Ryan Matthew Cohn is best known for his educated opinions and consultation on the Science Channel show "Oddities". However, it is Ryan's ability to prepare, create, craft, and provide unparalleled attention to detail in this subject matter make him a true artisan. It's his stunning preparations, which have helped him in beginning to solidify a place in the fine art world. Ryan’s unique approach to the exploded skull has pushed his career from exploration and learning to creating unique fine art commissions. Aside from his artistic accolades, Ryan specializes in rare and unique antiques and artifacts predominantly relating to science, anatomy, and natural history. One of his most recent and important acquisitions was an entire anatomical German wax museum dating back to the 1870s.
Teaming up with cinema giants Alamo Drafthouse, “House of Wax” was created and added to their newest Brooklyn location opening its doors in October 2016. You can now visit this unique museum and bar while also enjoying a finely crafted cocktail.
In 2014, Ryan met his now wife Regina Marie Cohn. Together they scour the world searching for the most unique, odd and unusual antiques to add to their vast museum and to offer for sale to the public. They will have a booth specializing in skulls, skeletons, taxidermy, medical tools, scientific instruments, anatomical preparations, apothecary, etc.
Gloomy and striking, brooding and seething, Necromancy Cosmetica is the line of matte lipsticks that will take your makeup styling into the right dark alley. This cruelty-free and handcrafted brand is a two-person show and a labor of love. Creator Des—along with her other half Zal—brings forth inspired color choices like ghostly grey Deadly Nightshade, burnt orange Bonfire Dance, or froggy green Segunda Plaga with an eye towards the occult and the creative.
These and all other Necromancy Cosmetica brand lipsticks are made with 100% vegan materials that have never been tested on animals, that means you can rest easy knowing that your wicked lips will always be on the up-and-up if you decide to join the Necromancy cult. Des and Zal work hard from their HQ in Puerto Rico to fulfill all the orders themselves and have high hopes for their independently owned, produced, and distributed non-liquid lipsticks. So take a look at their witchy works and get inspired.
Meagan Meli received a BFA in Illustration in 2015 from the Fashion Institute of Technology. She is a freelance illustrator native to Brooklyn, NY, living with her husband and three cats. Meagan’s work is highly influenced by historic medical, and occult illustrations, as well as cemetery symbolism. After a series of devastating events, she began frequenting Green-Wood Cemetery as inspiration. Naturally, the theme of death became consistent in her artwork. Meagan's artwork aims to remind us that while images of death can be fearsome, but can be charming in its forms as well. Meagan is not just an illustrator, but is also the Lead Administrator and Graphic Designer for the Oddities Flea Market.
Blood Milk Jewels
BloodMilk Jewels, established in 2008 by Jes Schnabel, is an independently run jewelry company with a focus on creating meaningful talismans to helpsooth and protect; acting as a form of psychic armor. Mourning the sudden loss of her father Jess began creating jewels solely for herself as a way to tangle with grief, working with antique castings and making molds from natural objects such as bones, claws, insects and teeth. She began creating a unique and personal language centered around the remains of things that have died, to underscore the emotional resonance of death while also celebrating life. Each jewel is also imbued with personal symbology, inspired mainly by the Victorian spiritualist movement and Mythology that tether each object to the past as well as the present. In commitment to the idea of community, all of the jewels are made locally by hand and with attention to detail, in Philadelphia by a small team in our private studio. We also utilize local vendors and craftspeople and hold community based events several times a year in different cities.
Michelle Avery Konczyk is a painter hiding and working in Philadelphia; interested in watercolor and surrealism and absence and pain and hands and ghosts and undercurrent and symbols and dirt and decay and void and laying on the floor. Within this past year she has shown in galleries in Philadelphia, New York City, Seattle, Denver, and Los Angeles.
Rachel Dreimiller is the artist and maker behind the instagram handle @Yourgothicgranny. She specializes in slightly spooky hand embroideries, which tie in her love for the subtle strangenesses that exist in the natural world and her own personal fascinations. While embroidery is her main focus, she enjoys experimenting with other mediums, leaving her range of work to also include printmaking and illustrations.
Practicing taxidermy since 2000 and state & federally licensed in 2010, Beth Beverly is Philadelphia’s premiere couture taxidermist, specialising in wearable mounts and unusual home decor. Her hats have won awards at the Devon Horse Show, Brandywine Polo and Radnor Hunt Clubs. Her work has been featured in The New York Times,The Wall Street Journal, AMC's series about competitive taxidermy "Immortalized"and most recently the Netflix series "Stranger Things". Beverly has been giving demonstrations, lectures and leading workshops on taxidermy since 2013 at The Wagner Institute, The Philadelphia Sculpture Gym, Morbid Anatomy in New York and University of the Arts. Her knowledge on the craft and restorative skills have been tapped by museums such as the Academy of Natural Sciences and The Vadon Hunting Museum in Transylvania, Romania.
MM Custom Stands was created by Special Effects artist and Fabricator Missy Munster of Face Off Season 9. Through her work in the industry she developed the skills to create the most beautifully crafted and durable custom stands in the industry. Her extreme attention to detail and artistic background are what make MM Custom Stands unique. Stands can be made to whatever specifics a band's aesthetic call for and are always guaranteed.
Karen Jerzyk is a self-taught photographer from the Boston area. Typically pairing scenes of decay with fantastical whimsy, her photos often portray what look like cinematic stills pulled from an elaborate storyline. Being quoted as using the term "Future-Past" when asked about the time period of the photos, Karen is always on the hunt for antiques and oddities to coincide with her elaborate set designs to create imagery that appear to be historical with a garnish of science fiction. Her signature style of photography started in 2011 as a means of coping with the death of her father and has evolved into several different projects since then. Her work has been featured in magazines and websites around the world
Ryan and Matthew Murray are identical twin brothers and the co-owners of the Black Veil Studio of Tattoo and Art. Both of their artwork is very much inspired by the energy and history of their home, Salem Massachusetts. As well as heavy influences drawn from the death & mourning etiquette of New England’s Victorian past times. Our illustrations manifest a deep fascination for capturing a glimpse through the keyhole of a veil between two worlds.
Amber Maykut is a licensed and award-winning taxidermist and entomology artist. She has a studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, where she regularly teaches taxidermy and butterfly pinning classes. Amber previously taught taxidermy classes at the Morbid Anatomy Museum, and sold her work there. She's on the Board of Directors of New Jersey's Garden State Taxidermists Association, and has been profiled in The Guardian, VICE, Brooklyn Magazine, TimeOut NY, Oxygen TV, and many more. She interned at NYC's American Museum of Natural History, in the fabrication and special exhibitions department.
Odd Ball Oddity arrives from lifelong curiosity collector Amanda Maer. Starting at an early age, Amanda's fascination with eyes has led her to collect thousands of prosthetic eyes, including incredibly detailed vintage glass blown pieces, over 1000 of which she has hand picked and will be bring to the flea. Until World War II, ocular prosthetics were crafted using blown glass by skilled artisans - because of this, they are still referred to as "glass eyes", even though more modern versions are made with acrylic. The skill required to match subtle colors of the iris and tiny details is nothing short of breathtaking - just wait and see.
Witch Baby Soap is a New Jersey based occult bath and beauty company that has been featured by Bust Magazine, Insider, Buzzfeed, and various other publications. Witch Baby started in the kitchen of founder and CEO Chelsea Selby under the Blood Moon of October 2013. It has since evolved into a cult beauty secret and has been shipped worldwide to over 30 countries. With a strong focus on macabre nostalgic fragrance blends, ancient symbolism, hedge witch herbalism, and crystal magick - Witch Baby is a unique luxury body care for the weirdos, witches, and wise women. Their cruelty free and vegan products are embedded with crystals, shaped like coffins, and smell like a funeral on a warm spring day.
Burke & Hare Co. was established in 2011 by owner/designer Erica with the goal of creating specialty items of a darker aesthetic without compromising a refined and more mature taste. Heavily influenced by a penchant for the dark and dreary along with music of the sort, we strive to find beauty in superstitions, natural magic and the history of the occult. Moved to Providence, RI in 2013 the shop is growing with even more influences from classic ghost stories and New England folklore, as well as the appreciation for our own history as girls who have always loved graveyards and black cats.