Friday, March 31, 2017

Iokharic Font

Before his death the late Neale Davidson of Pixel Sagas created dozens of fonts based on games and media properties.  Many, if not most, are perfect for occult and fantasy prop documents.  His Iokharic font is a good example of how useful his work is.

Iokharic is a Mandarin-stylized runic typeface based on the language described in Wizards of the Coast’s Dungeons and Dragons: Chromatic Dragons book. The glyphs in this face are extremely similar to those found in the Chinese language. Includes canon characters. Includes bold, italic, and bold-italic weights.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Deep One Mask

Back in the olden days the only way to transform into a Deep One was having your bloodline darkened by the Innsmouth taint.  Now you just have to slip on this high end silicone mask from Composite Effects. 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Warrior of the Steppes

This beautiful set of Mongol-inspired LARP armor comes to us from Les Artisans d'Azure. The level of craftsmanship is just stunning. I'm also amused by how much the model looks like a young Paul Giamatti.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Cthulhu Fhtagn! Scarecrow Edition.

Scarecrow Studios returns to our pages with this Buddha-style Cthulhu idol.  The piece includes a nifty lighted base.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Working With Transparent Worbla

Worbla thermoplastic has become one of the go-to materials for cosplayers and armor makers.  The company also has a transparent version of their product with some pretty interesting capabilities.  I believe this is a slightly reformulated PET-G plastic, the same kind used to make beverage bottles.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Merrow Mermaid Specimen

The Merrow, or freshwater mermaid, is one of the rarer species of fae thanks to the side effects of acid rain. This mounted specimen of the aquatic species comes to us from the gifted Alice Tochylovska

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Cthulhu Fhtagn! Kubold Edition.

This patinated Cthulhu idol is brought to us by Kubold.  It's another example of a digital sculpt brought into the real world as a 3D printed object.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Cthulhu Cultist Dagger

This nicely done Cthulhu cultist dagger and display stand comes to us from Swedish artist Johan Waxin.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Mirror of Cthulhu

SD Toys posted this picture of a massive Cthulhu-themed mirror.  It's either a nifty one-off for display purposes or a production prototype for an upcoming product.  Their Mythos action figures aren't really my cup of tea, but the mirror is pretty cool.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Idol of the Dragon

Copper Centipede brings us this wonderfully textured dragon idol.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Cthulhu Carafes and Mythos Metal

The talented Andrea Falaschi returns to our pages with this wonderful tableaux featuring both his prop work and music.  In addition to his signature Lovecraftian bottles he's also a member of the Italian horror-metal band Deathless Legacy.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

The Mask of Cthulhu

This formed leather Cthulhu mask comes to us from Canadian artist Ashley Brown.  Just the thing for the next cultist get-together.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Cthulhu Fhtagn! Samize Edition.

Samize brings us his interpretation of the classic Cthulhu idol.  I'm always surprised at just how many different takes there are of Lovecraft's basic sketch.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Fear the Mechanist!

Deadbeard Props gets the credit for these recreations of the Mechanist helmets from both Fallout 3 and 4.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Glowing Crystal

Brazen and Bold Productions brings us this colorful glowing crystal specimen.  The light could use more diffusion, but it's still a cool little prop.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Memento Mori

The gifted Alex Libris returns to our pages with this wonderfully hand bound Memento Mori tome.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

The Continental Op

I love stumbling across obscure literary props. 

This collection of items based on Dashiell Hammet's "Continental Op" stories come to us from CaldwellB734.  His gallery features multiple shots of the collection, including the Op's distinctive Colt 1903, personal effects, and ephemera.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Adventure Time

Adventure Depot has posted a wide ranging selection of Mythos items, including multiple Cthulhu idols and artifacts.  Most of them include very well done accessories and ephemera.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Cthulhu Fhtagn! Chi Wei Shen Ming Edition. I Think.

I make a conscious effort to feature Mythos items from outside the purely English speaking world.  Making that task considerably easier is the fact that "Cthulhu" is treated as a proper name in most languages.  That means I can Google "Cthulhu" and the words for "resin" or "idol" in another tongue to find nifty stuff that would otherwise be overlooked. 

Sometimes that leads to things like this- "Overhead fairy baby Cthulhu larvae Chi Wei Shen Ming Hall also qualified Cthulhu thinker".   It's an excellent sculpt that's apparently being mass produced in China, but I have no idea how to credit the artist.  I'm also not brave enough to actually buy one, having had a credit card hijacked the last time I directly ordered from a Chinese website.  That said, I'd love to see someone import it to the United States.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Axe Me No Questions

Sander Propworx have outdone themselves with this LARP safe foam axe. The level of detail is just amazing.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Sunday, March 5, 2017


Artist Bryre Rehm brings us this massive "crab creature".  It measures six feet in length and was sculpted with epoxy putty over a welded armature. 

Saturday, March 4, 2017

The Dark Knight

No, not that Dark Knight.  This incredible set of LARP armor comes to us from Prince Armory.  Each piece is individually tooled from leather.  I can only imagine how many man hours of work went into something this detailed.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Forest Spirit LARP Mask

The gifted Caroline Eklund brings us a spirit of the forest brought to life in the form of a boar. This wonderful LARP mask features internally illuminated mushrooms, blackout eyes, and polished resin tusks. Surprisingly enough, the mask itself is sculpted from paper clay.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Of Unknown Origin

This curious specimen comes to us from Japanese artist Hajime Emoto. Based on some potentially dodgy translations I believe all of his wonderful specimens are crafted from bamboo and paper mâché. If true his work is even more amazing.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Abyssus Amulet

The talented SD Williams returns to our pages with this wonderfully detailed Abyssus Amulet.