So I’ve saved the best for last. Throughout the Monsterpalooza 2012 maze were wonderful replicas of some terrifying creatures. Some are Hollywood famous, and others came from the imaginative minds of great design and effects artists.
This is a lifesize replica of legendary FX artist Rick Baker putting on the wolf makeup for “American Werewolf in London” for which he won his first academy award.
Above is Jack Pierce applying makeup to Boris Karloff for the 1932 iconic horror film The Mummy. As head of Universal Studios’ makeup department, Pierce created some of the most classic iconic makeup for films like Frankenstein (1931) & The Wolf Man (1941).
There were so many artists displaying their work it was overwhelming. I met Chet Zar, the artist who is known for doing the album and video artwork for one of my favorite music bands – Tool. Lots of other artists had painted pictures inspired by Disney’s Haunted Mansion. There were so many wonderful examples of beloved horror creatures. Below is an example of one I’d love to own.
HEY DUDE! LOOK OUT BEHIND YOU!