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Speculo
07-13-2010, 10:35 PM
First look at our 2010 Icon for NETHERWORLD Gargoyle!

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h212/Speculo/NETHERWORLDGargoyle1.jpg

poison
07-13-2010, 10:51 PM
HOLY CRAP THAT IS AMAZING!!!!
Looks really good Ben!

Allen H
07-13-2010, 11:26 PM
Looks great, I can really tell alot of thought went into this. The horn placement is just right to allow him to be used as an Icon, standard placement would have made him appear devil like, great job.
Alone the horns would be comical, but with the face sculpt it balances out and makes a creepy character, again, looks awesome.
Always impressive.

Jonathan
07-14-2010, 03:33 AM
BEN....That Looks M-Fing AWESOME MAN!!!!!

I love it.

Badger
07-14-2010, 05:16 AM
Fantastic work as usual...!!!

MDKing
07-14-2010, 06:19 AM
Top notch costume Ben, really outstanding!

Allan

corpseguy
07-14-2010, 07:49 AM
Damn, thats beautiful!

BruiseMuse
07-14-2010, 08:07 AM
That looks amazing Ben!

Nightmaresgate
07-14-2010, 08:31 AM
You are a Genius... a sick.... twisted.... marvelous Genius!

scarygoat
07-14-2010, 09:19 AM
WOW, I am speechless. I think that is one of my favorite costumes yet. Great job Ben!

spookologist
07-14-2010, 10:37 AM
Great work once again! Love it.

Wayne

shawng
07-14-2010, 10:38 AM
One word: Insane

lurker
07-14-2010, 11:05 AM
That is awesome! Is it all foam latex?

SomeThingInTheIce
07-14-2010, 11:32 AM
Wow just Wow, How long does it take to get into that costume?

elowther
07-14-2010, 08:15 PM
This thing is amazing! The best thing about Ben and the crew around him is they are never satisfied to rest on their laurels and strive to get better each and every year. This is my favorite costume from them to date and I loved the vampire last year.

Awesome job as usual, thanks for the inspiration, hope I could make it down someday.

Eric

Dalloween
07-14-2010, 10:20 PM
Great detail... truly amazing work.

Jim

Haunts of Richmond
07-14-2010, 10:59 PM
I just had a scaregasm.

Ryan

brad
07-15-2010, 09:34 AM
Great job with that Ben!! Would love to see your place sometime soon.

Umby
07-15-2010, 10:00 AM
Looks really nice Ben... kudos

hauntedghost
07-15-2010, 01:47 PM
Nice!!!!!!!!!!!

altered flesh fx
07-15-2010, 03:44 PM
awesome work and great detail.

terrormasue
07-15-2010, 03:50 PM
Ben, totally awesome!!! Great design!. Now will you still be needing that swamp creature mask? I could take that off of your hands.

Speculo
07-15-2010, 08:58 PM
Wow! Thanks for all the kind words! I am not the artist here just the guy with the goofy grin and the cool contacts. The costume was created by Bill Johnson, who is right now very busy working on THE WALKING DEAD by AMC with the KNB effects crew and many of our actors and staff. Other interesting trivia, the throne was from WCW Halloween Havoc many years ago, we picked it up from TBS and fixed it up a bit.

The costume is latex and foam, the mask being foam like many our older Icons like the Collector and the Harvestman. In recent years we have done many of our icons in Silicone, but we thought foam would be better for this application, and man it is not as hot that is for sure!
Our Downstairs character is silicone and will have a costume of rotocast plastic, pretty cool and unusual, as will another of our upstairs creatures, the Infernal Contraption.

We should have quite an army of new fiends this year, and a ton of other crazy suprises. Of course we are in the middle of everything, but when I get some finished stuff to show we will roll it out here.

Thanks!

Raycliff Manor
07-19-2010, 12:06 PM
WOW!!! Can't wait to see more Ben! You definitely have one hellaciously talented team at Netherworld!

Kel

Speculo
07-21-2010, 06:12 AM
Here are a few more fun pictures...

This is the heart room where the walls would reach out to engulf you...

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h212/Speculo/HeartRoom2Web.jpg

Speculo
07-21-2010, 06:15 AM
This is the Arch Maze, one of our Mirror scenes. We have expanded the effect quite a bit from last year, but this is a shot from last season...


http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h212/Speculo/ArchMaze3Web.jpg

Speculo
07-21-2010, 06:21 AM
This is our Spider Cave.. The Custom Spider is big, I think his abdomen is about a 3 foot width. This is getting an extensive enhancement..

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h212/Speculo/Spider2Web.jpg

Speculo
07-21-2010, 06:26 AM
This was a Battle Scene last year between our T-Rex and our Mega Mouth Puppet. You would walk between them. This scene is totally gone, the creatures have been put into new homes. the SF T-Rex had been extremely modififed motion wise and will come out from a very (hopefully) effective and unexpeceted area to scare folks.

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h212/Speculo/BattleWeb.jpg

damon carson
07-21-2010, 10:06 AM
Those are some great pics Ben. Thanks for sharing.
Damon

nmhollowproductions
07-21-2010, 10:52 AM
That gargoyle is downright terrifying! Amazing stuff!

Love those room designs, too - that heart room looks like it's definitely something to be experienced!

phreakout
07-21-2010, 02:18 PM
As many times Ive been in haunts, and as many times ive acted in them, your haunt looks too freakin scary.

scaryguy666
07-23-2010, 02:44 PM
that looks very cool.

danny

freak 'n' stein
07-23-2010, 02:44 PM
I know the spider room FREAKED out one of our people last year. Your haunts were AMAZING!!! Many elements inspired us for this season!!! Netherworld definitely is an industry standard/trend setter!!!!!

Speculo
08-02-2010, 06:39 PM
I rolled this guy up the hill from the shop today, he just got a fresh paint job. This is a Moby from Scareparts, the prototype actually as it was custom for us before it was put into production. A medium sized prop that plays BIG. I guess he is a collectors item now. Gotta love that Pale Night Blood!


http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4075/4854731843_d6fdc48704_b.jpg

Speculo
08-03-2010, 08:43 PM
These are some shots of our redo of the bugsy Janitor we got from Larry at Transworld. Of course we saved the bug head for another day!

Speculo
08-03-2010, 08:46 PM
We have many kinds of Gargoyles planned for this years show. Here is a production shot of our custom redos of Scarefactory Creepers as Gargoyles.

Frankenhausers
08-05-2010, 01:36 PM
That looks so fantastic Ben. Can't wait to see it all in person and play !

silent requiem
10-18-2010, 10:21 PM
Absolutely breath taking! the mirror hall has always been one of my favorites. what is the heart wall made out of? silicone? latex? it looks heavy! but really grossly organic.

poison
10-19-2010, 12:18 AM
I think were coming to see you OCT 30th!
It's a surprise!

mindtumor
10-20-2010, 06:28 AM
That heart wall was a pretty cool effect in person. I didn't expect it to inflate.

freak 'n' stein
10-21-2010, 10:15 PM
That heart wall was a pretty cool effect in person. I didn't expect it to inflate.

I wasn't expecting it to inflate either!! Ask anyone from our group who went...I flipped shit when it began inflating and I couldn't see my feet. Haha...DEFINITELY a cool effect.

extreme evil
10-22-2010, 08:25 AM
That is really cool.