Santa Cthulhu: Deck the Halls with Boughs of Horror
December 10th, 2013
He’s making a list and checking it twice. God help those who have been naughty instead of nice. Santa Cthulhu’s coming to town! Artists Amy Rawson and Brian East make a new needle felted Christmas Cthulhu almost every year and this is the latest. In fact, it’s the fifth Santa Cthulhu.
Santa Cthulhu is sitting in his Octi-Sleigh, ready to deliver toys to good kids and to drive the naughty one’s insane by just showing up. The Shoggoth pulling Santa and his sleigh is a nice touch. Who needs eight tiny reindeer when you’ve got a shapeless congeries of protoplasmic bubbles, faintly self-luminous, and with myriads of temporary eyes forming and un-forming as pustules of greenish light?
Cthulhu Santa is about 11″ tall and is made of 100% needle felted wool, while the sleigh is sculpted from epoxy clay and wire, and Shaggoth is needle-felted with epoxy clay teeth and glass cabochon eyeballs.
The whole sculpture is for sale through Rawson’s Etsy store for $595(USD). Even the pricetag is frightening, though it does look like it took a ton of work to make this, so it’s worth it. I’d love to have this on my mantle for the holidays.