My 7-year-old daughter is totally obsessed with leprechauns. Leading up to St. Patrick’s Day she has been drawing them, writing them notes, searching for them, and she even created a very complex leprechaun trap that involved a box, tape, glue and lots and lots of glitter (according to her, leprechauns can’t resist glitter). Now this all sounds just adorable, except for one fact; leprechauns totally freak me out. I don’t know if it’s their greed for gold, their slightly sinister stare or that they tend to cause mischief where ever they go, but I think it’s a combination of all three. Oh, and these 12 creepy incarnations of leprechauns, yeah, that would creep anyone out. Check them out here:
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Leprechaun The Movie 2 of 13The 1993 film Leprechaun takes on the creepiness of the leprechaun lore and ups the ante to total horror. IMDB describes the film as, "An evil, sadistic Leprechaun goes on a killing rampage in search of his beloved pot of gold." Yeah, I won't be seeing that any time soon.
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Leprechaun Mask 3 of 13Wanna freak someone out? Just wear this mask. It's ALL colors of creepy.
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Creepy Costume 4 of 13This costume is far more suited for Halloween than St. Patrick's Day. If anyone did wear this on March 17th, well I'd be running the other way.
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Walking Dead Leprechaun 5 of 13If this leprechaun doesn't give you the creeps, than I don't know what will.
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Leprechaun or Peter Pan 6 of 13
Steampunk Leprechaun 7 of 13This leprechaun is so swank, so steampunk, so hip, that it looks like he'll steal the gold right from under you.
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Little Leprechauns 8 of 13Although these little leprechauns are pretty cute (and they're only about four inches tall), they look like they could steal your soul.
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Leprechaun and Wolf Pal 9 of 13This leprechaun doesn't come alone, he has a wolf pal! Double the danger.
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Lucky? 10 of 13This is called a "Lucky Leprechaun," but if I saw him hiding somewhere in my house, I think I would scream.
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Vintage Leprechaun 11 of 13This vintage leprechaun may have kind eyes, but you know he just wants your pot of gold.
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Cute or Creepy? 12 of 13I have to say, of all the leprechauns, this is the cutest. But it is still a "zombie Leprechaun."
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Smiling Leprechaun 13 of 13Let's say you're walking down a little road and you meet this leprechaun. Would you run? I would.
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Plus check out Carolyn’s 7 St. Patrick’s Day Myths, Symbols and Facts Explained here.
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