Editor’s Note: Apologies to the readers of DTB and to the author of all the Coffin Couture posts, Cherry Bombed for being tardy with this post. We hope that you still find it useful!
After this long, hot, horrible summer, Coffin Couture is BACK on Destroy the Brain with our annual, fashionable recommendations for the coming Fall season.
This time around on CC I decided to focus on the needs of incoming students who also happen to be horror film fanatics. From accessories that homage the great films of Hammer, to beautifully crafted eyeglass frames with an all over Ouija board pattern (yes, really), this year going back to school won’t be as painful as it was for those damn stupid kids that got carved up at the lake this summer and never made it to first period.
Curse of Frankenstein bag
As I can never get enough of anything related to Hammer Films, why not drag your books around (there is still such a thing as still books, right?) in this sweet bag that features artwork based on the 1957 film, The Curse of Frankenstein (starring the great Christopher Lee, RIP), and Peter Cushing. If you want one (and I’m pretty sure you do), then you better call out a favor from your favorite UK relative as it is only available to horror loving fans in the United Kingdom. PS: It’s only $12! Now that’s a sinister steal my bloodthirsty friends.
Rocky Horror Picture Show curtains
If you’re hoping to have your dorm room all to yourself, then I’d suggest getting a hold of these Rocky Horror Picture Show themed curtains ($45) that are also dripping with blood just above an image of the ageless Dr. Frank N. Furter. Of course it’s not real blood (BOO!) but actually a clever use of crayons that were melted to appear to look like blood by the artist behind the Etsy page, Once Upon a Crayon.
VHS pillow with interchangeable label
Since I’ve never met a horror film fan that does not still own and watch movies on VHS, this VHS pillow will really amp up the doom in your dorm. What’s even cooler about this pillow is that the window can be changed (squeee!), to images from a variety of others films like Dead Alive (aka Braindead) and Killer Klowns from Outer Space. The pillow will run you $20 and each interchangeable label is $5. The pillows take about three-weeks to make and ship.
Michael Myers and Leatherface phone skins
I don’t know about you, but I’m always switching out my smart phone skins – and after discovering these covers with Pop Art versions of Michael Myers and Leatherface, I’m going to be doing that even more. The skins are the work of Anaheim, California artist Tay Roberts and will run you $25. If you’re looking to dress up your boring old iPad, look no further than this sick Suspiria skin by UK designer, SamRAW08 ($45).
Ouija Board eyeglass frames
Next up are some killer eyeglass frames created by designer Lindsay Lowe. Pre-orders for Lowe’s ghoulishly glam glow in the dark Limited edition Fright Board Frames. These horror couture glow in the dark frames can be used as prescription frames for your vision. Lindsay Lowe Eyewear is the first designer to bring horror to eyewear in the high fashion market. $185.00.
Slashers Sweaters featuring Michael Myers and a riff on Nightmare on Elm Street by Mondo
Nothing says Fall like pulling out your favorite sweater from the closet, (make sure you check said closet of course – you can never be too careful), right? Thanks to our good pals over at Mondo, you can now own one or all of their new “Slasher Movie” themed sweaters or scarves. Sweaters run from $75-$85 and the scarves are $40. More into the awesome goth fashions from American Horror Story? A new line of American Horror Story inspired dresses and accessories from Hot Topic has got your covered.
As this post is pretty much all about accessorizing your back to ghoul look, take a gander at this skeleton finger bone bracelet. It comes in three different finishes including black (!), with adjustable rings on the fingers. I’m seriously going to be rocking one of these bone bracelets as soon as inhumanly possible ($23 bucks on Ebay).
Hammer House of Horror socks
I’m going to finish up this post like I started it by throwing it back to Hammer Films for the win. You might think you have all the bases covered when it comes to horrifying wearables but trust me, you don’t. Not unless you have a pair of these Hammer House of Horror socks that feature the lovable mug of Sir Christopher Lee from the films, Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970), The Curse of Frankenstein (1957), and Dracula (1958). Your feet will thank you. Especially when you’re running away from irate slashers or chainsaw wielding frat boys. Look for them on Ebay or Amazon UK (about $7).
So don’t be sad about heading back to school all you ghouls. Don’t forget that the arrival of Fall only means one thing to those of us that prefer to keep it dark – HALLOWEEN is right around the corner! And it probably wants to kill you. But you knew that already, right?