Night At Dracula’s Castle in Transylvania

If you’re looking for something spooky to do this Halloween, you couldn’t get much more haunting than this. Airbnb has announced that Bran Castle in Romania, also known as “Dracula’s Castle”, will be listed on its website for the night of October 31. Two brave souls will have the chance to spend Halloween in the imposing medieval fortress, which is located in the Carpathian mountains of Transylvania. Bram Stoker, the author of the 19th century classic, was said to have based Dracula’s residence on Bran Castle – though he only ever read about the monument and never actually visited Romania. The guests will be hosted by Dacre Stoker, the Irish author’s great nephew who is, Airbnb says, “a well-respected vampire expert and passionate advocate of his great uncle’s novel.” Airbnb is running a global competition to win the spooky stay. To enter, would-be vampire hunters must write a short passage on what they would say if they came “face-to-fang” with Count Dracula. The winners will be invited to recreate the story of Stoker’s protagonist Jonathan Harker, arriving at their destination by horse-drawn carriage before dining on a “blood-enriching meal” and bedding down for the night in “luxurious velvet trimmed Dracula coffins.” This year’s competition winners will be subject to a series of rules which ban any garlic or “garlic-scented items” from the residence, as well as silver jewellery and holy symbols. The guests are also advised to close all curtains and warned that, “the count is not a fan of mirror selfies.”

Artist Turns Parents’ Home Into Haunted House

Halloween is near and if you don’t know how to decorate your house for the holiday you should check this post! Christine McConnell, the incredibly talented artist and photographer has just shared a creepy set of Halloween decorations that she created for her parents’ home. Using hand-painted foam-board designs, she turned her parents’ house into a giant, fanged, sleepless house-monster. Fortunately for other Halloween enthusiasts, she also shared photos of the process. She used foam-core boards to create eyes and teeth for the house, making them light, inexpensive, and easy to work with!

Creepy Halloween Makeup of Nikki Shelley

Nikki Shelley has gained an impressive following on Facebook thanks to her incredible make-up skills. The mother of-three uses face paints to create a variety of different monsters and terrifying faces. She had no training, and taught herself to face-paint at home in Rugby, Warwickshire. “I started painting my kids’ faces for Halloween, then I asked Craig [her husband] if I could paint him as well. But I knew I couldn’t paint on them all the time so I started painting my own face. I started to think of ways I could make my work different. I wanted to stand out and try new things. Luckily it has paid off.” Shelley now offers her talents at events such as birthday parties and weddings.

The Jacks: Unique Crying Candles

The Jacks is a new Kickstarter project from a team of graphic designers, artists and a sculptor that’s designed and built to improve on the existing candle experience. The Jacks changes things by giving you a ceramic base in white or black that you “fill” with a brain candle in one of five colors/scents. Set the brain on fire to get pure cotton, lavender, vanilla, cocopalm or cacao scents permeating through your space – while the brain melts and drips out of the eyes like the skull is crying. It’s a little morbid, but it’s also incredibly cool and perfect for Halloween. They also have Deer and Rabbit options if skulls aren’t your thing.

The Scariest Pumpkin Carvings Ever

On Sunday, October 26th, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., famed sculptor and Laguna College of Art and Design Sculpture faculty member, Jon Neill, will treat visitors to LCAD ON FOREST located at ONE Laguna, to a rare pumpkin carving demonstration. Jon Neill is a famous sculptor and pumpkin carving master who creates some of the best Halloween pumpkin carvings we’ve ever seen. Neill began his career in movies as an artist for clients like Michael Jackson, Jurassic Park and Universal Studios. So if you’re in California then, be sure to check this demonstration!

Scary and Creative Skull Chairs

We’ve already shown you some creative examples of skull chairs but upcoming Halloween forces us to show you more. In the following collection you will see variety of scary and at the same time creative and interesting skull chairs, skull armchairs and even skeleton rocking chair. Such furniture isn’t for every interior and not every our reader would want to buy something similar for his home. But this collection is surely worth your attention! Have fun!

20 Inspirational Halloween Cupcake Ideas

We know that every autumn we will surely have some fun on Halloween parties. And every autumn we try to surprise our guest and kids with clever ideas of decoration, even if we’re talking about cakes and desserts decoration. Last year we’ve tried to inspire you by the collection of creepy and scary Halloween cakes. This time we decided to gather collection of clever ideas of how to decorate Halloween cupcakes. These ideas are interesting and easy to implement even if you’re not so professional bakers. So jump into the post and inspire yourself!

20 Creepy, Spooky and Scary Halloween Cakes

Halloween is near! Really near! And it’s a perfect time to start thinking how to celebrate it in the most scary way. Alongside with costumes and pumpkin carving you should think about unforgettable treats. It will be right choice to create a cake that everyone will remember. In this collection we’ve gathered the best Halloween cakes to inspire you. While some Halloween cakes from this collection are real masterpieces – there are lots of additional elements and each one is very carefully crafted – others are looking really creepy due to insignificant but natural-looking detail, whether it is a spray of blood, or the skin surface stitched by thread. Take a look at this collection and we really hope that you will choose the right one to cook it on Halloween. And when you will be asked “Trick or treat” – you will know what to say! Enjoy! And don’t forget to check another our post about Halloween cupcakes.

Amazing Pumpkin Carvings by Ray Villafane

With this post we want to show you some amazing ideas for this Halloween season. All featured below art work were created by sculptor Ray Villafane, who uses common clay carving tools to create terrifyingly cool carved pumpkins with faces from Grinch to Obama. "As an art teacher in high school, Ray was asked to carve a pumpkin for the upcoming Halloween. He decided to look at it as working with his well-known clay, instead of a big vegetable. As the kids loved the result, they started bringing him more and more pumpkins to carve, and Ray started getting even more creative with them – except for those times when an unsuccessful attempt would end up in punching through the pumpkin. If he’s lucky to find a good and meaty pumpkin, Ray only takes a couple of hours to transform it." Take a look!

Past and Future by Digital Painter Rado Javor

Today we want to suprise you by incredible art works by digital painter from United Kingdom Rado Javor. Stunning battle scenes and majestic ships from the past, various robots from StarWars – all illustrations are made using Wacom and Photoshop. Just look at these interesting stories, careful finishing of details and enjoy the exellent job of profesional artist.

Collection of Best Icons for Halloween

Halloween is coming. Decorate your website design or desktop with thematic icons. This ultimate collection of Halloween icons consists of only qualitive icons from the web. It’s no need to surf the internet anymore to find the needed icon. All best Halloween icons you can find here. Check it! And bookmark it! Also if you need some Halloween inspiration – be sure to check collection of clever Halloween cupcake ideas.