Faux Taxidermy


Wisconsin-based artist Kelly Jelinek of Little Stag Studio combines her lifelong fascination with taxidermy and love of old upholstery to create fantastic works of faux taxidermy that look like animals from fairytale lands, from impossibly colorful lions, deer, and dinosaurs to much smaller creatures like chinchillas and armadillos.

“When I was a child, I spent most of my time with my nose in fairytale books. I absolutely marveled how the impossible was made possible in those stories: animals could talk, trees could move, and the most mundane of objects could become something magical and important. I wished that real life was like a fairytale. This longing that I had as a child has stayed with me through the years, and I find that I am constantly trying to make "real life” more magical and extraordinary through the artwork that I create. The faux taxidermy art that I create is a great example of this: something traditional and commonplace is transformed into something new and exciting.”

Follow Kelly Jelinek on Facebook or Instagram to keep up with her latest creations. Original pieces are available for purchase via Jelinek’s website and Etsy shop.

[via Hi-Fructose]


DIY Trend: Faux Taxidermy Plush Animals for Young Kids’ Rooms. All of the photos except for the DIY faux taxidermy lion skin rug are from We Lived Happily Ever After. You can find all the tutorials and patterns from We Lived Happily Ever After here (scroll to the bottom for all the room tutorials). 


Embroidered Unicorn Faux Taxidermy Hoop
I’ve been making some very floral hoops lately so I decided it was time to make something silly and fun, and what is more fun than a unicorn!?

This unicorn is made using natural cotton canvas, white cotton canvas, denim from some old jeans and a cut up blue chambray shirt. Her body has been embroidered with a bunch of little stars, squiggles and dots for extra unicorny magic!

Faux taxidermy pattern from Cupcake Cuties on Etsy!
(I changed things up slightly from the instructions by using different materials/colours and embroidering the eyes)


Cthulhu! Please REBLOG:)


This faux taxidermy piece is all hand made and original. Cthulhu measures 18" from the top of his head to the tip of his longest tentacle . He extends about 14" from his circular base which measures 7" X 7". His widest point measures 12".

Cthulhu is constructed using a wire armature . His face was sculpted using polymer clay, and he was hand painted with acrylic paints.

Cthulhu also has a halo which is remove-able
From the piece if you so desire:)

Thanks for looking and be sure to check out the rest of my shop!


Baphomet! (Head) My newest Piece ! On Etsy https://www.etsy.com/listing/266712494/baphomet-ooak-hand-made-faux-taxidermy


This awesome piece is all hand made and has beautiful mosaic mirror accents!

Baphomet measures about 7.5" from his custom made base and 11" from horn tip to horn tip.

His face mask is hand sculpted and painted using polymer clay and acrylic paint.

He has a full wire armature construction and is made to hang. Baphomet also has hand painted glass eyes:)


WIP life size winged wolf March.

We will do this sculpture collectively. The basis of this is mannequin reaching for taxidermy. I’m, Karhu and Gosha  working on it.

Now I’m a little sick and I feel tired. So I come back to this project later, when there are new forces.

Wolves in my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/ru/shop/DemiurgusDreams/search?search_query=w+wolf 


A toe-snatching Tootsie Monster - scuttling too quickly around your bedroom at night on those great big legs.  Reaching up to take a nibble on anything hanging over the edge of the bed…

Moonlight Tootsie is #6 in the family.  



Baphomet! https://www.etsy.com/listing/274703412/ooak-handmade-faux-taxidermy-baphomet please REBLOG 😈

This is my largest faux taxidermy piece that I’ve made , Baphomet is huge!

This Black Goat is all handmade and original , Baphomet is based on the infamous Eliphas Levi design.
He measures 37" from horn tip to horn tip. Baphomet extends about 17" from the wall to the tip of his nose. The round base measures 9" X 9" , and he measures 18" from the bottom of it’s base to the top of it’s head. The torch measures 12" long.

Baphomet is ready to hang and has a wire armature construction. This piece is mostly covered in faux fur but also has some feathers as well. His face , ears , and torch are all hand sculpted using polymer clay, with mirror shards in the torch.

Please feel free to ask any questions !