Ewwweee! These specimens would have seriously freaked me out as a child - I screamed at the sight of anything with wings, antennae, or six-to-eight legs. But I'm a big girl now, and even like these bug collections...
1: a shadow box created for a client at The Framer's Workshop in Berkeley
2: a display of local North East Victoria, Australia insects put together by Insectographs
3: a butterfly collection from the New York Botanical Gardens shop
4: Bug Under Glass' Etsy shop
Is there an entomologist in you? Here's a how-to on collecting local specimens yourself at the R. M. Bohart Museum of Entomology at UC, Davis. Note that permits are required in many locales, so research before starting a collection on your own.