Halloween True Blood Style

Halloween is right around the corner and we at NPV want to make sure you have all the best crafts, recipes, decorations and bloody goodness there is to be found so you can have the Ultimate True Blood Halloween.  

True Blood Halloween @ Northmans Party Vamps

In the weeks leading up to Halloween we will be posting lots of bloody goodness for you all to enjoy. We are working on some pumpkin carving stencils, recipes, party ideas, etc.  So stay tuned Truebies! 

ROTTING PAM HALLOWEEN COSTUME
 Rotting Pam Halloween Costume@northmanspartyvamps.com

Remember the rotting spell that Marnie cast on Pam in Season 4? Poor Pam looked like something right out of a horror movie as her skin started rotting away! This couture corpse look is absolutely one deserving to be worn as your costume this Halloween!

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Goldiestarling shows you how to easily make Pam's black lace hat to hide her rotting face. You can find instructions here. Her step by step makeup tutorial walks you through everything you need to create Pam's decaying flesh look in the video below!


Now for the overall effect you will need a few black clothing items that will pretty much cover up your entire body,  because of course Pam was trying to hide her decomposing body.

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You will need to buy or make a floor length black dress with long sleeves and high neckline as the one below.

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 A pair of black women's evening gloves will work to cover your hands. Finish your ensemble with a pair of black heels.

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 Your look is complete! Happy Haunting!

ERIC NORTHMAN PUMPKIN CARVING STENCIL

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Here is our first custom made pumpkin carving template for you guys! Of course, we are starting with our sexy Eric Northman!

Eric Northman Pumpkin Carving Template@northmanspartyvamps.com

Print the above template out. Trace on your pumpkin using tracing paper. Carve using the color coded carving hints that we have provided you in the first photo above.

Happy Carving!


CRAZY SARAH NEWLIN HALLOWEEN COSTUME

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What is scarier than a mentally unstable religious psycho? Let's face it, in Season 6, Sarah would have made a perfect match for Psycho killer, Norman Bates!

Crazy Sarah Newlin is a perfect Halloween costume idea! Demented, psycho, and scary!

You will need to find a white pant suit like the one below. Check your local thrift stores or you you may be able to find one on sale at a local clothing store since it is after Labor Day! (Can't wear white pants after Labor Day! LOL) If all else fails, you can find one online for a reasonable price.

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Grab up a pink tank top or camisole like the one below to wear underneath the jacket.

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Unless your hair already looks like Sarah's, you can find a blonde wig at a costume or wig store.

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So, now you will need a murder weapon to carry around! Maybe you have a pair of snake skin heels in your closet that you can grab one from. 

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If not, don't fret! Grab up an old high heel you don't wear anymore or you can get one from s thrifts store for practically nothing. Doesn't matter what color it is because we are going to cover it in snake skin print duct tape! Easy peasy right?

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To finish off your look you will want to add some blood splatters to the lapels of your jacket and at the bottom of the sleeves. You can even add some to the heel of your murder weapon! You can find a spray bottle of blood at a Halloween store, costume store, or just about any retail outlet in their Halloween merchandise.

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You can also add accessories like the necklace and earrings Sarah was wearing and the American flag pin she is wearing on the left lapel of her jacket.

Now you are dressed to kill! Have a "killer" Halloween!

OFFICER JASON STACKHOUSE HALLOWEEN COSTUME

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What woman can resist a man in uniform? Especially if he is Jason Stackhouse! This sexy Halloween costume is sure to break a few laws! Can be worn by men and women both!

First, you will need to pick up a sheriff costume from a local Halloween or costume store. Below are examples for both men and women.

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Add accessories like gun belt, weapons, billy club, sunglasses, etc. to complete the look.

You can purchase a Bernard Parrish sheriff badge from HBO to wear on your uniform.

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This Halloween costume is sure to earn you many treats....maybe even some tricks! (The good kind!)


VAMP CAMP VAMPIRE INMATE HALLOWEEN COSTUME

Vamp Camp Vampire Halloween Costume

This Halloween why not dress up as one of the many vampires that were imprisoned in the Governor and Sarah's vampire concentration camp?

Another simple look to put together with the right stuff. Again, this costume works for both men and women.

We found nursing scrubs online that will work as the uniform.

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Add your vampire classification number, 1-4, depending on which you want to be on the left upper chest of the shirt. You should be able to find white iron on numbers at any craft store to do this.

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Add a pair of vampire fangs, we like to use the retractable fangs, and you are done!

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You are now ready to celebrate the night away like you just escaped vamp camp!


FANGTASIA TREAT BAGS

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Give your trick-or-treaters sweet treats in these fangtabulous Fangtasia treat bags that you made!
Very easy to do. All you need are some paper treat bags, a printer, cardstock, ribbon, and of course candy!

Fangtasia Treat Bag Printable@northmanspartyvamps.com

Download the Fangtasia image above and set your printer to print to the size of your treat bags. Print as many treat bags as you need.

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Next download the above fangs and print onto cardstock. Cut them out.

Add candy to your treat bags. Staple or tie bags closed at top. Add fang tag and ribbon to top of bag and your done!


HEP V INFECTED NORA HALLOWEEN COSTUME

Hep V Infected Nora Halloween Costume@northmanspartyvamps.com

 After being injected by the Hep V virus, Nora started taking on a gravely look as it spread through her body. This infectious look is a great and easy costume choice for this Halloween.

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You can find a white cotton nightgown like the one Nora has on at a thrift store, discount store, outlet store for very little money. Add some bloody spots to the top of the gown using a spray bottle of fake blood that you can find at most Halloween stores.

EYE MAKEUP

Mix black eye shadow with a red eye shadow. Take the red and black and mix into your eye hallow with a makeup brush, almost all the way up to the bridge of your nose, trying to make your eyes look really sunken in. Also, use the red under your eyes and all the way to your temple area and also take it almost all the way up to your eyebrow. Keep mixing the red and the black with different intensities of both colors. So in some parts there is more red, and in others there is more black. But overall there is always a mixture of red and black shadow

 Then use just the black on the outer portion of your lid and in the crease to darken it even more.

Use purple gel liner to line your upper and lower lash line and water line and blended it out a little

Touch up your eyelashes with some mascara.


You can also lightly brush some of the black/red eye shadow mix on to your cheekbones to make your cheeks take on a slight sunken look.


VEIN MAKEUP

To make veins you need make up colors in red, purple and blue. A small/fine paint or make up brush. Using the small brush select one color and make vein lines, kind of like making lightning bolts, there is no wrong way to make them as veins go all over your body in every direction. Smooth out some of the outer lines of your viens with a make up brush or q-tip, this will give your vein the apperance of going deeper under the skin. The sharper the outer line is the closer to the surface of the skin your vein will look. When done with one color, start with the next in the same way making sure to over lap (streaking across) some of the different colored veins. Make sure to brush baby powder or translucent powder over the veins when done.


*Another way to create veins for legs if you can see them under the costume is take a pair of panty hose (whatever color) and using either colored markers or fabric paints (which have a fine tip to draw with) make your veins on the panty hose just be careful not to get marker all over your legs.

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 We found a wig that looks very much like Nora's hair online.

You can add a pair of vampire teeth too.

You now have a costume worthy of dying for!


LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD JESSICA HALLOWEEN COSTUME

Little Red Riding Hood Jessica Halloween Costume@northmanspartyvamps.com

Want to be red, hot and sexy for Halloween? Why not dress up as Jessica in her Little Red Riding Hood costume? 

 Parisian Satan and Lace Corset@northmanspartyvamps.com

We found the Parisian Satan and Lace Corset that Jessica wore in the Halloween episode. Make sure to grab up a pair of black thigh high stockings too!

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A cape very much like the one Jessica wore can be found on ebay.

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These lovely red locks similar to Jessica's can be found at Spirit Halloween.


Here is makeup tutorial by Shelbyxbaybee for Jessica's Red Riding Hood look!


Add a pair of high heels and vampire fangs and you are ready to take on any big bad wolf you may encounter this Halloween!

TRUE BLOOD DECOUPAGED AND RHINESTONE EMBELLISHED FAUX PUMPKINS

Decoupaged & Rhinestone Eric Northman Pumpkin@northmanspartyvamps.com

Make this boo-tiful and stylish pumpkin that can be used as a Halloween table centerpiece or you can make a bunch of them and stylishly decorate your porch with them.


MATERIALS NEEDED

Faux Pumpkin
Black Acrylic Paint
Printed photo or True Blood graphic (on regular copy paper)
Mod Podge
Paintbrushes
Scissors
Wax Paper
Rhinestones (Found at your local craft store)



INSTRUCTIONS

1) Cover your work surface with the wax paper so you don't make a mess.

2) Paint your entire pumpkin with the black acrylic paint. You may want to paint 2 or more coats if needed. Let dry completely.

3) Print out your photo or graphics on regular copy paper. (We used Eric for ours but you can do any character or graphic that you choose) Cut design out as close to the edge as you can.

4) With your paint brush, evenly coat back of your photo or graphic with Mod Podge.

5) Line your graphic carefully where you want it placed on the pumpkin and adhere.

6) Use paintbrush to smooth out any wrinkles if needed.

7) With your paint brush, evenly coat your photo or graphic that is adhered to your pumpkin with Mod Podge. Let dry completely.

8) With your paint brush, evenly coat your entire pumpkin (including your graphic)  with Mod Podge. Let dry completely.

Time to add your rhinestone embellishments.

1) Apply a small dab of Mod Podge one dot at a time to your pumpkin, following the lines of your chosen design.

2) With your fingers or tweezers, press rhinestones into the glue dots.

3) Allow pumpkin to dry and you are done!


Happy Hauntings!

LILITH AND BILLITH HALLOWEEN COSTUMES


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We are going to show you how to dress as Lilith or Billth this Halloween, without running around actually naked and covered in blood, but have the appearance that you are.

To get this effect and still be covered you will need a full body lycra spandex body suit like the one below, minus the head cover.

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We found this one here for only $29.00

Okay, now that you have your suit we need to doctor it up some to give it that covered in blood look. You will need dark red, dark blue and black fabric paint and a sponge. Mix some of your red with a drop or two of blue and mix some red with a drop or two of black. Cover your work space with plastic and lay your body suit down smoothly, face up. Dip your sponge in the red/blue paint and apply to body suit by dabbing the sponge all over the front of the suit. Next randomly dab your body suit with the sponge using the red/black paint. This should give the blood a more layered, textured and realistic look. Let front of suit completely dry. Turn over and repeat covering the entire back side of the body suit. Make sure the entire suit is covered, including the hands and feet. (NOTE: you may need more than one layer of paint) Let completely dry!

Cover your face, ears and any part of your neck that can be seen with blood makeup that can be found at any Halloween store. Apply the makeup with a sponge, dabbing it over your face, ears and neck.

You can find a long black wig like the one below at a Halloween costume store.

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Take petroleum jelly and fake blood; and run it through the wig with a comb to give it that wet look. If doing Billith, you can do this to your own hair or a man's wig similar to Bill's hair.

Complete with a set of vampire fangs.

Here's to a bloody good time this Halloween!


NIALL BRIGANT HALLOWEEN COSTUME


Niall Brigant Halloween Costume@northmanspatyvamps.com


Here is a Halloween costume idea for the men Truebies out there. Why not dress up as Sookie and Jason's faerie grandfather, Niall?

This is very easy look to put together with the right items.

You will need a pin striped suit like the one Niall's wore. We found a similar looking zoot suit on ebay that will work, minus the hat!


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Top it off with a crazy Niall hair wig like this one (also found on ebay) and you are ready to party like a faerie king!

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For that extra touch you can get one of these blue led pet balls, which can be found at most pet supply stores, and hold in your hand to look like you have some faery magic!

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Hope your Halloween is full of magic!

JESSICA'S NAUGHTY SCHOOLGIRL HALLOWEEN COSTUME

Jessica's Naughty Schoolgirl Halloween Costume@northmanspartyvamps.com

Want to be a little naughty with your costume this year? Why not dress like naughty schoolgirl, Jessica? Super cute and sexy, this Halloween costume is guaranteed to get an A+!!!

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Jessica's stylish cardigan can be  found at Forever 21.

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Her little lacy strap red tank top can be found at Buckle.

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This cute red and black plaid skirt by Tripp NYC can be found at Trash & Vaudeville.

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Her stockings can be found at Urban Outfitters.

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This chic foldover satchel can be found at 2020Ave.

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You may have a pair of black leather pumps in your closet. If not you can pick up a pair at your local department or shoe store.


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To top off your look, we found this cute Jessica Wig at Foster's Fun Shop for only $10.99.

Carry a college science textbook and wear a set of vampire fangs to complete your sultry schoolgirl charm!

Hope this costume gets you a lot of treats!

JANE BODEHOUSE SEVERED FINGER COOKIES

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Jane Bodehouse found herself so possessed by Maryann Forrester that she cut her own finger off! Serve up these sweet treats that sure will creep out your party guests or trick or treaters! 

JANE BODEHOUSE SEVERED FINGER COOKIES@northmanspartyvamps.com


Ingredients

1 Cup butter, softened
1 Cup powdered sugar
1 Large egg
1 Tsp almond extract
1 Tsp vanilla
2 2/3 Cup flour
1 Tsp baking powder
1 Tsp salt
3/4 Cup almonds
1 tube red decorator gel

Directions

In bowl, beat together butter, sugar, egg, almond extract and vanilla.

Beat in flour, baking soda*, and salt. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes.

Working with one quarter of the dough at a time and keeping remainder refrigerated, roll heaping teaspoonful of dough into finger shape for each cookie. Press almond firmly into 1 end for nail. Squeeze in center to create knuckle shape.

Place on greased baking sheets; bake in 325F oven for 20-25 minutes or until pale golden.

Let cool for 3 minutes. Then, remove from baking sheets and let cool on racks. Repeat with remaining dough.


Serve fingers sticking up in a serving tray of oreo crumb "dirt".


Here is another cool idea of how to serve your severed fingers up to your guests!





PAM'S DECAYING FLESH APPETIZERS

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Nothing says Halloween like decaying flesh! These creepy appetizers are sure to be a hit!

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Makes about 3 dozen bite-sized appetizers.

1 package oil-packed sliced smoked salmon
1 package cream cheese 
1 package crackers, melba toasts, bagel chips, or be creative!

Cut the smoked salmon into small thin strips. Spread a dollop of cream cheese on each cracker, then place a strip of smoked salmon curled on top of the cream cheese.

TARA'S BRAIN DIP


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Debbie tried to shoot Sookie but missed and blew out Tara’s brains instead. Another gross party food befitting for Halloween night.



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Ingredients
1 can (10 oz) condensed mushroom soup
1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1 pkg unflavored gelatin
1/4 cup water
1 bunch green onions, chopped
2 cups shrimp, chopped
1 cup mayo
dash hot sauce


Directions
In a medium sauce pan, mix together mushroom soup and cream cheese over low heat until smooth. Remove from heat.
In a small bowl, dissolve gelatin in water.
When gelatin is dissolved, stir into soup mixture.
In a large mixing bowl, stir together onions, shrimp, mayo, and hot sauce. Stir in soup mixture.
Spread evenly into brain mold that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Cover with plastic wrap. Chill for several hours/overnight.
Unmold by dipping mold in warm water for a few seconds and then inverting onto serving platter.


MARYANN'S BLACK HEART COCKTAIL



A cocktail that is black as Maryann's heart that Sam ripped out in Season 2.




Mix 3 1/2 oz. black vodka with 1/2 oz. black raspberry liqueur in a cocktail shaker with ice. Rim the glasses with bits of white rock candy, and tie on a single bone with a bit of black tulle to send shivers up their spines! 

DIY TRUE BLOOD MASQUERADE MASKS

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Make your own True Blood masquerade mask to wear this Halloween!
First, you will need to get a plain mask. You can find these at your local craft store or online. The mask below was the one used to make this one.

DIY TRUE BLOOD MASQUERADE MASKS@northmanspartyvamps.com

Next, we found various True Blood photos that we wanted for our mask and printed them out on regular photo copy paper. We cut them out and arranged them the way we wanted them to lay on the mask. After we got our layout the way we wanted it we began gluing the photos on our mask using Mod Podge. Make sure you cover the entire mask. Paint on a over coat of Mod Podge for protection. Let dry  completely.

After your mask has dried completely you can add your embellishments to it. To add some pizzazz to your mask you can use flowers, ribbon, feathers, lace, jewels, tulle, beads, etc. These items can be adhered to your mask by using a hot glue gun. 

Let your creative juices flow and have fun creating your one of a kind masquerade mask!


TRUE BLOOD HALLOWEEN PARTY INVITATIONS TO DIE FOR

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This idea came from a member of Halloween Forum and their Halloween invitations. We tweaked it a bit to give it a True Blood theme.

Materials
Paper Mache Box (Found in local craft store)
Wooden Coffin (Found in local craft store)
Skeleton Garland (Found at Dollar Tree store)
Potting Soil (Found at Dollar Tree store)
Craft Miniature Shovel (Found at local craft store or online)
Paper
Printer
Textured Yarn
Skinny Black Ribbon
Mod Podge
Paintbrush
Acrylic Paint
Spanish Moss (Found at Dollar Tree store)
Miniature Tombstones (Found at Michael's - Lemax Spooky Town)

First, you need to paint your paper mache box the color of your chose. Let dry completely.

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While you are waiting for the box to dry you can print out the image or images you want to decoupage on the top of the box. Trim images if needed. Now you are ready to use your Mod Podge to decoupage your image or images to the top of your box. With your paintbrush, brush on a over coat of Mod Podge on top of your image for protection. Let dry completely.

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Next you need to paint your wooden coffin the color of your chose, inside and out. Let dry completely.

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Set up the wording and any images you want to use on your invitations and print out. 5" x 7" works good for the size. Print out your invitations and cut them out. Carefully burn the edges to give it a old and worn appearance. Roll individual invitations up and tie with thin black ribbon.

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Cut apart the skeletons from the garland, removing as much of the twine as possible.

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Place skeleton and invitation inside of coffin as shown.

TRUE BLOOD HALLOWEEN PARTY INVITATIONS TO DIE FOR @northmanspartvamps.com


Place coffin inside of your paper mache box and cover with potting soil. Use moss and miniature tombstone to decorate.

Close up your box. Tie texturized yarn around the box and tie miniature shovel in the center. Make tags using black cardstock and white paint pen with the name of your guests and tie on to texturized yarn using thin black ribbon.

Your invitations are ready to be delivered! Your guests will literally "dig" their Halloween party invitations!



DIY BON TEMPS CEMETERY

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Re-create the Bon Temps Cemetery in your yard. You will need to make multiple tombstones. Here is instructions on how to from Martha Stewart.

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Tools and Materials
Templates
Polystyrene insulation
Fine or medium jigsaw blade
Medium-grit sandpaper
Light-gray or neutral-color water-based primer
Medium gray water-based paint
Rag
Thin paintbrush
Two 10-inch-long, 3/4-inch-diameter dowels
Mat knife

Step 1: Making Stone Templates
For inspiration before you begin, visit a cemetery and take photos and notes on the various shapes and details of gravestones. Then draw your own design or enlarge one of our templates to the desired size using the grid method.

First, decide on the size of your stone. Next, using a ruler, draw a grid that size on Kraft paper, proportionate to the grid on the original, with the same number of squares. Finally, draw the outline of the tombstone in the corresponding squares on the grid.

Step 2: Cutting and Priming the Tombstone
Cut out the enlarged template. Trace the design onto a 2-inch-thick sheet of polystyrene insulation (available at Home Depot stores). With a fine or medium jigsaw blade, cut out the tombstone. Carefully sand the edges with medium-grit sandpaper (heavier sandpaper may tear the polystyrene). Paint the tombstone with a coat of light-gray or other neutral water-based primer; let dry.

Step 3: Painting the Tombstone
Apply a first coat of medium-gray water-based paint, and let sit until almost dry.

Step 4: Adding Spooky Effects
To add a spookier, more realistic look, take a rag to the tombstone before the paint completely dries, rubbing and smudging to create a texture. To darken the tombstone, repeat steps 3 and 4.

Step 5: Adding Details
Use a thin brush with darker-color paint to add details.

Step 6: Aging the Tombstone
Rub and smudge with a rag to soften edges and achieve a worn look.

Step 7: Painting on Moss, Lichen, and Rust
Add an appearance of moss, lichen, and rust by applying small blots of pea green and red to sections of the tombstone, rubbing and smudging well.

Step 8: Applying Final Aging Techniques and Erecting the Tombstone
Apply a final wash of very watered-down dark-gray paint to blend the details. Allow paint to drip down from the top of the tombstone, creating a rained-on look. Finally, to erect the finished tombstone, sharpen both ends of two 10-inch-long, 3/4-inch-diameter dowels with a mat knife. Drive the stakes into the bottom of the tombstone, and push the tombstone into the ground.

Here are some photos of graves in the cemetery from True Blood that can be used for inspiration.








Known gravesites
Bill Compton (1835 – 1865)
Adele Stackhouse (192? – 2008)
Benedict Talley (198? – 2008)
Unknown werewolf (19?? – 2008)
Tommy Mickens (1989 – 2009)
Terry Bellefleur (19?? - 2013)

Probable/possible gravesite
Jonas Stackhouse
Caroline Compton
Lionel Harris
Sarah Compton
Jedediah Bellefleur
Francis Stackhouse
Earl Stackhouse
Corbett Stackhouse
Michelle Stackhouse
Linda Stackhouse
Mr. Fortenberry
Mack Rattray
Denise Rattray
Maudette Pickens
Dawn Green
Royce Williams (if body was ever found)

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If you would like to make a fence like this one to go around your graveyard here are instructions on making your own.

Hang Spanish moss from tree limbs to give it more of that Louisiana look. You can spotlight your graves using red, green or blue LED spotlights to give it a more creepy look.

Happy Haunting!



DIY TRUE BLOOD GRAPHIC HALLOWEEN PILLOW 

DIY TRUE BLOOD GRAPHIC HALLOWEEN PILLOW @NORTHMANSPARTYVAMPS.COM

We got this idea from here at thegraphicsfairy.com. All the instructions you need can be found there. We found a Jessica witch image online and used it for ours. This a zippered pillow cover that can be changed for the occasion and the graphic part is tacked on by sewing the buttons to the four corners. 

STENCILED TRUE BLOOD CUPCAKES AND COOKIES

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Here is an easy way to decorate your creepy baked goods for Halloween.



You may make your own cupcake stencils using card stock and an exacto knife. Print or draw your image on the card stock then cut it out with the exacto knife. We used some of the free True Blood pumpkin carving templates that can be found online for ours. The blood splatter is actually a bought stencil from Martha Stewart.



After baking your cupcakes and/or cookies let them cool. You can cover some with icing if you like, just make sure that the icing is smooth. Lay your stencil over the cake or cookie and you can use powdered sugar, cinnamon, cocoa powder, colored sugar dust, sprinkles, and Wilton even makes a spray on food coloring mist to make your image come to life on your baked goods. 




A very easy idea that gives your baked goods a professional look that is sure to be a scream!


TRUE BLOOD LIGHTED FAUX PUMPKIN DIORAMA





First, you will need a faux pumpkin available at your local craft store. You will need to cut a hole out on one side with a knife. 



You will need to drill multiple holes in the back wall of the pumpkin to push lights through from a string of mini battery operated led lights. You will need as many holes as the number of lights you have. These can also be found at your local craft store.








Cover the bottom of the inside of your pumpkin with moss, faux grass, dirt, etc. 



We printed out a image of the Bill & Sookie in Bon Temps Graveyard that we found online on to heavy card stock. (You can use whatever image you choose) We carefully cut the image out with an exacto knife. We used a wooden skewer and hot glued it down the back of the image to help it remain rigid and stand up. We anchored the skewer in the bottom of the pumpkin with hot glue. 











We used tombstones and a tree from the Lemax Spooky Town line to add some more decorations that we secured with hot glue and added a black crow from the dollar store to the top of the pumpkin.








These are easy to make and you can be very creative! You could make one themed as Fangtasia, Merlotte's, etc. You can set these around your house as decorations or use as a centerpiece.




HEP V SHOT COCKTAIL


Serve up some Hep V Shot Cocktails at your Halloween party! 

INGREDIENTS

6 0z of ginger ale
2 oz of vodka
grenadine

Fill glass with ginger ale, vodka and ice. Fill syringes up with grenadine and place in glass.

Your guests can inject the " Hep V blood" into their drink before consuming.


VIOLENT VERTEBRAE


An ode to one of Russell Edgington's most memorable moments on True Blood, when Russell showed up on the news. He made such a spine tingling appearance!


This recipe and idea actually came from Eerie Elegance. Here you will find instructions on how to make the vertebrae and set up your tray for table presentation.  She luckily had access to a fake spinal cord that came from a chiropractor's office. We checked and they can also be found on ebay.

This will look f'ing fangtastic on your party table!

BEATING HUMAN HEART CAKE



Here is a cake that your party guests may not have the "heart" (no pun intended) to eat, but will definitely get their attention!

We were hoping to find a human heart cake pan to make this a bit easier, but it seems that no one has thought of making an anatomically correct human heart. So, we found directions at cakecentral.com from one of their members on how to make one without a pan.

Here are the instructions that she gave:

2 regular shaped heart cakes , cooled and filled.
Then carve to look more anatomical; ice with Buttercream.
For the valves, I cut out holes in the cake, ice the holes then airbrush black on that BC.
I then covered the cake with fondant, and then I rolled fondant valves and put them into the holes, and smoothed them to look like they were all one piece.
I put some smashed paper towels into each valve and let it set until the fondant set up hard.
I rolled out fondant worms to make all the veining in 2 different sizes (arteries/veins) and applied to the heart.
Once the valves set up, I airbrushed the whole heart (I did airbrush the insides of the valves black to give it more depth).
Once the airbrushed dried, I applied confectioner glaze to it all. I colored piping gel dark crimson and dripped it as needed (to make it more realistic)
Parts:
1 superior vena cava,
1 inferior vena cava,
1 aortic valve ,
1 pulmonary valve,
2 pulmonary veins

If you do not have access to an airbrush, you can hand paint your food coloring on to the fondant.

Below is how the cake looks that the instructions are for.


To make your heart beat you will need to hollow out the middle of your cake from the underside. Then you will insert a small plastic sandwich bag secured to a piece of flexible plastic tubing. The plastic tubing is then run from under the cake and attached to a pump like the one you find on a turkey baster. This needs to be done before you do any decorating or icing! 

To make your heart beat,  gently squeeze the pump which will blow air into the bag causing the heart cake to expand. When the pump is released it will suck the air out of the bag making the cake go back down.


POISONOUS MAENAD CLAWS


Maryann's most prominent feature was the ability to morph her hands into a pair of razor claws that secrete a powerful toxin known to instantly paralyze humans, while the bacteria slowly poisons and kills the host. 

Poisonous Maenad Claws, a simple arrangement of snow crab legs and poached shrimp served up with a cocktail sauce will make a creepy but beautiful addition to your Halloween party table.

Adapted from Martha Stewart

Snow Crab Legs

Luckily snow crab legs can be found already cooked which makes prep time for this easier on you. Just make sure they are chilled.

Poached Shrimp

INGREDIENTS

10 cups water
1/2 lemon
1 dried bay leaf
Coarse salt
1 pound large shrimp (16 to 20), deveined
Ice cubes

DIRECTIONS

STEP 1

Bring water, lemon, and bay leaf to a boil, covered, in a medium saucepan. Add 1 tablespoon salt. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for 10 minutes.

STEP 2

Raise heat to high, and return water to a boil. Add shrimp; cook until bright pink and opaque, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Immediately transfer shrimp to a rimmed baking sheet using a slotted spoon; cover with ice, and let stand for 5 minutes.



The Cocktail Sauce

1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup horseradish (grated peeled fresh, one 2 inch piece)
2 tbsps fresh lemon juice (lemons)
1 tbsp sriracha (asian chili sauce)
1 tsp worchestershire sauce

Whisk together in bowl and serve in small container.

An evil but delectable food worthy for even the God Who Comes!


DIY GOVERNOR BURRELL'S DECAPITATED HEAD BLOOD FOUNTAIN



Who can forget the moment that Bill decapitates Governor Burrell? What could be more creepy than serving up your bloody party beverages from Governor Burrell's decapitated head?


MATERIALS

life-size severed head
water pump
1/4" tubing
PVC pipe, tee, and adapter
flange
square pencil holder
stew pot
scissors
red paint

We found a decapitated head prop online that was similar to the Governor's head but needed a little touching up to get it where we needed it.


STEP ONE

Cut off the bottom of the head, and pull the stuffing out. Make a hole where you plan to impale it. Also, cut open a hole on a nice vein or artery in the neck for the tubing to eventually go through.


STEP TWO

Impale the head with the PVC pipe. Assemble the rest of piping and the tubing as shown.  



STEP THREE

Get the stuffing back in there, then crazy glue it shut with the tubing coming through the aorta hole.



STEP FOUR

Thread the bottom tubing through the pencil holder and attach to the water pump. Fill with water to make sure everything is running nicely.


STEP FIVE

Detail your head by adding mustache and goatee, eyeglasses, and some blood (red paint) running down the PVC pipe from the head to help with the illusion of a bleeding decapitated head. Let dry.

STEP SIX

Add some blood (we mean punch) and enjoy!!!




RUSSELL MEAT HEAD



Remember how Russell looked when he was saved from his concrete grave? Wouldn't he make a wonderful addition to your Halloween table? All you need is a man's Halloween mask,  dollar store plastic arms (found during Halloween season), a long sleeve shirt, fabric, cream cheese, Prosciutto and raspberry habenero sauce.

Spread cream cheese over mask and arms. Then cover with Prosciutto and spread the raspberry habernero on top, cover and chill over night.

Lay your fabric down. Stuff the long sleeved shirt with newspaper, stuffing, etc. to make Russell's torso and upper arms. Lay your torso down on the fabric. Place your Prosciutto head on top and insert your Prosciutto arms in the sleeves of the shirt. Bring the arms up toward his face and cross them on his chest. Then gather your fabric up around him. (Use photo above as reference.)


This is what the head will look like when you are done.


This is what the arms will look like covered.

A wicked party food that will creep your guests out!


TALBOT ON TOAST

Adapted from texanaskitchen.com

1 loaf of angel food cake
2 cups strawberries
1 cup raspberries
1/2 cup blackberries
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup port wine
8 oz soft cream cheese

Slice angel food cake into 1/4 inch thick slices. Place on baking sheet, and place in a 250* oven. Bake for 25 minutes. Turn and bake another 25 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.

While toast is cooking, roughly chop berries, and place in a bowl with sugar and wine. Allow to sit at room temp for 20 minutes. Place in refrigerator until ready to serve.

To serve, spread a tablespoon of cream cheese on a piece of angel toast, and top with some of the berries.

FANGS FOR COMING

Adapted from frogprincepaperie.com

Here is a fangtastic idea for a simple party favor that can be given to your guests or even given out on Halloween to your trick or treaters!

You will need:
Treat boxes
Plastic vampire teeth
Chocolate kisses
Ribbon
Card stock paper
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks

Just fill your treat boxes with chocolate kisses. Close the box and wrap a piece of black ribbon from front to back around the box. DO NOT TIE IT! Cut it and secure the ribbon to the top of the box with a dab of hot glue.

Place your favor box "Fangs For Coming!" tag on top of box. You can find the printable file for the tags here: 

You can secure the tag with a bit of glue if you want to.

Take a set of plastic vampire teeth and secure to the top of the box with black ribbon, running ribbon at the top of the box going from side to side running across the vampire teeth.
Tie ribbon off to the side and you are done!

PVC CANDLES


MATERIALS & TOOLS:

PVC Pipe
Pipe Insulation
Glue Gun & Glue Sticks, LOTS of Glue Stick
Rustoleum Specialty Plastic Primer Spray
Basic Acrylic Paints
Saw
Sharp Kitchen Knife
Flickering LED tealight
Foam Brush
Small Paint Brush
Paper Towels or Rag
Water
Mr. Clean Magic Eraser
Nail Polish Remover

BASIC INSTRUCTIONS:
Cut the PVC pipe to the size you would like your candles. We did 12″, 10″, 8″ and 6″.
Use the Magic Eraser and nail polish remover to remove the red and black print on the side of the pipe as best you can. If can't get it to come off 100% but that’s fine, you’ll paint over it and if the paint doesn’t cover it all just add a wax drip over it!
Use the glue gun to create the look of the melted wax at the top of the candle and drips down the side. Keep the gun close to the pipe; you don’t want any strings. Do this in layers so you build up the wax look really nice. Let dry.
Spray with primer and let dry.
Cut a section of the insulation with your knife. A  2″ section will work. Insert in the top of the PVC pipe. This will hold the LED candle.
Add details and age the candle with your acrylic paints. There is a really great tutorial HERE . They used a different method for the inside of the candles.  Use a combination of the foam brush and paint brush to get a mixture of dark brown and black paint into all the crevices to create the shadows. Take a paper towel (sometimes a little damp, sometimes dry) and wipe at the shadow painted areas to create the effect you want. Use the foam brush to add some highlights over the top. Add the LED candle at the top. You can push the insulation up or down to show more or less of the “flame”.

You can make all different colors and sizes of candles that you can use to decorate with and not worry about someone knocking them over and starting a fire.

Cheap, easy and fun to make! Be creative!

TARA'S BRAINS JELLO SHOTS


Pinkish-grayish gelatin, raspberry filling and brain-shaped molds will help you to create these creepy yet delicious Tara brains Jello shots.

Ingredients

Servings: Varies according to molds Brain gelatin:
5 oz (150ml) 100-proof vodka
5 oz (150ml) hazelnut liqueur
5 oz (150ml) raspberry liqueur
3 envelopes unflavored gelatin
1-1/2 cups water, boiling
14 oz (420ml) sweetened condensed milk

Filling:
2-1/2 pints fresh raspberries
2/3 to 3/4 cups granulated sugar
4 tbsp cornstarch
3 tbsp raspberry liqueur
1 tsp grated lemon zest
1 tsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed

Here are the directions that we got from wikihow.com :

Steps

The brain gelatin

The liqueurs plus the sweetened condensed milk will give the brains their grayish color. Make sure that you don’t add the sweetened condensed milk until the gelatin mixture is room temperature. If you add it to hot gelatin mixture, then the milk may curdle.


1 Pour the vodka and liqueurs into a large measuring cup.



2 Sprinkle the gelatin over the liquors and allow it to bloom for 1 to 2 minutes.

3 Stir in the boiling water with a whisk until the gelatin has completely dissolved.

4 Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature.

5 Stir in the sweetened condensed milk.


6 Spray the brain molds lightly with nonstick cooking spray.


7 Fill the mold cavities halfway full of the brain gelatin mixture.

8 Cover the remaining gelatin with plastic wrap and set it aside to use later.

                                 

9 Refrigerate the molds for 1 hour or until the molds have set.


Filling

If you are in a pinch for time, you can purchase red or black raspberry pie filling instead of making your own.

1 Prepare the ingredients.



2 Combine the raspberries, sugar, cornstarch, raspberry liqueur, lemon zest and lemon juice in a saucepan. The amount of sugar that you put into the mixture will vary according to the sweetness of your raspberries, so taste the mixture for sweetness before you cook it.




3 Cook the mixture until the raspberries are softened, which should take 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally with a plastic spoon.

4 Remove the filling from the heat and allow it to cool completely.


Finish preparing the shots 

1 Remove the brain molds from the refrigerator and place 1 teaspoon of raspberry filling on top of the gelatin in each mold cavity. Depending on the size of your brain molds, you can place up to 1 tablespoon of filling over the gelatin, but do not allow the filling to touch the walls of the mold cavities.


2 Pour the remaining gelatin over the filling in each mold so that the filling is completely covered.

3 Chill the filled molds for 4 hours or overnight until the gelatin has completely set.


4 Use a spoon to ease the shots out of the brain molds.


5 Place the molds on a tray for serving.


6 You can garnish the trays with gummy worms, raspberry syrup or hazelnuts.


7 Serve and enjoy.


    


 RENE'S KILLER ARTICHOKE YA DIP




Ingredients

8 oz Cream Cheese

2/3 cup Greek Yogurt

1/3 cup Mayonnaise

8 oz frozen Spinach, thawed and drained (or 2 lbs fresh Spinach)

6.5 oz jar Marinated Artichokes, drained and 1/4 cup liquid reserved

1/2 medium Onion, chopped

2 cloves Garlic, minced/crushed

1 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated

1/4 cup Mozzarella, shredded

6-8 dashes Worcestershire Sauce

1 Tbls Olive Oil

Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 375F.

2. In bowl, beat Cream Cheese until smooth.

3. Add Mozzarella, Parmesan, Yogurt, Mayonnaise, reserved 1/4 cup liquid from Artichokes, Salt and Pepper and Worcestershire Sauce. Blend well.

4. In small skillet, heat Olive Oil. When hot, add chopped Onion and Garlic, saute until onions translucent. Add

spinach (if fresh allow an additional minute to wilt) and continue to cook for about a minute.

5. Add your onion mixture to the cream cheese mixture and blend. Place in a baking dish (I used 2 small).

6. Top with a sprinkle more of Parmesan Cheese and bake for 20 - 30 minute or until top starts to turn golden.

7. Serve with crackers, bread, etc.

8. Makes about 4 cups


DIY ANIMATED WOLF PACK




We came across this wonderful idea to turn your animated deer Christmas decorations into animated wolves. Make a whole pack to guard your yard on Halloween night!

Instructions were found here on halloweenforum.com. These instructions are for a non animated wolf but you can use these as a guide to do the hacked animated Christmas deer too.

We also found this video that shows a step by step build of one of these wonderful animated wolves.


Happy Howl-oween!!!

HANGING VELLUM TRUE BLOOD HALLOWEEN LANTERNS

Adapted from Martha Stewart

MATERIALS

Cutting mat and ruler
24-by-36-inch heavy black paper
Bone folder and craft knife
Colored vellum
Adhesive glue tape or double-sided tape
Wire cutters
19-gauge annealed wire
Chain-nose pliers
Clear monofilament
Battery-operated votive candles
Twine
Removable adhesive hangers, such as 3M with Command Adhesive
Lantern template




Lantern Templates


STEP 1

Print and cut out a lantern template. Trace template four times, side by side, on black paper as shown (use 2 sheets if needed); with a bone folder, crease where sides meet. Cut out.

STEP 2

Print 4 copies of a design onto vellum; a laser printer works best. Cut each piece just larger than frame "windows." Tape vellum into frame. Form into lamp shape; tape edges.

STEP 3

Cut a 26-inch length of wire. In the middle, twist a loop. Poke the wire ends through paper to make 2 holes at edge of lantern. Use pliers to roll ends of wire to secure. Use monofilament to hang 2 battery-operated votive candles, taped end to end, inside the lantern.

STEP 4

Use twine and removable adhesive hangers to suspend the lanterns.

Swamp Chili 
(Poblano-and-Spinach Posole)


CONTRIBUTED BY GRACE PARISI


ACTIVE: 1 HR
TOTAL TIME: 1 HR 30 MIN
SERVINGS: 6 TO 8
MAKE-AHEAD
STAFF-FAVORITE


Spinach and pureed poblano chiles (sautéed with garlic and cumin) give this chili a swamp-like look that's fun on Halloween. Before serving, Grace Parisi stirs in hominy and little chicken-and-pork meatballs.




1 1/2 pounds poblano chiles
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 large white onion, finely chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
5 large garlic cloves, minced
One 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1 quart low-sodium chicken broth
Kosher salt
1 slice of white sandwich bread
1/4 cup milk
1/2 pound ground chicken
1/2 pound ground pork
1 teaspoon pure ancho chile powder
One 15-ounce can white hominy, drained
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

Roast the poblanos directly over a gas flame or under a broiler until charred all over. Transfer the chiles to a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let cool. Peel, stem and seed the chiles. Transfer to a blender and puree until smooth.
In an enameled cast-iron casserole, heat the oil. Add the onion, cumin, coriander and 4 of the garlic cloves. Cook over low heat until the onion is soft, about 8 minutes. Add the pureed poblanos and cook, stirring, until the mixture thickens, about 5 minutes. Add the spinach and broth and season with salt. Simmer over low heat until slightly reduced and the spinach begins to break down, 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a bowl, mash the bread to a paste with the milk. Add the chicken, pork, chile powder, the remaining garlic and 1 teaspoon of salt and gently knead to combine. Roll tablespoons of the mixture into meatballs and add to the chili with the hominy. Simmer until the meatballs are cooked through, about 15 minutes. Stir in the cilantro and serve.
MAKE AHEAD The chili can be refrigerated for up to 4 days. SERVE WITH Steamed rice and tortilla chips.



FROM TASTY & TWISTED: HALLOWEEN DESSERT RECIPES, PARTY SNACKS AND MORE
PUBLISHED OCTOBER 2011

CHOCOLATE FLIES

An ode to when Sam shifted into a fly to escape Bill and who can forget when he flies into Rosalyn's mouth and shifts back in order to kill her!

Ingredients
48 slice(s) almonds
1/2 bag(s) (12 oz) Wilton Dark Cocoa Candy Melts, melted according to package directions
24 Raisinets, chocolate-covered almonds, or other small chocolate candy
1 Wilton Red Ready-to-Use Icing Tube

Directions
Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Arrange sliced almonds on one baking sheet. Fit a pastry bag with a #1 plain tip. Fill with melted candy melts. Working quickly, pipe zigzagging lines over almonds. Refrigerate until firm, about 5 to 10 minutes.
Arrange chocolate candies on remaining baking sheet. Pipe two small beads of melted candy melts where you would like to attach the wings. Press two sliced almonds to candy melt to attach. Repeat with remaining chocolate candies and almonds.
Using a pastry coupler, attach a #2 or #3 tip to icing tube. Pipe two eyes on each fly.


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