Creative Halloween Art and Costume Submissions

Its that time of year! Halloween 🙂 Which means that I am posting my followers’ artwork, photographs, and DIYs. Well, the ones that submit it to me anyway. Please make sure you check out the available blogs and social media accounts for the artists because they are awesome!

Thank you to everyone who submitted artwork for this post. I am excited to share ALL of these! It has been fun.

Topic Spill

I have been following Topic Spill since I started my blog about 2 years ago. This blog covers everything from football to beauty supplies. Check it out!

DIY Crown

Her first submission was a DIY crown for a Halloween costume. The final product is pretty sweet. Want to make it? She has a tutorial for it!

Prego DIY Shirt

Her second submission is another DIY for Halloween. If you are pregnant or know someone who is, you will like it. The stenciled DIY skeleton prego shirt. It is really cute and there is a tutorial for this one on her blog as well.



This one was sent to me by a grandmother in Wisconsin.

halloween-themed fabric trading cardPenny made this (one of several) Halloween-themed fabric trading cards. These cards are 2.5×3 .5″. What a cute idea for the holiday!



Yes, I spelled that right. Pronounced like Erica. Not ArEEka.

This girl has been one of my closest friends since freshman year of college. She works a corporate job (but she should definitely be a photographer).  “Corporate drone. 25. Fangirl of epic proportions.” says her twitter bio. The fangirl part is very true 😉 Follow her for fun updates.

pumpkin photography


Mickey Halloween pumpkin


Some great pumpkin photography. I am loving Mickey Mouse!


Marcus and Daughter

This one came to me from one of my coworkers, Marcus. He works the print angle of the marketing industry.

Kennywood sign costume


For those of you aren’t familiar with Kennywood, it is an amusement park in Pittsburgh, PA. This sign is everywhere in Pittsburgh.

It was so creative of his daughter to think of making the sign and, of course, the execution was awesome! They used cardboard, tape, and vinyl to make her Halloween costume. I am so glad to see that she isn’t following the herd.



I have recently started following Fozzie.m and I really enjoy the posts. On her about section she says the blog is about “Nature, humour, beauty, the weird and the wonderful. Animals, flowers, landscapes, Australian wildlife.”

scary tree


This tree is neat! I’ve never seen one like this. Apparently this tree is one of many trees with personality on their property. She calls it the “Fright Tree”. Good stuff, very eerie!


Thanks again to everyone who submitted! I hope you will submit next year as well!

Is anyone else surprised that no one submitted anything vampire/witch/zombie related? I am shocked!

17 Playful Doodles that Incorporate Everyday Objects

These are wonderfully creative! I love the pliers as the cowboy’s body. People are so inventive!



Javier Pérez aka cintascotch, is an artist and illustrator from Guayaquil, Ecuador. A few times a week, Pérez shares a new doodle with his 20,000 Instagram followers. Each doodle incorporates everyday objects like paper clips, coins and scissors. The doodles transform the objects into something completely new and different.

It’s a fun and creative way to look at an object, even seemingly mundane ones, and reimagine them as something else. To see more playful diversions, be sure to check out Javier’s work at the links below.


Javier Pérez (cintascotch)
Website | Facebook | Behance | Twitter | Instagram



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Artwork by Javier Pérez (cintascotch)
Website | Facebook | Behance | Twitter | Instagram



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Artwork by Javier Pérez (cintascotch)
Website | Facebook | Behance | Twitter | Instagram



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Artwork by Javier Pérez (cintascotch)
Website | Facebook | Behance | Twitter | Instagram


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DIY Key Holder

DIY Key Holder


I cheated a little bit on this weeks DIY project. I didn’t really make the key holder, I just painted it. But I wanted a key holder, and this one was cute! Call me a nerd but I like the way the light hits it. Anyway, this was an easy one. So, for all of you who think you can’t craft (I promise you can), this one is for you.

I bought the key holder at Walmart, where you could also get the acrylic paint and a paint brush.


DIY Key Holder Materials


Things You Will Need:
Paint brush
Acrylic paint
Key holder


DIY Key Holder

Step 1:
I am somewhat anal about using paint. So, I just added a little bit to the paint brush and started working.


DIY Key HolderStep 2:
Don’t forget the inside edges and the back side of the wood text. It doesn’t seem like a big deal to paint the back, but I promise, if you don’t, some day when you take it off the wall, you will think eww, that looks bad.


DIY Key Holder


Step 3:
Let it dry. It won’t take more than a few minutes, since the paint is acrylic.


DIY Key Holder


That is a cute DIY key holder, don’t you think? It could probably use some polka dots or some other decorative element, now that I’m really looking at it… Thoughts? What would you put on it?

Last Call for Halloween Art Submissions!

halloween themed banner


Hey guys! I just wanted to remind you to get your Halloween submissions in soon. I originally said by October 28th, but I’ll give you until the end on the day on October 30. A little bit of extra time never hurt anyone. Also, if you emailed me a submission and I didn’t respond, please send it again. I was having some email issues recently and I think I might have missed some emails coming through.

Remember, these submissions can be anything! A drawing, painting, craft, a DIY halloween costume, photography, etc. Just send a pic and description to I will save it and post it on Halloween (October 31st) along with the other submissions! I look forward to seeing what you come up with! 🙂


Portrait Drawings by Zindy S.D. Nielsen

Portrait Drawings by Zindy

I’ve talked about Zindy on my blog before, but she is so talented that I wanted to share her work again.

Zindy is an artist from Copenhagen, Denmark. She has been drawing since childhood but didn’t get serious about it until her teens. She is inspired by everything around her but particularly enjoys drawing sad girls.

I’ve always found beauty in sadness and I love portraying it.

She doesn’t stop at portraits though. Zindy also draws animals, celebrities, and fairies in many different mediums. If you like these drawings, you should check out her website.

Zindy is also on Facebook and Deviant Art.

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Brooklyn Bridge – Typographic Print


These images present a letterpress print portraying Brooklyn Bridge created by designer Cameron Moll. The print is entirely constructed from typography, using Adobe Illustrator to draw and position the artwork from a photograph. 80% of the characters in the artwork were positioned, sized, and rotated individually.



See more over on Kickstarter.

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