The Art of Darkness

Taxidermied Accessories

July 15th, 2009 by Cobwebs

Rat HeaddressUK-based designer Reid Peppard has taken taxidermy to a whole ‘nother level with a collection of wearable dead things. She’s got loads of macabre accessories, including mouse head cufflinks and a guinea pig hair comb, but I think my two favorite pieces are the rat change purse (toward the bottom of the post) and this awesome rat headdress with Swarovski crystal-encrusted tail.

Her site is ridiculously hard to read because it’s got dark grey text against a black background, but it’s worth a visit just for the pictures. She doesn’t list any prices, but you can check this post for ordering details.

Acceptable DIY versions of some of the items might be possible using fake rodents, although I’m thinking that this might be worth digging my taxidermy books back out for.*

Link (via BoingBoing)

*I remember rather vividly walking into a crowded bookstore several years ago and telling the clerk that a book I’d ordered had come in. I said, “It’s called Home Taxidermy.” Jeffery Dahmer had been caught about two weeks previously; you should have seen the looks I got.

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