Monday, October 27, 2008

Half in love with easeful death


On the day of the dead, when the year too dies...

I decided that the best hair for this outfit was Calico's Fossarius hair. Why? Because it looks like it's from a grave. Remember when Buffy came back to life in season six, and her hair cascaded down her back in a corpse's flow? I suspect that Joss Whedon was paying homage to the urban legend that hair and nails grow after death. (Is this true?) I decided that my corpse-girl hadn't had a good manicure or haircut in a decade...Along with it, I'm wearing a tattoo that looks like mold spots against the pallor.

The dress and jewelry are a riot of macabre colors. I love the way yellow and blue and orange and black intertwine on the fabric, and the way the necklace catches these colors in a grisly little scene around one's neck.

Half in love with easeful death, eh?! This celebration of death puts me in mind of Bryant's Thanatopsis. He bids us not to be afraid of it, because everyone will join us someday. I think this is something the Mexicans understand when they celebrate Dia De Los Muertos...

As the long train
Of ages glide away, the sons of men,
The youth in life's green spring, and he who goes
In the full strength of years, matron and maid,
The speechless babe, and the gray-headed man--
Shall one by one be gathered to thy side
By those, who in their turn shall follow them.



***Boots: Zero Number Used Boots Ami Brown
***Tattoo: anuenue himawari Tattoo
***Hair: Calico Ingmann Creations Fossarius - Midnight
***Outfit: *katat0nik* Dia de los Muertos dress in orange
***Jewelry: Violet Voltaire Dia de los Muertos jewelry set, including necklace, earrings, bracelet and hair bow
***Skin: *DEN-DOU* Scary skin for halloween - iTuTu freebie, over by the home and garden store.


ellantha said...

It's only an impression of the hair and nails growing, in reality the skin retracts after death making them APPEAR to be growing. *shudders* Way too much CSI.

Violet Voltaire said...

Whoa! That's such a cool skin! *makes an eww face at ellantha's comment*