There is a new boss in town; Aeriel J has officially launched The Crypt 1331 and it is about to hit the Horror and Metal scene like a bomb, or more accurately, a bombshell. Tio Trash has been very lucky to have collaborated with Aeriel J as a featured model and creative partner since the birth of Tio Trash. With her modeling in the past, she is now running a game of her own, the founder and owner of The Crypt 1331.
The Crypt 1331 is as it states, “Dedicated to bringing you the latest in horror and heavy metal news through documentaries, articles, and submission based content. For the creeps and geeks who appreciate the darker side of life.”
What does that mean? It is a badass website and lifestyle brand that delivers all of the latest news and reviews on all things horror and metal with a dose of that Aeriel J sass and wit. With a team of talented writers, partners, and featured artists, this site is overflowing with everything that every creeper needs to know! And for you visual people, The Crypt TV is a great way to get all of the Crypt coverage live on the scene from Aeriel herself. Coming next? Crypt 1331 clothing, art, convention appearances and pretty much coast to coast domination.
After quite a run in Chicago, I am moving Tio Trash to South Carolina and Aeriel J is taking The Crypt 1331 to Vegas in just a few short weeks. To celebrate our collaborations, friendships and a farewell to Chicago, The Crypt 1331 made its’ first horror convention appearance at Flashback Weekend Chicago. For the live launch of the brand, The Crypt 1331 graciously hosted Tio Trash and make up artist, Eye Bleed Glitter (my girl Betty G, who has also done lot’s of make up and hair for Tio Trash) to join 1331’s forces and have a final collaboration together before we spread out across the country!
Needless to say, it was a great time and a great success. Aeriel J made visions come to life with all of her hard work and brilliant planning. I was so honored to be able to sell some Tio Trash goodies under The Crypt 1331 while Eye Bleed Glitter showed Chicago her amazing special effects make up skills!
The Crypt 1331 launched its first T-Shirt line with designs featuring the 1331 logo and a limited edition design by featured artist, Cryptworm. These shirts will soon be available online, and if you are a 1331 fan, or a fan of awesome shirts in general, you are going to want to get one (many sizes and styles available).
Aeriel J also sold and displayed pieces from her own amazing art collection that she hand created for all the creepers out there. I featured my Tio Trash coffin compacts and boxes, kawaii creepy jewelry collection and more!
In addition to selling art, clothing and crafts, Eye Bleed Glitter (Betty G) performed custom zombie and gore make up applications for show attendees! I myself got to rock some gnarly gashes and slashes all week!
Some of Betty’s work included a killer neck gash and a zombie Betty Boop!
Nothing else could be greater for an up and coming make up artist than to be located directly next to J. Anthony Kosar, Face Off Season 4 winner, Special FX all star and instructor at Kosart Atelier School for entertainment arts. Betty was able to snag some tips and tricks from the best in the biz and it was a treat for all of us to get to chat with the folks from Kosart Atelier!
The weekend was full of fun surprises and chances to meet awesome and creative people! Getting to know the folks of Lunatick Cosmetic Labs was exciting for all three of us make up junkies; the colors, the packaging, the quality, its everything a creepy girl could ask for!
Perhaps one of the greatest show moments was when horror icon, Svengoolie himself, asked The Crypt 1331 for an interview for his show! Meeting him alone was beyond awesome and the interview was such a cool experience! Stay tuned for The Crypt 1331 on the Svengoolie show (Saturdays – 9:00 PM on ME TV)!
It was an amazing weekend spend with these wonderful ladies. I feel so lucky that Chicago brought us together through common interests and in building our brands. We might be spreading out, but the Dream Team is for life! Its nice to have hard working, talented, creative badass women in my life that I can call true friends and teammates. Make sure to check out The Crypt 1331 and follow the crazy ride as Aeriel J conquers Vegas! Chicago gets to keep miss Betty for now, so make sure to check in with Eye Bleed Glitter for all of your gore and glam make up needs! Eye Bleed Glitter is also a featured make up artist of The Crypt 1331, check out this video by Aeriel J for The Crypt TV!