When we first started BeetleMilk, Tatiana and I had two different visions for what we would make. Tatiana wanted to do occult influenced clothes with a cute twist. I wanted to make disconcerting and underground style horror art.
We all know which side won out.
As time has gone by, I have continuously wondered how to bring my original vision to you, while keeping in in line, quality wise, with BeetleMilk and what we stand for. I started working with stock photos, seeing how I could manipulate them to look as weird and crazy as possible.
Enter Disaster Apparel.
This collaboration with Tatiana exceeds my original vision by leaps and bounds, freely drawing on ideas that I find creepy and weird.
“Happy Birthday” derives from one of the most disturbing and, hear me out here, sweet true crime cases I have ever heard of. When I heard the story, I was shocked at how much it disgusted me, but also how oddly nice it was. Seriously.
It is based on the story of Anatoly Moskvin. I’ll spare you the Wikipedia entry here, but the short version is that this man used to sleep on the tombstones of children. According to him, some would cry out to him. He would then - trigger warning- dig up the graves of the children, take them home, mummify them, and dress them up as dolls. He did this because he was looking for a way to raise them from the dead, and wanted them to feel pretty when they eventually woke up in their bodies. He treated them like daughters and explained in police interviews that he would watch cartoons with them and celebrate their birthdays with them. He is currently in a mental hospital.
Weird stuff, right?
This item has a 4-6 week processing time!
Our manufacturer takes this long to get the product to us, as it is made to order for you! Thank you for understanding!
Measures: True to size! We carry sizes XS-3XL. This shirt is considered to be a “men’s standard fit”, however we encourage all genders and non-genders to wear what they want!
Made from 100% polyester: Made for comfort and stretchiness- extra breathable!
Non-fading and non-toxic.
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