27 posts tagged Fantasy
27 posts tagged Fantasy
For an ongoing series of portraits entitled Just the Two of Us, Austrian photographer Klaus Pichler visited the homes of Austrian cosplayers and photographed them wearing their awesome costumes against the backdrop of their personal homes.
Klaus describes his project:
"Who hasn’t had the desire just to be someone else for awhile? Dressing up is a way of creating an alter ego and a second skin which one’s behaviour can be adjusted to. Regardless of the motivating factors which cause somebody to acquire a costume, the main principle remains the same: the civilian steps behind the mask and turns into somebody else.
For this photo series I visited owners of elaborate costumes in their own homes. As a matter of fact, ’Just the Two of Us’ deals with both: the costumes and the people behind them.
The homes of these cosplayers vary from photo to photo as much as their costumes. The juxtaposition of fantastic costumes and (relatively) ordinary domestic settings is mysterious and wonderful. We were especially delighted to discover one of his subjects wearing our Magical Unicorn Mask.
James Powell of Monster City Studios in Fresno, California creates awesome Storybook Style Carved Dog Houses. These enchanting canine cottages are handmade from EPS foam that is hand-tooled and painted. They’re waterproof, insulated, and ventilated, so they can be used indoors and out.
While you’re at it, why not splurge on a Storybook Cottage Playhouse or a Custom Built Storybook Treehouse for yourself as well? The doghouses, playhouses, and tree houses are all currently available via the Monster City Studios Etsy shop.
Edmonton, Alberta-based balloon artist Phileas Flash of Flash Balloons created this awesome balloon sculpture depicting Eddard “Ned” Stark, from HBO’s epic series Game of Thrones, solemnly sitting upon the Iron Throne.
There’s something extra delightful about a balloon sculpture depicting objects that are inherently sharp and pointy. Who’s up for a balloon sword fight?
[via Obvious Winner]
This fantastic photo was taken at Charmouth beach on the Jurassic coast in Lyme Regis, Dorset, England. Three-year-old Pantha Bradbury, possibly a future Khaleesi, is seen admiring an awesome 39-foot-wide dragon skull, which was created to celebrate the launch of the third season of HBO’s Game of Thrones.
"I thought they smelled bad…on the outside."
Costume and prop designer (and now fantasy taxidermist) Malaki Keller, created this awesome 1:1 Scale Tauntaun Skin Rug for Autumn Massey, who came up with the concept. Don’t worry, no actual Tauntauns were harmed in the making of this rug, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t still the perfect solution to those bitter cold nights on Hoth.
Meet the Pugs of Middle Earth. Phillip Lauer and his wife Sue are a Californian couple who love The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings films and their three pugs, Blue, Bono, and Roxy, so much that they’ve come up with an unusual and pretty awesome hobby. For the past six years they’ve been dressing up their dogs as characters from Tolkien’s epic fantasy stories and staging photographs that vary from formal studio portraiture to action photos shot in the country.
Phillips says, “They are the family photos that we put up on our walls just like other people do of their kids. Yes, it’s a lot of time and effort but we have a lot of great memories and photos to share. It puts a smile on our faces, too.”
The Lauers even had a photo studio custom built inside their home in Sonoma County, California so that they could create photos to a professional standard.
But wait, as if dressing up their pugs as J.R.R. Tolkien characters wasn’t fun enough, the Lauers have also dressed their cute little canine trio as lifeguards, rockstars, and pugs in Parka jackets.
When Tim Stellburg, a particularly geeky Minnesotan who also goes by the name Buggeye, had to have several troublesome cottonwood trees in his yard cut down, he asked that 9-10 feet of one of the trees be left standing so that he could later hire an artist to carve it into something awesome.
As soon as he figured out what he wanted, Tim hired Curtis Ingvoldstad of Wood Sculpture by Curtis to transform the stump into a magnificent Silver Dragon based on fantasy artist and illustrator Todd Lockwood’s creation for Dungeons & Dragons third edition (3.5).
“No matter how badly I mess up a Star Wars/Star Trek/whatever trivia quiz - Nobody can take away my geek card ever again.”
The process of sculpting the tree took place over 13 four hour sessions. Curtis painted the beast as well, but Tim painted the eyes himself. Click here for more photos of Buggeye’s awesome Silver Dragon.
Depending on the purity of your heart, or perhaps simply whether or not you know the residents, this incredibly awesome dragon gate either bars the entrance or grants access to the Harlech House, located in Goatstown, Dublin, Ireland.
It’s Wonderful Winged Creatures Day on Geyser of Awesome!
José Suris IV is a Brooklyn-based artist and “a 3D illustrator who loves cats.” José creates awesome sculptures and masks using paper, styrofoam, wireform, and paperclay. His creations are beautiful, playful, and incredibly detailed. We wish we could go out into the woods to play with them too.
"Through layers of paper and shades of color, Suris produces extremely detailed shapes with incredible texture that gives each form a lifelike presence. The wide range of final products includes some pieces that are fully sculpted creatures, others that are simple masks, and still others that are bodiless heads which Suris mounts and hangs on display just like a taxidermist might. For Suris, it seems that anything and everything sparks the creative process, including internet videos, cartoons, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Pokémon's Eevee, friends' plays, and stories that the artist hears in everyday life.”
Visit José Suris’ website to view more of his wonderful artwork.
[via My Modern Metropolis]