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Nightmarish sculptures of H.P. Lovecraft’s terrifying cosmic entities
01.09.2017
11:05 am
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‘Lovecraft Tormented’ wall sculpture. Get it here.
 
Like many of you oh-so-cool Dangerous Minds readers I am a collector of a great many THINGS. From records to books and a slew of action figures, my house is a mini-museum full of cool THINGS. I also happen to know that a number of our regular visitors to DM seem to have a thing for anything that associated with the great American horror writer H.P. Lovecraft. Which leads me to my post for today which features a number of intricate sculptures depicting some of Lovecraft’s eldritch entities such as “Dagon,” a creature that first made its appearance in Lovecraft’s short story of the same name from 1917; everyone’s favorite octopus-headed cosmic being, “Cthulhu”; Pickman’s model, and the nutty Nyarlathotep among others. I’m just aching to bring a few of these critters into my own menagerie of mayhem…

Some of the sculptures in this post are available for purchase. That said they are not cheap—specifically that magnificent wall sculpture “Lovecraft Tormented” (pictured at the top of this post). That puppy will run you a cool $1288. Several toy companies have released sets of Lovecraft’s monstrous nightmares and when they do, they sell out pretty fast, so if you see something in this post that strikes your fancy, get it now before it’s sold out and selling on eBay for bigs bucks. I’ve included some handy links for you to do just that under each available piece below.
 

‘Nyarlathotep’ sculpture by Sota Toys. Get it here.
 

‘Dagon’ sculpture. Get it here.
 
More Lovecraftian terrors after the jump…

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01.09.2017
11:05 am
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Cthulhu Approved: High-heeled tentacle shoes
10.06.2016
09:30 am
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Totally insane-looking—and probably not practicable footwear—tentacle high-heeled shoes made by fashion designer, costume designer and shoe designer Kermit Tesoro. I can’t imagine walking in these. Hell, I can’t even walk in heels to begin with!

I just checked out Kermit Tesoro’s Facebook page to see if he had any other equally freaky high-heeled designs and it looks like he’s also got a Venus flytrap shoe. Why not? Again, probably totally impractical unless you’re Lady Gaga or a Japanese porn star. Why can’t someone just make sensible shoes that look like alien creatures eating your feet?


 

“EQUILIBRIA” by Kermit Tesoro (2016)
 
All images via Kermit Tesoro on Facebook

Previously on Dangerous Minds:
Amazingly detailed octopus coffee table
Cthulhu Priestess: ‘Our Lady of Squid’ figurine
Dainty teacups filled with Cthulhu and other eldritch creatures
Feed your fictional cosmic entity fetish with these leather ‘Cthulhu’ masks
H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu gets the anime treatment
Raise a glass to Cthulhu at the Lovecraft Bar

Posted by Tara McGinley
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10.06.2016
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H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu gets the anime treatment
09.29.2016
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The year 2018 will see the release of an omnibus anime feature film based on Force of Will, a fantasy trading card game first launched in 2012 in Japan—the project sounds vaguely similar to 2003’s The Animatrix based on the Matrix universe. Excitingly, one of the six movies is called “Cthulhu” and is based on H.P. Lovecraft‘s famous monster. Other narratives in the movie are called “Pinocchio,” “Monkey King,” and “Zombie.”

In his 1926 story “The Call of Cthulhu,” Lovecraft described his most famous creation, Cthulhu, as “a monster of vaguely anthropoid outline, but with an octopus-like head whose face was a mass of feelers, a scaly, rubbery-looking body, prodigious claws on hind and fore feet, and long, narrow wings behind.”

See the trailer after the jump…

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Posted by Martin Schneider
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09.29.2016
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Cthulhu Priestess: ‘Our Lady of Squid’ figurine
06.02.2016
09:36 am
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There’s not too much information about this Cthulhu toy figurine by artist Julian Briones, but how much would you really require? According to the artist’s website, each statue is hand sculpted, hand cast and handpainted. Apparently there are only 20 of these “little ladies” available to purchase. The toy statue stands at 15cm and sells for $75.00.

The artist notes that it takes up to 45 days for delivery of your Our Lady.


 

 

 
via Nerdcore

Previously on Dangerous Minds:
Cthulhu Yoga: Goths embrace their dark side while staying fit
Dainty teacups filled with Cthulhu and other eldritch creatures
Finally! Cthulhu dildos

Posted by Tara McGinley
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06.02.2016
09:36 am
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Finally! Cthulhu dildos
05.11.2016
01:31 pm
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I don’t know what to say here except there’s something for everyone, I supose. And that includes these hand-crafted Cthulhu sex toys by Necronomicox.

How did these things come to be, you might ask? According to Necronomicox:

“I saw a niche that needed to be filled, so to speak.”

Because in his house at R’lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming masturbating, amirite?

If you’ve been looking for a Cthulhu dildo, for yourself or maybe as a gift, search no further because I’ve got you covered. Each one sells for between $125 to $175 (depending on size, lenght and girth). They’re available through Etsy or the Necronomicox website.


 

 
via Coilhouse on Facebook

Posted by Tara McGinley
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05.11.2016
01:31 pm
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Feed your fictional cosmic entity fetish with these leather ‘Cthulhu’ masks
04.29.2016
10:24 am
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Handmade, leather Cthulhu mask.
 
I recently stumbled on these fantastic looking leather “Cthulhu” masks while hard at “work” and man, they really are something to behold.

Although the various masks in this post are not specifically heralded as being the latest in far out “fetish” attire, I’d hedge a bet that a fair number of them have been purchased for just that very purpose. Created by Wasteland Artisan in Montreal, Canada, the description for these handmade, steampunk-style masks does note that you should not get your Cthulhu mask wet, but that “a little sweat” is okay (although of course may cause you to stink with the “stench as of a thousand opened graves.”) As far as I can tell, there are unsurprisingly no Cthulhu masks available at the moment (so I have no idea how much they cost), but Wasteland Artisan does do custom orders so I’m guessing if you just gotta have one of these things, it’s at least an option. I also found a “Hello Kitty” version of a Cthulhu mask that you can have custom made if that’s the way you like to play, because I don’t judge and neither should you.

Is “fhtagn victim” a pun?

 
Red leather Cthulhu mask
 
Blue leather Cthulhu mask
 
More images of these cosmic and creepy Cthulhu masks follow after the jump…

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Posted by Cherrybomb
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04.29.2016
10:24 am
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Behold the evil glory of the Baphomet, Krampus and Cthulhu tree toppers!
12.07.2015
08:48 am
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Baphomet glass tree topper
Baphomet glass tree topper
 
The good folks over at Middle of Beyond have a pretty sweet collection of anti-Christmas decorations—but nothing says “fuck jolly old St. Nick” quite like a glass Baphomet or Cthulhu tree topper. Ah, being on the the naughty list really is the best
 
Cthulhu glass tree topper
Cthulhu glass tree topper
 
Little Baphomet and this cutie Cthulhu are both 7.5 inches high and will run you $19.99 (which if you flip the nines around is $16.66, nice one Middle of Beyond). There are also a few other notable and refreshingly evil Christmas ornaments in MOB’s shop such as a variety of Krampus designs and a glass-blown homage to Room 237, the mythical room at the Overlook Hotel in Stanely Kubrick’s The Shining that gave the fascinating 2012 documentary film, Room 237 its title.
 

‘The Shining’ hotel key glass ornament
 

Glass Krampus devil tree topper

Previously on Dangerous Minds:
Cthulhu fhtagn: 2016’s ‘Lovecraftiana Calendar’ makes an eldritch Christmas gift

Posted by Cherrybomb
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12.07.2015
08:48 am
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Dainty teacups filled with Cthulhu and other eldritch creatures
03.25.2015
03:40 pm
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Brisbane-based artist Michael Palmer creates these fierce looking sea-dwelling creatures that sit within a dainty teacup full of “tea.” The “tea” is actually resin, so you can’t drink out of these. Bummer.

More than anything, they’re just awesome to look at and would make a cool gift for someone.

Even though an Ood from Doctor Who doesn’t technically live in water, I’d like to see one of those within a teacup.

You can purchase these cups from Voodoo Delicious on Etsy. Each (nonfunctional) teacup will run you about $45.


 

 

 
 
 
via Bored Panda

Posted by Tara McGinley
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03.25.2015
03:40 pm
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Cthulhu Yoga: Goths embrace their dark side while staying fit
01.26.2015
11:09 am
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The New York Times style section is infamously incompetent at determining which trends are real and which trends are trolls. You’d think they’d have learned something after the infamous “grunge speak” hoax in which a Sub Pop Records receptionist convinced them that a bunch of silly gibberish was the latest in Generation X slang, but the incident didn’t stop them from reporting on normcore and monocles. At least the Health Goth trend has some organic roots. There is some debate as to whether weird sporty/satanic fashion hybrid was born on Tumblr or Facebook, and even more as to whether or not Health Goth even generally entails working out—the only thing we can be sure of is that sportswear and heavy black eyeliner are far less mutually exclusive than they used to be.

Let’s say you want to combine fitness and darkness, but don’t have access to a gym with Bauhaus-blasting cycling classes. Never fear, online tutorials already exist! “Yoga Fhtagn” (from “Cthulhu fhtagn,” meaning “Cthulhu waits”), and combines a Lovecraftian horror (is Lovecraft goth?) with low-impact Sun Salutation—minus the sun. The class of the damned is actually led and narrated by no other than feminist writer/journalist and and Harvard Fellow, Laurie Penny—so you know the politics of Health Goth are soundly left (and also that quite a few of the people that admire the style have a sense of humor about how silly it is).

Billed as “the ultimate health goth workout,” Penny’s says her routine will help us “tone our bodies, while slowly losing our minds,” but the video cuts mysteriously short, most likely owing to cosmic monstrosities. Hey, no pain, no gain.
 

Posted by Amber Frost
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01.26.2015
11:09 am
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The Cuddlification of Cthulhu
02.21.2014
05:09 pm
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Cthulhu leggings from Ali Express

After endless weeks of snow, ice, and subzero temperatures, the clear, starry winter sky makes a girl’s thoughts turn to one thing: H.P. Lovecraft.

In the manner of people who like to kit themselves out with ducks, spouting whales, pink flamingos, or lucky cats, it is possible to dress head to toe in Cthulhu-themed clothing, jewelry, and accessories. Not to mention all those Cthulhu tea cosies, car decals, window stickers, class rings, Jello molds, and holiday decorations.

Some of these items are downright cute, an adjective never used by Lovecraft in his Cthulhu mythos. The cuddlification of Cthulhu drives a lot of people…well, mad. He’s supposed to inspire mind-fucking fear, not make you want to snuggle him as a plush toy or wear him as a comfy accessory! Still, Geek Crafts is why some of us learned handicrafts.

Cthulhu charm bracelet
 
Stuart Williams’ Lovecraftian Charm Bracelet


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Stuart Williams’ Cthulhu Medallion Necklace


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Cthulhu Scarf knitting pattern from Merelen’s Knits on Ravelry


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Crocheted Cthulhu scarf from Humphreys Handmade
 
More after the jump…

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Posted by Kimberly J. Bright
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02.21.2014
05:09 pm
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Amazing carved Cthulhu pumpkin
10.11.2012
05:02 pm
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Bow down to this incrdieble Cthulhu pumpkin which was featured at the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island, for its annual Jack-O’-Lantern Spectacular.

Via Neatorama

 

Posted by Tara McGinley
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10.11.2012
05:02 pm
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Happy Little Cthulhu: If Bob Ross painted The Great Old One
09.27.2012
01:35 pm
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The above painting titled “Happy Little Cthulhu” is just one of the many pieces for an upcoming (actually it starts today:September 27th - October 21st) Bob Ross-themed show at Portland’s Screaming Sky Gallery.

Read more about the show here.

Via Super Punch

Posted by Tara McGinley
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09.27.2012
01:35 pm
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Twitter Fail Cthulhu by Robert Cadena
07.12.2010
02:40 pm
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“We expect to be back in about 1 million years. Thanks for your patience.”
 
(via Super Punch)

Posted by Tara McGinley
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07.12.2010
02:40 pm
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Cthulhu Bench!
01.21.2010
09:24 pm
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Just f’king amazing?

Posted by Jason Louv
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01.21.2010
09:24 pm
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Lovecraft For Kids: The Adventures of Lil’ Cthulhu
11.03.2009
06:10 pm
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Here’s one of the lessons I plan on imparting, someday, to my kids: stay away from Lovecraft!  Or at least until they’re 13.  Should children below that age really be entertaining thoughts of an Old One invasion?  Well, animator Zachary Murray says “yes” (or whatever passes for an affirmative on Vhoorl).  His following short (approved, mind you, by the department of child-developmental psychology at Miskatonic University) seeks to awaken the wee ones to Cthulhu‘s call:

 
(via Laughing Squid)

Posted by Bradley Novicoff
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11.03.2009
06:10 pm
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