Posted:  23. 01. 2021.


I'm working on a small range of sculpts inspired by scary European folk costumes, traditionally appearing around Christmas, New Year's, and at winter's end. I presented the first batch last month, and now here are five more monsters of bell, horn, straw and bone.

Bellman I

Bellman II

The Ooser and Straw Children

The Bellmen were inspired by fierce-looking Croatian carnival bell ringer costumes. The horned armless thing is the Dorset Ooser, an English folkloric figure/costume of debatable origins. The two little Straw Children came from straw costumes widespread accross Europe.


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Hello! Are they gonna be on sale? Where can we buy them?

By El Soldado Tranquilo on 2021 01 23

They are properly weird and creepy–great job!

By Swaelg on 2021 01 23

@ El Soldado Tranquilo - As far as I know they will be on Kickstarter this year. That’s all I can say at this point. smile

@Swaelg - Cheers!

By Ana Polanšćak    on 2021 01 23

it’s the Perchten!

fantastic stuff,  love the wobbly christmas trees grin

By Gavroche on 2021 01 23

Thanks Gavroche!

By Ana Polanšćak    on 2021 01 23

Big fan of these! Looking forward to the Kickstarter. Count me in!

By Lankybuzzard on 2021 01 24

Thanks Lankybuzzard!

By Ana Polanšćak    on 2021 01 26

I like the Straw Children especially, adorable and a bit creepy at the same time.

By potsiat on 2021 01 26

Thank you potsiat!

By Ana Polanšćak    on 2021 01 29

I can confirm that your sculpts paint up really well. I am REALLY looking forward to getting my hands on these!

By Wonky Dog on 2021 01 29

This weekend I painted three of your Custodian Wraiths. Very excited to get more of your sculpts, I hope there will be these and others from the previous Wilderness blog post maybe?

By neuzd on 2021 02 03

@Wonky Dog - Thank you! Glad to hear they paint up well.

@neuzd - Yes, all the wilderness sculpts, plus one that hasn’t been revealed yet.

By Ana Polanšćak    on 2021 02 05

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