Ever wondered what doomthings uses to do the things doomthings does?  Probably not, but we’re going to tell you anyway.  Via Amazon, here’s a bunch of stuff we use to do the things we does.  We have these things and actually use them.  Check it out in the sidebar. Yeah, right there; on the left; it says “Doomthings Uses These”; yeah; click it! See all the things!

Need a review that’s not one of the crazies that posts on Amazon?  Just ask.  We’ve got that.

Right now, there’s only one thing and it’s my favorite:

…but more is coming.

Almost everything posted on doomthings is my own work/experiment/epic fail/etc.  Sometimes you have to promote something delicious made by someone else.  

Today’s DoomFeature is MY DAD.  As a kid, my parents made all of our costumes.  I don’t remember ever having a store-bought costume.  My mom would sew things like unicorns, clowns (yeah, that happened), cows, princesses, court jester’s, etc.  My dad would build things like presents, dice, Rubik’s cubes, and alter existing clothing items with puff paints (he has serious puff paint skills, srsly).

My almost one-year-old niece had her first Halloween this year, and after my sister and bro-in-law decided she would be introduced to the world of Star Wars by being R2D2, my dad’s imagination went crazy.  Thanks go to my Dad for letting me post his production photos for your enjoyment and planning for next year.  

All photos are belong to my parents.

Vin2D2 Final

Vin2D2 1

Vin2D2 2

Vin2D2 4

Vin2D2 5

Vin2D2 Front

Vin2D2 Back

I guess the hat didn’t stay on.

FINALLY, a costume post!  I have so many costumes tucked away and not really any desire to drag them out.  That’s really my fault; I should be working for my readers, but life and work happens a lot.  [lame, i know]  I swear I’m working on bringing you more doom.

What will you be for Halloween?  This year’s was thrown together from costumes from previous years.  I did have to make a scythe and do some makeup…

Death costume | doomthings

It’s kind of hard to see, but there are actually a lot of layers going on here.

Costume Parts (somewhat inside to outside):

  • Flowy black dress
  • Black corset
  • Black leggings
  • Knee-high black boots
  • Black hooded robe
  • Black rope/cord
  • Scythe

Scythe Parts (*from Home Depot):

  • Closet dowel*
  • Brown twine (the cheapest there was)*
  • Black duct tape*
  • Aluminum tape (in the plumbing section)*
  • Wire coat hanger
  • Poster board

How to make the Scythe:

  1. Wrap the dowel with the twine in a criss-crossing pattern (be creative!) and secure tightly.
  2. Wrap the dowel with black duct tape (make sure to put a few squares of tape on the top and bottom so the dowel won’t scratch the floor).
  3. Cut out a blade shape in two pieces of poster board.
  4. Drill two holes near one end of the dowel (make sure they’re close enough together to be hidden by the poster board blade.
  5. Twist up the hanger to go through both holes such that the ends can be bend back and taped to the dowel.  Tape them well.
  6. Tape the blade to the wire hanger such that the hanger  is hidden inside the two pieces of poster board.
  7. Go crazy with the aluminum tape!
  8. For some extra goodness, I etched some designs in the aluminum.

I apologize for not taking pictures, but I was making it up as I went along and finished it just hours before the party I went to.  Lesson learned:  always take pictures of the process, you never know when you might want to use them!

I copied the makeup based on my online and in-store searches for skull makeup.  A Google search will provide you with a multitude of possibilities!


Posted: 26th August 2013 by doomthings in Comics, Costumeage, Greeting Cards, Posters, Random
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Doomthings is now on deviantART.  Took me long enough.


Onward to the new things!

Onward to the new things!

So, after months of being lazy, I’m finally taking my bro-in-law’s advice to self-host my blog.  Considering I already own www.doomthings.com, this decision was a no-brainer I was just too lazy to  pursue before.  As a person who could pretty much build his own fully-awesome website from scratch in about a minute, I should have listened.  While exporting my old posts is actually pretty easy, there is no good way to move all the pictures over, so that will take some time.  This means some of the posts and pages will be missing pictures and some of the menu will be weird.  I’m working on it!  In the meantime, I’ll be posting all new material at www.doomthings.com so I don’t have to move those pictures over too, because they’ll already be where they should be!  Woot!

So, in conclusion, update your feeds and hop on over to the new, fully self-hosted www.doomthings.com.

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