Kiss Me, My Fool!: Theda Bara, the Original Vamp, Posing With a Skeleton as Publicity for the Silent Film ‘A Fool There Was’, 1915
A Fool There Was is an American silent drama film produced by William Fox, directed by Frank Powell, and starring Theda Bara. Released in 1915, the film was long considered controversial for such risqué intertitle cards as “Kiss me, my fool!” Continue reading »
A man by the name of ‘Prince Midnight’ decided to use the skeleton of his dead uncle, Filip, to make a guitar. He has documented the creation of what he calls his ‘Skelecaster’. He appears to have attached a neck, pickups, volume knobs, strings, and electronics to the skeleton. The rib cage serves as the body of the instrument and the spine and pelvis make up the rest of it. On the headstock are the words: ‘Filip Skelecaster’. According to Prince Midnight, the guitar plays perfectly and “sounds awesome”. Continue reading »
If you’re an artist, there are so many mediums to have fun with. So when Shanell Papp from Lethbridge, Canada decided to explore the human body she picked a method that excited her just as much as the theme. Crochet. Continue reading »
This combination of pictures shows Arlette Ortiz, Jessica Esquivias, Alejandria Copado and Jossy Javier and Victoria Garcia, Donovan Sanchez, Jimmy Roman and Monica Molina disguised as “Catrina” (Mexican representation of death) before the March of Catrinas in Mexico City. Mexicans get ready to celebrate the Day of the Dead highlighting the character of La Catrina which was created by cartoonist Jose Guadalupe Posada, famous for his drawings of typical local, folkloric scenes, socio-political criticism and for his illustrations of “skeletons” or skulls, including La Catrina. Continue reading »
Los Angeles-based creative Butch Locsin creates art that celebrates life, death and humanity. Inspired by Mexico’s Day of the Dead, Butch plays with skull masks and colored smoke grenades to produce spectacular images. Continue reading »
The Instagram account @omgliterallydead makes fun of typical girl Instagram photos with the help of this skeleton… Continue reading »
A gigantic blue whale skeleton was suspended in the Natural History Museum in London. Scientists named the 25.2-meter-long whale “Hope”, drawing attention to the role of science in safeguarding the environment. Continue reading »
This X-ray skeleton bodysuit is the perfect base for your skeleton costume. Dress it up or down, add makeup or accessories, or turn into an awesome Day of the Dead costume! Continue reading »
The Diphylleia grayi is an extraordinary flower with white petals that turn beautifully transparent upon contact with water. During light rain showers, the delicate blooms transform into blossoms as clear as glass, fitting its common moniker “skeleton flower.” Continue reading »
The Skeleton Krewe was founded in 1999 by Christopher Kirsch. Inspired by the early days of Carnival before tractors and floats replaced walking processions, the Krewe has become one of New Orleans’ premier marching clubs. The Krewe began actively marching as a small group of friends, but has grown to 40 active members.
Christopher teaches each new member the art and techniques of paper mache, then everyone is required to design and construct a new head and suit each year and is expected to meet a certain level of quality. The unique style and personality of each member is showcased and adds to the mystic of the group as a whole.
This Skeleton Key is a highly versatile precision mini-tool made in the USA by Triple Aught Design from a solid 6AL-4V Titanium billet. There are two variations available – Spanner and E-Key. The Spanner version is specialized for Strider pivots and our E-Key version is for electronic locks that usually require coins to unlock. Both variations are capable of removing a pestering nail or opening a cold drink. This tool will surely become an instrument for every day carry. Continue reading »