Stan Winston Studios | How to Fabricate a Monster Suit


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Learn how to make foam fabricated monster suits & creature costumes with Hollywood's most sought-after FX fabricators, Bill Bryan (Ghostbusters, Army of Darkness, Men in Black) & Ted Haines (Blade 2, The Muppets, Cowboys & Aliens).

In part 1 of this gargantuan 5-part webcourse series, Bryan, Haines & their student teams begin the process of bringing two Kaiju monster suits to life, including design review, head patterning and carving, tips on creating teeth, nails and horns, and suit prototyping techniques!

In part 2 of this epic 5-part webcourse series, Bryan, Haines & their student teams continue the monster-making process, including muscle patterning, carving details, skin texturizing, and mechanism prototyping.

In part 3 of this Godzilla-sized webcourse series, master creature effects fabricators Bill BryanTed Haines & their student teams continue the Kaiju-making process. Calling upon their combined half-century of character costume building experience, Bryan & Haines share affordable DIY techniques for mechanizing, finalizing suit silhouettes, and how to use plastic bags to create inflatable sacs and organic skin texture.

In part 4 of this whopping webcourse series, master creature effects fabricators Bill Bryan, Ted Haines & their student teams approach the finish line as they complete and assemble their monster suit components. Follow along to pick up a vast variety of valuable techniques for attaching monster arms and heads, mechanizing jaws & mandibles, and even how to make "nurnies" and use razor blades to create organic texture.

In part 5 of this colossal Kaiju suit course, expert FX fabricators Bill Bryan & Ted Haines guide their student teams through the final steps in the monster-making process. Covering a broad range of finishing techniques, Bryan & Haines share their approaches to bringing it all together, including how to "skin" your creature costumes, creating custom air bladders, adjusting internal mechanisms, monster suit painting tips, and finally, on-set blocking.