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50 Monstrous Innovations

From Loch Ness Steepers to Monster-Inspired Burger Lamps

— August 6, 2016 — Art & Design
Monster-Inspired concepts are nothing new; ghoulish characters have appeared in classic Gothic horror reads like Frankenstein and historical fairy tales always seem to have the inclusion of monsters. In today's world, the idea of monsters extends past simple stories and can be translated into things like tea steepers and lamps.

Soho Design Shop did actually create a cute silicon tea infuser shaped as the Loch Ness monster and dubbed it the 'Baby Nessie' steeper. On the other side of the world, Japanese fashion brand UNDERCOVER used the concept of monsters in a different way and took the classic American hamburger and turned into into a cute but creepy monster lamp.

It seems monster-inspired ideas extend past continental boundaries. Monsters continue to intrigue the masses which explains why the children's movie 'Monsters Inc.' is so popular or why dressing up for Halloween seems to be enjoyable for even adults.
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Monstrous Corn Dog Ads
Monstrous Corn Dog Ads
Foster Farm's Commercial Depicts a Small Boy with a Huge Appetite
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49
Ghoulish Cake Pops
Ghoulish Cake Pops
This Three-Eyed Monster Desserts are Filled with an Eerie Green Sweet Centre
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48
Anime Monster Recipes
Anime Monster Recipes
This List Shares What Each Pokemon Would Taste Like and How to Cook Them
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47
Monstrous Movie Buses
Monstrous Movie Buses
This Promotional Bus Marks the Launch of Godzilla Resurgence in Japan
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46
Reimagined Red Monsters
Reimagined Red Monsters
Medicom Designed an Elmo Toy That Transforms the Character into a Bear
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45
Recycled Sea Monster Sculptures
Recycled Sea Monster Sculptures
The Washed Ashore Project Transforms Ocean Garbage into Art
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44
Chocolaty Monster Cookies
Chocolaty Monster Cookies
These Double Chocolate Cookies Feature Royal Icing Eyes
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43
Monstrous Eyeball Cookies
Monstrous Eyeball Cookies
These Double Chocolate Halloween Biscuits Feature Edible Eye Decorations
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42
Monstrous Avatar Creators
Monstrous Avatar Creators
The Official 'Godzilla Resurgence' Site Features a Fun Simulator
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Monstrously Cheeky Dinnerware
Monstrously Cheeky Dinnerware
'Karin: Monster Platter Dinnerware' is Artful and Affordable
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Monstrous Movie Whiskeys
Monstrous Movie Whiskeys
Two New Whiskey Spirits Have Been Created for 'Godzilla Resurgence'
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39
Anime Monster Board Games
Anime Monster Board Games
The Pokemon Monopoly Kanto Refits the Game With Cartoon Characters
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38
Furry Monster Cakes
Furry Monster Cakes
These Mini Monster Cakes by Bakerella Using Icing to Replicate Scales and Skin
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Sci-Fi Monster Games
Sci-Fi Monster Games
Paul Tippett Translates his Iconic Star Wars Monsters into a Game
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36
Puppet-Themed Cafes
Puppet-Themed Cafes
This Harajuku Cafe Theme Celebrates Elmo and Other Sesame Street Friends
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Monster-Banishing Mattresses
Monster-Banishing Mattresses
This Smart Bed for Kids Does More Than Keep Creepy Creatures Away
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Stacking Sci-Fi Mugs
Stacking Sci-Fi Mugs
These Star Wars Stacking Mugs Add a Touch of Galactic Goodness to Mornings
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Electronic Monster Slippers
Electronic Monster Slippers
These Beastly Slippers Make a Crashing Sound After Every Step You Take
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32
Monstrous Teddy Bears
Monstrous Teddy Bears
The Latest Medicom Toy Bearbrick is a Refashioned Godzilla Figuerine
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Monster-Shaped Crayons
Monster-Shaped Crayons
These 3D-Printed Crayons for Kids Benefit Abused & Neglected Children
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Flashing Eyeball Halloween Lights
Flashing Eyeball Halloween Lights
The Peep N' Peepers Will Be Sure to Give Passersby the Jeepers
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Monstrous Diabetic Games
Monstrous Diabetic Games
Monster Manor Encourages Diabetic Kids To Record Blood Glucose Levels
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Hairless Cookie Muppets
Hairless Cookie Muppets
This GIF Depicts the Famed Cookie Monster Puppet Without his Blue Fur Coat
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Quirky Monster Mashups
Quirky Monster Mashups
These Illustrations Combine Two Spooky Halloween Ghouls Into One Monster
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Monstrous Face Masks
Monstrous Face Masks
This Themed Monster Face Mask Takes After the Iconic Godzilla
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3D-Printed Monster Toys
3D-Printed Monster Toys
Makerbot's Sesame Street 3D Printed Line Lets Fans Print Own Figurines
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Monstrous Dental Games
Monstrous Dental Games
This Godzilla Toy is Modeled After a Classic Dentist Game for Kids
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Sliding Ghoulish Lights
Sliding Ghoulish Lights
The Ghostbusters Floating Slimer is a Cinematic Halloween Decoration
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Monstrous Mitten Accessories
Monstrous Mitten Accessories
These Cubic Kids Gloves by Nobumasa Takahashi are Adorably Cozy
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Anime-Inspired Lounge Chairs
Anime-Inspired Lounge Chairs
This Giant Pokémon Bean Bag Chair Allows Fans to Rest Comfortably
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Legendary Creature Toys
Legendary Creature Toys
Mezco Toyz' Living Dead Doll Takes After a Monster From the Deep
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Retro Monster Skateboards
Retro Monster Skateboards
Solid Skateboards' Godzilla Skate Deck Honors the Iconic Creature
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TIny Anime Monsters
TIny Anime Monsters
These Miniature Pokemon Sculptures are Small Enough to Fit on a Finger
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Sea Monster Steepers
Sea Monster Steepers
This Adorable Silicone Tea Infuser is Shaped to Look Like Baby Nessie
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Hamburger Monster Lamps
Hamburger Monster Lamps
Japanese Brand UNDERCOVER Released an Eye-Catching Hamburger Lamp
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Trollish Wood Sculptures
Trollish Wood Sculptures
Thomas Dambo Creates a Whimsical Monster in Horsens, Denmark
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14
Movie Monster Guides
Movie Monster Guides
Ed Harrington Breaks Down Classic Villains in an Ikea Manual Style
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Iconic Monster T-Shirts
Iconic Monster T-Shirts
This BAPE T-Shirt Features the Brand's Logo Imposed with Godzilla
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12
Cinematic Shark Masks
Cinematic Shark Masks
This Mask Resembles the Villainous Monster Shark From the Movie 'Jaws'
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11
Monstrous Halloween Cakes
Monstrous Halloween Cakes
Anges De Sucre's Halloween Cake Designs Channels Classic Horror Films
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10
Cyclopic Toast Cutters
Cyclopic Toast Cutters
The Egg Monster Toast Cutter Makes Breakfast Fun
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Reinterpreted Kids' Drawings
Reinterpreted Kids' Drawings
Artists in 'The Monster Project' Turns Kids' Art into Masterpieces
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Anime Monster Emoticons
Anime Monster Emoticons
The Pokémoji Keyboard Turns Pokemon into Smartphone Emojis
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Concrete Monster Toys
Concrete Monster Toys
The Collectible United Monsters are a Line of Art Toys for Adults
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Personalized Monster Planters
Personalized Monster Planters
Hobby Design Created These Customizable United Monster Planters
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Realistic Monster Makeovers
Realistic Monster Makeovers
This YouTube Artist Transforms Herself into Horror Characters
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Macabre Monster Mugs
Macabre Monster Mugs
These Drinking Cups by Turkey Merck Pottery Feature Gruesome Visages
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3
Locating Anime Monster Maps
Locating Anime Monster Maps
The Poke Radar Shows Pokemon Go Players Where the Best are Hidden
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Whimsical Monster Fashion
Whimsical Monster Fashion
The Latest Bas Kosters Collection References Childlike Imagery
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Fantasy Creature Prosthetics
Fantasy Creature Prosthetics
These Prosthetic Dragon Spikes Help Add a Mythical Touch to a Costume
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