“ScreamPunk” Costume Contest – Clockwork Cthulhu

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Ladies and Gentlemen, today we present to you our latest entry for the October “ScreamPunk” Costume Contest . . . Brett King of Cary, North Carolina as Clockwork Cthulhu.

Deep beneath the ocean lies the ancient city of R’lyeh, where the mighty Cthulhu is imprisoned, feeding off the anxieties of mankind. While he waits, he has sent an emissary to the surface to do his bidding – Clockwork Cthulhu! This photograph was taken by a nature photographer on a remote island in the South Pacific. The photo was recovered, but the photographer (Kyle Nishioka) was not.

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The mask was created from scratch. It is built on top of an old paintball mask and a hard hat. The face was molded in clay, and then sheet brass was hand-hammered over the clay. The eyes are mechanical irises that were hand cut from brass and wood, with infinity mirrors inside to drive anyone mad who dares gaze into the eyes of Clockwork Cthulhu. The back of the head is filled with twinkling Christmas lights behind bronze window tint so the lights shine through. The brass was aged in an oven. A speaker inside the head allows victims to hear the maddening whispers of those who came before.

The tentacled hands were made from toy wooden snakes. The chest plate was hand formed from ABS plastic. The box on the chest was also made by me, except for the antique thermometer. The clothing is a store-bought black canvas duster.

Click here to see other entries for the “ScreamPunk” Costume Contest.

October 22nd (today) is the last day to enter this contest . . . click HERE for entry details.

Starting on Friday, October 24th, voting will begin to see which outfit our readers like the most. Voting ends on Halloween at Midnight (EST) and the results will be first announced on November 1st, at the Cincinnati Steampunk Salon.


Screampunk CoverScreamPunk was developed into a role-play expansion of Steve Jackson’s GURPS system . . .

It is an Age of Revolution; the world has been cruelly purged . . . in fire, and blood, and steam. From the past, untold horrors wait to clutch at men’s souls. It is an Age of Invention; even the Laws of Nature must fall before the power of Progress! Sinister villains plot to use their newfound inventions against society, nature, and even God Himself! It is an Age of Steam; the most brilliant minds of the age experiment with novel, wondrous ideas – but is mankind ready for such power?

Although no longer available in print, one may acquire this dark knowledge for the mere price of $2.99 by downloading the PDF from the Steve Jackson Games website.

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