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« on: July 08, 2010 10:10:00 AM »

I recently participated in a Vampire swap. My partner gave me a ton of freedom when it came to crafting with the vampire theme. I decided to do a vampire hunting kit.

My biggest concern was finding something to hold all my treasures. I first bought a big suitcase from Goodwill and painted it to look like leather. It looked(s) really awesome, but ended up being way too big. Then, while at work, my sympathic coworker stole an incredible box that looked like a suitcase from someone's desk. I was very excited, as it was perfect. She forgot to tell me that she stole it from someone's desk and he pitched a fit (over a box). So of course I gave it back. That night I went to Michael's and found 2 artist boxes for $7.99. SCORE! I painted it with dark brown paint and wiped it off. Then I glued on the cross that I had also purchased at Michaels and painted. After that I splattered blood on it, and made bloody hand prints.


Here's the entire kit and kaboodle. Starting from the lid, there's a 1926 German bible, above that there's a sheet where our dear vampire hunter kept a record of his kills, to the right there's maps (stolen from the back of the bible) that have circles where vampires are believed to be lurking, and Xs where vampires have been killed. There are also 2 stakes ready for action. They've been aged and blood stained.


In the bottom, there is a long handheld stake, a dagger, a couple of images on picking out vampires, a wooden cross, and a mallet to hammer in the stakes from the lid.


In addition, what vampire hunter kit is complete without numerous bottles of mysterious substances? In this kit, we have a bottle of crushed garlic, purified salt, consecrated earth, holy water, and a final jar filled with the ash's of our vampire hunter's beloved Elizabeth. I included her wedding ring (made from polymer) - tied to the jar that contains Elizabeth's ashes. As you can imagine, the vampire hunter's wife (whom he adored) was turned into a vampire and he had to kill her. Sad!


Finally we have a silver crucifix, for all those times when a silver crucifix is necessary. And some helpful print offs that have been aged.


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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2010 10:50:34 AM »

This is so amazingly cool!  I'm sure your partner loved it.  I would very much like to steal it, but will try to resist the temptation.
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« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2010 02:32:10 PM »

LOVE it. The little bottles are my fave... especially the ashes. So sad about Elizabeth  Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2010 03:55:53 PM »

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This is so amazingly cool!  I'm sure your partner loved it.  I would very much like to steal it, but will try to resist the temptation.

Steal away! Improve upon it too. I wish I had more stuff to put in it, but by time I got to the point that I finished, I could do NO MORE! I found a mirror that I had purchased for it after I got home from my partner's (we met in person) - ooooh well!

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LOVE it. The little bottles are my fave... especially the ashes. So sad about Elizabeth

I really like how the bottles came out. They smell good too! I only had a cinnamon candle around, so they smell like Christmas.
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« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2010 04:06:27 PM »

So freakin' awesome! 
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« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2010 07:13:02 AM »

Crazy well done!
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« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2010 12:21:18 PM »

I love it! I also love that you didn't just make a vampire hunting kit but you made up an entire story to go with it.
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« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2010 05:28:12 AM »

This is REALLY great!!!!!
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« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2010 08:33:27 AM »

Awesome, Completely awesome.
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« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2010 11:55:11 AM »

Really cool :-) Where did you got such an old german bible OO. Thats amazing!
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« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2010 09:21:21 PM »

Thanks everyone so much for the awesome comments!! I feel like vampire hunter kit #2 will be in the future soon.

I bought the bible off of ebay. I searched for "vintage bible" and "old bible". I arranged by lowest price buy it now and got lucky with this cool bible.
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Biothief
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2010 12:12:53 PM »

Dude...that is crazy cool. I look the turn of the century aged look and feel.
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« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2010 01:40:11 PM »

that looks freaking awesome!!!  You did a fabulous job, all of the different little bits are fabulous.
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« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2010 01:44:24 PM »

Thanks! I had a lot of fun making it.
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« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2010 12:58:40 PM »

Perfect for a Halloween gift!
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« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2010 02:10:25 PM »

I've wanted to make a vampire hunting kit for awhile now.  What I was going to do isn't nearly as awesome as this!
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« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2010 08:01:18 PM »

I honestly think a smaller one would be better. There's a lot of crap in there but because the box is so big, it doesn't look as full. I would definitely go smaller, if I made another one (which I juuusssttt might be doing Wink ).
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mandykaye
« Reply #17 on: September 27, 2010 11:25:46 PM »

wOw!! This is super-creative!!! LOVE it!!! Cheesy
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ars_anima
« Reply #18 on: September 28, 2010 11:18:20 AM »

Oh my! beautiful! I need one of those!
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