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Speculo
09-01-2008, 07:19 AM
Check out the Lizard Spawn, one of our custom creatures for 2008! He rolled out at a the Dragon Con parade this weekend... It is a full bodysuit.

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h212/Speculo/Liz1.jpg

My 8 year old daughter helped out...what a doll!

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

Speculo
09-01-2008, 07:36 AM
A twisted medical serial killer dwells below NETHERWORLD. Our second show is called Mangler...here are a few Teaser shots of the icon.. a full head custom silicone mask.

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h212/Speculo/Mangler1.jpg

Here is a better glimpse of the head...

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h212/Speculo/Mangler2.jpg


Looks like Dr Speculo had a really bad skateboarding accident!

Speculo
09-01-2008, 07:41 AM
This is our main Icon for 2008 -


He will be battling the Lizard spawn in our main show Carnivore...

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h212/Speculo/NW-Blog-Image.jpg

This is another full head custom silicone mask with punched hair... We will have several versions of him in the show. Some of the hair on this image is photo shopped.

hauntedhousenut
09-01-2008, 07:50 AM
Ben very nice, who did the work for you?

Dr. Giggles
09-01-2008, 09:50 AM
They look great!

UndeadProd
09-01-2008, 10:04 AM
Duuuuuuuuuude.

Those are all spectacular.

maddi005
09-01-2008, 10:37 AM
cant wait to see then in person ben...those are fantastic...you always have the best toys to play with...lol...guess i better kick my costumes and characters up another notch just so i dont look mediocre...lol...

maddi ~:)

maddi005
09-01-2008, 10:38 AM
cant wait to see then in person ben...those are fantastic...you always have the best toys to play with...lol...guess i better kick my costumes and characters up another notch just so i dont look mediocre...lol...

maddi ~:)

dr0zombie
09-01-2008, 10:45 AM
Amazing work Ben... damn those are some NICE looking costumes!!

Midnight13
09-01-2008, 11:17 AM
As always, simply amazing!

Kevin Dells
09-01-2008, 12:06 PM
Sweet Icon Characters Ben, but the one that creeps me out the most is in fact your daughter!

Always great to include the kiddies!

scareshack
09-01-2008, 01:05 PM
wow! Those costumes are just insane! Awesome !
The one of the little doll is kinda creepy....I have to show that to my daughter now.
What was used for the face on that if I may ask?

SomeThingInTheIce
09-01-2008, 05:44 PM
Wow, your actors are over the top. Very cool!

Infoamtek
09-01-2008, 08:26 PM
"Splat" does some good work for you guys, Ben.

Speculo
09-01-2008, 10:21 PM
The Creepy Doll Mask is a silicone mask from CFX (Haunt Vendors) . The rest are Bill Johnsons work, he is a pro SPFX artist, one of the key folks behind NETHERWORLD from day one. I think several sculptors assited him on the lizard, I don't know them all. The costumes (Mangler, Wolf Suit) are done by some of our wardrobe team, Jayne Rogers and Erin Bushko, Jayne also worked on the Lizards costume structure as did Matt Silva, who also slushed the molds and worked on the under skull. Roy Wooley did some airbrush work on unitard that goes under the suit. Rachel Armstrong is in The Doll, Dustin Mc Connell is in the Lizard, and I am in the Wolf and the Mangler.

And that is the short answer!

Thanks!


Another Lizard Shot...

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h212/Speculo/liz2.jpg

scareshack
09-01-2008, 11:03 PM
The body on that costume is just intense. There is so much detail fro looking at the pic! Im still in awe over it!

damon carson
09-02-2008, 10:32 AM
Those are really nice you should mass produce them and sell them to the industry!
Nice worK! You could always make other kinds than whats in your haunt.
Damon

drfrightner
09-03-2008, 01:47 AM
Will anyone EVER catch up to you guys in the make up and costume department...I doubt it! AMAZING!

You have set the bar so damn HIGH even myself will admit there is no point in even trying to catch up! We are trying on some small levels with the costumes, but man o man you've just set the bar so high.

Larry

Speculo
09-03-2008, 06:56 AM
Thanks! The guys work very hard on this stuff.

Here is a battle shot, we are still working out the presentation, but you can get the idea...


http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h212/Speculo/Battle2.jpg

Matt Marich
09-03-2008, 07:33 AM
Beautiful stuff Ben, be carefull your daughter doesn't break, you know the old addage, bull in a china shop!

Have a great year!

Matt
Edge Designs

Matt Marich
09-03-2008, 07:34 AM
BTW, are the luxurious nails on the Lizard man natural or extensions?

Speculo
09-03-2008, 08:13 PM
In its natural habitat in the NETHERWORLD, Lizard Spawn eat large toxic insect like creatures as a primary food source. This intake of crunchy material helps them grow protective spines and claws with ease ( Needed to keep away larger flesh eaters).

However when the Lizards rend the wall between worlds and come to Earth they tend to gorge more on squishy red meat, human more often than not. This protein influx allows them to grow massive, but deprives them of the nutrients they need for body armor growth. Lizard Spawn Masters ( These Lizards are dumb brutes, but useful as shock troops) will often drive the Lizard Spawn back and forth to allow maximum size and armor for the beasts.

Thus this particular Lizard, since it is rather skinny and equipt with large claws, looks like it is fresh from the NETHERWORLD - and yes those would be natural claws.

It is also quite unlucky, since it seems to have bitten an Alpha werewolf leader. Athough these Lizard Spawn are nasty critters, totally capable of taking down a young werewolf, they lack the speed and power of older wolves and are quite outmatched when they encounter one.

I hope that answers your question?

Thanks!

dr0zombie
09-03-2008, 09:51 PM
Will you be selling the babies as pets in the gift shop? Preferably one that is from a wolf bitten mommy if possible, I like taking bad risks.

Speculo
09-07-2008, 08:30 AM
These are some of our custom wolves... We have 3 new silicone sculpts and a bunch for latex. ( These are two of them, the one in the middle is a foam mask)

The suits are a new technique our Costume folks came up with, they look huge but light and airy. (and Hairy!)

We are trying to get together a parking lot Wolf Pack, it should be cool when we get it all finished.

We are also getting one of those changing wolves from SPFX masks -

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

Raycliff Manor
09-07-2008, 09:51 AM
SO AWESOME!!! Man, I really can't wait for the day I can visit Netherworld in person! It's definitely on my list of "Things To Do Before I Die!"

Kel

SHELDON
09-07-2008, 07:58 PM
Really great stuff guys! I can appreciate how much work went into those!