Dresses Inspired by Sarah’s ‘Labyrinth’ Ball Gown

Labyrinth

A couple of weeks ago I was beyond thrilled when the Variety announced a Labyrinth sequel in the works. Labyrinth was one of my favorite 80s fantasy movies! I’ve seen it countless times and may own an original 80s Labyrinth comic book. From a fashion perspective, I fell in love with Jennifer Connelly’s iridescent ball gown that [...]

Dark Fairy Tales Reign Supreme in Seattle at Krab Jab Studio Gallery

Just One Bite by Tory Taber

During the past three years, fairy tales have swept Hollywood by storm. Films and TV shows such as “Maleficent,” “Frozen,” “Once” and a whole host of other titles have whisked their way into theaters and thousands of living rooms across the globe. And there is no sign of this trend slowing any time soon. “Into [...]

Magical Woodland Fairy Photos

Fairy House

This summer I went on a lovely vacation to western Montana. Like all trips, I usually read at least one book while relaxing. My book of choice this year was Brian Froud and Alan Lee’s “Faeries.” This non-fiction fantasy classic includes watercolor illustrations of mythic occidental creatures. I used to pore over the pages when I was [...]

Pretty Green Pixie Dresses Inspired by Tinker Bell

Tinker Bell Peter Pan

Summer has been especially busy this year. I returned not too long ago from a recent trip to the magical land of Glacier National Park, and in addition to a wonderful vacation, I’ve had all things fairy on the brain. While in Montana I managed to do some fantasy photography that featured miniature fairy scenes. Amidst [...]

Glacier National Park and Two Medicine Dinosaur Center (Photos)

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Just returned from an incredible vacation in Montana where my family and I got to tour around Glacier National Park and its outskirts. In addition to exploring the Park, we got a chance to get out to Bynum, Montana and see the Two Medicine Dinosaur Center to check out all the prehistoric fossils they had [...]

Hollywood, Take Notice: Jim Henson-Style Puppets are Hot: Toby Froud’s Film Greeted by Enthusiastic Sell-out

Lessons Learned Poster

Deep in the heart of the Hollywood District in Portland, Oregon a very magical film premiered this past weekend. Filmmaker Toby Froud, best known as the baby stolen by Goblin King (David Bowie) in Jim Henson’s ’80s fantasy film Labyrinth, resurrected the Hensonian tradition of live-action puppetry on the big-screen. Froud’s film, Lessons Learned opened to [...]

The Goonies’ House is Alive and Well in Astoria, Oregon

The Goonies' House

I had a fantastic weekend down in Oregon. One of the highlights of the trip was stopping in Astoria to see the house where “The Goonies” was filmed. I’ve lost count how many times I’ve seen “The Goonies.” If you haven’t seen it…seriously, where have you been? The film was the brain child of Steven [...]

Book Reviews: Five Gothic Ghost Stories

Printer's Devil Court Susan Hill

I’ve been looking back at some of the memorable Gothic fiction and ghost stories I’ve read this past year and wanted to share my favorite reads. Some are modern, some Victorian and Edwardian, but all are creepy-delicious. 1) “Printer’s Devil Court” by Susan Hill First off, I love Susan Hill to pieces. Hill wrote “The [...]

Gowns Inspired by Ariel’s Purple Dress in ‘The Little Mermaid’

Ariel Purple Dress

Out of all the gowns featured in “The Little Mermaid,” my absolute favorite was Ariel’s purple dress that she wore when running through the water to reunite with Prince Eric. The long dress is ultra dreamy with pretty sparkles and a slit accentuating the flowy skirt. Recently I was searching around for some gowns that I [...]

Critically Acclaimed Gothic Illustrator Abigail Larson Dishes on What it’s Like & What it Takes to be a Full-Time Artist

Abigail Larson

Enter the wicked world of critically acclaimed gothic illustrator Abigail Larson. Abigail is a lovely lass who’s work has been featured in many galleries across the United States and Europe, including the Museum of American Illustrators in New York and The Poe Museum of Richmond. Her illustrations have also graced the pages of: “Spectrum Fantastic Art,” “Art Fundamentals,” [...]

Dreamy Frozen Prom Dresses Inspired by Elsa’s Blue Gown

Elsa Frozen

“Frozen:” The newest fairy-tale retelling in the long, successful line of Disney princess movies. I loved the film and the most magical moment was Elsa’s decoration of her ice castle and the dazzling transformation into her new sparkly, blue ensemble. It totally reminded me of Cinderella’s blue gown revamp right before the ball. Sometimes as a [...]