Taxidermy Monster Gallery
Welcome to the darker side of taxidermy...
These are the creatures I've
made from parts of other animals, most of which were not in good enough
condition for normal taxidermy, but not quite bad enough to throw away. Others
are made from scraps of unused, yet good hide leftover from regular taxidermy
projects. These creatures are listed from newest to oldest, the newest ones
being here at the top of the page.
Haunted Temple Demon
This creature was made for an annual Haunted House I help put
together at Halloween. He's made from the skins of 4 different animals:
deer, hog, raccoon and wild rat. His head is a raccoon skull.
"Werewolf puppy" is actually made from a raccoon body,
dressed in old baby clothes, and a head and tail made of wild hog and
squirrel hide. I used fossilized shark's teeth to make her fangs.
The Magical Mystery Undead
Bird Thing of Doom
Its only 5 inches tall, so I gave it a long name to make up for its
"Road Kill" Squirrel
This squirrel is mounted to look like road kill. It actually doesn't
look much different than it did when I found it! I made the intestine out
of hot glue melted over a wire, and then painted red.
Nails, The Undead Flying Roadkill Critter
The skins of deer, rat, and raccoon were all glued (and nailed) onto
a flying squirrel form. His fangs are made with the barbs from catfish
fins. Underneath on his wing flaps are raccoon rib bones... Cute,
Creature with Light-Up Eyes
The creature's fur is made with scraps of fallow deer and
raccoon hide, and a little bit of fake fur too. To make the
eyes, I first took apart an old, broken remote
control (like the kind that controls toy cars), until it was nothing more than a battery box. Then I connected two
wires to the battery box, strung them up through the critter's
head, and attached a couple LED lights.
Freddy the Yeti
This is probably one of my least-threatening looking
monsters. He's about the size (and shape) of a guinea pig. This
yeti has horns, eyes, and fangs made out of clay, and his
fur is made with fallow deer hide.
Thing with Big Fangs (AKA "Fangs")
Fangs is made from a fallow deer hide scraps, a raccoon
skull with lengthened fangs, and the jaw bone of a domestic
house cat. The eyes are made of clay.
This critter is made from a really scraped-up road kill. I
tanned the skin, mounted it on a homemade form, and gave it
fangs and gold eyes. Then I made all his wounds and road-burns
look nastier than they did before!
The Squossum (squirrel-possum)
He's got the fur of a really
road killed squirrel, and the skull of a small possum. His
funky looking eyes are made out of clay, and the slobber on
his fangs is made of hot-melt glue!
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