Haunt Couture

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What goes "boom" in the night? Who lives under the bed? What happens when we die?  PaintersHouse Halloween collections explore the cultural & spiritual traditions related to this life transition.

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Colorways

The whole Fall Quarter 2019 will feature a Festival of Lights theme. We will #transition from #BirthdayCake #Summer #Colorways via a weave through our #HauntCouture permanent #Halloween collection with #CorpseBridal 2019 as our seasonal/editorial #Colorways.

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PaintersHouse Idyllwild #HauntCouture.

PaintersHouse Idyllwild #HauntCouture.

Local Halloween Haunt near Idyllwild, CA at Lake Hemet 2017.

Local Halloween Haunt near Idyllwild, CA at Lake Hemet 2017.

What scares us vs. what should scare us: relating civic concerns like #FireSafety in #California can expand how we celebrate Halloween and keep #BoringButImportant concerns top-of-mind, inviting community action, education and funding in fun, annual, celebratory ways.

What scares us vs. what should scare us: relating civic concerns like #FireSafety in #California can expand how we celebrate Halloween and keep #BoringButImportant concerns top-of-mind, inviting community action, education and funding in fun, annual, celebratory ways.

The Halloween season is particularly lovely in the mountain community of Idyllwild. #Hospitality

The Halloween season is particularly lovely in the mountain community of Idyllwild. #Hospitality

 
 

Death & Decomposition: Processing Fear

Cultures have myriad ways of explaining and dealing with death and fear. Nature has decomposition that nourishes the soil so that the Earth may be born again in the spring. Traditions observe #AncestorVeneration #practices to connect us to what we remember and #value about lost loved ones. Sporting bloody bandages and popping eyeball masks for Halloween may provide a sense of control- this can become less illusory and more empowering by dressing up as a mummy while learning pragmatic first aid skills- which can also fund our initiatives.