Reinvigorating Classic Monsters

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I, for one, am not pleased with the modern focus on pop-culture and cartoon characters and raunchy jokes as Halloween costumes. Celtic Samhain, from which many modern Halloween traditions and the date are derived, marked the initiation into the “darker half” of the year – when the fae folk (NOT the Tinkerbell variety) and spirits have more power.…

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Monstober 2019 – 31 Monster Design Prompts

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It’s here. It’s October. There are lots of great design and art prompts that circulate through social media during this month, like the famous Inktober which prompts you to draw 31 inked pieces, one each day.

I would like to present to you MonsterBrainSoup’s Monstober, 31 monster design prompts that can be “filled” in any way you desire – a written design description, a short story, artwork, a Pinterest aesthetic inspiration board, an edit/repaint of a figurine, or, really, any other form of creative expression.…

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Monster Categorization

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The Halloween season is officially upon us, and I am just rip-roaring excited to collect this year’s completely unnecessary spooky merchandise.

In honor of this, the most fantastic holiday season, let’s talk about monsters a little more in-depth.…

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The Weirdest Dragons in Media

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Published: September 17th, 2019
Last modified: February 24th, 2021


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What Makes a Monster Scary

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Big teeth, big claws, and big glowing eyes should work, right?

Meh.

Simply mashing together hyper-predatory traits isn’t scary. It’s just cool. A monster that can devour me in one bite may be threatening, sure, but it’s not frightening.…

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Designing a Monstersona

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Published: March 15th, 2019
Last modified: September 11th, 2022


Wanna make a monster persona? Let’s do it! Monstersonas are awesome because there are no rules or restrictions – it can be almost entirely human-looking but with bizarre behaviors, or completely bestial, or abstract and surreal.



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