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March 1, 2020

Mystery Cicada Object

Filed under: Cicada Arts,Roy Troutman — Dan @ 12:20 pm

Roy Troutman sent us photos of this mysterious cicada-shaped object. We don’t know what it is, but it looks cool.

Front:
Mystery Cicada Object

Back:
Mystery Cicada Object

Wings spread:
Mystery Cicada Object

February 28, 2020

Cicada Skin Lamps by Gaye Williams

Filed under: Cicada Arts,Photos & Illustrations — Dan @ 4:13 pm

Cicada Skin (exuvia, molts, “shells”) Lamps by Gaye Williams.

Cicada Skin Lamps by Gaye Williams

Cicada Skin Lamps by Gaye Williams

December 18, 2016

Cicada Christmas Lights 2016🎅🏼

Filed under: Christmas,Cicada Arts — Dan @ 6:48 pm

Cicada Lights

String of Cicada Lights

I’ve made Christmas lights, in the past, from plastic cicada whistles from Australia.

This year I tried something new and used real cicada exuvia (skins/shells) and LED “fairie lights”, which seem to run cool enough that they won’t be a hazard to the fragile skins. They look pretty. I’m still in the testing phase, but the results so far look promising.

December 24, 2015

Cicada Christmas Lights 🎅🏼

Filed under: Christmas,Cicada Arts,Pop Culture,Video — Dan @ 1:58 am

I made cicada Christmas lights using some LED USB Christmas lights, and some plastic cicada whistles from Australia. The song of cicadas heralds the Christmas season in many countries in the southern hemisphere like Australia.

CicadaMania Cicada Christmas Lights from Cicada Mania on Vimeo.

Cicada Christmas Lights

Here’s the whistles:
Whistles

Bonus Christmas Cicada stuff:

There is a cicada nicknamed the Kobonga Christmas Clanger in Australia (thx David Marshall and Kathy Hill ):

Christmas Clanger Kobanga

How about a cicada Christmas Wreath? This wreath was made by Jenny Pate back in 2004.

Cicada Christmas Wreath made by Jenny Pate.

Or a Cicada Christmas Card from Sam Orr:

Cicada Christmas card

An illustration I made a few years ago:
Cicada Christmas

Christmas Cards:
Christmas Card

Christmas Card

Christmas ornaments made with cicada skins?

Clear Christmas ornaments with cicada exuvia

April 24, 2013

Cicada Princess Movie completed

Filed under: Cicada Arts,Pop Culture — Dan @ 7:25 am

Update:

I received my Cicada Princess clay cicada that was an actual actor/actress in the movie:

Cicada Princess

And here’s the URL to the movie: www.cicadaprincess.com

Here’s some news for cicada fanatics: the movie Cicada Princess has officially wrapped post production and was and successfully submitted it for consideration to the Sundance Film Festival. Read more about it. Congratulations to film maker Mauricio Baiocchi.

The Cicada Princess is a stop-motion animated movie featuring anthropomorphic cicadas. It was funded via Kickstarter contributions. Visit the Cicada Princess website. Here at Cicada Mania, we’re interested in both real and fictional cicadas.

Cicada Princess

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