Monday, October 31, 2011

18 homemade Cthulhu costumes that will terrorize unbelievers on Halloween


Although dread Cthulhu is slumbering in R'Lyeh, that doesn't mean we can't dress ourselves up in his visage during All Hallow's Eve so we can terrorize the unbelievers. Although truthfully some of these homemade Cthulhu costumes aren't terrifying so much as they are cute...but that will only only let us get closer to the unsuspecting before we inflict madness upon them (and take their candy!). Ia! Ia!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

7 eldritch Cthulhu pumpkins to help bring utter madness to your Halloween


Halloween is a great time to show your respect to the great slumbering elder god Cthulhu by carving a pumpkin in his likeness.  Sure, you'll go mad doing it, but we're all going to go mad and be devoured anyway, so this way you'll get to do it in style (and take the neighbors with you).

Thursday, October 13, 2011

A Lovecraft Elder Thing depicted as paper lunch bag art for kids


A potential winner of "coolest dad in the world" draws art on his kids' paper lunch bags every day, and H.P. Lovecraft fans might recognize this cheerfully whistling creation as an Elder thing, a.k.a an Old One. Personally I think it's a great way to ease the kids into the madness and horror of the Cthulhu Mythos. Ia! Ia!

(from Lunch Bag Art, via a tip by Joe Levee)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Gallery: 101 images of the great Cthulhu


It's well known that the great Cthulhu has a particular bond with artists of all sorts. In H.P. Lovecraft's "The Call of Cthulhu" it's documented thusly:
"It was from the artists and poets that the pertinent answers came ... a large proportion of them had dreamed very bizarre things, the intensity of the dreams being immeasurably the stronger during the period of the sculptor's delirium. Over a fourth of those who reported anything, reported scenes and half-sounds not unlike those which Wilcox had described; and some of the dreamers confessed acute fear of the gigantic nameless thing visible toward the last."
Even today hundreds of artists are moved by Cthulhu's dreams that emanate from the corpse city of R'Lyeh where he slumbers. Here are 100 of the works these febrile minds have produced in recent years,  plus Lovecraft's original drawing of the great elder god, making it an uneven 101. Enjoy!

(Note: If an image has no link or credit and you know the source, please let me know -- via the contact link at the right or in the comments -- so I can add it.)