Gothtober 2012

It wouldn’t be October without Julianna Parr’s annual Gothtober project, the best online Halloween advent calendar out there. We’re almost half-way through! Day 1 with Bob Baker’s Marionettes is a special kick off.

Most people rank Halloween at the top of their “favorite holiday” list, and it’s not even one you get a present for! Is it the chance to dress up as a slutty ear of corn? Or maybe you prefer to humiliate– I mean, dress up your dog as Yoda. Your children are also fair game. Why let them choose their costume when you can act out your fantasies and dress them up as Frida Kahlo? You can explain who she is when your daughter might care in about 15 years. Halloween is the holiday you never have to outgrow, and it’s a great dry-run for your next San Diego Comic Con Masquerade.

You too can be a part of Gothtober 2013 – well, not yet, but you can start planning ahead. Julianna Parr, lovingly known to her pals as JP, is a creativity curator. Gothtober is a collection of projects ranging from film, craft, cooking, music and animation. JP brings out the best in people who like to make things fun. She’s had weekly practice for over a decade in Silverlake, at Akbar’s weekly Craftnight, where she mentors attendees through accessible projects with a special theme as the venerable Craft Captain .

If you’re not in the Halloween spirit yet (or you just can’t decide what you’re wearing to those parties you’ve been invited to) check out Gothtober.com, or drop in on Craftnight and get inspired. And… it’s okay if you want to dress up as slutty food, or if you want to be a Furry for a day/night. No one’s gonna judge you until November 1st.

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