hot glue. I had everything here already, so $0 was spent. I had lots of other materials at the ready but in the end I like the minimalist version I landed on. May I present my monsterified cutting board…
@cbilyak Eeeeeeeeeeek! That’s one gnarly monster! I love it!
@cbilyak this is sooooooo cool… there is a store near me called Horror Freak… and the have an artist the sells burned wood cutting boards… and this 100% is as good if not better than things i have seen there
@Koolhandjoe wow, thanks!! Here is my before shot with all the crap I had planned on using and a mid project pic.
@cbilyak i really like how it turned out… simple… creeptastic… let your woodburning skills take centerstage
@cbilyak He reminds me of a super scary Grinch. You’re really talented.
@cbilyak @sammydog01 YES! I get Grinch vibes too, like the Grinch on super steroids!
Really fantastic - I didn’t know you were a wood burner. AND it’s useful, on top of it all.
@Kyeh @sammydog01 honestly, this was the first time trying woodburning. A friend sent me the tool as a gift and I just never had a project in mind…until this contest. I loved doing it, I think I found a new hobby.
@sammydog01 OMG, I so did not see that when I was doing it but now that you have said that I cannot unsee it. He totally is grinchy!!
PANS! GLANDS! CRAYONS! AWESOME!
@cbilyak looks great! Will be good to use as a chaucherie board for a halloween party
@ironcheftoni brilliant idea.
@cbilyak oh my gosh that is some insane skill!! You’re a true artist and this is a monster that will give me nightmares. Very well done!
@cbilyak @ironcheftoni one might say a charcut…EERIE board… (i say as i high five myself)
@cbilyak @sammydog01 To be fair, your monster also looks like the Creepshow one on one of this week’s Mediocritees.
@cbilyak I ended up removing the “blood” from his mouth today…I think I like the teeth showing completely.
@cbilyak You did a really good job on the teeth, I like the cleaner look too. It’s not that the “blood” looks bad, but it doesn’t enhance the design.
Plus now the cutting board is actually still usable!
@Koolhandjoe That could have several meanings with my birthday coming up.
@Koolhandjoe my gosh that is creepy!!!
@tinamarie1974 wanted to instill fear
@Koolhandjoe Sir, I do not envy you your task here. This is going to be tough.
/youtube lights out short film
@Koolhandjoe @RiotDemon @tinamarie1974 Yeah I would be sleeping in my car.
@Koolhandjoe I hope tomorrow’s daily offer is some sort of comfort item because I may never sleep again after seeing some of these
@Koolhandjoe i don’t envy your position in judging these entries. They’re all so amazing
Well I knew it was going to come down to the wire and sure enough here we are. Medusa apparently went and looked in the mirror and turned herself to stone. I had plans of grandeur but they bit me in the arse as they tend to do. She’s not exactly what I had planned but she’s what I have to submit. So here she is! Also it’s going to take a second as I have to do this from my phone.
@sillyheathen She is freakin’ terrifying.
@sillyheathen INCREDIBLE! I love the way you did the snakes.
@sillyheathen your skilled in so many mediums… I love this statue.
@Kyeh I spent around $16 total. The original plan was to have glass eyes and I had another LED to wire in and the light was supposed to come through the glass eyes as Welles the mouth. Amazon never delivered them so I had to roll with just the mouth. The idea was to have Poseidon casting on the wall because he was the reason she was cursed. It was a toss up between him and Athena. Anyway. I plan to continue to work on her and I’ll she her evolution as she changes.
@sillyheathen I was hoping you’d continue to bring her out of the clay! She’s going to be diabolically scary, I know it!
Omg so sweet. You should take a side pic so we can see more of the hair/snakes.
@sillyheathen I was also going for glowing eyes. I was planning to use marbles then decided it didn’t fit and was looking for those glass pieces that are used in vases to hold flowers. I have about a gazillion somewhere, in a box. Time was ticking so I switched to shot glasses. I never thought to look for eyes!
@Kyeh @sillyheathen Yeah, we all need to see how she develops.
@sillyheathen I want to come play in your sandbox, look at ALL of the goodies you’ve got!! Loving that skull in the back corner!
Btw, glass thingy for the flowers is called a frog.
@sillyheathen Wow. Just wow. That’s a piece of art.
@sillyheathen You are the coolest person I know!
@iutami I question your judgement.
@sillyheathen This is amazing! So creative!
@sillyheathen wow that looks incredible!! I love the light incorporated in the mouth and definitely want to see the final product if you choose to add more to it
Blair Witch stick figure - I never saw the movie, but there’s something legitimately disturbing about these things, so primitive and menacing.
Raw materials - yard waste, a touch of hot glue in a couple of spots, and cocoa powder to darken and “dirty” it up. Oh, and some of my own hair.
@Kyeh super creepy… super cool
@Koolhandjoe Thank you!
Not in it to win it, just to be in on the fun!
For not seeing the movie you did a superb job.
@Kyeh If you haven’t seen the movie, then I can pretend it’s a tribute to the Karl Edward Wagner story Sticks. Which is what I am doing right now.
@mossygreen Now I have to Google that …
@mossygreen I have to admit I’m a teensy bit uneasy about keeping this piece … I guess I could hang it outside but I don’t want the cocoa to attract critters. Better critters than curses, though, maybe!
I do think there’s something eerily disturbing about the ancient hex (or are they sigils?) symbols; harking back to druidic beliefs and earlier … I know very little about them.
Super creepy and I sure as heck wouldn’t want to walk up on that hanging in anyone’s tree! I’d think a real witch lived there, especially since it’s all natural AND with real hair! GOOD JOB!
@Lynnerizer @mossygreen Thank you!
@Kyeh @mossygreen Maybe spray a little clear coat on it to keep the cocoa from attracting pests? I’d totally hang it outside and let people wonder…
@mossygreen @Pony I’m sure my neighbors already think I’m weird. I don’t go for the manicured lawn and neatly weeded flowerbeds, and that makes my yard kind of a sore thumb around here. I just can’t be arsed, as @unksol likes to say.
@Kyeh That totally gave me flashbacks to the movie when I saw it. Not only did the movie scare the crap out of me it made me sick to my stomach because of the was it was filmed. Keep it in a drawer to hang in someone’s yard when they report you to the homeowner’s association?
@sammydog01 I could have used it back when the weird old guy next door was chasing deer into my yard, off of his expensively maintained lawn! He’d actually follow them into my yard and close the gate on them!
@Kyeh looks good!!
Crap! It uploaded too late, but oh well.
His name is Timmy the Coaster. He was a very nice baby doll, and then my 4 yr old decided to dismember him and give him “hair.” He was scary enough like that. I spent $0 on it, as all I added was a cut up red balloon to simulate muscle tissue from his arms and some salsa for blood and such.
@LucyPS I love that it was a “collaborative effort”!
Oh wow, so glad you mentioned this! I actually thought we had until Friday night at midnight! We were going to make something today! Procrastination isn’t my friend!
Good job with baby coaster! (I might’ve just turned on that burner for a minute or two!) Lol
@LucyPS Wow… Spicy
@LucyPS @Lynnerizer I think you do have till midnight tonight Mountain time!!! But Maybe that meant this morning??
@iutami @LucyPS @Lynnerizer
“no later than 12:00am (Central) Friday October 15th” so the deadline is past.
@LucyPS i love this, very well done!
OK Everyone the time has come!!!.. The winners have been chosen…
Before announcing I just want to say this. Thanks to everyone who participated. This was super fun for me… and I loved seeing everyones creativity… I wish I had the time to make stuff for each of y’all…
This was a very tough decision…
Ya’ll did not make it easy!!!
I hope to do more of these in the future.
To the 3 winners… I will be shipping out the prize IRKS on Monday!!!
With all that being said Drumroll please…
Should I let tension build for a couple of minutes… or maybe hours?
@Koolhandjoe OMG TELL USSSSS hahaha
@Koolhandjoe @sammydog01 Perfect gif!
@Koolhandjoe @Pony Giphy is having a good day.
The winners are:
@Koolhandjoe Eeeeee! OMG thank you so much!
@Koolhandjoe @Pony Pony you SO deserved to win!!! As did the others…was just responding to Pony’s squeal
@cbilyak @Koolhandjoe Aw, thank you- but really, everybody deserved to win. There was so much creativity on display here it was amazing. I don’t envy Joe’s job of choosing three.
@cbilyak @Koolhandjoe @Pony @nonlion @iutami Congratulations!!! This was so much fun. Can’t wait for the next one!
@iutami, Robert is going to be so excited!!!
Congrats all! I really loved @nonlion’s use of pet hair on the spider 🕷
@cbilyak @Koolhandjoe @nonlion @Pony @sillyheathen wow!!! We are sooo excited!!! Robert is a big fan of @Pony’s skull and @nonlion’s spider so he is very glad you won too!! Thank you so much!!!
@Koolhandjoe First, I want to say that this win goes to both myself and my dad, because I couldn’t have done some of the key technical aspects without him. So this is a win for both of us
Second, I just want to say thank you so so much. I truly can’t describe how this feels right now. There were so many incredible creations that I didn’t think I’d actually win. I was so caught off guard by winning that I’ve spent the past hour running around my house, going “I ACTUALLY WON! HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?!” I think even my neighbors have heard me shouting haha
Lastly, Joe could only pick 3 winners, but let’s be honest. Everyone was a winner. Everyone had such a creative monster, and everyone brought something totally different to the table. Everyone take a moment to give yourself a pat on the back and truly appreciate all the work you’ve put into your creations. Joe, I hope you do run this contest many times in the future, because you have quite the creative bunch here.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go get some hot tea for my sore throat from shouting so much haha
@LucyPS Thank you so much! That’s honestly my favorite part of my project too It felt kind of silly cutting up pet fur to glue to a beach ball lol but it was fun
@cbilyak @iutami @Koolhandjoe @Pony @sillyheathen Well thank you Robert! And congratulations to both you and Pony as well for winning! The IRK bag was really cute with the googly eyes put all over it and Pony, your lit up spray foam was astounding. And when you sent the pic of it being toxic lava was even better xD
@Koolhandjoe You are way too efficient. You need to remember where you work - the day job This is/was fun.
Congratulations to the selected creators! I liked the wide range of mediums and thoughts that were presented.
@nonlion going to be honest… the pet hair is what pushed it to the top for me…lol
@Koolhandjoe You want pet hair? I am sure there are a number of us on here who can send you boat loads of it.
@Koolhandjoe lol! Well Im glad you liked it
Yes, CONGRATULATIONS to you all!
This was a lot of fun and I hope there are more contests in the future. It’s so cool to see people being creative and coming up with such a wide variety of ideas.
Congrats all. Some of these were truly amazing!!! Nice job everyone!
Congratulations!! So many good entries! This was really fun @koolhandjoe
@mbersiam i am glad everyone enjoyed this… and just so everyone knows… i really hope to do a Creepy Holiday Ornament Challenge in December
@Koolhandjoe @mbersiam Oooooooh I like the sound of that.
@Koolhandjoe @mbersiam i agree, that sounds like a great idea! Time to start storing up the pet hair again
@Koolhandjoe @mbersiam ok…my son and I thought of what we think will be a solid entry for the ornament competition. Now we wait to see the rules to know if our idea will fall within what we need to do.
@Koolhandjoe looking forward to it!
Hey - @RiotDemon, you didn’t do this?!?!
@Kyeh unfortunately no. The timing was terrible for me.
@RiotDemon Dang! I hope you can do the next one.
Congratulations everyone!! It was fun!
Congratulations to everyone, this was really fun to watch! You guys totally inspired me and I don’t even “DO” the creepy stuff! I just procrastinated a little too long but I’m ready for the Christmas creepy ornament contest that Joe spoke about having. I’ll pretend it’s already started that way I have a while to procrastinate! Lol
I just love seeing the creativeness and the amazingly creepy thoughts you’ve got going on in those head’s of yours being turned into something tangible. You’re all winners in my book!
@Lynnerizer Oooohhhhhh oooohhhhhh that means I can do my roaches in an ornament since I didn’t get my roaches in a bottle done?
@Lynnerizer And I had my best find ever () - on the sticky paper a mama roach with her egg sack and all her babies stuck there too. What do you think about this ornament name - “Baby’s First Christmas”?
Now all I have to do is find out how you preserve insects so they don’t fall apart over time.
@Kidsandliz @Lynnerizer Here’s one way:
@Kyeh @Lynnerizer That would work - and would be faster than fossilization. If I relied on the later I’d miss the chirstmas deadline.
I don’t know that I’d be able to stay in that house knowing/seeing all the time and care that the landlord took getting it ready to rent.
@Kidsandliz @Lynnerizer I kind of like the way it looks like it’s dancing!
It’s become a meme, of course.
Creepy cake celebration!!! Thought y’all would appreciate this one.
@sillyheathen oh my goodness that looks so good!! You’re a true baking artist!
@RiotDemon watching the kids fight over the cocoa crispy skull and the eyeballs was pretty epic. I really wish I had had my phone.
@sillyheathen that sounds really cute!
@RiotDemon @sillyheathen Love this!
Went out and bought more cutting boards. This one burns so much easier which makes shading difficult. Thank you @KoolHandJoe for sparking this in me.
@cbilyak this is incredible!! You seriously have a gift
@cbilyak Holy Toledo! That absolutely ROCKS! \m/
@cbilyak Uh oh - you’re going to need more cutting boards - I saw these on Morningsave:
You are really talented!!!
@Kyeh thanks!!! Heading over to Morning save right now!!!
@cbilyak so good!!
@cbilyak @Kyeh Do the utensils too!
@Kyeh @sammydog01 I was going to pass on Morningsave’s package because I can get a set of 3 for less, but @sammydog01 your suggestion just tipped the scales - in for 3. Thanks for that idea!!!
@cbilyak @Kyeh @sammydog01
Those are spectactular!
Hope you remembered the VMP discount!
@chienfou I did remember the code!
@cbilyak Yeah… VMP to the rescue
That’s so cool.
It seemed easier to whisper you on this thread than to go back.
Thank you! You made my girlfriend’s night. Still more than willing to pay for the shipping cost!
congrats to all the winners! that was some fucking quality creativity!
@carl669 Fuck yeah! Thanks!
I couldn’t even enter this challenge… mainly because I was hosting it… but yet some how I feel like a major winner!!.. Thanks @cbilyak for the awesome piece of art you sent my way… I now am the proud owner of my own Bam-BOO Charcut-EERIE board… and I am glad to see the spark of creativity at work!
PANS! GLANDS! CRAYONS! AWESOME!
@Koolhandjoe I loved the way that one turned out so am going to make several to use as gifts. Love your play on words
@Koolhandjoe @cbilyak that is so badass!!!
No clue how I missed this. @Koolhandjoe Pyrography is really challenging. It’s very easy to get wrong. @cbilyak did an amazing job with that piece! You’re a lucky man you are, yaaar! It all sounds the same. Also stream of consciousness and I need coffee.
My Monsterification Prize IRK came in today!! I got:
-One adorable light up pumpkin
-3pk Spooky Cups
-Some Skeleton tongs (side note: my dad had actually bought 6 of these recently to mess with; he already used his Hot Air Gun to bend the fingers into a peace sign)
-Some fake roaches
-Some skeleton sticks to put into food
-Friday the 13th Men’s Pajama Pants (I’m a lady but they feel comfy and have draw strings so heck yeah I’m wearing them!)
-Michael Myers themed Socks
-100% That Witch Drawstring bag (Literally love this)
-Some glow sticks
-A Fake Skull (er…I hope it’s fake)
-A cute spooky themed bucket
-2-Film collection of the conjuring
-Silence of the Lambs Action Figure
-A Blue IRK Bag (not Pictured)
AND LAST, BUT CERTAINLY NOT LEAST! An Original KoolhandJoe piece of art. You can always tell in the photos from his art that he does good work, but having a piece up close is astounding. I’m looking around at all the little details and am quite fascinated with it.
So thank you again @koolhandjoe for hosting this competition and for this awesome Prize IRK.
Side Note: KoolhandJoe should do all the IRK packing. The amount of bubble wrap and additional cushioning was splendid
OWLS! TOWELS! JOWLS! AWESOME!
@nonlion Also, the skeleton tongs are actually both of the right hands lol which is totally fine! I’m not complaining. I just didn’t know if that was intentional or if one of the other winners is going to have 2 left hand tongs haha
@nonlion Nice stuff!
@nonlion this is soooo cool!!!
@nonlion Wow! What an amazing haul!
@nonlion AMAZEBALLS!!! I’m covering your comfy pants pretty awfully. And anything KHJ is fabulous! congratulations. That spider was seriously something wonderful!
@nonlion @sillyheathen coveting, I think you meant?
@nonlion to answer your question… yes some one will probably get 2 left’s… I forgot to match them back up…lol… And so happy you like all the items… it was fun making them all
@nonlion Ours are also both rights so I guess thats intentional. When you put them together the 2 rights make it more serving set like
@nonlion Those heads are amazing Do the eyes follow you? The eyes just make so many of Joe’s creations!
@sillyheathen Lol! I don’t blame you, they are quite comfy. And thank you so much!
@speediedelivery I know right? Truly a master piece; the detail on them is incredible. Haha no the eyes don’t follow me.
@nonlion @speediedelivery the eyes don’t follow this time… but voices always do… muahahahahahahaha
@Koolhandjoe @nonlion Are you implying the voices are not supposed to be there?
@nonlion @speediedelivery i submit that if they follow… they must indeed belong there
@Kyeh @nonlion that’s exactly what I meant but autocorrect likes linking me numerous times a day. I could turn it off but where’s the fun in that?
OMG ITS HERE!!!
This is such a fantastic curation for us! Robert already went to bed, but tomorrow he is going to flip out when he sees this box! My husband has claimed the suspenders to wear to work. My favorite horror movie of all time is The Shining!!! Robert is going to absolutely love everything else! He’s of course never seen Friday the 13th, but he loves this Scooby Doo movie where they go to Camp Crystal Cove and he’s going to think the socks are from that! LOL!
And the BEAR!! Its perfection!!!
Thank you so much @koolhandjoe!!! You have definitely put together a perfect box for us!!
@iutami Glad y’all liked all the items!!! seeing everyones creativity was so much fun… I honestly can’t wait to do the next one!!
@Koolhandjoe I think we all are looking forward to the next one! This was so much fun!
@iutami I LOVE THE BEAR.
@sammydog01 Hes strangely super cuddly!
@iutami Love the bear It looks like ghost faces on the paws then the eyes… the eyes always catch my attention.
I might have to go looking for those suspenders. I haven’t worn those since Mork!
@iutami @Koolhandjoe Aw, man! What a fantastic bunch of goodies! That bear is everything!! Mine was supposed to come yesterday, but now FedEx has it marked as “delayed” and the new expected delivery date is tomorrow. Argh. Don’t they know my head might explode if I don’t see what Joe made for me RIGHT NOW? hahahaha
@Koolhandjoe @Pony Oh man, delays are the worst! But its going to be AWESOME when you do get it!
VAN GOGH! MANGO! TANGO! AWESOME!
@iutami @Koolhandjoe Oh, I know it will be worth the wait.
@iutami can’t wait to see Robert’s reaction. It will be just as cool as his bear!!!
@sillyheathen Did you that big set of markers is for sale today? Did you get them already?
@Kyeh I didn’t see them! I’m going to go and look. Unless you’re talking about the calligraphy set which I missed. It sold out before I saw it. My cousin is visiting and we haven’t seen one another for five years. We’ve been geeking out on Taiwanese food and lasers and I haven’t been on my phone a ton. I’m going to have a look for them now.
@sillyheathen I meant these:
Nice that your cousin’s visiting!
@Kyeh yes!!! Thank you. I’m definitely going to get those.
@Kyeh I was really excited when she called. She and her wife went to a wedding in Northern California and decided to come up here. They’re towing their airstream and we have a long drive so it’s been kind of perfect. So nice to be able to hang out with them. We’re now planning a trip to Taiwan. Her wife’s grandmother lives there and they normally go once or twice a year.
@sillyheathen That’s exciting! I hear that Taiwan has a lot of beautiful landscapes and wilderness.
@iutami Oh man those suspenders look awesome! I don’t even wear suspenders but I would wear those. And the bear is so well done! I agree, it does seem strangle cuddly
DIPLOMAT! RAT-A-TAT! FAT CAT! AWESOME!
@mediocrebot How did you know I was a diplomat?!
I cannot believe I missed this!
Oh. Mah. GAWD.
I just received the most amazing box of spookiness! I am flipping out over here!
3 Jack-o-lantern cups
1 Treat bucket with ghosties
1 Phantom of the Opera action figure
1 package of bony apple sticks
1 Springwood High School baseball cap (Yay Freddy!)
1 Bloody arm
1 silicone sculls & crossbones ice tray
1 package glow sticks
1 pair skelly salad servers
1 bloody bow tie
1 Michael Myers pillow that says “SLAY” (squeeeeee!)
1 DVD “Willy’s Wonderland” starring Nicolas Cage! (how have I not seen this yet?!)
1 blue IRK bag
And the pièce de résistance: an absolutely magnificent @KoolHandJoe original doll!!
Joe, thank you SO much for the contest and the unbelievably amazing prize! I love everything! You ROCK!
@Pony Glad you like you and everyone else liked what they got… and BTW… Willy’s Wonderland is in my opinion one of the Best Nick Cage movies of the last 10 Years… It is what the Horror Remake of the The Banana Spits should have been!
@Koolhandjoe Hubby and I are going to watch it tonight!
@Pony Oh that all looks so awesome! You’ll have to let us know how the movie goes!
POPSOCKETS! COURT DOCKETS! FOLK ROCK HITS! AWESOME!
@Koolhandjoe @Pony Second! Willy’s Wonderland is an Experience.
@Pony LOVE it! And I’m definitely going to order that film stat!
@Koolhandjoe @Pony So it’s basically a non-copyright-infringing Five Nights at Freddie’s movie? That sounds amazing.
@Pony She is gorgeous
Well I keep coming up a winner… and I was just the host of the challenge… thanks @Pony for sending me your amazing creation… I think her name will be Cosmic Horror Cathy
@Koolhandjoe she’s so flippin cool! I loved all of @Pony’s submissions! She’s one talented mehtizen!
@Koolhandjoe It was the least I could do, after all the time you’ve put into teaching us how to do all this cool stuff.
@sillyheathen Aw, geez. I’m blushing over here. Thank you.
@Koolhandjoe @Pony blush away because it’s just the truth! Love seeing all the talent that lurks beneath the surface of the forum. Some really amazing artistic expression in here. The art things and creative process make me giddy like a kid so it’s really fantastic seeing people make the things! Color outside those motherfuckin lines people!