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Featured Oddities #5: Son of the Devil, Blue Ghost, and Reindeer Horn

Today’s gathering of weird art and morbid oddities for sale.

Hey there, it’s been awhile. Time has not been on my side lately, and it’s all I can do just to push out a monthly newsletter. But a handful of recent discoveries made me realize it was time to dust off the “Featured Oddities” series to showcase some things I know you’ll be dying to adorn your corpse and your crypt with.

Son of the Devil Sideshow Banner

Son of the Devil sideshow banner
Authentic, vintage sideshow banners are hard to come by, and certainly not affordable for the casual circus freak enthusiast as they can go for thousands of dollars. That’s why I knew this large, high quality reproduction created by Jason Lonon of Death-Ray Design would be hanging on my wall the moment I saw it.

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Ouija Blue Ghost T-Shirt

Ouija blue ghost t-shirt from the Talking Board Historical Society
Dubbed the Blue Ghost by William Fuld himself, the mysterious figure that graced the boxes of his iconic Ouija board from 1941-1972 is now on a t-shirt for the first time from the Talking Board Historical Society.

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Reindeer Horn Incense Burner

Reindeer horn incense burner by Bloodreligion
From my favorite purveyor of pagan art and household goods, this handcrafted incense burner or candle holder is made from genuine reindeer horn, copper wire, and a copper bowl.

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Friday Featured Oddities #4: Lake Monster, Haunted House Spray, and Skeletal John Wayne Gacy

Today’s gathering of weird art and morbid oddities for sale.
John Wayne Gacy by History Bones
John Wayne Gacy by History Bones

Happy Friday the 13th! Today’s featured oddities come from a couple of my favorite artists, Cait May and Lee Harper. I also recently discovered the macabre scents of Seance Perfumes. Well, I haven’t actually smelled them yet, but I like the look and sound of it.

As long as they live up to the musty old corpse smell I imagine, they’ll be perfect.

Lake Monster print

Lake Monster by Cait May
I had the honor of meeting the incredibly talented Cait May at the 2016 Milwaukee Paranormal Conference, and desperately wanted a print of her lake monster. Sadly, I had already spent my money on a sasquatch footprint cast and diecast Dragula signed by Eddie Munster. Someday I will have one of these on my wall. Prints are available in Cait’s shop right here.

Haunted House Spray

Seance Perfumes Haunted House spray
This Haunted House room and body spray from Seance Perfumes is sure to awaken some lingering spirits with its “sweet smell of fine cognac and butterscotch candies.” Grab a bottle right here.

Skeletal John Wayne Gacy

John Wayne Gacy diorama by History Bones
Artist Lee Harper uses tiny skeletons to recreate history’s darkest moments in intricate detail. This piece features Chicago serial killer John Wayne Gacy applying the greasepaint he used to become Pogo the clown. Get this deranged, one-of-a-kind original piece right here.

Since it is Friday the 13th, I’ve decided to include one more…

Camp Crystal Lake Candle

Camp Crystal Lake candle by Sick Wix
Hey campers, this Camp Crystal Lake triple wick candle is handmade by the deliciously creepy Sick Wix, and comes in red (Campfire Carnagefragrance) or green (Tortured Woods fragrance) to enhance your macabre summer camp experience. Get this candle right here.

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Friday Featured Oddities #3: Sic Transit Gloria Mundi

Today’s featured oddities are a collection of memento mori, a reminder to never forget the transitory nature of life.
Memento mori
Sic transit gloria mundi blanket from Strike Gently Co.

One thing in life is absolutely certain: No one gets out alive. If the wisest and wealthiest of the human race, giants like Albert Einstein, Walt Disney, Stephen Hawking, or David Bowie, cannot avoid the inevitable, what chance do those of us clinging to the bottom rungs have?

Even if Walt really is cryogenically frozen beneath Disneyland’s “Pirates of the Caribbean” attraction, awaiting some future technology capable of restoring life to his inanimate corpse, he is still currently a corpse. A spark of life that flared out long ago, like the ghost lights of long dead stars that haunt our night sky.

By the time the light reaches our eyes, the source has already burnt out.

Sic transit gloria mundi, “thus passes the glory of the world.”

Memento Mori Ring

Sterling skull and hourglass memento mori ring
A sterling ring with skulls and hourglasses by artist Angela Kirkpatrick. Find this and other post-mortem keepsakes in Angela’s shop right here.

Sic Transit Gloria Mundi Woven Blanket

Sic transit gloria woven blanket
Comfy woven blanket or death shroud? Either way, it’s sure to keep your bones cozy. Available from Strike Gently Co. right here.

Life After Death Print

Life After Death art print
To the dust we will return. I’d rather be fodder for nature than a soupy mess inside a sealed box. This 11×17 print of an illustration by artist Kyle Awesome is available right here.


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Friday Featured Oddities #2: Goat Skull, Spirit Specimen, and Grim Ghoul

Today’s gathering of weird art and morbid oddities for sale.
Black goat skull by Bloodreligion
Black goat skull by Bloodreligion

I didn’t have to wander too far off into the dark, unknown corners of the internet to find this week’s picks. I unearthed today’s featured oddities from a few of my favorite artists whose work conjures a yearning for cooler days and thinning veils.

Let’s peel back the veil and take a peek into what awaits on the other side.

Little Philip

Little Philip black mounted goat skull by Bloodreligion
A black goat skull and spikes from my favorite purveyors of Norse heathenry, Bloodreligion. Available now in their shop.

Spirit Specimen

Spirit Specimen ghost under glass by Dr. Morose and Miss Macabre
A handmade ghost in a jar from Dr. Morose and Miss Macabre. Find this and other morbid goods in their wicked little shoppe right here.

Grim Ghoul Print

Grim Ghoul print by Meagan Meli
This ghoulish print by artist Meagan Meli makes me long for October. Why isn’t it Halloween yet? Get this and more macabre art in Meagan’s shop right here.


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Friday Featured Oddities #1: Mysterious Crustacean, Bat Necklace, and Human Skull Bowl

Today’s roundup of weird art and morbid oddities for sale.
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The eye of the Great Gorther Shell by Tom Ellis

I’ve been doing Friday Featured Oddities on the Cult Facebook page off and on for years now, sharing art and oddities for sale either by members of the Cult of Weird community or shops I stumble upon by fortuitous happenstance. As Facebook continues to tighten its grip on organic reach, however, it’s becoming increasingly more difficult to get those kinds of posts seen.

So, as long as time permits (which may be rarely…we’ll see how it goes) I’m going to round up 3 weird, morbid, and/or creepy items to feature every Friday. Hopefully it doesn’t go extinct like Weekend Weird.

Without further ado, here are today’s featured oddities:

The Great Gorther Shell

The Great Gorther Shell by Tom Ellis
“The Great Gorther Shell,” a mysterious crustacean sculpted by artist Tom Ellis. This and other unique creatures are available in his Etsy shop right here.

Silver Bat Necklace

Handmade silver bat necklace
Silver plated bat handmade by JackieHatesYou. Get this and other macabre items in her Etsy shop right here.

Human Skull Bowl

Human skull bowl by Catacomb Culture
Feast like Ed Gein – enjoy your breakfast from the cranium of this human skull bowl by Catacomb Culture. This and other home decor inspired by human remains available right here.

Do you have art or oddities available online that should be included in an upcoming Friday Featured Oddities?
Send photos, links, and descriptions to [email protected]