Video game themed snowmen don't come much more obscure, or creepy looking, than this thing.
It's based on the Dead Hand mini boss from the Legend of Zelda game The Ocarina of Time, and somehow he looks better when constructed out of hi-rez snow particles. Remember when video game graphics were that bad?
Cosplayers really stepped up their game in 2012, and showed us lots of great examples of why they take pride in their costume arts.
Maybe the threat of a Mayan apocalypse filled them with a sense of urgency, or maybe they've been saving up all their top looks for this year, but whatever the reason here's hoping we see lots more amazing costumes in 2013!
Babies are too young to truly appreciate the presents waiting for them under the tree on Christmas morning, but when your gift is a horse headed dog (pony?) you can't help but develop a few mental scars that'll stick with you for the rest of your life!
I wonder how many treats it took to convince the dog to wear the horse head mask?
Chinese artist Wen Fuliang doesn't see eggshells as trash, he sees them as a sculptural medium. His incredible sculpting skills began when he was laid off from his job as a woodcarver, and now he sees eggs as more than just an ingredient in Fu Yung.
Here's more on these delicate works of art:
Using chicken, goose and duck eggs, he empties the content of the eggs with a syringe, before using a fine diamond bit on an electric rotary tool to delicately carve the designs on the intricate shells.
The process, according to The Daily Mail, is “incredibly time-consuming”, and requires Fuliang to gently secure the eggshell in one hand, and skillfully use the rotary tool in the other.
Cutting through the competition and lighting up the night has never looked so good! Costumer Melissa Li created two awe inspiring cyberpunk costumes which took years to develop and months to construct.
Here's a bit on the top look, called 2.0:
The assembly is made from over 60 parts designed in Solidworks and sewn/cut/glued/laser-cut/heat-formed using various techniques.
The costume includes color changing LEDs on the spine and front that are controlled by an Arduino microcontroller and onboard RGB controllers (respectively), and is powered by 16 AA batteries, 1 LiPo rechargeable battery, two 2032 coin cells, and one 9-volt battery. In total there's more than 70 LED's on the entire costume and over 60 parts.
And here's a bit on the bottom look, the original 1.0:
Design was based on actual spinal transverse sections and lit with ~40 LED's. Design and assembly of smaller accessory pieces for shoulders, chest, and arm were found pieces or designed in Solidworks. In total, ~46 pieces put together over a period of ~2 months.
Movie Monster high school has one massive claim to fame- nobody has been bullied on campus in over fifty years!
And even though Ghostface and Leatherface are mere humans, their ghastly disguises keep them under the monster radar, and their bloodlust is seen as admirable by the student body.
DeviantARTist thegreck heads up the yearbook committee to capture monsters in their natural state, and he did a pretty good job despite the fact that King Kong was breathing down his neck the entire time.
Her Idea is an adorable all ages picturebook by artist Rilla Alexander which is as much fun to look at sitting on your shelf as it is to crack open and take a peek at the fun illustrations inside. And as a bonus the cover has inset googly eyes, so you can watch people watch you read!
Etsy seller Wumplekins turns discarded socks into oddball little monkeys that make ordinary sock monkeys look downright boring.
Count Sockula and Bride of Frankensock are just a few of the characters in the cast of custom made plush characters found at Wumplekins Etsy store, and new additions arrive every time they get a new pair of socks!
Steampunk accessories are usually really cool to look at but aren't functional, so Etsy seller BruteForceStudios decided to up the ante and create a wearable work of art that also serves a purpose.
Enter the arm guard of the old-fashioned future, which boasts an impressive array of features:
The keyboard features: – 3-in-1 multimedia wireless keyboard (Keyboard, TouchPad, Laser Pointer) – Control your media while sitting on the sofa, lounging in bed, up to 100 feet away – Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery with a short re-charge time – Includes mini 2.4 GHz USB wireless receiver – Wireless receiver stores inside keyboard when not in use – Stand-by time: 500 – 700 hours
Now you can chat about how cool you look, and the fact that you can afford the $1200 price tag, wherever you go. But can it take dictation?
Here's a still from the latest LOTR project entitled Witch King and Sons- a sitcom about a single father/Witch King trying to raise his two Ring Wraith kids up the right way while trying to stay sane at the same time.
It's got an all-star cast dressed all in black, so you never need to bother with who's behind the hood!
Episode 1, entitled "Wait til your Witch King gets home" will premiere on Lifetime sometime next year.
Sometimes when humans migrate, to an island for instance, they bring animals with them that aren't native to the destination, and the balance of nature becomes severely out of whack.
Visit the seven islands featured and you'll find a whole lot of one kind of animal, from the cats of Tashirojima, Japan to Kaua'i, the chicken island of Hawaii. It's an extremely photogenic crime against nature!
The Marvel Comics company celebrated the 2012 holiday season by creating some really neat cards which feature art from some of their top artists, such as Neil Edwards, Mike del Mundo and Pepe Larraz just to name a few.
The cards feature Marvel characters getting into the spirit of the season in the most superheroic way possible, and they're so cool you'll want to print them out for yourself!
Virgil knows how to get an all-ages party started- with a party keg full of his famous root beer! It's hardly the size of a keg by frat house standards, but a gallon and a half of root beer is definitely enough to get the kids all fired up and ready to burn some Barbie dolls.
These horrifying masks aren't from Halloween, they're actually worn as part of a Christmas festivity called Wilde Jagd which is celebrated in parts of Europe.
Here's more on this fascinating festival:
These festivities originate through the Perchtenlaufen custom, a period when the fearsome witch Perchta, who envies happily married couples, roams the villages. Processions of horribly masked figures armed with sticks and clubs meet throughout the festivity to chase the witch away.