Fans of the Creature from the Black Lagoon are just a bit cooler than everyone else. There, I said it. But sadly the Creature is a little more obscure in terms finding the right memorabilia. Below you’ll find three perfect Creature items for just $10.
GILLY Soft Enamel Pin, $10
Everyone loves trick-or-treating. Especially monsters. GILLY is a young creature from the black lagoon. But just because he belongs under water does not mean he won’t be roaming block to block trying get as much candy as he can. So he dresses as astronaut. After all, a turned over fishbowl can hold enough water for him to breathe while making him look extra-authentic.
That’s what he thinks, anyway.
This soft enamel pin is just short of 50mm tall and captures the soft, faded tones of more vintage decorations. GILLY even has a trick-or-treating partner, JUNIOR, a wolf-boy dressed as a pirate, since no one should have to go out on Halloween alone.
You can find GILLY by clicking here.
Pop Creature Poster, $10
Yes, the Creature from the Black Lagoon is traditionally black and white. But as a native of the Amazon, he prefers a bit of color in his life. This Andy Warhol-inspired poster print is 11 x 17 and features stark contrasts. It stands against traditional color schemes to catch the eye of monster- (and art-) lovers everywhere!
So, while everyone has boring black and white still-captures or over-priced Mondo variants, you can get that is both afford and rare!
Snag your own Creature from the Black Lagoon print by clicking here.
CREATURE CLAUS Soft Enamel Pin, $10
Most people make the mistake of think monsters are just for Halloween. Or that monsters don’t enjoy Christmas. After all, everyone enjoys bright lights and presents. And since Santa Claus is too busy visiting all the children of the world, the Creature from the Black Lagoon likes to dress as Santa and visit the fish and wildlife of the many rivers, streams and tributaries of the American continents.
This soft enamel pin features green-dyed metal, so that shades are not too stark but rather perfectly toned for the holidays and for the creature.
What Makes the Creature from the Black Lagoon so Cool?
Few monsters are as iconic as the Creature from the Black Lagoon. Sure, Dracula has been portrayed more often and Frankenstein got to meet Abbot and Costello, but the Creature is so distinctively in part because he wasn’t as diluted by endless sequels, bizarre guest appearances or unfortunate remakes. In fact, it was the heavy reliance on costuming that prevents the character from being swept up in the identity of the actor, the way Bela Lugosi or Boris Karloff at times overshadowed their monsters.