"After vigintillions of years great Cthulhu was loose again, and ravening for delight."

Wherever you happen to be when Dread Cthulhu finally emerges from his deep slumber, if you’re lucky, you won’t be there long.
This geektastic piece of embroidery, emblazoned with the wish plea “May Cthulhu take this house first,” was recently given to Maika, co-editor of the Geyser of Awesome, to hang near her Cthulhumas tree. It was created by Brita, a Portland, OR-based craftstress, in hopes that the tentacular Great Old One won’t take our annual celebration of Cthulhumas as a sign of disrespect.
Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn

"After vigintillions of years great Cthulhu was loose again, and ravening for delight."

Wherever you happen to be when Dread Cthulhu finally emerges from his deep slumber, if you’re lucky, you won’t be there long.

This geektastic piece of embroidery, emblazoned with the wish plea “May Cthulhu take this house first,” was recently given to Maika, co-editor of the Geyser of Awesome, to hang near her Cthulhumas tree. It was created by Brita, a Portland, OR-based craftstress, in hopes that the tentacular Great Old One won’t take our annual celebration of Cthulhumas as a sign of disrespect.

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A few months ago we shared the concept design for an awesome toy that dares to combine the ancient unfathomable evil of Cthulhu with the cuteness and charm of My Little Pony. Her name is Little Maddie. She was designed by Bigshot Toyworks from Asheville, NC and now, for better or worse, we have the opportunity to help bring her into our own dimension.

Bigshot Toyworks recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to create Little Maddie Designer Figures. It’s the first step in their effort to fund the creation of The Four Horsies of the ‘Pocalypse, a whole universe of fantastic designer toys. For right now though, it’s all about tentacular Little Maddie. A $60 pledge will get you a gorgeous 6-inch-tall Maddie figure made of injection molded & ABS plastic, featuring ball-jointed wings and head in the original black/purple colorway. But that only happens if the project is successfully funded. There are lots of other Maddie-related goodies available at a wide range of pledge levels.

Head over to the Little Maddie Kickstarter page to learn more.

We love (and appropriately tremble in fear at the sight of) this awesome Cthulhu henna back piece. It was created by Redditor ragdahlz on her brother’s back. When she asked him if she could practice her henna art on him, he agreed saying, “as long as it’s not flowers.” So she created this wicked image of the Dread Cthulhu based on an illustration created by an artist named God Machine.
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[via Fashionably Geek]

We love (and appropriately tremble in fear at the sight of) this awesome Cthulhu henna back piece. It was created by Redditor ragdahlz on her brother’s back. When she asked him if she could practice her henna art on him, he agreed saying, “as long as it’s not flowers.” So she created this wicked image of the Dread Cthulhu based on an illustration created by an artist named God Machine.

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[via Fashionably Geek]

American artist and puppeteer Bryan Van Horn created this awesome Puppet Cthulhu marionette. The satin-strung Great Old One was carved from basswood and poplar. His head and torso are hollow and the head contains a battery for red LED eyes. The wings are made of pigskin and strung for menacing flapping motion. The tentacles were strung using monofilament attached to a mobile-like apparatus, which means that they whip around randomly in response to movement made by the rest of the puppet. He also glows in the dark.

Puppet Cthulhu is Bryan’s first completed creation for a larger project currently called “Professor C’thulhu’s Old Tyme Theatre.”

"Think slightly twisted Victorian Marionette Theater. A little music from the netherworld, some dancing, some comedy, some tragedy. Lots and lots of tragedy."

We think that sounds pretty freaking awesome and we’ll be keeping an eye on Bryan Van Horn’s DeviantArt page for further developments.

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It’s Puppet Perfection Day on Geyser of Awesome!

Artists Amy L. Rawson and Brian East (previously featured here) have returned with an all new awesome and eldritch Santa Cthulhu creation. We’ve loved the previous incarnations, but this year they’ve outdone themselves my painstakingly crafting an 11” tall needle felted Santa Cthulhu who rides in a gorgeous Oct-Sleigh that’s pulled by the dreaded Shoggoth. Santa Cthulhu travels with a fishnet sack overflowing with writhing tentacular gifts.

Amy and Brian’s Needle Felted Santa Cthulhu with Shoggoth and Octi-Sleigh is a one-of-a-kind creation and is currently available to purchase via Amy’s Etsy shop.

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[via Amy L. Rawson]

These awesome jack-o’-lanterns were made by a marvelous crew of carvers from Passion for Pumpkins at Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island. That’s where the acclaimed Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular takes place. From October 3rd to November 3rd, 5,000 jack-o’-lanterns will be lit in a truly spectacular display of spooky Halloween spirit.

"The crew from Passion for Pumpkins, led by John Reckner, consists of full-time artists and many part-timers who use ballpoint pens, oil-based markers and paring knives to create spectacular pumpkin art. Instead of cutting through the pumpkin, the crew shaves it with a paring knife, which allows them to remove some of the skin. Then, the bottom is cut out and the inside is cleaned, leaving the skin about a quarter of an inch thick. This allows the light bulb to illuminate the image on the outside."

This year’s theme is “Pumpkinville USA,” so we’re looking forward to photos of pumpkins decorated with all sorts of regional, cultural, and historic American images.

These photos show pumpkins carved during last year’s event, for which the theme was “All the World’s a Stage.” There were scores of stunning jack-o’-lanterns decorated with iconic characters and scenes from movies, TV, and Broadway shows. It probably goes without saying that the Dread Cthulhu pumpkin is our favourite.

Visit My Modern Metropolis to view even more amazing pumpkins from the 2012 Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular.

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It’s a lucky thing that this brave Doctor Who was in attendance at Gen Con Indy 2013, otherwise we might all have been devoured by the Dread Balloonthulhu.
This awesome 20-foot-tall Balloon Cthulhu was created at the most recent Gen Con gaming convention by Tim Thurmond, aka The Balloon Sculptor, from Brighton, Michigan. It was made using roughly 1300 balloons and a whole lot of ancient evil. Click here to watch time-lapse video of the construction process.
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[Photos via io9 and the Gen Con Facebook page]

It’s a lucky thing that this brave Doctor Who was in attendance at Gen Con Indy 2013, otherwise we might all have been devoured by the Dread Balloonthulhu.

This awesome 20-foot-tall Balloon Cthulhu was created at the most recent Gen Con gaming convention by Tim Thurmond, aka The Balloon Sculptor, from Brighton, Michigan. It was made using roughly 1300 balloons and a whole lot of ancient evil. Click here to watch time-lapse video of the construction process.

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[Photos via io9 and the Gen Con Facebook page]

"R’lyeehh!"
BeastWreck created this awesome mashup of Kool-Aid Man and our favourite embodiment of ancient cosmic evil, now available as a tentacular print entitled Cthul-Aid:

"It’s the Great Old Ones’ favorite beverage, guaranteed to be maddeningly refreshing! Cthulhu himself enjoys kicking back after a hard day’s work in R’lyeh and pouring himself a tall cold glass of Cthul-Aid, and so should you!"

Visit Society6 to view more of BeastWreck’s artwork.
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[via Neatorama]

"R’lyeehh!"

BeastWreck created this awesome mashup of Kool-Aid Man and our favourite embodiment of ancient cosmic evil, now available as a tentacular print entitled Cthul-Aid:

"It’s the Great Old Ones’ favorite beverage, guaranteed to be maddeningly refreshing! Cthulhu himself enjoys kicking back after a hard day’s work in R’lyeh and pouring himself a tall cold glass of Cthul-Aid, and so should you!"

Visit Society6 to view more of BeastWreck’s artwork.

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[via Neatorama]

Never before has a sculpture made of LEGO radiated such pure and ancient evil. Carl Merriam, aka Brick Laboratory, created this awesome LEGO Cthulhu build, complete with a wonderfully Lovecraftian title: The Madness from the Sea. It was display at the Bricks by the Bay LEGO convention in Santa Clara, CA.

Check out the use of snake tails as mouth tentacles and dinosaur bodies as hands. You can read more about the creation and see more pictures on the feature article from Tested.com.

Visit Brick Laboratory and Carl’s Flickr page to view more of his amazing LEGO creations.

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[via The Brothers Brick and Tested.com]

Sandy Yoo, an artist based in California, isn’t afraid to tempt fate tantalizing the Great Old Ones by baking a pie bearing the unmistakable likeness of Dread Cthulhu. Eat the pie before it devours your soul.
Then again, perhaps the soul-devouring doesn’t begin until the pie is already in your belly. And if the pie in question is tasty enough, we have to admit it might just be worth the risk. Mmm…pie…
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Photo via Meaningless Drivel forum at JavaRanch
[via Laughing Squid]

Sandy Yoo, an artist based in California, isn’t afraid to tempt fate tantalizing the Great Old Ones by baking a pie bearing the unmistakable likeness of Dread Cthulhu. Eat the pie before it devours your soul.

Then again, perhaps the soul-devouring doesn’t begin until the pie is already in your belly. And if the pie in question is tasty enough, we have to admit it might just be worth the risk. Mmm…pie…

Cthulhu fhtagn

Photo via Meaningless Drivel forum at JavaRanch

[via Laughing Squid]