Bridethulhu is the new Bridezilla #Wedding trends#bridezilla#tentacles Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Aug 28 2012) Ariel arielmstallings We're totally sick of the term Bridezilla, but there's no denying that as you grind your way through wedding planning, it can be helpful to have a term for that rage-filled, insane creature that bubbles up in your mind at times. And now, courtesy of Offbeat Bride Tribe member Ladyphae and her fiance, we finally have our new term: My biggest fear is becoming a Bridezilla of epic proportions. My wonderful fiance swears that I could never be one no matter how hard I try — and that Bridethulhu would be a much more fitting epithet. It made me laugh and things like that are one of the reasons I am marrying the beast. There you have it! Old and busted: Bridezilla. The new hotness: BRIDETHULHU! For those unfamiliar with H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu character, here's a little back-story courtesy of Wikipedia: H. P. Lovecraft's initial short story, "The Call of Cthulhu", was published in Weird Tales in 1928. Described as resembling "…an octopus, a dragon, and a human caricature…. A pulpy, tentacled head surmounted a grotesque scaly body with rudimentary wings," the imprisoned Cthulhu is apparently the source of constant anxiety for mankind at a subconscious level. Read more. "The source of constant anxiety at a subconscious level" pretty much exactly sums up my wedding planning experience. BRIDETHULHU: BEGONE! And yes, of course there are Bridethulhu shirts! Ariel Author of three editions of the Offbeat Bride book and the brand-new From Shitshow To Afterglow, Ariel Meadow Stallings acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives in Seattle with her son, and if she's not reading or writing books, chances are good that she's dancing or happy-crying. To follow her latest work, join join The Afterglow, for exclusive access to essays, videos, online courses, and more. PREVIOUS Carry heart-shaped umbrellas for major photo impact NEXT Show your support for same-sex marriage by giving them your first dance Show/Hide comments [ 17 ] We're having little chrocheted bride and groom-thulhus! (groom-thulhu has been decorating my fiance's office for years in a variety of tiny hats). His sister is being totally awful about her wedding, so I said "I promise I won't be a bridezilla like your sister… I'll be bridethulhu!" This shirt is MINE! Reply HIGH FIVE! Reply Us too on the crocheted cthulhus. Proof that great minds think alike! Reply My soon to be hubby always calls me cutethulu, and this post has made my day! Best believe I am buying one of these shirts as soon as I get paid on friday! Reply YES. Bridethulhu it is. That shirt will be mine. Oh yes. It will be mine. Also, I present you with this YouTube, a love song to Cthluhu, to the tune of Hey There Delilah: Reply omg… I heart this… Sharing on Facebook… You just made my day… 😀 Reply Most awesome creation ever. ^_^ All hail and sacrifice to the great Bridethulhu! Reply This is awesome!!!! I love it! LoL Reply Bridethulhu fever, it is on! Reply OMFG! My wedding is Steampunk Cthulhu and now all I want is that shirt. I enjoyed the posted but when I got to that shirt I squealed so loud my violin practicing child came to see what was wrong! Lol Reply Genuinely LOL – do they do Groomthulhu too?! Reply My lovely Mr has told me I'm Jekyll and Bride at the moment, one minute myself, next crazy maccrazyson 😉 Reply Love it that you did these shirts. so cool Reply My friend was calling me Bridemothra before I got married because I was the complete opposite of a Bridezilla. I hated talking about the plans or how things were going and tried to play it down at every opportunity. "IT'S NOT A WEDDING" being the most said words out of my mouth! (It was a BBQ with a side of marriage) Reply Love it, I keep saying do you want to come to our party? or the wedding bit too? 😉 Reply How unbelievably fitting for me. I'm not the kind to rage and yell at people about the wedding plans. I refuse to be a Bridezilla. Even with 4 days to go and everything being DIY! *continues pulling out hair* But you can bet you tushy that I am driving myself insane with anxiety. I'm not sleeping and barely eating. I'm just ready for it to get here so I can stop stressing and have fun. 🙂 Reply I have just attended a friends wedding last month and reading this makes me laugh so much, she was exactly the same! Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! 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