I want them to be here. ok.
reblogging for the dog
wow, i love all of these, especially the faerie with the grub! haha
galeria Abigail Rorer Mimpish Squinnies 2007
Clock Work (by Justin Gershenson-Gates)
J-B. Monge’s adorable, charming and unique pumpkin men, from his series of Halloween Illustrations
the fat pumpkin guy is me
Nikolaj Abraham Abildgaard (1800)
Johann Heinrich Füssli (1781)
Johann Heinrich Füssli (1802)
yay sleep paralysis! though man I love how they look so grumpy to be there.
i wish this had been in pacific rim
Some werewolf designs by Alex Tuis for Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows that didn’t get used - shame! Apparently these were for a 15 year old female werewolf.
Concepts by Alex Tuis
YEEES. MORE GIRLWOLVES.
In researching some folklore on the internets recently I learned about the Hamatsa dance of the Kwakwaka’wakw native Americans.
This complex ritual initiated people into the secretive “Cannibal Society,” and involved a variety of unique characters, among them a flock of terrifying birds who served the Cannibal Woman, Baxwbakwalanuxwsiwe. THEY INCLUDE:
Huxhugwaxtawe - the “Skull Splitter” who feasts on human brains.
Gwaxwgwakwalanuksiwe - the Raven who Plucks Eyes
Galuxwadzuwus - the “Crooked Beak of Heaven” who ensnares people in his hooks and carries them to meet with Cannibal Woman herself.
And finally, Hamsiwe’, known alternately as “Eater of Foreheads” and “Stripper of Meat from Bones.”
Hamsiwe are the smallest and most numerous, closely resembling Crooked Beak and acting as its assistants.
Some masks of Crooked Beak include additional heads representing Hamsiwe. There are also multi-head masks representing the entire flock at once.
FUCKING METAL AND FUCKING BEAUTIFUL