Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Grimoire of the Third Eye

Mille Cuirs brings us another wonderful tome.  This time it's the Grimoire of the Third Eye, featuring a hand tooled leather cover with inset glass eye.

Monday, March 19, 2018

The Innsmouth Fetus

This amazing Innsmouth hybrid fetus comes to us from the talented Casey Love. 

Friday, March 16, 2018

The Armor of Fenris

Atelier Fantastique returns to our pages with this beautiful Fenris LARP armor. The wolf-themed set is hand tooled from leather. I would think the existence of black powder guns would make something like this a bit pointless, but, hey, it's fantasy. You gotta go with the flow.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Glow

First, I want to apologize for this video.

I saw a GIF of this sword set from Monster Hunter on Reddit yesterday and was blown away by the lighting effect.  What makes it notable is that the internal illumination shines through a painted surface, something I've never seen done effectively in any kind of prop.

After some Googling I found the build video for the swords from Kamui Cosplay.  On the bright side, no pun intended, it includes a very detailed look at how the effect was achieved using LED light strips and translucent EVA foam.  That said, there's a whole lot of cheese to slog through to get there.  I have nothing but the highest respect for KC's incredible craftsmanship, but the forced cuteness of the opening minutes is a bit much. 

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Iron and Bone

Ukrainian artist my99reality brings us this set of iron and bone Chaos Warrior armor.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Elder Thing

I don't want to get all gushy, but these renders of an Elder Thing from Sadania are just gorgeous.  The only quibble I have, and it's minor at best, is the depiction of the "feet".  I'd love to see an animated version, but I imagine trying to capture the radial walking and flying cycle would be absolutely maddening.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Not of This Earth

This alien specimen comes to us from Ukrainian artist Alice Tochylovska. As nifty as it may be it's always a good idea to avoid creatures described with the words "biohazard" and "contagious" in close proximity

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Arcane Grimoire

Alex Libris brings us an Elder Sign protected personal grimoire.  The cover is hand crafted from wood and leather with a custom embossment.

Friday, March 9, 2018

The Monster of the East

Ave, True to Caesar! This gender swapped take on Legate Lanius from Fallout: New Vegas comes to us from German cosplayers Raptobot.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

The Necronomicon, Mille Cuirs Edition

The talented Mille Cuirs returns to our pages with this Evil Dead-style Necronomicon with a hand tooled leather cover.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Wear and Tear

Ivana Vuksanovic returns to our pages with this faux tome. The destructive weathering treatment looks awesome.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

The Amulet of Horus

This recreation of the Amulet of Horus from Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation was crafted from foam board (!) and apoxie sculpt by artist Anne-Marie Paradis.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Cthulhu Fhtagn! Koyima Edition.

One of the interesting features of the Cthulhu Mythos is that Lovecraft left us his own depiction of what the infamous idol of Cthulhu looked like.  Koyima brings us his interpretation of the old Gent's admittedly basic sketch, fleshing out the form and proportions of the original.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

The Hereoleiel

This beautiful fantasy amulet, the Hereoleiel, comes to us from Ukrainian artist Arina Gorodetskaya.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Dunmer Ranger

They say the Dunmer make excellent stealth archers.  Propcorn brings us the embodiment of that ideal with this Dunmer ranger costume from a Spanish "Skyrim" LARP.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

The Sword of Cthulhu

I would love to see something like this pop up in Amazon's upcoming Conan series. Turkish artist Aydin Zenginol brings us the Sword of Cthulhu, rendered in 3DSMax. It still amazes me that you can order a detailed 3D print of something like this and have it at your doorstep in just a few days. What a glorious time to be alive.