Articulated cardboard Cthulhu


18 Responses to “Articulated cardboard Cthulhu”

  1. jfrancis says:

    If you plan the sine waves right you can roll paper and use it as a guide to miter the cylinders.

  2. kennapea says:

    i’d know Cthulhu anywhere and that’s not him.

  3. Anonymous says:

    This is clearly a walktapus as any student of Gloranthan zoology could tell.

  4. sockdoll says:

    Stick an old copper and brass deep sea diving helmet on that thing and you’d have Steampunk Cthulhu.

  5. morgonmae says:


  6. Anonymous says:

    “Articulated cardboard octopus”, might be a better title.

  7. Meadslosh says:

    I just made a Cthulhu costume for the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus, which parades next week here in New Orleans.

    And this guy just has to steal my thunder.

  8. Major Variola (ret) says:

    Too bad not articulated.

    Cut crescnts in a paper-towel roll halfway through. Attach string to
    distal end. Pull.

    Congrats, you have a tentacle.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Yeah, another vote for “man with octopus on head”, or possibly “man being eaten by octopus”. No wings => not Cthulhu.

  10. Daemon says:

    Allow me to be the first to say Ia! Ia! Cthulhu Fthagn!

  11. MerrickB says:

    Uh, I’m with several other Lovecraft Fans here.. This isn’t Cthulhu-like at all. This is a man with a cardboard octopus on his head.

  12. Lobster says:

    Doctor Octagonapus! D:

  13. Jesse M. says:

    Isn’t the whole Great Old One/Elder God distinction just some stupid thing invented by August Derleth? From what I’ve read, Derleth basically wanted to turn the Cthulhu mythos into a Christianized good/evil struggle, with the Elder Gods being “good” while the Great Old Ones were “evil”–see here. Did Lovecraft himself ever introduce such a strict distinction between the two terms?

  14. Tim says:

    Because this is Boing Boing and accuracy in all things sci-fi/fantasy/horror is demanded, I feel it my obligation to point out that Cthulhu is not, in fact, an Elder God. He’s a Great Old One, or just an Old One/Elder Thing. Not a god.

  15. bookmunkie says:

    Also, Cthulhu is a lot more than a guy with an octopus (cardboard or otherwise) on his head. People calling everything cephalapodic cthonic is just plain silly.

  16. Nelson.C says:

    As any fule kno, this is plainly a Gloranthan Walktapus from Chaosium’s Runequest.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Cthonic ( doesn’t mean “Cthulhu-like”.

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