Some people have elevated snowmen to an art form. If you’re looking for the coolest or most creative snow creations out there, here are 11 photos that have to be seen to be believed.
1. Can You Hear Me Now?
With button eyes, a carrot nose and a black top hat, this snowman has all the markings of a traditionally festive creation. What sets him apart is the smartphone that he holds in his hand while his head ducks down to check his texts.
2. They March at Dawn
The only thing better than one snowman is an army of snowmen. While the origins of this picture are unknown, it’s clearly the work of a dedicated sculptor who spent a lot of time making each snowman unique. They all have different expressions and poses!
3. Take Them To Your Leader
Posted on the r/creepy sub of Reddit, these snow mounds were given luminescent eyes with the help of glow sticks. The result is downright unsettling, and they’re definitely something that you wouldn’t want to encounter unexpectedly in the dark.
4. The Battle of the Snowmen
It’s hard to know which “side” to take in this photo. Do you have sympathy for the large, life-sized snowman being tied up by all of the mini-mes? Or was Mr. Big a rampaging monster that the little guys finally subdued? You decide.
5. Hayao Miyazaki Would Be Proud
Created in Japan, this snow creature pays homage to the famous anime film My Neighbor Totoro. Not only is Totoro himself represented with crystals and ice, but he’s also carrying around his friends in his stomach and protecting them from the cold.
6. Delivered from On High
These creative snowmen are making snow angels with their own bodies. Not only is it a clever idea, but it’s also a well-staged and well-proportioned one. If anyone out there knows where this picture originated, please let us know. We’d like to pay our respects to the creators!
7. The Beach or Bust
Created by Instagram user mexicanosenmia, this mustached snowman is clearly tired of winter. He’s posed by the side of the road with a suitcase, a tropical flower necklace and a sign that says “Florida” as his thumb sticks out for a ride. Does anyone want to give this hitchhiker a lift?
8. Run! Save Yourselves!
This picture is titled “Attack of the deranged mutant killer monster snow goons,” and it’s hard to argue with that description. One unlucky snowman is being eaten alive by a dozen miniature ones, and there’s even red food coloring on his body to act as blood.
9. Japan, Take Two
Another representation of a Hayao Miyazaki film, this one was inspired by Spirited Away, the tale of a young girl transported to a new world. The ghost-faced stranger is just one of the things that she’ll have to face to get home.
10. Charlie Bit My Finger, So I Shoved Him Inside a Snowman
Sibling rivalry reaches new heights with this creative man-eating snowman. Who wouldn’t want to get rid of their little brother by feeding him into the icy jaws of winter?
11. The Clone Wars
Instead of building a traditional snowman, this enterprising sculptor decided to re-create their dog in snow form. The result is nearly identical to the real thing, but it remains to be seen which dog will get the treats.
These are just a few creative snowmen from around the world. If you’re tired of making the same old shapes and figures every year, let this list serve as inspiration for brand-new snow people!