It's taken me a long time to warm up to Tumblr. I'm really sensitive to copyright and plagiarism issues, and it bothers me to see people "reblogging" other people's pictures without attribution (or permission). Now that I've stumbled onto Tumblrs that are careful to attribute sources, I feel a bit better about it.
I'm looking for people who don't necessarily just repost from other tumblrs. I want to see lots of originality and unusual things from interesting sources, not just thousands of reposts of the same pics.
Following are a few Tumblrs I really enjoy checking into every few days.
"Dressing and decorating on the dark side." Nothing featured here costs over $100. Really fun to look through the findings. Currently posting about a zombie necklace from Ugly Shyla; a rivethead buckle dress; a humorous "Legalize Cannibalism" T-shirt; and a cool Addams family T-shirt.
Posts here are supposed to be creepy and spooky, but not gory. An offshoot of the ontdcreepy Livejournal community, which is mostly abandoned nowadays.
Black Hat Society
Really cool vintage pics of women dressed as witches; witchy photos; pics of cats and the moon; witchy houses; familiars; spellcraft and other lovely dark things.
Scott (a self described "sophistipunk" from London, Ontario) shares pics of goth menswear, coffins, pretty girls, and shoe porn.
An obsessed Halloween enthusiast reblogs pics of everything Halloween. Lots of cool decor and prop inspiration here.
Universal Monsters Blog
This blog is dedicated to Universal's monsters: Frankenstein, Dracula, Bride of Frankenstein, the Wolfman, the Creature From the Black Lagoon, the Phantom of the Opera, the Hunchback of Notre Dame, the Mummy, and the Invisible Man. Lots of gorgeous old black and white pics from the films. It really makes you want to go back and rewatch tons of these old movies.
Ghoul Next Door
"Mlle Ghoul's fairy tales from the shadows." Fripperies, fineries and grotesques. Lots of beautifully dark findings here.
--Copyright 2012 Carrie Carolin