Friday, March 24, 2023

Dawnguard Axe

 This recreation of the Dawnguard axe from Skyrim comes to us from the talented Lise MacTague.


Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Dem Bones

Ugo Serrano returns to our pages with a fantastic reliquary prop, illuminated under black light.  Crafted from actual human bones with custom made jeweled adornments.


Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Blade of the Phoenix

Fantasy Forge brings us this Phoenix-themed LARP sword, complete with internal illumination.


Monday, March 20, 2023

Glass Sword

 This recreation of Skyrim's glass sword comes to us from Tiril Erramu of Erramu Cosplay.


Friday, March 17, 2023

Deathclaw Helmet

Brazen & Bold returns to our pages with this cast resin deathclaw skull helmet.  This is a finished model, but they also have a nice multi-part kit available.


Thursday, March 16, 2023

Cthulhu in Stone

 Chris Plant brings us this well done faux stone Cthulhu tablet.


Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Elemental Tome

MilleCuirs returns to our pages with this excellent elemental tome.  The incandescent effect of the paintjob is perfect.


Monday, March 13, 2023

The Red Book

Another masterpiece from Alex Libris.  Bound by hand in custom tooled red leather, gilt sigil, and custom brass hardware.



Friday, March 10, 2023

And My Axe!

I'm continually amazed at how realistic LARP weaponry has become.  These Nordic axes from Sander Propworx are indistinguishable from the real thing.


Thursday, March 9, 2023

Viking Band

Dieorks LARP brings us this band of Viking adventurers.  I'm always amazed by the level of costuming in Euro-LARPs.  Photography by Antagonist Photography.


Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Granny Hobgoblin

Even helpful fae can be capricious and unpredictable.  Such is the lesson Ukrainian artist Alisa Tochylovska brings us with her latest figure, a testy hobgoblin.

It is well known that all of the fae folk are easily annoyed. Attempts to give clothing to hobgoblins will often banish them forever, though whether they take offense to such gifts or are simply too proud to work in new clothes. And the owner of the house where this old hobgoblin lady lived, made such mistake. He offered her a new clean clothes and unintentionally injured her feelings, because her threadbare dressing was made with her own hands.



Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Monday, March 6, 2023

Tools of the Trade

 Another selection of beautifully handcrafted wizarding wands from McCormick Wands.


Friday, March 3, 2023

Fortune and Glory

Juan José Botet brings us this collection of props from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.


Thursday, March 2, 2023

Foam Teeth

Even the humblest of materials can produce impressive results. Such is the lesson from this tutorial from the Stan Winston School on making creature teeth using foam

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Cthulhu Amulet

This faux-jade Cthulhu amulet comes to us from artist Marc David Green.


Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Hellboy Hyberborean Amulet

Dale Bigford was kind enough to send over his latest project, recreating a Hyperborean protective amulet from the Hellboy comic series.

 The amulet made appearances in two separate storylines:

This curious Hyperborean demonic protection amulet has only turned up twice in the Hellboy universe but in vastly different times. The first appearance was in "The Abyss of Time" in which one is gifted to the stone age hero Gall Dennar by an insane old hermit living near demonically haunted Hyperborean ruins. The second appearance comes in 1985 in "The Whittier Legacy" where a mathematician learns he comes from a long line of sorcerers. He grave robs three of his ancestors corpses to conduct a ritual to commune with alien/demonic beings. However the now animated corpses inform Hellboy when he arrives that they always used these medallions for protection. The mathematician, not having one is posessed and transforms into a monster. Hellboy uses one of the medallions to drive the demon out, killing the mathematician. Fans have speculated about the medallions ever since.

Monday, February 27, 2023

Venerable Moth Priest

"The priests of the Ancestor Moth are devoted to veneration of those who came before us, for the wisdom of the ancestors can sing the future into the present. As such, we alone have the privilege of interpreting the Elder Scrolls." 

—Sister Terran Arminus 

 This excellent Moth Priest costume, complete with Elder Scroll, comes to us from Puschel Craft.


Friday, February 24, 2023

Hufflepuff Tome

Another beautiful piece from Alex Libris.  This time it's a Harry Potter inspired Hufflepuff tome, hand bound in leather with custom brass hardware and crest.


Thursday, February 23, 2023

Armor of the Wolf

This Wolf-themed LARP armor set from Arte sul Cuoio is incredible.  Click through for a look at the full ensemble, which includes greaves and gloves.


Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Camp Crystal Lake Sign

This absolutely perfect reproduction of the Camp Crystal Lake sign from the original Friday the 13th comes to us from Horror Express Studios.  


Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Dwarven Dagger

This beautiful recreation of the Dwarven Dagger from Skyrim comes to us from Yugiwow.  The golden metallic finish is phenomenally well done.


Monday, February 20, 2023

Cthulhu Enthroned

This take on the traditional Cthulhu idol comes to us from Michael Locascio of Dellamorte & Co.   Just click through for a full gallery of shots.



Friday, February 17, 2023

Functional Dwemer Gyro

This is pretty cool.  Kagr3nac of Etherium Props recreated the Dwemer Gyro from Skyrim in both a static *and* a fully functional version.  Even better, they've released the STL files so you can 3D print your own.


Thursday, February 16, 2023

The Ghoul

Filmmaker Bryan Moore commissioned artist Paul Komoda to create this maquette of a ghoul from H.P. Lovecraft's "Pickman's Model".  It's an impressive piece, capturing the horrific, canine nature of the eaters of the dead.


Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

The Biting Blade

James Ewing of the Ewing Workshop returns to our pages with this impressive custom athame.  An absolutely amazing level of craftsmanship.


Monday, February 13, 2023

Friday, February 10, 2023

Mythos Menagerie

Jason McKittrick's work has been a regular part of Propnomicon since the site started.  His latest project is a complete set of Eldritch Abominations, featuring Mythos figures from Cthulhu to Wilbur Whately.


Thursday, February 9, 2023

The Elder Scroll

Volpin Props crafted this full-sized recreation of an Elder Scroll, based on their appearance in The Elder Scrolls v: Skyrim and The Elder Scrolls Online.  Click through for a complete gallery, including some great shots featuring a perfect Serana cosplayer.


Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Persona Regis

The talented Jason Soles of Gods Below returns to our pages with a barnacle-bedecked version of his very creepy Persona Regis mask.  And I mean creepy in the very best way.


Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Monday, February 6, 2023

Great Cthulhu

 A stellar Cthulhu idol sculpt from artist Manas SUM.


Friday, February 3, 2023

Cthulhu Fhtagn! Marquez Edition.

The talented Alberto Camargo Marquez returns to our pages with this take on the traditional Cthulhu idol.


Thursday, February 2, 2023

The Great Old One

Lovecraft 75015 is kickin' it old school with this Cthulhu idol that hews closely to H.P. Lovecraft's original sketch of the Great Old One.


Wednesday, February 1, 2023

The Shining Trapezohedron

"Of the Shining Trapezohedron he speaks often, calling it a window on all time and space, and tracing its history from the days it was fashioned on dark Yuggoth, before ever the Old Ones brought it to earth. It was treasured and placed in its curious box by the crinoid things of Antarctica, salvaged from their ruins by the serpent-men of Valusia, and peered at aeons later in Lemuria by the first human beings. It crossed strange lands and stranger seas, and sank with Atlantis before a Minoan fisher meshed it in his net and sold it to swarthy merchants from nighted Khem. The Pharaoh Nephren-Ka built around it a temple with a windowless crypt, and did that which caused his name to be stricken from all monuments and records. Then it slept in the ruins of that evil fane which the priests and the new Pharaoh destroyed, till the delver’s spade once more brought it forth to curse mankind."
- H.P. Lovecraft, The Haunter of the Dark

Phillip S. brings us this recreation of Lovecraft's Shining Trapezohedron.  I believe this is painted resin, in which case it's a phenomenal paint job. 


Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Tools of the Trade

This selection of wizarding wands comes to us from MacFie's Wand and Wizard Shop.  I like the shorter style of wands.  The long, slender ones can certainly look nice, but they seem too delicate for practical daily use.  YMMV, of course.


Monday, January 30, 2023

The Indiana Jones File

 This is one of those incredibly niche props that I absolutely adore.  Christian Troels Tvernø Guldager brings us this recreation of the FBI file on Dr. Henry Jones, Jr..  It's based on glimpses of the original in Raiders of the Lost Ark and Indian Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.  Click through for a complete gallery of shots.