Our latest amigurumi is a Norwegian black metal guy. Norwegian black metal is a music movement. Its artists wear corpse paint. They have bullet belts, spiked gauntlets, combat boots, and inverted pentagrams to show their anti-religious stance. I've included all of those things on this guy. I also gave him a little flying v guitar so that he can play you a song before he burns down your church.
His bullet belt is made out of silver beads strung together with yarn. His arm spikes are #12 cut tacks I spray painted silver. His pentagram was sold to me as a pentacle earring by a nice Wiccan named Stacey.
One of the hardest parts of this project was making the flying v guitar. I've never played a guitar (Mike's the musician) so I had no idea how big guitars are. My first ones were way too small. Mike had to print out a bunch of photos from the internet of people playing a flying v so that I could get an idea of the relative scale of man vs guitar.
The body and neck are crocheted but the pickguard is made from gray wool felt. The volume knobs are silver studs meant to be used for "bedazzling." The tuners are silver beads, and the frets are made with embroidery floss.
We photographed our black metal guy today at Green-wood cemetery in Brooklyn. It's a beautiful place. You should go.
As always, Mike took care of the photography. Here are a few of his fabulous, fabulous shots.