All things blood, gore, and braaaaaaains can be found in Living Dead Girl Nicole’s shop! If you are a zombie fan, or horror in general, it’s a must-shop place. Read about her and what drives her art here and be sure to follow the links below!
LDGN: I find beauty in all things dark, spooky or mythical. Aspects of that are reflected not only in my style but also in my art work. When other little girls wanted to be ballerinas I wanted to be Elvira.... I still do! Some of my favorite things are horror movies/horror movie conventions, bats, Halloween (I'm a little obsessed and keep the décor out all year round), themed costume parties, Renaissance Faires, Tattoos (getting them and the whole art form itself), rock music/concerts (classic to heavy), fantasy and dark art, Universal Monsters and The Munsters. I love all things Rob Zombie, Tim Burton and Jim Henson. I have been with my high school sweetheart and soul mate, Frank, for 12 years this fall. We will be celebrating our 1 year wedding anniversary this Halloween. We have 2 cats, Ichabod and Sabbath, and live in our townhome filled of horror movie memorabilia, art and interesting collections of fun creepy things. My Mother-in-law says our house is like a "museum" ha ha. I love that!
CZ: What type of items do you sell?
LDGN: I like to draw, paint, scrapbook, craft and do anything that gets my creative blood flowing. So because of that my shop is a nice mix of various types of my artwork. I have prints of my celebrity portraits and misc drawings in my shop. I also have zombie head props/decorations which I make from rubber liquid latex and other fun materials. I also started a line in my shop I call Dead Girl Decay which consists of wearable art and accessories. Most of the items are for that dark spooky girl who still loves to express her feminine side or that pin up girl who likes a little danger in her wardrobe. As I create my shop will continue to expand. There really is no set limit on what I want to create and sell which I think makes my shop unique. It is always changing with new items to hopefully keep customers coming back for more.
LDGN: Ever since I was a little girl and I watched the Lost Boys I was intrigued. My all time favorite is Bram Stoker’s Dracula (the book that started it all and also the movie). My wedding gown was even based off of Mina’s red dress in the film and the theme of our wedding was “Love Never Dies”. There is just something about a vampire that is dangerous, mysterious and sexy that sucks you in (no pun intended). I am also a big zombie fan. I always say if they attacked I would hope I just got bit so I could join 'em and not fight 'em. Yeah so you might drool a little and live off brains and flesh, but why spend the rest of your life running in fear.. when you could be the one that is chasing everyone down and being feared. But if I had the choice between the two I would definitely want to spend the rest of my days as one of Dracula's brides.
CZ: Which horror character do you identify with most and why?
LDGN: I would definitely pick Baby Firefly from House of 1000 Corpses and the Devil’s Rejects. I like how she can lure you in with her charm but the minute you piss her off - watch out! In ways I am the same way. I can be nice to you but the minute you cross me it's over. Not to mention I am a huge horror fan and I love the concept of her killing…….she laughs in your face and still looks hot while doing it! Sheri Moon Zombie also happens to be one of my idols. I simply adore her. I actually have a Baby Firefly tattoo on my leg and have met her a couple of times. She is simply a beautiful person all around hands down and amazing to her fans. If I was famous I would want to be the same way.
CZ: Which elusive creature do you believe is more likely to be real: El Chupacabra or Sasquatch?
LDGN: I think Sasquatch is more likely to be real (his "image" looks like a stage of evolution anyways ha ha) but I would hope that El Chupacabra was real because I find it more intriguing.
LDGN: Most definitely Aliens! I am sure they are already have a plan up their sleeves for 2012.
CZ: What scares you?
LDGN: I can handle all the spooky things that go bump in the night. I am more or less afraid of getting Alzheimer’s and not being able to remember the life I lived or the people I love. I know it’s a lot more serious of an answer than saying I am scared of spiders or clowns… but it’s truly my biggest fear.
CZ: When my undead masses take over will you be with us or against us?
LDGN: Well I am already a living dead girl!! So Go TEAM UNDEAD!
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