This September, kirigami paper artist and design director Marc Hagan-Guirey is publishing Paper Dandy’s Horrorgami, a slice-and-dice-it-yourself book of cut-and-fold projects inspired by his first public exhibit of the same name. (more…)
A search for “werewolf” on Etsy returns an avalanche of nickel-plated trinkets and Twilight-inspired Regretsy fodder, but a little patience and digging can uncover things that will trigger your “impulse purchase” reflex (I did it to myself the last time I posted something like this – I couldn’t resist Pat O’Lupus, who looks great on my wall). Here are a few neat items that may interest you.
Werewolf Love cards by atpalicis
“4 x 6 inches / 10 x 15 cm. Printed on smooth white 300gsm paper using professional Xerox printer.” If you have a lady (or sensitive fellow) in your life who likes werewolves as much as you do, giving them this card will win you some points. If you think this is cute, consider this Red Riding Hood print by the same artist.
Pink She-Wolf by amigurumi
“Pretty in pink, preened and picture perfect — here sits the female of the werewolf species! This crocheted amigurumi doll sits at about 7″ tall and 7.5″ across. She wears a dark pink skirt and bow. Doll is embellished with felt features and embroidered details and stuffed with a polyfill stuffing.” This is basically my wife in doll format.
Teenage Werewolf by Haunted Cove
“Printed on heavy cotton rag archival paper, using professional grade UltraChrome inks. Each print is individually signed by the artist, Justin Parpan.” I have a hard time saying “no” to a rockabilly werewolf.
Werewolf by JCStilesArt
Wolfington Guten Monster by GutenMonsters
Werewolf Masquerade Mask by Masquefaire
“This Big Bad Wolf has teeth that cannot hurt you–they are soft. The fur is feathers. Suede leather ties for easy on, easy off and firm hold. Light weight paper mache and cooler on the skin than leather or plastic.” Gorgeous! If I was fancy enough to attend masquerades I’d buy this instead of including it here.
Poker Fright by Dave Perillo
“It’s a mad monster poker party… this oiginal illustration created by cartoonist Dave Perillo based off the classic ‘dogs playing poker’ paintings features a royal flush of monsters, including Dracula, the Mummy, Frankenstein’s monster, the Wolfman & the Creature from the Black Lagoon.” Terrible pun in the title aside, I’m a sucker for cartoon art that looks like it came from the 50’s.
Werewolf Monster Wallet by ShopGhoulieGirls
Black and Tan Paper Mache Wolf Mask by sanssoucistudios
“Mask measures 12L x 13W x 8H. Cast in a combination of Celluclay and Paperclay. Painted in acrylics, fitted with adjustable velcro straps and padded inside for comfort. Haired with black Kanekalon hair.” Tribal without being cheesy. Apparently you can wear this, but I’d just mount it as an art object.
“Klonkin Jan” Plush Werewolf by AlyshellsCraftShack
“Klonkin Jan the cuddly plush toy! He measures 11 inches from head to toe. His body is made from super soft, caramel colored faux fur. His underlying structure is squishy upholstery foam. Klonkin comes with a hand sewn pair of swim trucks for those hot summer days at the beach, and a cozy scarf for when it gets a bit chilly!” Go read his backstory on the detail page. It involves radiation and brain soup.
Christopher Reeves sent me this photo of the werewolf suit he put together for Halloween 2010. Let’s all just stare at it in silent jealousy for a moment, shall we?
My inspiration was “American Werewolf of London” meets “Underwold”. The head and legs were sculpted and cast in latex using a kit from Monster Makers. The stilts were based off of the Gryphern design and slightly modified. The teeth and gums were sculpted and cast using dental acrylic. The body is a spandex body suit that I sewed the muscles into and painted latex on top of it. The forearms and eyes are the only items I actually purchased. Then everything was airbrushed and fur was added. I also installed some led booklights from the dollar store behind the eyes to make them light up.
There’s nothing about this suit that I don’t love. The fur, the colouring, the face, the claws. Nice flippin’ work, Christopher. You set the bar pretty high for next year!
If you’re an artist who produces a lot of one-off pieces or a “crafty” person with a penchant for Fimo and paper clay you probably already know about Etsy, but for those who don’t, here’s the main sentence: Etsy is an online marketplace where anyone can sell their own handmade wares. There’s a lot of stuff on Etsy. Some of it is made with heart and care, and some of it is made by people who want to charge you $30 for a $10 cotton t-shirt with “TEAM JACOB” written on it in sparkly fabric paint. Suffice it to say that a search for “werewolf” yields a lot of blubber, but there are some juicy morsels for those who persevere. Here are a dozen things I found this afternoon that I thought were worth sharing (meaning I would buy them for myself).
The Lady & The Wolf by strawberryluna
“2-color, all hand screen printed art print with scarlet blood red and semi-transparent midnight black hand mixed and non-toxic water based inks. Black over prints red in parts, blending the where the Lady ends and the Wolf begins. Edition of 75. Size: 16 x22 inches (39.4 cm x 55.9 cm.) Paper: acid free & archival Cougar, White 100lb cover weight.” [link]
Wolfman by rford
“This is an original hand painted acrylic painting on fine birch wood. Works ship directly from the artist’s studio in Brooklyn, New York. There is no need for a frame. The face is 7 x 7 inches and the sides are one inch which is usually painted the same color as the face.” [link]
Alla Kinda button pack 4 by AllaKinda
“This is the Alla Kinda button pack 4. Four 38 mm original button badge digitally printed on photographic paper. Presented in a cute illustrated package.” [link]
El Lucha Monstruo – El Lobo de Plata by JustinErickson
“The monsters are ready for the fight of the after-life. See Monster Luchadors! Dracula! Frankentstein! The Wolfman, and more! The print is in a limited edition of 50, signed and numbered, and produced on high quality 8.5×11″ art paper stock.” [link]
Wolfman Trick or Treat by flimflammery
“Watch out behind you, kid!
Dimensions: 5″ x 12″
Paper: Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper”
Bigfoot vs Werewolf Men’s T-Shirt by MisNopalesArt
“Bigfoot vs. Werewolf is an original 1 color silkscreen print designed and hand printed by me. It will be printed on a 100% cotton American Apparel men’s/unisex fine jersey T-Shirt. It is also available to be printed on a women’s tee.” [link]
A Gentleman and a Scholar by breezelzabub
“Looks kind of like bigfoot, is supposed to be a werewolf…doesn’t really matter because I would marry either one of them if they smoked a pipe and wore a monocle.” [link]
Werewolf Monster Pinup Girl, Lupe by ableekertomorrow
“Little Lupe would love to invite you to a romantic picnic in the park, just make sure it’s not by moonlight! Part of Series 2, which contains the phantom, a wolfgirl, a zombie, an invisible girl, a vampire, and Dr Jekyll/Ms Heidi! This is an 8×10 inch print of original artwork lovingly handcrafted, unframed on 100# gloss cover.” [link]
Full Moon Art Print by MysticReflections
“This listing is for an open edition print of an original drawing and is signed by the artist (Caralyn Edwards). All drawings come in a white mat, black may also be available upon request. Approx Size: 8×10 photo in 11×14 Mat” [link]
iPhone 3G Snuggly Skin (Werewolf in Medium Brown) by CasePhile
“Show off your love of horror with this scary werewolf case! A ‘Snuggly Skin’ case is unique; it fits like a glove and has openings for the headphone jack, camera lens, charging plug, touch screen and proximity sensor so you never have to take it off! This case is designed for an iPhone 3G, but will fit an iPhone 3GS.” [link]
Pat O’Lupus the merry flutist – Paper puppet by GouacheRocks
“Pat O’Lupus is a very charming flutist who is asked to play merry dances and popular songs on many parties (weddings, birthdays and everything else). Strangely enough, he is nowhere to be seen on full-moon nights. Pat O’Lupus is a hand-made paper puppet. I printed it on a very thick 100% cotton Hahnemülhe paper.The puppet is composed of 13 articulated pieces. Pat O’Lupus is made after my original artwork in gouache. The puppet is about 13×8 inches. ♦ PAT O’LUPUS IS ONLY AVAILABLE IN A LIMITED EDITION OF 10 PUPPETS ♦ ” [link]
The Full Moon Beat limited print by wreckinbyrd
“This little werewolf is rocking out on his drums under a full moon! He’s part of a limited print run of 50 pieces. Each piece is printed with archival inks on arches paper, numbered and signed.” [link]
If werewolves and shoes are like your proverbial chocolate and peanut butter, check these out. Yes they’re overpriced women’s Keds and yes everything else the vendor sells is unfunny, unoriginal shit, but dang if I wouldn’t mind a pair of these in men’s size 11. I was made aware of these shoes by Werewolf News friend Lilly Aguilar, who really ought to finish the fourth panel of page 10 and then post page 11, because she promised that there was a werewolf character on the way!
For more lycanthropic footwear, check these previous posts:
- The Yorkshire Post has an interview with Jenny Agutter, who played nurse Alex Price in An American Werewolf in London. She discusses her role in AWIL and talks about how the audience reacted to the initial screening of the film.
- The Grosse Pointe Farms Department of Public Works in Michigan is home to a boulder that bears the footprint of Le Loup Garou, the werewolf of Grosse Pointe. Hooray for urban legends!
- Here’s a printable 3D werewolf paper craft, in case you’re locked in a room with a colour printer and 15 minutes to kill. I may have crafted one of these for my office desk.
- pjstar.com has an interview with Professor Leslie Sconduto, author of “Metamorphoses of the Werewolf: A Literary Study from Antiquity through the Renaissance”. Choice quote: “There’s a werewolf for everyone. Each to its own. One to suit each taste.”
- Champions Online is running a game event called “Blood Moon“, wherein the game’s world is overrun with werewolves, vampires and other monstrous creatures. Players can battle (and become) these monsters, and of course there’s a number of werewolf-related items to be had. There’s a free trial available for anyone who wants to try the game out, but it expires at 10 AM Pacific on November 2nd. That’s in, like, 10 hours. Hurry! HURRY!
- The BSC Beat has an interview with Mark Chadbourn, author of the recently-released Hellboy novel Hellboy: The Ice Wolves. You can read a preview of The Ice Wolves at the Dark Horse web site.
- Scribblenauts is an interesting game that’s just come out for the Nintendo DS. The idea is to solve puzzles by typing in the name of virtually any object you can think of that might help. That object then appears in the game and does its thing, whether it’s a ball, a chainsaw or a platypus. You can probably guess where I’m going with this… yes, you can summon werewolves. Here’s a Youtube video of two garlic and stake-infused werewolves scaring a vampire to death. I want this game just so I can do that, over and over.
- Cinematical explains why it’s worth it to replace your DVD copy of An American Werewolf in London with the recently released Full Moon Edition on Blu-ray. Apparently the new bonus content alone is worth the cost! I wish I had a Blu-ray player.
- I also wish I had an Xbox 360. The LIVE Marketplace has got werewolf costumes for your Xbox 360 Avatar.
Many thanks to people who submitted these items!
If you think a fog machine and a CD of scary sounds is a big Halloween production, you need to meet Michael Shears and his neighbours Billy, Doug and Clay. Not only are they putting together a Halloween Spookfest for their neighbourhood in Stratford, Ontario, they’re building the costumes, props and special effects themselves. One of the costume creatures at this event is the Warwulf, a werewolf built on a shoestring budget using household items, ingenuity and a lot of heart. (more…)