Friday, July 20, 2018

The Mörkergubbe

"Mörkergubbe is a magical creature, that is steeped in centuries of mystique and dark science. These creatures were believed to possess arcane knowledge that granted them supernatural powers to command and control the forces of nature. And Mörkergubbe yet practice these lost arts, from ancient times often helping the human alchemists in philosophical and protoscientific tradition to purify, mature, and perfect certain objects."

The gifted Alice Tochylovska returns to our pages with one of the few surviving Mörkergubbe.  You really need to click through and check out the entire gallery of pictures

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Fallout Laser Pistol

This nicely done AER-9 laser pistol from Fallout 4 comes to us from Wildchild-Chrizz.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Great Cthulhu

This octopoidal Cthulhu idol comes to us from Juna Handmade.  As I was giving it the "Cthulhu Idols" tag I realized we've featured well over 300 different sculpts over the years.   That's easily a record for any kind of literary prop, outside of books like the "Harry Potter" series that have been turned into film franchises.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Mask of the Cat God

Francesco Sanseverino brings us this beautifully sculpted Bastet mask with a patinated brass finish.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Up from R'lyeh

The talented Joe Broers returns to our pages with this "Cthulhu From the Deep Waters of R'Lyeh".

Friday, July 13, 2018

Forged in Fire

No faux finish here.  Oak Forge, a Polish blacksmith, brings us this hand-crafted copper LARP amulet.

Update:  My thanks to igorina for pointing out that "Zamec Grodziec" is actually a place name.  My apologies.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Ebony Dagger

This resin recreation of the Ebony Dagger from Skyrim comes to us from Ellana333.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Warhammer Spell Book

Arthammer Workshop returns to our pages with this Warhammer-inspired grimoire

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Touched By Cthulhu

This wonderfully horrible Cthulhu-inspired silicone prosthetic comes to us from makeup artist Constance Eme. The black velvet shroud really sets off the fish-belly paleness of the mask.

Monday, July 9, 2018

The Crawling Chaos

Nigma Studios is kicking off a new line of Mythos-based figures with this immense (55cm/21") take on Nyarlathotep.  It's a beautiful variation on the tripedal depiction that's become popular over the last decade, trading the goofy accordion pleated legs for sinuous, curling tentacles. 

Friday, July 6, 2018

Armor of the Dwarf Lords

This beautiful set of Dwarven LARP armor comes to us from Arthammer Workshop.  Molded in fiberglass with faux engraving and a detailed metal finish.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

The Innsmouth Look

This work in progress shot of a denizen of Innsmouth comes to us from artist Javier Aliaga.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

The Patriots

On this 4th of July let us celebrate our Independence Day by acknowledging the secret society behind the founding of our nation.  No, not the Freemasons.  The other secret society- the Assassins.  Fell and Fair, who normally specialize in recreating Middle Earth, bring us their tribute to Assassin's Creed III for the holiday.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

The R'lyeh Artifact

The talented Jason McKittrick returns to our pages with the R'lyeh Artifact.

Monday, July 2, 2018

With a Rusty Knife

These fantastic LARP-safe blades come to us from Steel Gohst. Yes, that's how his name is spelled.  The rusted steel finish is perfect.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Thursday, June 28, 2018

The Nullifier

It really is amazing how good LARP costuming has become, fueled in part by advances in technology over the last decade.  This gorgeous robotic costume, The Nullifier, comes to us from Two Horns United.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

For the Well Dressed Mutant

When the apocalypse comes there will be a notable lack of professional dry cleaning and drop off laundry services.  Vulture Productions brings us this detailed sartorial tutorial on creating that grungy, end of the world look

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

The Alchemist's Black Grimoire

Mille Cuirs returns to our pages with another beautiful hand-crafted tome.  This time it's the Alchemist's Black Grimoire, featuring a tooled leather cover with inset glass eye.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Great Cthulhu

This take on the traditional Cthulhu idol comes to us from Spanish artist Pol WarNerve.

Friday, June 22, 2018

The Worm Has Turned

This goggle-eyed worm creature comes to us from The Monster Sandbox.  The skin texture is awesome.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Of Unknown Origin

Artist Joen Bager returns to our pages with this icky mantis-thing.  I really like how the creature's coloration was done using blends of different polymer clays.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

LARP Adventurer

Pete Asmar achieves that rarest of goals- having a LARP costume that perfectly complements his appearance and body type. I'd love to be able to play a noble elven king. Sadly, nature has decided I'm far more qualified to portray a misshapen troll. Heh.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Great Cthulhu

This sculpt of Great Cthulhu comes to us from artist Thomas Day.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Cthulhu Coin

Andrea Falaschi returns to our pages with this nicely done cast Cthulhu coin.

Friday, June 15, 2018

From the Sinking City

Makeup artist Kelton Ching created these denizens of "The Sinking City", the upcoming Lovecraft-inspired open world game from Frogwares.  To absolutely no one's surprise the titular city seems to have an awful lot in common with Innsmouth.  You can find more information about the game over here.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Grand Grimoire

The gifted Alex Libris returns to our pages with this fantastic alchemy grimoire.  Featuring a hand tooled leather cover with oak inset and custom brass hardware.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Magma Drake Specimen Box

This nicely done "Magma Drake Specimen Box", featuring a plaster claw casting, tooth, horn, and egg, comes to us from Burned Raven Tales. 

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Demogorgon Embryo

Victor Marin of Invictus Designs brings us this beautifully done demogorgon embryo from "Stranger Things".

Monday, June 11, 2018

The Best of Times, the Worst of Times

Bethesda debuted Fallout 76 last night at E3.  The good news is that they're going to be doing another prop-centric special edition, this time with a really fantastic T-51b power armor helmet, West-Tek gear bag, and some other cool goodies.  It's a great follow up to the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition from 2015.  Hopefully we won't see the quality control issues that plagued that effort.

The bad news is the game is an online only survival sim without any traditional quests or storyline.  Oh, and it includes mandatory PvP.  Bleh.

Update:  This.  This so much.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Ghoul of My Dreams

Ivan Naumenko of Masks Mastery reveals his ghoulification in preparation for Sunday's reveal of "Fallout 76" at E3.  He nails the peeling skin and exposed nasal cavity of the FO4 incarnation.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Goatman Warrior

Paulo T. brings us an outstanding Goatman LARP costume.  This is the kind of thing that could easily be ridiculous, but the excellent theming and craftsmanship really pulls it off.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Cthulhu Idol

This 3D printed Cthulhu idol comes to us from Spellcaster29.  I like the design, but the characteristic printing striations really detract from the overall effect.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

The Teeth

This is so...wrong.  Artist Taylor Haze Keller brings us this creeptastic makeup effect, crafted from scar wax and acrylic teeth. 

Monday, June 4, 2018

Hat of Holding

Andy Fyfe of Savage Punk Studio brings us this Portamancer's Hat.  Just the thing for the wizard on the go.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Dark Young of Shub-Niggurath

It's notoriously difficult to find one of the Dark Young of Shub-Niggurath when you need one, so Richard Svensson made his own. This detailed build log shows the creation of an articulated stop-motion puppet from the initial sculpt to finished figure. His technique for creating flexible tentacles is something I'm going to shamelessly steal.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Grand Grimoire of Cthulhu

MilleCuirs brings us his latest custom tome- the Grand Grimoire of Cthulhu.  Featuring a hand tooled leather cover with inset glass eyes.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Squid Thing

The talented Karen Main returns to our pages with this be-tentacled horror.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

T-45 Power Armor

Brazen and Bold brings us this excellent set of T-45 power armor in honor of Bethesda teasing an upcoming Fallout announcement.  If they roll out remastered versions of Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas I'll be a very happy man.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Cthulhu Amulet

This nicely done Cthulhu amulet comes to us from artist Jim Phillips. 

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Imperial Engineer

Russian Warhammer LARPs are insane.  BorsBors brings us this incredibly detailed Imperial Engineer costume.  The Renaissance-style posing is just perfect.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Vizier's Vial

This cool glowing vial comes to us from the appropriately named Lumen Emporium.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Obelisk of Cthulhu

This paint-up of the "Obelisk of C'thulhu" from Reaper Miniatures comes to us from Othikent. It's been years since I was into miniature gaming, so I didn't even know this existed. The original sculpt is by Kevin Williams.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Great Cthulhu

Greek artist George Tsougkouzidis brings us this impressive Cthulhu plaque.  Click through to take a look at the full gallery.  The high resolution shots show just how well done the texture work is.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Armor of the Flame Dragon

Samuel Lee of Prince Armory returns to our pages with this ornate Flame Dragon armor set.