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). 


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!


If you want the glamour of furniture that looks like taxidermy without, you know, sitting on real stuffed animals, then furniture and upholstery designer Tapazeria Rocchetti has just what you need. The Rome-based company creates awesome luxury furniture, some of which looks like tigers and panthers and even cartoonish cows.

Visit the Tapazeria Rocchetti website to check out more of their designs.

[via Neatorama and Dornob]


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 


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 !


The Dilophosaurus taxidermy mount is finally done! I’m so happy with the turn out even though the teeth are too long and the snout is to snubby.

Still it was a fun adventure in my first attempt at a faux taxidermy mount and using an old cardboard pizza box as the base.

My attempt at what I think a Dilophosaurus would look like. I used sea bird and diving bird colors and markings, as well as adding a throat pouch since dilo seems to be a fish eater. There is still a debate on whether Dilophosaurus was feathered or not, I would assume if it was it could be bare in some spots….we may never know.

Anyway, enjoy.