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Elvira Look A Like Contest

Since it is the haunting season, there is a contest I am currently entered in for Halloween and I would appreciate any support I could get in the final days! It is an Elvira look-a-like contest hosted by The Zombie Club and the first prize winner not only gets the title of best Elvira look-a-like, but wins a $50 prize. To vote all you have to do is follow the link at the end of this post and comment on my photo. Easy peasy. I plan to use the prize money to purchase a better quality Elvira wig for future Elvira photo shoots and appearances 🙂

While it may seem cheesy of me to write a blog post dedicated to requesting votes, it would also mean a lot to me in a geeky way, being a HUGE Elvira fan since I was little! I basically grew up on Elvira! Here is a little bit more about my obsession with The Mistress of the Dark!

While in college I nearly skipped a semester just to fly to California for the Casket Call for the Search for the Next Elvira television show! My mom encouraged me to enter and I nearly did, but as it got closer to the Casket Call I realized I might lose my financial aid and grants if I took a semester off, so in the end I missed the Casket Call. (When I saw I would have been up against a Playboy bunny, Ms. Monster, and Asia DeVinyl I was embarrassed I had even considered throwing my…er…hats into the ring!)

While working for a Collectibles and Comics shop in Rhode Island, called The Toy Vault,  I had a really awesome boss who gave me free passes to the comic convention the store was vending at where Cassandra Peterson was doing autographs! While it was a small con with a weird “no photos with the celebrities” policy, and while she wasn’t dressed as Elvira, we had a great conversation about vegetarianism (and Cassandra totally went all Elvira when describing her dislike of ordering a salad and not being able to find one without a slab of steak on top of it), good restaurants in the area, all things spooky and I walked away with her autograph: “To Mary Yours Cruelly, Elvira”

I really admire Cassandra Peterson’s drive and marketing skills and really dig the Elvira character, style and films (I regret that the pilot for the Elvira TV show was never picked up!).

In short, I would love to win!

Please click here to comment and cast your vote for me!

As a thank you, if you do vote for me, leave a comment on this blog entry after casting your vote via Facebook, and you will be entered into a drawing for a print of yours truly as The Mistress of the Dark herself!  Hurry! Voting ends October 27th! Feel free to share the link in your networks!

[An update on everything else going on is forthcoming!]

Stay Spooky,

Gothcupcake

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Happy New Year!

Black Hair

New Hair To Start Off 2012!

I decided that I needed to create a new look for myself this year. After 2 solid years of changing my hair all colors of the rainbow I didn’t know what I wanted to do with it next. I was a little disenchanted with the colors and had done pretty much every color I desired.  It was time to go back to my gothy roots. It was time to go back to black! I got a funky fun cut to go along with it and so far I love it. I really enjoy wearing it in little bouncy evil pigtails. I’m also excited that I will be able to cosplay Selene from Underworld without the need of a wig. A new year is a fresh start, a way to start from scratch, build anew. I will be working on myself, bettering myself, caring for others, becoming more bold, and resisting the urge to hold back. I plan on bettering my business this year as well. 2011 was a year of unsettling unrest both with myself and my life. It did not bode well for my creativity. I made lists before the end of 2011 that I hung on my wall. Lists of goals both small and big, short term and long term, for myself and Gothcupcake. I’m excited to implement my new strategies and create what I hope will be a successful business plan that will more realistically fit in with my creative purpose and need for constant change in life. A new day job has helped make life a little less of a struggle thus far, and has made life less stressful, which gives me energy for creative thinking and activity. My parents gifted me a “sketch-a-day” journal which I have been steadily doodling in daily. It will help keep the creative muscles flexing. I had a customer say to me the other day “You are young…change the world.”

Here’s to changing the world!

Stay Spooky,

Gothcupcake

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The New Zombify

To those of you that have been with me and Zombify since the outbreak thank you for all of your continued support and encouragement with the line. I never expected Zombify to be as successful as it has been. Thank you to everyone for sticking with it through the highs and the lows. I’m looking forward to the relaunch as being another high for the line.

After the recall I decided that I was going to use only unblended ingredients. My original formulations were all orginal mixtures, but the base ingredients were blends of micas, oxides, and chemical preservatives or additives. While all of these blends were vegan-friendly and cosmetic grade, I didn’t feel comfortable with some of their ratings on Skin Deep and other sources. I vowed to make the line better, safer, more pure.

I have since found new suppliers (my main supplier being one that is all natural and vegan!) The cosmetics for the relaunch will be Zombify’s signature fresh and bold colors, but they will no longer use blends that contain fillers, additives or FDC colors. This poses a bit of a challenge for me to find new ways to create the same bold colors as my competition, but I enjoy a good challenge and I love getting creative.

The few test colors I’ve mixed have received positive reviews. The price of each eyeshadow however will reflect this ingredient change. Raw ingredients actually cost twice the amount of the watered down blends I used to buy. Those of you that have visited my shop may have noticed this new price reflected in my preview sale of the yet-to-be-named Midnight Blue. The original 5g jar size will now sell for $8.

However, in order to ensure that my original goal for Gothcupcake products to be both cute, goth and affordable stays true, I have decided to offer more ways for Zombify cosmetics to be purchased. With the new all-natural ingredients will also come the options to buy Zombify in sample bag form, affordable 3g jars and in the original 5g jar size. This way, no matter what your budget you can still afford to be Zombified.

I look forward to this new chapter for Zombify cosmetics and I hope you all stay on board for the ride! I have a lot of new and exciting things in the works for the line as well as for Zombify’s soon-to-be-announced sister line of cosmetics.

Love and Brains,
Gothcupcake and Zoe Zombie

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365 Day 4 and Vegan Sneakers!

My Gothmas gift from the s/o came in the mail today! My vegan sneakers from MooShoes. I’m really chuffed that this particular pair of Macbeth’s even say “vegan” right on the sneaker!

I also love that these ones are all black and have super cushion-y insoles (and song lyrics printed under the insoles!!) I can’t wait to wear these tomorrow ^_^

For day 4 of my 365 project I’m really having great fun drawing these spooky lasses! I’m also really digging the silhouette in this sketch and the cute little bat!


It’s late and I’m too tired to post the muffin recipe tonight, but I will be sure to post it soon…promise!

Stay Spooky,
Gothcupcake
P.S. Yes, those are khaki pants, I was too excited to change out of my normie work uniform before taking a picture of my awesome new sneakers 😛
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