Nightmare Realm

Night Queen and Chanel Teaming Up?

By Maggie Did Chanel take a trip into the Nightmare Realm for the Fall-Winter 2018/19 Ready-to-Wear Show?? I see feathers. I see fur and chains. I see stars twinkling on midnight dresses.  And I see a dark wood masked by mist. And OMG, I see HER in the audience??!! The Night Queen!! In that horrid (amazing) dress! The bodice of animal… Read more »

Plunged into Darkness? Make a Water Bottle Lantern

By Tanya I am far from understanding exactly how yet, but the Nightmare Realm seems to disrupt electricity.  The Night Queen arrives, and suddenly, it’s lights out. Maggie says, “Duh, T.  She is the Queen of NIGHT.  She can make it night whenever she wants. Stop overthinking it!” (Like overthinking is a bad thing… )… Read more »

Cake Creatures and Cakes That Reveal Creature

By Rebecca I am completely enamored with the cakes of Akiko White, cakelustrator [external link:].  Using cake and sugar as the medium, she creates edible art!  She learned baking from her grandmother like I learned baking from my Nai Nai! Some of you may have read about our adventure with a certain hairy, sharp-toothed… Read more »


By Clio Giving a shout-out to Professor D. L. Ashliman, Professor Emeritus of German at the University of Pittsburgh and a leading expert on folklore and fairytales. I dug deep into all his gathered information on changelings.  There are legends from Northern Europe to North Africa that elves, fairies, or demons could take a baby or… Read more »

Lighting Up the Night: Black Light Hack

By Tanya Whether you are in pursuit of creatures of the Night Realm or not, the woods at night are filled with magic — you just need the right light to see it. When you look at the woods with a black light, it can appear that someone has gone through the woods marking trees with… Read more »