An Animal Crossing: New Horizons fan combines two elements, the skeleton and the iron wall lamp, to create a spooky new decoration.
Part of the appeal of Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the ability to decorate not just a house, but an entire island. However, that hasn’t stopped enterprising players from creating amazing and creative homes for themselves. A Animal Crossing: New Horizons player recently discovered that the combination of two elements, the skeleton and the iron lamp, produces a unique decoration which gives an even more spooky atmosphere to their home.
Combining objects to create very specific effects is an age-old tradition in video games, whether or not the game is designed to allow for that combination. Animal Crossing: New Horizons fans have used item combinations before to create tributes to other franchises, but this combination is simply a nod to the spooky season.
Redditor Lakenfo posted a screenshot of their home, which appears to be decorated in an antique, almost rustic dark wood look. The building features unusual furniture choices such as a barrel, a plastic flamingo, a wind chime, and a huge skeleton with a black hat and glowing eyes. In the post description, lakenfo explains that they created this very specific look for the skeleton by placing the Iron Wall Lamp element right behind it. The lampshade became a hat for the skeleton, and the light passed through the empty sockets, making them glow.
When worn by the skeleton, the iron wall sconce resembles a conical sedge hat, a traditional accessory found throughout Asia. It is mainly used as protection against sun and rain and is famous by Mortal combat‘s Raiden, a god of thunder heavily inspired by East Asian mythology. A similar item known as the Bamboo Hat can be crafted in Animal Crossing, although it is not certain that putting the Bamboo Hat on a skeleton would give a similar result – assuming that particular combination of items is possible.
At the time of writing, it looks like other fans are interested in combining items. One user immediately noticed the resemblance to Mortal combat‘s Raiden, while another claimed the iron wall lamp looked more like a witch’s hat. A third user said it reminded them of the Swedish TV show Vintergatan. However, almost as many users commented on another aspect of the screenshot: Due to the positioning of Lakenfo’s character in front of a lit Tiki Torch object, it appears their hair is on fire. It seems that many users found this image to be more distracting than the whimsical skeleton, although the fan’s creation is certainly memorable on its own.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is now available for Nintendo Switch.
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