PAINT IT BLACK: A GUIDE TO GOTHIC HOMEMAKING:

 

Pub. Date: August 2005

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

Format: Hardcover , 112pp

Home decorating will never be the same. Close your curtains! Throw away your summery linens! Forget about those white eyelet pillow covers! And for Goth’s sake, buy some black lights! Voltaire is here to help you with your home decorating dilemmas, guide you through the hardware stores and decorating centers (which are so difficult for Goths to navigate), and lay it all out on the line about which shade of black goes with which shade of black. Who knows?! One day soon he might have his own decorating line at a discount store. In this world of pastels and plaids, it’s so hard for Goths to find anything aesthetically appealing. You go in search of Edward Gorey and wind up with an eyeful of Eddie Bauer. With Voltaire’s Paint It Black you can turn the unbearably mundane into the delightfully macabre with little more than a touch of creativity and a can of black spray paint.

* Make your own Gothic toys! It's all about Barbie meets electrical tape.

* Transform your plain sketchbook into a skull-covered Book of the Dead that would make Lovecraft proud.

* Pimp your ride Dracula style.

* Plan your Goth wedding.

* Bake a "Graveyard Cake".

* Turn your bedroom into a lair.

Using simple techniques and easily-found, affordable supplies, Voltaire and friends transform the normal into Gothic like nobody's business. Fully illustrated with photos showing the before, after, and everything in between. See them paint stuff black! See them freaking out the normals at the mall! Follow their lead and create your own Gothic dream home.

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Oct31

Aurelio Voltaire at the Logan Mansion in Shreveport, LA

The Logan Mansion presents: Labrinth!, 725 Austen Place, Shreveport

Explore and experience our gothic-inspired nooks and crannies inside and outside at the historic 1897 Logan Mansion. In the spirit of Halloween under a blue moon, the mansion will have the vibe of a Goblin-Esque labyrinth of exploratory spaces. This adults-only Halloween event will feature one of the most popular global gothic musical talents, Aurelio Voltaire, along with New York performance artists The Long Losts. in addition to local fav, an energetic DJ to carry us through the night. Great food, costume contests, tarot card readings by the Mambo of North Louisiana, Mama B, special bar elixirs, and more. General Admission - $75 Per Person Includes: Two bar coupons and Food* Tarot Card Reading from "Mama B" VIP Tickets - $125 Per Person Pre-event Meet and Greet with Voltaire Custom PPE mask and gloves designed by Voltaire Open Bar VIP Section Seating during Artist Performances Tarot Card Reading from "Mama B" On The Performance Stage: The Long Losts https:///www,thelonglosts.com Aurelio Voltaire (www.voltaire.net) King & Queen of the Goblins Costume Contest and Crowning (cash prize) Best Costume Contest (cash prize) Underground Cavern Tavern "Mama B" Tarot Card Reading Dent Main Tent Lair Canapes from Cariere Catering Evening Options: (priced separately from Labyrinth event) Oakland Cemetery Zombie Walking Tour - TBA Costumes Required Disclaimer: By purchasing a ticket to this event, you automatically give permission to the Logan Mansion to use any imagery or photography for promotional materials. No refund on tickets No rain dates COVID-19 Phase 3 social distancing rules will be maintained for outdoor settings

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Oct31

Aurelio Voltaire at the Logan Mansion in Shreveport, LA

The Logan Mansion presents: Labrinth!, 725 Austen Place, Shreveport

Explore and experience our gothic-inspired nooks and crannies inside and outside at the historic 1897 Logan Mansion. In the spirit of Halloween under a blue moon, the mansion will have the vibe of a Goblin-Esque labyrinth of exploratory spaces. This adults-only Halloween event will feature one of the most popular global gothic musical talents, Aurelio Voltaire, along with New York performance artists The Long Losts. in addition to local fav, an energetic DJ to carry us through the night. Great food, costume contests, tarot card readings by the Mambo of North Louisiana, Mama B, special bar elixirs, and more. General Admission - $75 Per Person Includes: Two bar coupons and Food* Tarot Card Reading from "Mama B" VIP Tickets - $125 Per Person Pre-event Meet and Greet with Voltaire Custom PPE mask and gloves designed by Voltaire Open Bar VIP Section Seating during Artist Performances Tarot Card Reading from "Mama B" On The Performance Stage: The Long Losts https:///www,thelonglosts.com Aurelio Voltaire (www.voltaire.net) King & Queen of the Goblins Costume Contest and Crowning (cash prize) Best Costume Contest (cash prize) Underground Cavern Tavern "Mama B" Tarot Card Reading Dent Main Tent Lair Canapes from Cariere Catering Evening Options: (priced separately from Labyrinth event) Oakland Cemetery Zombie Walking Tour - TBA Costumes Required Disclaimer: By purchasing a ticket to this event, you automatically give permission to the Logan Mansion to use any imagery or photography for promotional materials. No refund on tickets No rain dates COVID-19 Phase 3 social distancing rules will be maintained for outdoor settings