Friday, March 22, 2019

For the Empire!

The Larping Photographer brings us this ridiculously photogenic Imperial Captain from a Russian Warhammer LARP.  The armor set is by Krechet Workshop.


Thursday, March 21, 2019

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Elder Sign Amulet

Don't wait until the stars are right to get one of these.  This nicely done elder sign amulet comes to us from artist Sergey Gore.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Ms. Brooks, of Innsmouth

Troll Suitcase brings us this stylish lady of Innsmouth.  The gruesome eye tentacles are a three dimensional makeup appliance. 


Monday, March 18, 2019

Up From the Depths

This nicely done collection of nautical artifacts comes to us from Burned Raven Tales.  The collection includes kraken dust along with vials of siren eggs, tears, and teeth.


Friday, March 15, 2019

The Fey

This be-winged fey comes to us from artist Nadia Zhubreva.


Thursday, March 14, 2019

Ley of the Land

In a world with Fey it's never a good idea to stand inside a ring of stones.  Let's hope this LARP adventurer garbed by Outcast Props is aware of the risks. 


Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Great Cthulhu

This impressive Cthulhu sculpt comes to us from Brazilian artist Rafael Drogo.  I'd love to see this in a faux stone finish.


Tuesday, March 12, 2019

For the Dwarf Lords, In Their Halls of Stone

This gorgeous set of Dwarven LARP armor comes to us from Arthammer Workshop.


Monday, March 11, 2019

The Preikestolen Expedition of 1952

For centuries there have been legends of something strange stalking the Rogaland region of Norway.  In 1952 an expedition to the area discovered the stories weren't just tall tales.  Michael R. Miranda brings us this collection of photographs created for an upcoming LARP event.



Friday, March 8, 2019

Cleric of the Copper Dragon

Factitious Truth crafted this well done LARP costume, a cleric in service to a copper dragon.  The accessorizing really kicks it up a notch.


Thursday, March 7, 2019

Elder Thing Shard

This nicely done shard of the Elder Thing inscriptions from "At the Mountains of Madness" comes to us from artist George Gourogiannis.


Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Hail to the King

Dutch cosplayer Kira's Costumes has been touched by Hastur.  This King in Yellow amulet is part of a larger effort to create a complete "King in Yellow" costume. 


Monday, March 4, 2019

Dweller in the Nameless City

It's always a pleasure to see new work from Joe Broers.  This time he brings us an idol of the Dweller in the Nameless City, based on Lovecraft's classic story.


Friday, March 1, 2019

The Skulls of Dead Kings

Artist Roger Labat brings us this pair of noble skulls, proof that both kings and peasants are the same in the end.  These remind me of the dead Atlantean kings from the original Conan the Barbarian film. 


Thursday, February 28, 2019

Shrunken Head

This creepy little shrunken head gaff comes to use from the gifted Andrea Falaschi.


Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Tentacled Thing

The talented Karen Main returns to our pages with this cyclopean...thing.  The paint job is just awesome.


Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Horns and Honed Steel

Well, faux steel in this case.  This collection of LARP safe foam knives and horns comes to us from Sander Propworx.  I'm continually amazed at how realistic his props are.


Monday, February 25, 2019

Idol of Dagon

The gifted Jason McKittrick returns to our pages with this cool Idol of Dagon.


Friday, February 22, 2019

Stolen Dynamite

One of the unfortunate side effects of giving resources away is discovering your work is being sold for profit.  Such is the case with this "Dynamite Prop" from Shadowcast Studios.  You could save a chunk of change by just printing out my Blast-O brand prop dynamite label and wrapping it around a dowel- just like Shadowcast Studios did.

Sadly, they're violating the Creative Commons Non-Commercial License I use for everything here at Propnomicon.  I want folks to use my stuff.  Just don't monetize it without asking permission. 

UPDATE:  Shadowcast has pulled the offending listing after a torrent of negative comments.  You guys are great.


Thursday, February 21, 2019

Cthulhu Icon

This primitive Cthulhu icon comes to us from CaaPora Creature Shop.  The iridescent black and purple finish is pretty cool.

Update:  Sadly, CaaPora's artifact description appears to be a direct lift from Jason McKittrick's "Mayan Cthulhu Artifact".  Definitely not cool


Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Cthulhu Fhtagn! Ryu Edition.

Daniel Gelon from Studio Wondercabinet was kind enough to send over this amazing Cthulhu idol from sculptor Oyama Ryu.  It was featured at the Japanese Cthulhu Evolution and Wonderfest shows.


Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The Tetragrammaton

The talented James Ewing returns to our pages with this amazing depiction of the mystical Tetragrammaton, based on the emblazoned pentagram figure created by 19th century magician Eliphas Levi. The massive piece was crafted from copper, brass, and nickel silver.






Monday, February 18, 2019

Tome of Alchemy


The gifted Alex Libris returns to our pages with this beautifully crafted alchemy tome.  Hand tooled leather with custom gilding and brass hardware.

Friday, February 15, 2019

The Rueful Axe

Beware of gifts from Daedric Princes.  Cloudstrife597 brings us her take on the Rueful Axe from Skyrim.


Thursday, February 14, 2019

Innsmouth in Love

Ah, love is in the air.  Even in Innsmouth.  Arend Smith of Raven Dark Creations demonstrates that #loveislove, even when you're a Deep One hybrid.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

The Wabbajack

"And as for you, my little mortal minion... feel free to keep the Wabbajack. As a symbol of my... Oh, just take the damn thing." ―Sheogorath
Yugoro crafted this excellent recreation of the Wabbajack staff from the Elder Scrolls video game series.  It features a detailed sculpt of the tripartite head, breaks down into multiple pieces for transport, and includes LED lighting effects.  If you want to see how it was done check out the detailed build log on Medium.



Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Cthulhu Fhtagn! Leiros Edition.

This nicely done Cthulhu sculpt comes to us from artist Alan Leiros.  The paint job is particularly well done.





Monday, February 11, 2019

Chimaera Bag

Atelier Fantastique returns to our pages with this beautiful hand-tooled leather bag bearing twin chimaeras


Friday, February 8, 2019

Cthulhu Fhtagn! Del Vecchio Edition.

This primitive, carved stone Cthulhu idol comes to us from Italian artist Sara Del Vecchio.  It's actually polystyrene foam, which makes the faux finish even more impressive.


Thursday, February 7, 2019

Master of the Art

Ross MacDonald is widely regarded as the best paper prop artist in Hollywood.  His work has been featured in dozens of films, including iconic pieces like the Book of Secrets from "National Treasure".  Great Big Story has an informative video taking a look at his career that includes some great behind the scenes glimpses of Mr. MacDonald at work.   

Via Eric Hart's Prop Agenda.


Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Dragon Skull

This nifty 3D printed dragon skull comes to us from modeler Sami Mattila, who created the original digital sculpt.  Note the lack of the striations that so often ruin 3D props.


Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Troll Lord

This fantastic troll costume comes to us from Seggos Artworks.  You have to admire the insane level of detail, right down to having tongue makeup.


Monday, February 4, 2019

Great Cthulhu

This interesting Cthulhu sculpt comes to us from artist Norman Piatt.


Friday, February 1, 2019

Cthulhu Medallion

Russian artist Anarr brings us this primitive Cthulhu medallion cast in metal.


Thursday, January 31, 2019

Ithaqua Idol

This beautiful faux walrus tusk Ithaqua idol comes to us from the talented Joe Broers. 


Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Hunter's Charm

The talented Jason Soles returns to our pages with this Hunter's Charm cast in bronze.


Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Up From the Depths

Who knows what bizarre creatures dwell in the depths of the ocean?  Grits FX does, as this well done deep one sculpt demonstrates.


Monday, January 28, 2019

Mythos Artifacts

This intriguing collection of Mythos artifacts was featured in a LARP event by Italian gaming group Elysium Caserta.


Friday, January 25, 2019

Cthulhu Warrior

This nicely done set of Cthulhu-themed LARP armor comes to us from Horney Boi Costumes. 


Thursday, January 24, 2019

Teeny, Tiny Great Cthulhu

This diminutive Cthulhu idol, one of the smallest we've ever featured, comes to us from Metal Vengeance.  The level of detail is pretty amazing considering its size.


Wednesday, January 23, 2019

The Skulls of Edward Mordrake

"The duplicate face could not see, eat or speak out loud but was said to "sneer while Mordake was happy" and "smile while Mordake was weeping". Mordake repeatedly begged doctors to have his "demon face" removed, claiming that it whispered things that "one would only speak about in hell" at night, but no doctor would attempt it."

The gifted Tom Kuebler brings the disturbing legend of Edward Mordake to life with this creepy polycephalic specimen inspired by his bizarre anatomy.


Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The Orb Reaver

Brian Cargile of Two Horns United returns to our pages with this intricately detailed Orb Reaver costume.


Monday, January 21, 2019

Cult of Cthulhu Amulet

This wonderful cult of Cthulhu amulet from Jason McKittrick is just the thing for the discerning cultist in your life.


Friday, January 18, 2019

Artifacts and Armaments

This is how you do it.  Rick Sardinha brings us this awesome Call of Cthulhu prop tableaux featuring a very cool Cthulhu icon, prop ephemera, and a big ol' hand cannon.



Thursday, January 17, 2019

Elven Warden Helmet

Prince Armory brings us this gorgeous Elven Warden helmet, crafted from hand-tooled leather.


Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Great Cthulhu

This nifty Cthulhu sculpt comes to us from French artist Olivier Villoingt. I like the skull theming, but wish it had multiple eyes.