Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Amulet of the Ecclesiarchy

This Amulet of the Ecclesiarchy from Warhammer 40k comes to us from artist Stanislav Marseau. All hail the imperial cult!


Monday, July 22, 2019

Beachcomber's Bane

The talented Karen Main returns to our pages with this delightful seaside horror.  I immediately thought of Elizabeth Bear's classic Mythos story "Shoggoths in Bloom" when I saw it.  It's one of the most subtly terrifying stories of the modern era.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Deep One Mask

This nicely done Deep One mask sculpt comes to us from artist Chris Walas and his daughter. 


Thursday, July 18, 2019

Doctor, Doctor

This beautiful LARP doctor's bag comes to us from German leather crafter Derle Derer.







Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Enjoy Your Stay at Gilman House

I love obscure props, and this certainly qualifies.  Juna Handmade brings us a key rack from Gilman House, the establishment featured so prominently in the climax of "The Shadow Over Innsmouth".


Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Hail Cthulhu

Curionomicon returns to our pages with this bronze Cthulhu amulet.  It has a wonderfully primitive look thanks to the rough texture produced by electroforming the metal.

Update:  The artist was kind enough to point out that the metal is actually copper.  The bronze appearance is an artifact of patination.


Monday, July 15, 2019

The Innsmouth Collection

Sweet fancy Moses, this is a treat.  Two of the best Mythos artists around, Jason McKittrick and Gage Prentiss, have teamed up to bring us this collection of artifacts from the infamous Innsmouth raid.  You can see them all at the Ars Necronomica art show in conjunction with NecronomiCon Providence.


Friday, July 12, 2019

Cthulhu Fhtagn! Hiryak Edition.

This patinated take on the traditional Cthulhu idol comes to us from artist Dan Hiryak.  I like how the sculpt incorporates the visual cues from Lovecraft's sketch of the artifact.


Thursday, July 11, 2019

Al Azif

Morsoth brings us his personal recreation of the Arabic edition of the Necronomicon. Featuring custom printed pages and hand bound in leather.




Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Pleasure and Punishment

At first glance this looks like an unfortunate adventurer being punished by a stay in the stocks.  Luckily, it's actually how followers of Slaanesh are rewarded for service to the Lord of Excess.  The Larping Photographer brings us this snapshot from a Russian Warhammer LARP.



Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Dwellers in the Deep

Joe Broers is back with another fantastic piece.  This time it's a faux bronze sculpture of Deep Ones on the prowl.


Monday, July 8, 2019

Mo' Money

Over the years Michael R. Miranda has produced some amazing paper props.  His latest is this collection of Victorian era banknotes for an upcoming LARP event.


Friday, July 5, 2019

Alchemy Vials

Burned Raven Tales returns to our pages with a collection of alchemical vials.  I love the faux metal finish.


Thursday, July 4, 2019

Great Grimoire

This beautifully well crafted custom grimoire comes to us from the talented Mille Cuirs.  Hand bound in leather with a custom glass eye inset and tooled tentacles.


Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Servant of Slaanesh

Geekynerdcouple brings us this ornate Slaaneshi witch costume from a Warhammer-themed LARP.  There's so much to like here, from the beaded dreads to the multiple layers of texture in the robe.


Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Dragon Journal

This dragon journal from the appropriately named Dragonarium demonstrates why dragons are near extinction- their hides make fantastic book bindings. 


Monday, July 1, 2019

The Curious Case Of The Mystery Mythos Movie: Part Three

Wow.  This is quite the flashback.  Over forty years ago I first came across the ill-fated "Cry of Cthulhu" movie.  For most of that time I only had a vague memory of an article about the project from Starlog magazine in the late seventies.  Ten years ago a discussion of Tom Sullivan's mythos art lead to the rediscovery of that material.  You can read the original posts over here: The Curious Case Of The Mystery Mythos Movie, Part One and Part Deux.

Now author Byron Craft, who wrote the screenplay and served as a producer, has posted some long lost production stills from the film.  These were spotted on Ebay by Craig Mullins.  The bottom maquette was featured in the longer Starlog article, but the top figure, presumably a byakhee, appears to be unpublished before now.


Friday, June 28, 2019

Altar of Cthulhu

This incredibly detailed "Cthulhu Gods Altar" comes to us from Greek artist George Tsougkouzidis. I'm iffy on the "skull with tentacles" take on Cthulhu, but the ornately detailed texture work is phenomenal.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

The Old Gent

This nicely done faux bronze bust of H.P. Lovecraft comes to us from the gifted Gage Prentiss.  Just the thing for your library bookshelf.


Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Hail Cthulhu!

Jason McKittrick's latest Cthulhu idol is a beautiful piece.  I believe it also makes him the most prolific Mythos artist in terms of Cthulhu idols.  By my count this is his fifth take on the subject, following in the footsteps of his original sculpt and the Alhazred, Arkham, Chocolate, and Yuletide idols.


Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Cool, Clear Water

This nifty post-apocalyptic water dispenser comes to us from Nuclear Snail Studios.  As the bar has been raised on LARP costumes and weapons I've noticed propmakers creating a lot more environmental props. 


Monday, June 24, 2019

Carnivorous

The talented Karen Main returns to our pages with this toothy carnivorous plant specimen


Thursday, June 20, 2019

Dark Elf

This stunning dark elf costume comes to us from cosplayer Janjagi van Hunters.   It took me a while to realize that the costume itself is surprisingly simple.  It's the amazing makeup and judicious selection of coordinating jewelry that make it so effective.  Photo by Tux Fotografie.


Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Mark of the Wolf

Burned Raven Tales returns to our pages with this specimen vial filled with a sample of werewolf fur.  The distressed iron finish is fantastic.


Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Cthulhu Fetish

This ornate Cthulhu fetish, in black and silver, comes to us from the improbably named Ronin Werewolf.


Monday, June 17, 2019

Leviathan's Tome

The talented Ivana Vuksanovic returns to our pages with this nicely done tome bearing the sigil of Leviathan.


Friday, June 14, 2019

Dwemer Puzzle Cube

Valara Atran brings us her take on the Dwemer puzzle cube from Skyrim.  Personally, I'm partial to the theory that this is what caused the disappearance of the Dwemer.  Fiddle around with puzzle boxes long enough and you're sure to summon the Cenobites.


Thursday, June 13, 2019

The Horror in Clay

This recreation of the infamous bas-relief from Lovecraft's "The Call of Cthulhu" comes to us from Russian artists From Beyond Dolls.  I can't wait to see it cast up in resin.


Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Cthulhu Fhtagn! Van Helsing Edition.

This be-tentacled Cthulhu sculpt comes to us from Van Helsing.  One can only imagine the difficulties involved in fighting vampires that are also Cthulhu cultists.


Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Lighting Up Night City

I am fully on board the hype train for Cyberpunk 2077.  I've been a huge fan of the tabletop game since the first edition in 1988.  Back when the "world wide web" was a new thing I hand coded (!) one of the first fan pages for the game, "Morninman's Cyberpunk Archive".  Some of my material from that ancient website would eventually end up getting published in the Chromebook series from R. Talsorian.

That personal history is one of the reasons this illuminated jacket from FUBAR props is so cool.  It's a great recreation of the combat jacket from the video game's teaser trailer.  Sweet fancy Moses, this makes me feel old.  I remember when light emitting clothing was science fiction from the far future.  Now it's a kit some guy put together in his home shop.  Which, come to think of it, is pretty damn cyberpunk.


Monday, June 10, 2019

Bombs Away!

Burned Raven Tales returns to our pages with this nifty Dwarven bomb chest.


Friday, June 7, 2019

Idol of Cthulhu

This intriguing Cthulhu idol comes from the collection of the Museum of Cryptozoology and Occult Science.  It's a subtle touch, but I really like the texture of the faux stone.  It's the same kind of matte, micro pitted finish you find on carved alabaster figures from Egypt. 

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Cthulhu Plaque

Umaoe Workshop brings us this intriguing Cthulhu plaque recovered from an unidentified archeological dig.


Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Fossilized Fae

Despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary, so called "scientists" continue to deny the existence of the fae.  TheOnlyWolf100 brings us this fossilized faerie, yet more proof that will be ignored by mainstream science.


Monday, June 3, 2019

Northern Tusked Toadstool

Arend Smith of Raven Dark Creations returns to our pages with this specimen of the Northern Tusked Toadstool.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Mask of Cthulhu

This well done Cthulhu mask comes to us from Russian artist Anton Avdeev.  Just the thing for those monthly cultist meetups.


Thursday, May 30, 2019

Mummified

I know Nick Derosa didn't dig up a corpse, but the level of detail on this mummified body did make the thought cross my mind.  

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

The Horned Mask

Francesco Sanseverino returns to our pages with this creepy horned skull mask.  And by "creepy" I mean "awesome".


Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Lieutenant Vogel

This beautiful shot of Imperial Lieutenant Klaus Vogel comes to us from photographer OrangeRoom.  He was a character in the Russian "Warhammer: Black Fire Pass" LARP game.


Friday, May 24, 2019

Bloody Blades

It's hard to believe these Blood Obsidian Katanas from Dragon Armory are made from LARP safe foam. 


Thursday, May 23, 2019

Great Cthulhu

The talented SueZ QQ returns to our pages with this nicely done Cthulhu bust.  Click through for a full gallery and details on how to order a resin casting.


Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Pentagram Grimoire

This wonderful hand bound leather grimoire comes to us from El Artesano del Rey.


Monday, May 20, 2019

Blade of the Hunter

This incredible hand forged Dwarven Hunter knife comes to us from Romanian artist Csizmar Szilard.


Friday, May 17, 2019

Ashes to Ashes

I'm appalled that Burned Raven Tales would make this vial of vampire ashes available to the general public.  One drop of blood, just one, and you have a full blown outbreak of vampirism on your hands. 


Thursday, May 16, 2019

Mother Hydra

Jason McKittrick's latest piece is this beautiful idol of Mother Hydra


Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The Great Grimoire

Alex Libris brings us this massive magical tome, yet another example of his amazing craftsmanship.


Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Cthulhu Cultist Assassin Daggers

It's always nice to see new work from Joe Broers.  His latest is a trio of Cthulhu cultist assassin daggers, complete with embossed sheaths and faux woodblock print.


Monday, May 13, 2019

Cthulhu Fhtagn! Marin Edition.

The talented Victor Marin returns to our pages with this excellent shot of his primitive-style Cthulhu idol.