Saturday, October 31, 2009

Today is the Day

It's that time of the year again, folks. Time to don the white fur and go out and gather candy!

I missed this great handmade kid costume from last year's Halloween. Click here to see.

I'm looking forward to seeing this year's Fall line-up.

Have a good 'Een, e'erbody!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Trick or Treat?

From here.

Happy Halloween, Everyone!

Remember to send me your photographs of yeti costumes!

Send 'em to gumey(AT)!
(Remember to switch out the "(AT)" with the @ symbol).

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Hats for Halloween

A lot of people may not want a yeti mask to wear for Halloween. Too hot, too heavy, too identity-concealing.

So I say:

How 'bout a hat?

Here are some of the fabulous HEADWEARS available on the Internet for those with penchants for face-free fun.


To begin, this is the Expedition Everest hat:

From here

The pointy teeth extend onto the brow.


This hat has brow-jaws as well, but also bat-ears. It is only $25 at

From here

From here

Big ears, you know you're the one.


Perhaps you are of the ilk that likes the hand-made and the knitted. This is a hat fashioned in such fashion by bobcathats:

Note the gritted teeth of fury.


Said ilk will also enjoy this one worn by Domestic Dork, who purchased it just recently perhaps for Halloween?:

She does not reveal from whence it came, alas.

Update: Holly Noelle from Domestic Dork let us know in the comments that one can buy the Yeti hat here.


Care for horns? You will be satisfied by the hat by Fairly Enchanted Designs:


And also for the horn-aficionado, this hat is by Creature Co-op:

From here


So there you are... HATS!

Monday, October 26, 2009

More Yeti in Hockey‏

Reader Q-girl has this awesome scoop:

Hockey player Craig Anderson has a customized design of his helmet that depicts either a yeti or an albino gorilla.

My guess is ABMNBLSNWMN!

The site mentions that David Aebischer had a similar mask back in the day. This is it here.

I've blogged about yeti and hockey here, here, here, here, here, and here.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Not Yeti Friday - Yigby the Baby Monstroctopus

"Love and a Sandwich" is one of the All-Stars of the yeti-representation community.

I previously blogged about her work here, here, and here ('cuz of her crab).

She's still producing magnificent yeti related plush creatures.

Including the one above - Yigby, of which she writes:
Yigby is a special breed of Monstroctopus. He's a bit of a "mutt" of the monstroctopus world. His mother was a monstroctopus, but his father was a yeti. They met in the cold arctic oceans and fell madly in love. With Yigby having both Yeti and Monstroctopus blood flowing in him, it makes him very special. He has two sets of teeth, and can swim or crawl on land. He also inherited his father's lust for meat, and he is a dangerous carnivore. So.. be careful with him.

Yigby, even though you are a half-breed, I love you anyway.

Today I say:

I LOVE YIGBY... so you don't have to.

Hot Rod Garage Yeti

Reader Bill Walsh writes:
Don't know if you've posted this guy before, but he's a ways down the
page: link

Thanks, Bill!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Burroughs Wampa

A Wampa is a yeti. Sorry, purists. Here's one by Scott Burroughs.

A Holiday Favorite TWICE a Year!

Because of Bumble from the Rudolph special, yeti has been associated with Christmas ever since. But my belief is that yeti is more and more being associated with another holiday - HALLOWEEN.

Master of two holidays, people.

The yeti is joining the usual suspects of classic Halloween monsters and characters we all know and love. There was a time when Dracula and Frankenstein (two literary characters) weren't Halloween monsters. But at one point in the last 50 years, they joined the family.

Now is the time the Abominable Snowman is joining the ranks! Haunted houses have ghosts, werewolves, witches, mummies, and now yeti.

As a case in point, Amanda made the cute plush doll Corey the Abominable Snowman as part of her Beasties collection (etsy shop here) which includes all of the Halloween Heroes we know and love. If you check out her site, you'll see what I mean.

Via Superpunch who got it via Plush You

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Patterson-Gimlin Yeti

This week marks the 42nd anniversary of the Patterson-Gimli film, which allegedly shows a sasquatch.

Below is a statuette (found here) of a yeti who has been deliberately made to resemble the pose of "Patty" in the film. Her stance is so famous that it is instantly recognizable.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Dress Up Your Kid

I know you're going to be a yeti, but might I suggest you have your child be a yeti as well?

Look at these excellent youths:

From here

Posted by: jared_bee

MoonofAutumn's friend (or possibly brother)

My personal favorite, the winner from Halloween 2008.

See lots more ideas for costumes from this blog's archive at my tag of Disguise (be sure to click "Older Posts" at the bottom to see more).

Some Ideas for All Hallow's Eve

As you're going to be a yeti for Halloween this year, here are some additional ideas for your costume. Please have a friend, family member, or complete stranger take a photo of you in your abominable get-up, then email me a digital version of said photo.

Thank you, and good night.

These folks did it, and so will you. Congratulations!

Not Yeti Friday - Althin's Felix

There's a great art piece that recently hit the world and is generating buzz. It's a giant sculpture by artist Eric Althin and puppet/creature maker Tamara Marke-Lares. Exhibiting at Bold Hype gallery in Orlando Florida, it's called Felix.

Hi-Fructose Magazine took many pictures, shared the original sketch, and interviewed Althin. He had this to say:
"As far as what he is... a lot of people are calling him a yeti, but that's not quite accurate. I'd imagine Yetis to be related to apes in some way, where as Felix's evolutionary ladder would reveal his closest relative to be the polar bear."
I don't want to argue that Felix is a yeti (that's entirely up to Althin), but I can't help take issue with the idea that it is inaccurate to say he looks like one. I've looked at thousands and thousands of yeti depictions over the years, and I can state unequivocally that... Dude Look Like a Yeti. The popular culture has been making yeti more ablobinable over the years. Most images of him these days show him as a white blob with eyes. He's basically a Halloween ghost with broad shoulders and claws.

Anyway, I love the sculpture, yeti or not. Rock on, Althin.

  • Link to Hi-Fructose article via Superpunch and the man with plan Spencer M.
  • Thursday, October 15, 2009

    Ghostbusters Yeti

    Branded in the 80s is doing "31 Days of Monsters" in honor of Halloween month. Every day is a new monster from a 1980s cartoon. It's awesome.

    Through this awesomeness, I became aware of the existence of a yeti from the Real Ghostbusters cartoon.

    That was one of my favorite cartoons as a kid.

    So, okay, it's not really a yeti, but I'm going to pretend it is. I mean, how often is there something like a yeti having something to do with Ghostbusters? Like, never. I say, seize the day!

    I wanted to have a blog post once in my lifetime that was titled "Ghostbusters Yeti". Now I can enjoy the rest of my long life knowing that my ambitions are entirely met. I can just chill from here on out.

    Yetis and Zombies

    Zombies are not a cryptids like yeti, but they have been occasionally associated with them none-the-less.

    With the rampant rise in zombie popularity, however, they are starting to be MERGED into one creature.

    Last month, I found a hybrid. Here are a few more:

    Zombie Yeti by Plushroom Soup (a clear yeti-lover, who makes other cute plush yetis worth checking out)

    Zombie Yeti by illustrator Jeremy Packer (He likes 'em so much, 'zombie yeti' is his online handle and he owns!)

    Zombie Abominable Snowman Ooak by Undead Ed (A modification of the Monsters, Inc toy - it can be seen bigger and purchased on his etsy site here)

    Let me know if you discover any additional crossbreeds out there in the wild.

    Hmm... first yeti bats, now yeti zombies? It is almost as if HALLOWEEN IS ALMOST HERE!

    Tuesday, October 13, 2009

    Mural Yeti

    A reader named Valanga alerts us to a sighting of yeti at the southeast corner of 90th and Aurora in Seattle:

    It's a mural for a ski shop.

    Thanks, Valanga!

    Monday, October 12, 2009

    Pipecleaner Yeti

    The talented Chenille Macabre makes monstrous things out of pipecleaners.

    From the etsy page:
    "The Yeti Mini stands 2" (5.908 cm) high. His body is completely comprised of pipe cleaners. He has been brushed with a glitter acrylic to make his fur sparkle like ice, and he is quite poseable!"

    Thanks, Spencer!

    Saturday, October 10, 2009

    Bat Girl Yeti

    Alex of Bat Girl Designs makes awesome yeti stuffed animals.

    This one is fabulous. It has movable arms and legs! And she can make one for you at her etsy shop.

    Her passion is bats. And so she has a couple of bat-yeti hybrids worth checking out:

    Yeti-Bat Coffee Cozy

    Yeti Bat based on the Matterhorn Disneyland Yeti

    Yetis and Bats go quite well together, don't you think? A perfect way to bridge the gap between traditional Halloween iconography and the Yeti. Preps the mind for what will happen on October 31st!

    (((You will be a yeti for halloween.)))

    Thursday, October 1, 2009

    What's that? Oh yeah. HALLOWEEN.

    That's right, folks.

    You Will Be A Yeti For Halloween This Year.

    I am hypnotizing you. Wait, let me try that again...

    ((((You Will Be A Yeti For Halloween This Year.))))

    That should do it.

    You don't have to be a world class special effects company to fashion a yeti whole-cloth to obscure your identity for one magical evening.

    This person just got some white fur and some gray sweatpants. How hard was that? And yet: Terrific Performance. Five Stars.

    These guys are still working on their costume... it's a work in progress... but hey, they still have a month. Go for it! Reach for the glory.

    I would tell you to just get one off Amazon but it's currently unavailable.

    My question to you is: What do you have to lose? Your body weight in sweat? True. But what else? Nothing. What do you have to gain? Candy.

    That's right, yetis get more candy on Halloween night. FACT.

    If my hypnotism, the greater glory of living to the fullest, and candy don't convince you, then maybe my readership is composed of aliens. Like non-humans that don't even know what it is they're reading and comprehending. That's like the only explanation. Shout out to all my intergalactic peeps. Keep soarin'.