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Halloween Fashion with Art of Ruff!

Published September 6, 2019 by biggayhorrorfan

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That chill is quickly sneaking into the air again. As we file for temporary separation from the summer breezes and marry ourselves to the fall season, a new wardrobe consisting of Art of Ruff designs, featuring the cutely spooky imaginings of artist Bryan Ruff, seems essential.

My favorite image, of course, is Ruff’s cutely domestic take on the Frankenstein Monster and his Bride- now celebrating their 201st anniversary, I hear – but there are plenty of other delightfully spooky options to pick from at https://www.redbubble.com/people/TheArtofRuff, as well!

So make those choices count (and no I don’t have that cute model’s number, so stop asking!!!)…and…

Until the next time, SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!

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Genre Inspirations: Toxic Bambi

Published May 22, 2019 by biggayhorrorfan

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Inspiration is found everywhere – even on Instagram and Twitter. One of the coolest people that I have come across in my internet travels is Bambi Generazzo AKA Toxic Bambi.

Describing herself as a “Robot Building Super Villain in Training,” this amazing artist is not only using her unique outlook to transform the world, but she is also bringing awareness to the world of disability. Defying and redefining her cerebral palsy diagnosis with the powerful energy of a pigtail wearing, color happy, comic loving adventuress, she is a true beacon of awesomeness.

Be sure to check out her fun, vibrant visions at https://www.instagram.com/toxicbambiart/ and www.redbubble.com/people/ToxicBambi.

Until the next time, SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!

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Zack Kauffman Fund

Published January 18, 2019 by biggayhorrorfan

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The majority of society feels like it is living on a perilous financial ledge, as of late. Expenses rise. Salaries stay the same…or even worse, decrease. One disaster could put many of us on the streets or, perhaps even worse – back on our parents’ couches! Thus, it seems ever more important to lend a hand when we can…even if it is just a couple of dollars.

Zack Kauffman, one of the brilliantly creative minds behind Atomic Cotton, has recently incurred some major medical expenses and is need of the horror community’s assistance. He and his wife, Erica, are great people and I’m sure that even that loose change that is jingling softly in your apartment’s corners would truly help them out.

https://www.gofundme.com/kauffman-emergency-help-fund

Or…if you are still being haunted by those holiday gift cards, purchasing a t-shirt from https://atomiccotton.com/ would also surely put an ease on their monetary burdens.

Thanks for everyone’s thoughtful consideration and wishes for a super healthy and incredibly creative year for all.

SWEET love and pink GRUE,

Big Gay Horror Fan

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Creepy Co.

Published August 29, 2016 by biggayhorrorfan

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If you’re anything like me, sometimes you’re just astounded by the coolness and the creativity of your fellow horror lovers. Case in point: I am just in love with Kellie and Susanne, the brilliant minds behind Chicago based Creepy Co.!

These two macabre wizards of magnificence have created t-shirts, stickers and pins that speak to the horror kid in us all. Dime store vampire teeth, VHS horror labels, and the beauty of cult legend Divine all find their way into this brilliant duo’s work.horrorvhsstickersticker_grande

So, be sure to send them some deserved fan-i-tude by checking out their sites: www.creepycompany.com,

https://www.instagram.com/creepycompany and

https://www.facebook.com/creepyco/. It’ll only make you cooler. I know, I know…like that’s even possible!

Until the next time – SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!

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The Art of Ruff

Published August 25, 2016 by biggayhorrorfan

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My friend Christine couldn’t come out to play yesterday, but I didn’t mind. I just spent the night at home, writing under the watchful, protective eyes of little Jason, artist Bryan Ruff’s brilliantly gleeful and imaginatively childlike take on the legendary Friday the 13th villain!

In fact, all of Ruff’s soulful creations prove that the only guardian angels that any true horror lover will ever need are his personality filled imaginings of the younger versions of Michael, Pinhead, Leatherface and so many other terror icons. Ruff Michael

Besides the cute factor – which there is plenty of – what Ruff details, so personally, with these renderings is the innocence that these characters might have had before their more evil instincts took over. It’s a powerful reminder of the humanity that exists in our scares – something that is often overlooked in the flashier aspects of fright culture. It is also what sets Ruff’s work apart from so many other artists who are dealing with the terror genre. In a word, it’s heart.

To get your total horror movie “heart-on”, please visit www.facebook.com/theartofruff and https://www.instagram.com/sir_ruffikins/.

Until the next time – SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!

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Pretty Spooky Trunk Show

Published November 29, 2013 by biggayhorrorfan

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I am definitely more Barbara Steele than Judy Garland – but whenever I hear the phrase trunk show, I always think big production numbers and A Star is Born.

Thankfully, amazing horror entrepreneur Pretty Spooky is definitely more on the Italian terror side with an awesome upcoming event featuring her awesome t-skirts (made from genre film and rock t-shirts). Yes, Chicago’s historic punk clothing store, The Alley, and Pretty Spooky have joined forces for an amazing evening of shopping, fun and prizes!

So, if you are near 3228 N. Clark Street on November 30th (2013) be sure to stop in for the most perfect Black Saturday event of all time!

Find further details, at the link, below:

https://www.facebook.com/events/446004385503962/

And until the next time – SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!

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BGHF T-Shirt MADNESS!!!

Published September 26, 2013 by biggayhorrorfan

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Telling Don't Be Afraid of the Dark/Curse of Michael Meyers' illustrious Kim Darby about the wonders of Chris MacGibbon!

Telling Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark/Curse of Michael Meyers’ illustrious Kim Darby about the wonders of Chris MacGibbon!

To be constantly humbled and honored by folks in this life is an amazing thing. This past winter, designer/radio-host/man-about-town Chris MacGibbon created a (brilliant) logo for Big Gay Horror Fan. It was an amazing surprise. Then — he generously let me use the design for a t-shirt giveaway, this August. Fun, mayhem and (much) gayness ensued!

With a huge and grateful thank you to Chris, here are some quick pics of the cloth bound horror happiness. Be sure to check out Chris’ other designs at https://www.facebook.com/CMacCustomDesigns, as well!

Queer horror historian Aaron Eischeid and friend!

Queer horror historian Aaron Eischeid and friend!

Kevin Strange from Strange Books!

Kevin Strange from Strange Books!

The awesome Dawn Kitley (and crew) from Kitley's Krypt!

The awesome Dawn Kitley (and crew) from Kitley’s Krypt!

That ain't no Killer Bong! That's the adorable Robin Sydney!

That ain’t no Killer Bong!
That’s the adorable Robin Sydney!

This t-shirt's so HEAVY! Getting some support from the stars of Final Girls!

This t-shirt’s so HEAVY!
Getting some support from the stars of Final Girls!

New Nightmare's Miko Hughes knows what's happening in fashion!

New Nightmare’s Miko Hughes knows what’s happening in fashion!

Sending the lovin' where it belongs! Smooching on Kryssie Ridolfi from Deadman's Wake!

Sending the lovin’ where it belongs! Smooching on Kryssie Ridolfi from Deadman’s Wake!

"Mommy - I want to play with you, next!" With Denise Crosby!

“Mommy – I want to play with you, next!” With Denise Crosby!

Leveling out the family photos with 'Daddy' Dale Midkiff!

Leveling out the family photos with ‘Daddy’ Dale Midkiff!

Don't YOU try this at work! Oh - go ahead!!

Don’t YOU try this at work! Oh – go ahead!!

Jazz Legend Judy Roberts conjuring the gypsy from the original Wolf Man.

Jazz Legend Judy Roberts conjuring the gypsy from the original Wolf Man.

The ever adorable Ms. KP, a Chicago horror mainstay!

The ever adorable Ms. KP, a Chicago horror mainstay!


Ending with a little love from the goddess, the super-amazing Meg Foster!

Ending with a little love from THE Goddess, the super-amazing Meg Foster!

As always, Big Gay Horror Fan remains, fully clothed, at http://www.facebook.com/biggayhorrorfan, as well.

Until the next time – SWEET love and pink GRUE!