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Stickers are a problem

So, here’s the thing about stickers. They’re awesome! You see a cool sticker, you just HAVE to have it, right? You buy it, you get all excited, and then, if you’re like me, you put it in a drawer. That’s it. You can’t use it, because once you use it, it’s gone! It’s over for that sticker, and then you never have it again! This is my eternal sticker quandary.

The 80’s were a great time for stickers, because it was perfectly normal to carry around your sticker book. You’d keep them all in the book, show them off, trade them. But they stayed alive! You never had to commit to putting your sticker ON anything permanently. But, time has moved on, and now, stickers aren’t for the faint of heart. Sure, some of you are brave, you’ll put them on your laptops and monitors, cars and lockers, you’ll even put them right on your fridge! You’ll do things with them, share them and show the world your beloved stickers! Unless you’re like me. Then, you just have a great big drawer of stickers that you love, and cherish, and no one gets to see.

Speaking of stickers, The Attic has a crazy number of super awesome stickers that you might wanna take a look at. And maybe buy. And stick in a drawer? Well, that’s up to you.

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Candy Sugar Skull

Kitty Crossbones

Kitty Crossbones

Day of the Dead Bride Sticker

Day of the Dead Bride Sticker

Miss Cherry Dead Kitty Sticker

Miss Cherry Dead Kitty Sticker

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Live to skate derby sticker

Zombie Hand Kiss Sticker

Zombie Hand Kiss Sticker

Like what you see? We’ve got even more in the shop! So don’t wait, check ’em out now! Your drawers are waiting!

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Nail Art For Oddballs

Making your nails look cool can be hard. Designs that look good on one hand, tend to look a little sketchy on your dominant hand.

You can get them done professionally, sure, but that can get pricy, and when that first chip happens?

So, you’ll be happy to hear that we have some awesome solutions to your bland nail problems!

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They’re called Nailed It!, and they’re amazing. Various styles perfect for every day, or cosplay, they’re super easy to apply, they stay on, chip free, for a good long time, and then they’re just as easy to get off!

Perfect for long, and short nails alike, grab ’em before they’re gone!

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Time for new goodies!

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We’ve got amazing news for you weird hair kids out there! First up, Arctic Fox dye has landed in the Attic! Arctic Fox is a highly pigmented, 100% vegan & cruelty-free, long-lasting, semi-permanent color line that gives 15% of profit to charity to help save animals in need and prevent animal abuse. We’ve had several customers asking us to carry it, and starting this week, we’ve got all the colors, all the time!

To help make room for all this new dye, you can get 15% off our remaining stock of Special Effects! Just use code SFX2016 at checkout! In addition to the new dye, we’ve got new dresses, tops, skirts, bags, accessories and more! Plus, you’ll get Free shipping on all domestic orders of $25 and up!

Want more reward points on your account? Just send us your customer action shots for our instagram, we’ll give you 500 bonus reward points on your account.

Still not happy? Refer your friends! You’ll get free rewards when they make their first Attic purchase, and they’ll get rewards FOR the purchase. Sharing is caring!

Please remember to follow us on instagram, and visit our Facebook fan page for up-to-the-minute sales and stock updates! You can even login to our shop. with Facebook too! What more could you ask for?

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Bats are just awesome.

So, it’s pretty obvious that here in the Attic, we’re big fans of bats. Why? Well, they’re extremely cute, super useful (if you hate being attacked by flying insects) and they’re one of the more interesting animals you have a good chance of encountering in your nightly life (unlike that weird person in the club who seems glued to the pole. What are they DOING, anyway?)

To show some of our love, and to help you show yours, we’ve got a TON of swank duds for bat lovers! And when you’re done drooling over  all those goodies, you should take a few minutes and check out some awesome things you may not know about bats!

First up, we’ve got a TON of awesome bat socks!

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Done with toes? How about your fingers! Check out these awesome bat nail wraps!

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Want some bats on your ears? Look at our Gone Batty earrings!

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We’ve got clothes for bat lovers too. Stuff like our racey back tank, sweet Vee tee, and Spooksville swing skirt!

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Finally, if you’re looking for a little snuggle time, just you and a bat, you might wanna check out this little guy. He’s an uglydoll  bat doll with his own bat doll. You’re not going to get a whole lot cuter than that now, are you?

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No, you’re not. And you’re welcome. Now, after you’re done shopping for all the bat gear you crave, check out some awesome facts about our furry little (and sometimes not so little!) friends.

Cool bat facts!:

There are 1,100 species of bats worldwide, making up a quarter of the world’s mammals. There are 40 species of bats in the United States alone, and many of them will swoop down where you can see them clearly, if you toss a cheerio up in the air above your head.

Bats can live more than 30 years and can fly at speeds of up to 60 mph. Sure, people live longer, but we can’t fly at all. Lame.

Bats can find their food in total darkness. They locate insects by emitting inaudible high-pitched sounds, 10-20 beeps per second and listening to echoes. People can also often find their food in total darkness, but only because they’ve taken the same route to the fridge over and over, so many times. Plus, our food isn’t flying around, hopefully.

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Many bats eat insects. Bats can eat up to 1,200 mosquitoes in an hour and often consume their body weight in insects every night, helping keep bug populations in check. In contrast, most humans don’t even eat one mosquito a NIGHT. Sounds like maybe we’re not really pulling our weight in the great battle against mosquitoes.

 

Other bats eat fruit or nectar and can play an important role as pollinators. There are only three species of “vampire bats”—bats  that live off the blood of animals. None of those species lives in the United States. If something is sucking your blood, it’s either a mosquito, a phlebotomist, or some jerk.

More than half of the bat species in the United States are in severe decline or listed as endangered. In addition to loss of habitat, one of the most dire threat comes from white nose syndrome, a disease that has decimated bats in the U.S. and Canada. The Nature Conservancy collaborated in a recent breakthrough, successfully treating and releasing infected bats. Want to help bats out? Give them a home, and install a bat house!

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Some bats migrate south for the winter, while others hibernate through the cold winter months. During hibernation, bats can survive in freezing temperatures, even after being encased in ice; conversely,  many people begin to suffer pain and misery when they can’t find their slippers and the bathroom tiles are cold.

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Most bats have only one pup a year, making them extremely vulnerable to extinction. Bat mothers can find their babies among thousands or millions of other bats by their unique voices and scents, much in the same way you can find your friends at a festival like Burning Man.

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Bat droppings, called guano, are one of the richest fertilizers. Bat guano was once a big business. Guano was Texas’s largest mineral export before oil! Even poop is bigger in Texas.

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Austin is a seasonal home to North America’s largest urban population of Mexican free-tailed bats, which live beneath the Congress Avenue Bridge. Approximately 1.5 million bats reside there! For your very own guano hat, visit the bridge and hang out for a while!

81ead498e31a3bb00b6e062a9f7a33b2The world’s largest bat is the “flying fox” that lives on islands in the South Pacific. It has a wingspan of up to 6 feet. It is also fuzzy and adorable.
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The world’s smallest bat is the bumble bee bat of Thailand, which is smaller than a thumbnail and weighs less than a penny.

 

Awww! He certainly is the night now, isn't he!

Awww! He certainly is the night now, isn’t he!

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We’re gonna need a bigger boat.

Guys, we need to make room for all of the new hairdye coming in this week, so we’re having a pretty rare sale.

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That’s right. Our remaining stock of Special Effects dye is ON SALE!!! Woo! We’re not yet sure if we’ll be reordering this brand of dye, so it’s possible this is your last chance to grab some from us. Supplies are very limited, so if you’re thinking about it, jump on it, now!

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Hair Dye News

As you all know, we’ve been fans of Special Effects Hairdye for a very long time. We’ve done our best to provide it to our customers, however, over the years, we’ve had more and more difficulty with the supplier, in terms of delays, and irregular production schedules. This has caused us, and our customers, some amount of grief, and for that, we apologize. While some things are out of our control, who we work with as a supplier is not one of those things. To that end, we are going to be switching up our supply lines.

We will still be carrying products from Manic Panic, as we have since we first opened. Their products are stellar (particularly their amplified line, which we’ve personally been using for several months, and they have REALLY upped their game as far as staying power!) and their customer service for distributors, and, in extension, you guys, is great. The big change is that instead of re-upping our order on the Special Effects colors that are available (after 9 months of hiatus, they’re still telling us “maybe two months” before some of the most popular shades are back) we’re adding a new brand to the Attic, Arctic Fox Hair Color.

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Arctic Fox currently comes in 14 gorgeous shades, as well as a diluter, which, when mixed with standard shades allows you complete control of your color from pastel to jewel tone.

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Cosmic Sunshine

Cosmic Sunshine

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Isn’t that yummy looking? Yeah, exactly. And, if that’s not enough, Arctic Fox is a 100% vegan & cruelty-free, long-lasting, semi-permanent color line that gives 15% of profit to charity to help save animals in need and prevent animal abuse. Want some now? Yeah, we thought so. Just head on over to the Attic, and pick some up! We’ll be shipping as of July 12!

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Time To Get In The Swim!

Summer is here, and even Goth and alternachicks want to hit the beach or the pool. Don’t worry guys, when the weather heats up and you just gotta swim, we’ve got you covered in some of the most awesome bathing suits you’ll ever see! New to the Attic this month we’ve got some absolutely gorgeous, and flattering, swimwear including:

Purrfect Leopard Print Monroe Swimsuit

Purrfect Leopard Print Monroe Swimsuit

Anatomy One Piece Swimsuit

Anatomy One Piece Swimsuit

Baroque Skulls Monroe Swimsuit

Baroque Skulls Monroe Swimsuit

Anatomy Bikini

Anatomy Bikini

Electric Skeleton Monokini Bathing Suit

Electric Skeleton Monokini Bathing Suit

Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments! In the meantime, we’ll see you guys on the beach!

We have returned!!

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Well, kids, it’s finally happened. We’re BACK! The store is open, new merchandise has arrived, and we’re shipping out daily, and ON TIME! WOOOO!!!

We’ve got approximately a billion new products, we’ve got a new hair dye supplier, and so much more is going on, you won’t believe it. We’ll be updating much more often now, giving you the skinny on all the new stuff we’ve got, sales, and other good stuff.

For now, know that we’ve currently got FREE US SHIPPING on orders of $15 and up, and we’re on instagram at @amaltheasattic. We hope you’ll join us there, give a follow, and say hello!

Thanks for staying with us through this extremely long hiatus, and we hope you all enjoy the new things we’ve brought to the Attic!

 

 

For those wondering how the medical leave went:
I did have my bone marrow transplant. Some lovely gentleman, who I have not yet been in contact with (there’s rules, perhaps someday we will be able to connect) had the kindness to donate some of his stem cells, and on November 19th, they were transplanted into me. The transplant went relatively smoothly, and at present, I’m coming off of anti-rejection drugs. My counts are good, my lungs are a bit better, and my pulmonologist has said that, at present, a lung transplant is off the table. This makes it easier to carry all of your orders on the stairs. It’s a good deal. 

 

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