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Obscura Day 2015: Curiosity Crawl at Dapper Cadaver

The finest in scientific, death-related, and haunted house props.

You don't have to be a professional to peruse Dapper Cadaver's oddities. You just have to be... curious.

On OBSCURA DAY Saturday, May 30, join Field Agent Sandi Hemmerlein on an expedition to Dapper Cadaver, one of the San Fernando Valley's many prop houses whose special collection draws an eclectic customer base of Hollywood propmasters, Halloween haunters, macabre mavens, and maybe a few members of the walking dead.

Los Angeles Obscura Society members will be taken on a private "lights on" tour of Dapper Cadaver's unique collection in its new showroom space, led by a staff member who will show us some highlights of their wares, including their own line of products and props made in-house.

Dapper Cadaver's custom fabrications are so realistic-looking, thanks to casting from real human forms, that you never know who – or what – might be lurking around the corner or peering over your shoulder. Perhaps it's a whole shelf of disembodied heads staring out at you. Or a box of limbs and other body parts reaching for you.

Although Dapper Cadaver specializes in full size corpses, headstones, and caskets, many of their offerings aren't replicas, but actual real items like dead animals, skulls and skeletons, preserved fetuses, and autopsy and vintage laboratory equipment. Thanks to the newly-launched Creatures & Cultures sister brand, now anyone can secure a variety of dead mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians for their private collections.

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Notes on this adventure: 

- Although this is not a fright attraction (and nothing will actually jump out at you), there are some sights that are of a more mature nature, and include some gore and disturbing images. May be inappropriate for younger audiences.

- For entertainment purposes only! No promotion of the occult, the undead, or any dastardly deeds.

- Items will be available for purchase at a discounted price on the day of the event.

- Plenty of free street parking

Advance tickets only. All sales are final.