What is the bearlamp?  Why Bearlamp?  I get this question a lot.  This is the story.

A few years back I had a friend who was very interested in cosplay and costumes.  She worked out that instead of making a bear-head mask from scratch; what you can do is take a giant-teddy-bear and cut it’s head off and turn it into a mask.

Brilliant.  I had this idea in my head for a while when I came across another friend who had a teeny little desktop-sized teddy bear with a lampshade for a head.  It was with these two pieces of information that I realised I held the key to a hilarious idea (make both).  Which is great, but I didn’t have a bear.  Only the idea.

Then.  Within a week of having this ridiculous brainwave I was driving down the road and saw someone had thrown out a giant sized bear.  It was mine.

One trip to the hardware store, some stitching, and I give you: