Thursday, August 31, 2023

In His House at R'lyeh Dead Cthulhu Waits Dreaming

It's turning into quite the week for unusual Cthulhu idols, and that's saying something.  This piece comes to us from filmmaker and graphic designer Rémy Gente.  The recreation of sunken R'lyeh is a really nice touch.  


Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Grimt Mask

This amazing Grimt Mask comes to us from sculptor Tomas Barcelo.  He's really captured the feel of something ancient and powerful.



Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Great Cthulhu

This intriguing Cthulhu idol cum incense burner comes to us from artist James Groman.  I expect reactions to the piece are going to be very polarized.  The sculpt is a bit too much of a caricature for my taste, a problem exacerbated by the garish paint job.  Subtle, it ain't.  That said, I imagine it would look quite nice with a patinated bronze or gunmetal finish.

 Hat tip to Todd van Bronkhorst for bringing it to my attention.



Monday, August 28, 2023

From the Alchemist's Repository

Props and Beyond returns to our pages with this Mirroring Dagger from their Alchemist's Repository prop set.


Friday, August 25, 2023

Scroll Case

El Marques LARP shop returns to our pages with this beautiful leather scroll case.  Featuring hand tooled leather and brass hardware.



Tuesday, August 22, 2023

The Key

This Zelda-inspired keystone prop comes to us from Norfair86.  Players in their tabletop game had to solve a series of puzzles to get each piece, and then assemble them to create a key into a hidden temple. 

Note:  For some unknown reason I'm having issues posting on Blogger.  Hopefully it will be resolved in the near future.


Friday, August 18, 2023

Lord of Demons

The talented Maarten Verhoeven returns to our pages with this digital Pazuzu idol.  It blew my mind, and made the movie even creepier, when I first found out the demon from "The Exorcist" wasn't made up out of whole cloth.  That's something you can discover with a simple Google search today, but back in the 70s it was an obscure factoid.


Thursday, August 17, 2023

The Light of R'lyeh

Jason McKittrick of the Cryptocurium is celebrating Lovecraft's birthday with this nicely done illuminated Cthulhu idol.

Wednesday, August 16, 2023


Jason Soles of Gods Below brings us this creepy Excarnate mask.  Cast in bronze with a nitrate patina and inset jade stone.


Tuesday, August 15, 2023

A Pirate's Life for Me

This insanely detailed pirate baldric comes to us from leather crafters Arte sul Cuoio.  Click through on the link for a full gallery of photographs.


Monday, August 14, 2023

Altar of Lilith

Secret Wood Story returns to our pages with this beautiful hand-carved altar to Lilith/Ishtar.


Friday, August 11, 2023

Not of This Earth

Alisa Tochylovska returns to our pages with a bit of a departure from her usual work.  She's brought us a variety of fae in the past, but this time it's a space-suited alien explorer.  Amazing craftsmanship.



Thursday, August 10, 2023

The Tooth Fairy

Can you imagine the emotional scars you could inflict on your kids by telling them this tooth fairy from Umbratheca is just like the real one?



Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Shrunken Head

 I can enjoy the more cartoonish sideshow-style tzantzas, but realistic props like this this shrunken head from Monster Lab Studios are really in my wheelhouse.  


Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Innsmouth, Massachusetts

"During the winter of 1927–28 officials of the Federal government made a strange and secret investigation of certain conditions in the ancient Massachusetts seaport of Innsmouth. The public first learned of it in February, when a vast series of raids and arrests occurred, followed by the deliberate burning and dynamiting—under suitable precautions—of an enormous number of crumbling, worm-eaten, and supposedly empty houses along the abandoned waterfront. Uninquiring souls let this occurrence pass as one of the major clashes in a spasmodic war on liquor."

 - H.P. Lovecraft, "The Shadow over Innsmouth"

Charolax brings us this nicely done vintage-style map of Innsmouth, Massachusetts.  Click through to see some other interations of the project.


Monday, August 7, 2023

Quick and Dirty Corpses

When it comes to crafting props it's no surprise the famed Stan Winston School has some great material.  This tutorial from special effects legend Gary J. Tunnicliffe shows you how to create a wonderfully stringy and rotten skin for a corpse using Barge cement and a blow dryer.   

Friday, August 4, 2023

Cthulhu Fhtagn! Flesh of Gods Edition.

Flesh of Gods Miniatures brings us one of the better Cthulhu idols for tabletop gaming I've seen.  It's available in multiple sizes and custom prints.


Thursday, August 3, 2023

Great Cthulhu

This nicely done Cthulhu idol comes to us from Zombie Carter.


Tuesday, August 1, 2023


As much as I love these goblins from Tom Kuebler I could never have them in my house.  I would have a full-blown heart attack if I stumbled on them in the middle of the night.