He’s no Babadook, but Black Phillip has achieved his own kind of cult status: The needlepoint kind. The devilish black goat from Robert Eggers’ masterful horror “The Witch” became instantly iconic for for his gravelly tone, posh British accent, and stirring invitation that young Thomasin (Anya Taylor-Joy) learn what it’s like to “live deliciously.” For his seductive efforts, he has been rewarded with a devoted — and very creative — fanbase that has immortalized him with various memorabilia on Etsy. Distributor A24 first noticed the trend, remarking that they had clearly missed a merchandising opportunity.
Just in time for Halloween, here are some of A24’s top finds:
This grotesquely realistic human-sized mask has sadly been sold, so we can all only hope to have the second scariest Halloween costume this year. But from the insane detail and care that went into this thing, it’s clear there is at least one Black Phillip worshipper out there with way too much time on their hands.
This 17-inch Black Phillip figurine may set you back $160, but it’s a small price to pay for bragging rights. The designer may have taken some liberties with that beige jumpsuit, but at least this Black Phillip will fit right in with the full Ghostbusters collection.
Hey, you could do a lot worse than Black Phillip for president. Oh wait, we already did. Still, with its Tarot card graphics, this tee will never go out of style.
Needle point maybe in these days, but it was certainly all the rage in the 17th century, when “The Witch” takes place. If only Thomasin and her family had this charming cross-stitch, maybe they would have seen Black Phillip coming.
For a far more affordable trinket, you can download a PDF of this polyganal paper mask. Though the thought of putting this together might make you wish you knew witchcraft, there’s no doubt anyone wearing this mask would be dressed impress — or is it dressed to kill?
This adorable pin is an excellent gift for the witch in your life.
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