What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Hysteria Machine


Headdress: Hysteria Machine
Photo: Sheridan’s Art

Every year around Halloween, I feature at least one costume maker’s work. This year, I am delighted to bring you the wonderful stained glass headdresses, masks, and accessories by Hysteria Machine. The UK-based designer’s gorgeous, macabre headwear and accessories have made them a favorite among costume photo stylists the world over.

All I could find out about designer Cara was that she is “an urban pirate with a deep and profound love for all things related to sea monsters.” Sure. Why not?

“Ever since I was a little girl I have been creating and working with my hands, my mother had the most wonderful art studio when I was growing up and was always willing to show me how to make whatever it was that had caught my interest that week. From pottery to mosaics, painting and sculpture… All my life is about art. I cannot image a life without creation.”

– About Hysteria Machine

You can see all of Hysteria Machine’s work on their website, in their Etsy shop, and on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

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Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

9 thoughts on “Hysteria Machine

  1. I had followed them for years, and I LOVE their work. So moody and atmospheric….

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  2. I am not going to say which one but there is one that I would like an 8×10 photo in a frame on my wall. This is the second Halloween topic that Donna has put up this year that I actually like. I feel left out, I have never seen any of her work before. No I am not ‘cool’ either. But I sure can admire the artist work. Hal

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  3. These are amazing. Some are kind of poke-y, I’m afraid I would injure myself with one.

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