We aren’t sure how it happened, but Godzilla appears to have gotten stuck while walking through the gardens of Tokyo Midtown. He’s only visible from about the waist up (Godzilla has a waist, right?) along with a portion of his tail. But at 6.6 meters (~22 feet) tall, he’s still an awesome sight to behold, even more so at night when the lights and smoke machines turn on. And then the spikes on back light up as well, as though a surge of electricity is traveling down them. So awesome!

This statue was built to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the original Godzilla as well as the Japanese release of the new Godzilla film. The King of the Monsters will be stuck in this Tokyo Midtown park until the end of August. So if you’ve ever wanted to give him a hug, now’s your chance.

Photos 1-3 by Héctor García, 4-6 by Zan Woo.

[via Kuriositas and Kotaku]

The Department of Awesome Natural Phenomena just received word that Godzilla has been spotted unleashing his atomic breath into the skies somewhere over Michigan. Please watch out for flaming bits of kaiju falling from the sky.
(We’re still trying to figure out who actually took this photo. If you happen to know, please contact us so we can share proper credit info here)
[via Geekologie]

The Department of Awesome Natural Phenomena just received word that Godzilla has been spotted unleashing his atomic breath into the skies somewhere over Michigan. Please watch out for flaming bits of kaiju falling from the sky.

(We’re still trying to figure out who actually took this photo. If you happen to know, please contact us so we can share proper credit info here)

[via Geekologie]

German artist and freelance illustrator Oliver Wetter dramatically alters beautiful mid-19th century landscapes painted by artists from Hudson River School by digitally adding fearsome kaiju, giant robots and other pop culture elements such as Howl’s Moving Castle. It just takes one enormous monster to transform one of Albert Bierstadt’s idyllic landscapes into an awesomely terrifying scene. Our favorite piece is AT-AT Among The Sierra Nevada, a surprisingly tranquil scene featuring a wrecked AT-AT rusting and gathering moss while a herd of deer pause for a drink at its remaining feet.

Visit Oliver Wetter’s website to check out more of his artwork (warning: some of it’s slightly NSFW).

[via Design Taxi]

This phenomenally awesome Godzilla cosplay was created by lifelong Godzilla fan Sean Sumagaysay from Puerto Rico. Yes, there is a person inside this amazing homemade suit and, if you watch this costume test video (shot on a rooftop so it looks like he’s as tall as the nearby buildings), you’ll find that it moves just like the big guy does in the movies. Sean named his cosplay project “Project Nautilus" after the working title of the new Godzilla film which came out just last month. He debuted his lumbering creation at the 2014 Puerto Rico ComicCon.

Visit the Project: NAUTILUS Facebook page for additional photos.

[via Fashionably Geek and Kotaku]

Miami-based artist and art teacher Brian Reedy creates awesome woodcut illustrations of monsters, superheroes, supervillains from movies, comic books and video games, dystopian scenes, and mythical deities and creatures. It’s a striking combination of contemporary pop culture imagery with centuries-old illustration technique.

"Reedy’s work is a satiric commentary on current society. His style is an exaggeration and hyper-detailing of the comic book and cartoon genres. He often peppers humorous elements in his prints that range from hidden references to hilarious captions."

Visit Brian Reedys website and his Woodcut Emporium Etsy shop and to see more.

[via My Modern Metropolis]

Brooklyn-based artists SpaceWolf Limited create beautifully engraved wooden posters for beloved movies and TV shows. Each image is created in a limited run of 50 pieces on US-sourced cherry hardwood that’s laser-engraved and then hand-oiled. They also make engraved wooden iPhone skins, journals and laser-cut wooden jewelry.

Visit the SpaceWolf Limited website to check out more of their work and follow them on Instagram to keep up with their latest creations.

[via Design Taxi]

Godzilla is originally a prehistoric monster awakened and empowered by nuclear radiation, but the Godzilla you see here is the product of completely natural waste: pine needles. He was made by Li Yi-Kai, a landscape architecture graduate student at Taiman’s Nanhua University who creates awesome kaiju sculptures using fallen pine branches that he finds on campus (along with some glue and wire).

"Li says that four years ago when he moved to Chia Yi county to begin studying at the university, he noticed that there were a lot of fallen pine branches on the ground on campus. Taking inspiration from nature, Li made his first pine tree art sculpture and has been busy adding to his collection of monsters ever since."

Head over to Kotaku for additional photos and video of Li and his fantastic pine needle monsters.

[via Junkculture and Kotaku]

It’s time for another Geyser of Awesome field trip! Let’s all fly to Japan and go play at the Kurihama Flower Park and where we’ll slide down Godzilla’s tail.

Kaiju Slide = Super Awesome

This playground Godzilla is nearly 30 feet tall and weighs 5 tons. All one has to do to ride down the slide is first climb a set of stairs leading right into the monster’s crotch. 

According to Kotaku’s Brian Ashcraft:

"The reason why there’s a huge Godzilla at this park in Kanagawa is because in the first Godzilla film, the beast emerged out of the ocean at a nearby beach, known as Kanonzaki. To mark this, there was a Godzilla slide erected at the beach in 1958, which probably inspired other, far less impressive Godzilla slides on Japanese playgrounds throughout the country.

The slide at Kanonzaki fell in to disrepair by the early 1970s. You can, however, still see “Godzilla’s footprint” at the shore. A new, far more impressive version of the slide was built at nearby Kurihama Flower Park in 1999. It still stands today.”

[via Kotaku]

Kaiju + Cats = Monster Kitty = Awesome
We love this awesome Kaiju Negora painting by Konatsu.
It’s going to be part of Monsters from the Island, a group neo-kaiju & sofubi show at The Clutter Gallery in New York. The show is being guest-curated by Monster Island NYC, opens on Saturday, March 9th and runs through April 6th, 2013.
[via Spanky Stokes]

Kaiju + Cats = Monster Kitty = Awesome

We love this awesome Kaiju Negora painting by Konatsu.

It’s going to be part of Monsters from the Island, a group neo-kaiju & sofubi show at The Clutter Gallery in New York. The show is being guest-curated by Monster Island NYC, opens on Saturday, March 9th and runs through April 6th, 2013.

[via Spanky Stokes]