Justine Cross presents: Day 13

Today’s piece is almost a type of hypnotism if you let yourself lean in and become immersed by Justine’s continuous eye contact and measured speech. Since Day 12 was a tad harrowing, I would understand why you might not want to lean in quite so eagerly, but trust me, you’ll be absolutely safe.

Justine walks you through some considerations for the Halloween season. She wears kitty ears, and most people would look merely ridiculous in kitty ears, but somehow Justine still feels like the boss. This makes sense, because she’s a dominatrix. She’s got ideas for your Halloween goals this October. If you’d like to know more about her and perhaps get some more fun tips and tricks: go see her site Los Angeles Dominatrix.

Zombies! Licking YOUR Screen!

We don’t often do product plugs here on Gothtober, but a nice fellow we know made this very fun iOS app: Zombies Lick My Screen.

You’ve all seen cute puppies licking iphone screens from inside. or kittens.

This has some fairly gruesome looking zombies licking your screen, and you can even send zombiegrams!

Offend someone today!


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Missing Boots, Besotted Mothers, and Western Sounds!


I’m sure you thought we forgot about things here in gothtoberland, but we have been busy getting everything ready for your viewing pleasure. That and we had a fantastic CrafttNight at AKBAR in Los Angeles putting together the fantastic cars that Lush Newton (day 10) designed.


But here you go. Have you ever lost your shoes? Really lost them? Especially the boots that you really loved and are just dying to wear to go out dancing tonight? Well, XKiller did, and she made a great flash animation about it. You can see that on day 14.


Day 15 features Miss Lori, who returns to gothtober with a puppet operetta about a besotted mother and her little girl. There are lessons to be learned about how to dress your child –  don’t you ignore them!


Day 16’s Dark Adams is also a gothtober veteran, and he gives us a peek into the Weird, Wild Old West (or at least what it may have sounded like.) Follow the instructions and download his mp3 file for your listening pleasure.

Gothtober by midnight

It is a late night, and The Head Candycorn and I are putting the finishing touches on Gothtober.com! Come back when we launch in under 24 hours!

The Secret of Gothtober’s Music!

There are 38 steps up to Gothtober Headquarters, and lugging Jason Pipkin’s drum kit up all of them made us appreciate each and every step even more than usual. We are quite fortunate to have the Electones on board to make beautiful tunes to cruise to as you peruse this year’s Gothtober 2009 calendar.
The Electones are, respectively: Jason Myers on Guitar, Mike Bolger on Keyboard, and the aforementioned Jason Pipkin on drums. The boys filled up the living room with all manner of musical gadgets, not the least of which was a fantastic Leslie-style rotating speaker that Jason built and Mike’s lovely electric keyboard made in 1971.
Check out what happens when you give the Electones coffee and popcorn and ask them to play some intermission music for the Gothtober Drive-In! This music will be sweetened and used as the calendar’s main theme… look for it Gothtober FIRST!!! Woooooooo!

Gothtober Dashboard Mac Widget NOW AVAILABLE!

Gothtober dashboard widget

Due to the fabulous wizardry of Cristin Pescosolido’s electronical mad skills, Gothtober offers you this handy-dandy widget for your Mac computer! This handy widget features a fancy neon blinking pumpkin as well as useful  information on the Gothtober Artist of the day, in addition to over 31 random daily corny, gross or weird Halloween tips that were dreamed up by Head Candycorn, Julianna Parr.

Get your amazing Gothtober Widget here!