Tuesday, October 15, 2019

A Clutch of Cthulhus

This trio of carved wooden Cthulhu idols comes to us from the intriguingly named Druid Wood Magic.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Dagger of Cthulhu

This 3-D printed Dagger of Cthulhu comes to us from Alix and Jacob Pozderac of Armchair Adventure Games.

Friday, October 11, 2019

The Oracle

Artisans d'Azure returns to our pages with the Oracle, a beautifully well done, albeit gruesome, LARP ensemble.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Great Cthulhu, Hunt Edition.

I'm not a fan of figural candles, but this Cthulhu idol sculpt from Norris Hunt is phenomenally good.  Casting it in wax has to be a nightmare.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

The Thing in the Box

The Hammerspace Community Workshop brings us one of the coolest Lovecraftian Halloween props I've seen.  I can't wait to see the finished project.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Great Cthulhu, Rushing Edition.

This translucent, organic Cthulhu idol comes to us from Rushing's Rarities.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Not of This Earth

The mainstream media is desperately trying to convince people that the storming of Area 51 was just a prank.  Ha!  Alice Tochylovska was there, and was able to recover this encapsulated alien creature after breaching the complex.  Wake up, sheeple!  We are not alone.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Girdle of the Great Old One

This hand tooled Cthulhu belt comes to us from La Forja de Prometeo.  This would make an awesome magical artifact in a live action game.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Shrine of Vivec

This miniature recreation of the Shrine of the Warrior Poet Vivec, from the Elder Scrolls video game series, comes to us from Valara Atran.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Eye of Newt, Toe of Frog

Burned Raven Tales returns to our pages with this collection of potions and alchemical concoctions.  As always, the excellent weathering is a hallmark of their work.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Father Dagon

The amazing Randy Bowen brings us this nicely done Dagon idol.

Update:  For some reason the original post at Bowen Designs was deleted.  You can find a look at the raw castings for this piece over here.  My thanks to the commenter who pointed out the broken link.

Monday, September 30, 2019

From the Black Lagoon

Tom Kuebler isn't the first artist to craft the Creature from the Black Lagoon's skull, but he's definitely one of the best.  I love the detailed, fibrous bone structure around the mouth.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Skyrim Journal

Alex Libris returns to our pages with this beautiful Skyrim inspired journal.  Hand bound in leather with custom hardware and the seal of Akatosh.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

And My Axe!

These are foam weapons.  Amazing, right?  Sander Propworx returns to our pages with a faux hand axe and tomahawk that are pretty much indistinguishable from the real thing.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Lord of Death

Brazen and Bold Productions not only brings us this fantastic Anubis mask, but details how the rusted steel finish was made.
Primer: Black spray paint.

Basecoat: Instant Iron/Rust by Tricoat. Let rust develop over night or for at least 4 hours. (Brush)

Details: Drybrush gunmetal acrylic paint on elevated areas. (Brush)

Weathering: Rust and dirt colored pigments by MIG Productions, brushed on dry, especially in nooks and crannies. (Finebrush)

Dust off the excess pigments to reveal parts of the gunmetal paint. (Paper towels)

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Fae From the Field

Mexican naturalist Umbratheca returns from the field with this this mummified fairy specimen.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Friday, September 20, 2019

Esoteric Order of Dagon Dagger

The Miskatonic Auction Project brings us this ritual dagger from the Esoteric Order of Dagon.  Crafted from bone and cartilage and recovered from the home of a cultist in Innsmouth.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Alchemist's Chest

I love pieces like this Alchemist's Chest from Ukrainian artist Cabinet de Curiosites.  It's probably the autist in me speaking, but fiddling with all those bottles, doors, and drawers is a supremely satisfying tactile experience.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The Armory

This collection of primitive LARP spears comes to us from Darren Stocker of Irregular Props.  Featuring heads of faux bone, antler, and knapped stone.

Monday, September 16, 2019

The Fanged Ones

Burned Raven Tales returns to our pages with this intriguing specimen chest, featuring vials of vampire blood and the fur of a werewolf.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Amulet of the Black Pharaoh

Just the thing for the Nyarlathotep worshippers in your life.  Lovesick Dead brings us this nicely done Amulet of the Black Pharaoh.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Great Cthulhu, Nemo Edition

I love a well done faux finish, but there's something to be said for the authenticity of using real materials.  This miniature Cthulhu idol carved from real bone comes to us from Nemo.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Of Unknown Origin

Tentacles, teeth, and diseased flesh.  What's not to like?  Karen Main returns to our pages with this mysterious specimen.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Cthulhu Necklace

Alex White of The Wodewose brings us this nicely done Cthulhu necklace.  It's available in a variety of finishes, but I really like how the black version mimics the glassy look of carved and polished obsidian.

Monday, September 9, 2019

We Are Not Alone

Despite ample evidence to the contrary, so called "scientists" continue to insist that homo sapiens is the sole species of humanity still inhabiting the earth.  Those close minded bigots clearly haven't seen this specimen of a mermaid skull, brought to us by Emily E..

Friday, September 6, 2019

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Cry of the Banshee

Burned Raven Tales returns to our pages with this curious occult artifact, an iron vial of banshee screams.  I love the faux rusted iron finish.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Great Cthulhu, Eaton Edition.

I don't know if it's something in the air, or if the stars are finally right, but I'm enjoying the sudden flood of cool, non-traditional Cthulhu idols.  The latest comes to us from artist Kevin Eaton, who sculpted this fired ceramic "Kthulhu" as a commissioned birthday present.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Bone Cthulhu Pendant

Bone pendant depicting the head of the god Cthulhu.  Of Icelandic origin, found on the coast of Ísafjörður.  Auctioned by Miskatonic University in 1931 and held by a private collector to the present.  Size 20x48x13 mm.
This beautiful bone Cthulhu pendant comes to us from the Miskatonic Auction Project.  As someone who has tried to sculpt a minimalist, stylized Cthulhu I want to point out just how difficult a piece like this is.  Without the ornate textures of most sculpts you need to have a lot of skill to pull it off.

Monday, September 2, 2019

Heavy Metal

Curionomicon returns to our pages with these nifty eldritch pendants featuring Cthulhu and the Old Gent himself.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Great Cthulhu, Anderson Edition.

I love the worn stone texture on this Cthulhu idol from artist Jason Anderson.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Orc Lord

This amazing orc lord costume comes to us from Mark Wehrmann.  It's another example of the high quality work at the Conquest of Mythodea LARP event.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

The Nautilus Artifact

Was Nemo's infamous Nautilus destroyed by the Loffoden Maelstrom?  We may never know the answer to that question, but there's no doubt the submarine was extensively damaged.  This intriguing fragment of a stanchion was recovered by the talented Michael R. Maranda.

Update:  Based on a comment below it appears the octopus finial is actually a sculpt from artist Michael Locascio.  My apologies for any confusion.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Great Cthulhu, Gallerist Edition.

This cast metal Cthulhu idol is phenomenal.  The sculpt comes to us from the Gallerist.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Skull of the Necromancer

Dolen Carag returns to our pages with this creepy necromancer's skull carved from a real human skull.

Friday, August 23, 2019

The Horror in Clay

This recreation of the infamous bas relief from Lovecraft's "The Call of Cthulhu" comes to us from Zelnick Handmade.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

If I Had a Hammer...

...I'd hope it was as cool as this one.  Marc Wehrmann brings us this glorious costume from the Conquest of Mythodea LARP.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Hail, Brittanic

This snapshot of the passengers and crew of the ill-omened HMHS Britannic comes to us from Abraham Marsh. They were part of the Eterno Lovecraft LARP event produced by The Covenant. The costuming is outstanding.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

The Miskatonic University Tunguska Expedition

Todd Thyberg brings us a preview of "The Miskatonic Papers", his multi-media project recapping the ill-fated Miskatonic University Tunguska expedition.  The Kickstarter goes live today at noon.

Monday, August 19, 2019

The End is Near

The talented Mechael R. Maranda returns to our pages with this wonderful Cthulhu idol tableaux.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Pile o' Meat

Once in a while you come across a project that crosses the line from "icky" to outright disturbing.  Such is the case with this gruesome silicone appliance from Nick deRosa. 

Thursday, August 15, 2019

It's an Honor Just to be Nominated...

I appreciate the well wishes, but I didn't actually win an ENnie award for Best RPG Related Product at GenCon.

For some reason the Kickstarter blog linked to my old Miskatonic University Prop Package instead of the actual winner- Chaosium's Miskatonic University: The Restricted Collection Board Game.

Viking Vambraces

I'm reasonably sure these Viking vambraces from leather crafter Peter Ortiz aren't historically accurate, but they sure are pretty.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Throne of Cthulhu

Here's something you don't see everyday.  Dee Grady brings us a snapshot of this immense Cthulhu throne.  Unfortunately, beyond the fact it was found at a renfaire I have no idea where the photograph was taken.  I've left a comment on his Instagram account looking for a location.

Update:  It appears this is the Bristol Renaissance Festival in Kenosha, Wisconsin.  My thanks to everyone who sleuthed out the location.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Celebrating the Harvest

It's that magical time of year when a new crop of mandrake roots are harvested.  Alice Tochylovska returns to our pages with this freshly picked mandragora.

Monday, August 12, 2019

The Necronomicon, Alex Libris Edition.

Alex Libris returns to our pages with multiple copies of the Necronomicon, part of a ten book private commission.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Leviathan Star

This Leviathan Star amulet comes to us from Jason Soles of Gods Below.  Cast in bronze with a pyritized ammonite inset.