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Halloween cats made from stacked pumpkins (and mini-pumpkin paws)

Make black cat lanterns

Make your entry glow with fat Halloween cats made from stacked pumpkins (and mini-pumpkin paws)

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Create a spooky trio of glossy black cats to watch over trick-or-treaters at your door. All you need are a few pumpkins in feline shapes ― long or pear-shaped for the body, small and round for the face. More great ideas for pumpkins At the pumpkin patch, look for body shapes with character and a stable base. They can lean to one side (like a cat on its haunches) but shouldn't wobble. Choose a tall one for an elegant cat, or a squat orange heirloom for a chubby cat curled on its paws. Test a few "heads" until you find a good match. This twist on the traditional jack-o'-lantern cuts down on some of the usual pumpkin cleaning: No need to hollow out the body. Just clean out and carve the head, then add mini pumpkin paws, curvy cucumber tails, and ears from stiffened felt or black card stock from the craft store. Then, light the candle, get the candy, and watch your Halloween cats come to life. Carve a cat pumpkin Step 1: Cut out top of small pumpkin and scoop the inside clean. Place it upside down on the base pumpkin, turning to find a good fit. If necessary, carve opening slightly to adjust. Step 2: Set head on the base to decide placement of eyes, then carve them out. You can draw them on first or use our template. Step 3: Cut pointy ears out of felt or card stock and mark their positions on the head with a pen. Carve two shallow grooves into the head to hold the ears. Avoid cutting all the way through the pumpkin. (For more realistic ears, carve crescent-shaped grooves.) Step 4: Prep an outside work area for spray painting. Stuff the head with loosely crumpled newspaper. Cover pumpkins, mini pumpkins, and cucumber with one or two thin coats of black spray paint. Allow to dry. Remove stuffing and insert the ears. Step 5: If the head is wobbly, gently pound a few floral picks into the body with the mallet or hammer. Measure the opening of the head, then position the picks to fit just inside. Touch up paint if needed. Step 6: Put a short tea light on a lid or dish to catch any drips. Stick to the top of the big pumpkin with a small ball of clay polymer or poster putty. Attach the head. Position cat and arrange tail and paws next to body.
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Doctor WhoThe shock Corey Taylor-Slipknot – will lend his ­deafening roar to alien warlord the Fisher King

Corey Taylor – who has sold 60 million albums with the heavy metal group – will lend his ­deafening roar to alien warlord the Fisher King

Corey-Taylor-has-been-roped-in-by-the-BBC-to-give-Doctor-Who-viewers-a-proper-fright-this-series Boiler suit shock rockers Slipknot don’t immediately spring to mind when you think of a Saturday night in with the kids. But their scary front man has been roped in by the BBC to give Doctor Who viewers a proper fright this series. Corey Taylor – who has sold 60 million albums with the heavy metal group – will lend his ­deafening roar to alien warlord the Fisher King as he battles Time Lord Peter Capaldi. Corey, 41, is a massive Whovian and when producers heard ­Slipknot were playing in Cardiff in January, they put out feelers. An insider said: “Production got in touch with Slipknot because they heard Corey and the band love the show.” US metalhead Corey was named the seventh-greatest metal front man ever by NME magazine. The source added: “They gave them a VIP tour and asked if Corey wanted to record his famous scream. “He agreed instantly and was made up about it.”    
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The shock rockers will bring real fear to Doctor Who
US metalhead Corey was named the seventh-greatest metal front man ever by NME magazine. The source added: “They gave them a VIP tour and asked if Corey wanted to record his famous scream. "He agreed instantly and was made up about it.” Fisher King, a green hulk of a creature with horns protruding from his body, appears next Saturday. He is played by the tallest Brit, 7ft 7in Neil Fingleton, and his speaking voice is Shaun of the Dead’s Peter Serafinowicz.
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Doctor Who heroes will battle Fisher King
But, having penned such blood-curdling tunes as Wait and Bleed and ­Psychosocial, it will be Corey’s bellow that gives him the horrific edge. I’m just glad Slipknot isn’t doing the theme tune.   Corey Taylor   Corey Taylor is set to lend his roar to an alien warlord, Fisher King, on the October 3 episode of Doctor Who. The Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman / Doctor Who enthusiast was approached by the production team back in January this year to see if he would be interested in appearing on the show,  
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STAR WARS GOES STEAMPUNK

STAR WARS GOES STEAMPUNK

San Fransisco artist Greg Peltz takes Sci-Fi characters from Star Wars and draws themVictorian-style. How much more Steampunk can it get? May the Force be with him! star wars portraits star wars portraits star wars portraits star wars portraits

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Nini is a self-proclaimed Social Media Whore, living and working in Germany. Her main profession lies in the conventional corporate media world, but she’s certainly come around, having worked for several online music mags, with a number of photographers, and for record labels such as the iconic LA-based Southern Lord Records.
 
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Harry Potter-Themed Shots Will Have You Chasing After ‘That Flighty Temptress, Adventure

More: alcohol, harry potter, shots
Recently, there’s been news of a Harry Potter themed bar and restaurant called The Lockhart. Unfortunately, we can’t all visit Toronto and get a seat at The Lockhart. That’s okay because these Harry Potter-themed shooters from Graphic Nerdity can help fill the void in your very own home.
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Sorry young fans, this is strictly for the 21+ crowd.
Called “Harry Shotters,” the themed shots are punnily-named and filled with a bevy of booze. As Graphic Nerdity says, “These drinks are not for beginners. By that I mean only experienced Harry Potter fans will appreciate the puns that went into making them.” Judging by the ingredients for the Avada Tequila, these shooters are indeed not for beginner drinkers — or experienced ones, even. Most of these concoctions probably taste as good as Polyjuice Potion. But hey, we all know how well that works!* *Wears off quickly and is not a surefire disguise, so drink these shots with caution.

DEMINTOR

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Cool, but not so refreshing, just like a Dementor attack!

TRIWHISKEY CUP

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EXPECTO PATRÓN

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The puns are too good on this one.

AVADA TEQUILA

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Goodbye, memories of the night.

GIN WEASLEY/RUM WEASLEY

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With all that ginger, gin seems the more appropriate match only because it better represents Ginny and her feistiness.

SECTUM SAMBUCA

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 Tabasco sauce? This one will certainly leave wounds in your mouth.
There were some other ideas that Graphic Nerdy didn’t see through, for unknown reasons. Lord Vodkamort, Flourish & Blattoed  and Cognac McLaggen were left off the list. Personally I’d love to see whatFlourish & Blattoed is. If you’re more of a visual person, these drawings of the shots from Michelle Richard may help you better understand how crazy of a night you’ll have after a round of them. Because we’re all fans here, please share more ideas for Harry Shotters.  
 
  After seeing the amazing recipes from http://graphicnerdity.com/, I decided to make my own version of “Harry Shotter”.   Go like https://www.facebook.com/michellericharddesign for more of my work!!! I mail anywhere in the United States for free! Each of these prints are $12 for 8.5″ x 11″. Message me here or on my facebook design page for questions or orders! 🙂 My etsy is https://www.etsy.com/shop/EdiblePuns
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Watch Parts Recycled Into Steampunk Sculptures

Old Watch Parts Recycled Into Steampunk Sculptures By Susan Beatrice

Susan Beatrice is an artist who recycles old vintage watch parts and turns them into beautifully intricate sculptures. This true jack-of-all-trades (whom we previously wrote about here) is also a talented sand sculptor and painter, and uses her many talents to perfect her watch sculptures. Beatrice writes that her recycled sculptures are “Earth-friendly and artistic items sensitive to the limits of our natural resources.” If you agree, be sure to check out her Facebook!  
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