Transformations (Halloween Spooktacular): Face Off’s Cig Neutron!

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Reeeeeeeeally fun episode of Transformations today, with Face Off season seven standout Cig Neutron joining me  in the studio for a creepy Halloween spooktacular makeover. You're going to plotz. He transforms me into a goblin-esque 19th century grave robber, and I've NEVER BEEN MORE FABULOUS! I would wear this to the club, the grocery store, the ... Watch Now

On the Set of Crimson Peak with Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam, and Mia Wasikowska

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Currently filming in Toronto, the horror film Crimson Peak is about a young author (Mia Wasikowska) who discovers her dashing husband (Tom Hiddleston) IS NOT WHO HE APPEARS TO BE. Dun dun dun. The cast, of course, is top rate – have I mentioned Jessica Chastain and Charlie Hunnam are also in it? –  and the 19th century fashions are to die for. ... See the Rest

Family Portrait: Oliver Dickens and his Great-Great-Great-Grampa

Nine-year-old Oliver Dickens the great great great grandson of Charles Dickens poses next to the UK's first statue of Charles Dickens unveiled in Portsmouth

This little nugget, omg. Nine-year-old Oliver Dickens, the great-great-great-grandson of Charles Dickens, poses next to England's first statue of Charles Dickens (!!!) unveiled in Portsmouth. He actually looks a bit like a Dickensian street urchin, doesn't he? OMG, and he's named OLIVER, I just got it. SO CUTE. (Photo: Pacific Coast News) ... See the Rest

Just My Daguerrotype

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Timeless hunks from the archives of My Daguerrotype Boyfriend. Which one are you going go back in time and seduce? John Calhoun Chamberlain, Civil War chaplain for the 11th Maine and brother to Brigadier General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, famous for leading the bayonet charge defense of Little Round Top, Gettysburg, PA, in July of ... See the Rest

Hot Look of the Day: A 19th Century Meat Dress

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Breakfast meat enthusiast and the author of Bacon and Hams, George J Nicholls, dressed as a side of bacon (his own design) which took first prize at the Convent Garden Fancy Dress Ball, April 1894. Lady Gaga's meat gown inspiration? (via SissyDude) ... See the Rest

The Real Marie Laveau: Voodoo Queen of New Orleans.

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She's played by Angela Bassett on American Horror Story: Coven, but in real life Marie Laveau was the spitting image of Toni Collette, don't you think? Read all about Marie the voodoo priestess here and here. (Did you know she really was a hairdresser?) Photo: Marie Laveau, oil on canvas by Frank Schneider. ... See the Rest

Classical with a Twist: “Für Elise” Played Backwards then Played Back in Reverse. Huh?

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Fascinating. From the DW: "Classical guitarist Jakob XP Brunnbauer brings an interesting twist to Beethoven's classical masterpiece 'Für Elise' by performing the arrangement backwards and then editing the footage in reverse playback, which reveals the melodies that are so eerie yet familiar to our ears." I like it. ... See the Rest

Art Break: David and Saul by Julius Kronberg, 1885

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