Making Monsters: Going Ape! Pictures

Every year, Distortions takes its very best and latest props to the Transworld Halloween & Attractions Show in St. Louis, and this year is no exception.

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Basing the Mask
Basing the Mask

Basing the Mask

Ed bases the USS Nightmare mask. 960 1280

  

Marching Band Masks

Marching Band Masks

The marching band masks are based and ready to rub out. 960 1280

  

Chemical Spill

Chemical Spill

Things start to go horribly wrong after a chemical spill. 960 1280

  

Marching Band Sets

Marching Band Sets

The Marching band sets. 960 1280

  

A New Look

A New Look

Jordu tries out a new look. 'Don't you think I'm purdee?' 960 1280

  

Ready for Painting

Ready for Painting

The USS Nightmare mask is pulled and ready for painting. 960 1280

  

Enjoying the Band

Enjoying the Band

Ed and Marsha enjoy the marching band and their zombie transformation! 960 1280

  

Lab Set Design

Lab Set Design

The laboratory set design with a little help from Distortions dumpster. 960 1280

  

Finishing Touches

Finishing Touches

Jordu putting the finishing touches on the USS Nightmare monster. 960 1280

  

Getting Roughed In

Getting Roughed In

The USS Nightmare mask gets roughed in. 960 1280

  

Marching Orders

Marching Orders

The band awaits their marching orders. 960 1280

  

Ready to be Finished

Ready to be Finished

The USS Nightmare crates rusted and ready for finishing. 960 1280

  

Conceptual Ideas
Conceptual Ideas

Conceptual Ideas

Marsha and Ed consider different conceptual ideas for the dogs and demon for 13th Floor. 960 1280

  

The Demon Dog Mold

The Demon Dog Mold

The Demon Dog mold is complete and Mando and Ed look on happily. 960 1280

  

Photo Op

Photo Op

Pulling out the photo op. 960 1280

  

Demon Head

Demon Head

Jordu sculpting the colossal Demon head. 960 1280

  

Demon Armature

Demon Armature

Marsha, Ed and Mike work on the Demon armature. 960 1280

  

Pint-Sized Version

Pint-Sized Version

Ed sculpts a pint-sized version of the Demon for Microsoft to run tests. 960 1280

  

Demon Hands

Demon Hands

Mikey starts to rough in the Demon hands. 960 1280

  

Demon Legs

Demon Legs

Landon bulks up the Demon legs. 960 1280

  

Demon Art

Demon Art

Demon art. 960 1280

  

A Rabid Bat

A Rabid Bat

Look at that rabid bat! And you think you've got it 'ruff.' 960 1280

  

The Demon Mold

The Demon Mold

Mando prepares to cast the second half of the demon mold. 960 1280

  

Bulked Out

Bulked Out

The Demon Dog mold bulked out. 960 1280

  

Make My Monster Final Mask
Make My Monster Final Mask

Make My Monster Final Mask

The final alien mask for the "Make My Monster" contest sits on display inside the Distortions warehouse in Greeley, CO. 960 1280

  

Make My Monster Winner

Make My Monster Winner

Jarrod Bivens, winner of the season 1 "Make My Monster" contest, poses with his winning Distortions mask. 960 1280

  

Ed and Jarrod Bivens

Ed and Jarrod Bivens

Ed and Jarrod admire Jordu's paint job as he puts the finishing touches on the alien mask. 960 1280

  

Jarrod's Reaction

Jarrod's Reaction

The crew captures Jarrod's reaction to the final mask before he leaves Distortions. 960 1280

  

Patching the Body

Patching the Body

Ryan patches the body for the "Skin 'N' Bones" prop for Owen Trailers. 960 1280

  

Owen Trailers Props

Owen Trailers Props

The Owen Trailers props hang out waiting for Ed to come and paint them. 960 1280

  

First Round of Paint

First Round of Paint

The electric chair victim for Owen Trailers receives his first round of paint. 960 1280

  

After a Paint Session

After a Paint Session

"Skin 'N' Bones" relaxes after a paint session. 960 1280

  

Skin 'N' Bones

Skin 'N' Bones

"Skin 'N' Bones" hangs around while waiting to be shipped off to Owen Trailers in Riverside, CA. 960 1280

  

Clay Saw Blade

Clay Saw Blade

Ed puts the finishing touches on the clay saw-blade cutout. 960 1280

  

Installed at Netherworld Haunted House

Installed at Netherworld Haunted House

The final setup for the giant saw-blade prop is installed at the Netherworld Haunted House in Atlanta. 960 1280

  

Gothic Gargoyle

Gothic Gargoyle

Distortions' "Gothic Gargoyle" sits on display at Netherworld. 960 1280

  

Catching his Breath

Catching his Breath

“Psycho” catches his breath, awaiting another passerby at the Netherworld Haunted House. 960 1280

  

Photos

An Old Friend

An Old Friend

“Old” friend stops by the Distortions booth at TransWorld Halloween & Attractions Show. 960 1280

  

Dental Malpractice Poster Boy

Dental Malpractice Poster Boy

The dental malpractice poster boy! 960 1280

  

The Hammer Cure

The Hammer Cure

A brief motorcycle malfunction … a hammer is the cure! 960 1280

  

Monster Family Photo

Monster Family Photo

A Distortions monster family photo. 960 1280

  

Losing a Bet is Never Fun

Losing a Bet is Never Fun

Janene tries not to vomit from witnessing Ryan in his tutu after losing a bet. 960 1280

  

Working On Bowel Movement

Working On Bowel Movement

Ed stands by as the alien doctors work on “Bowel Movement.” 960 1280

  

Pig Vomit

Pig Vomit

“Pig Vomit” stands over a trash can with blood pouring out of his mouth. 960 1280

  

Attempting to Crawl

Attempting to Crawl

The zombies attempt to crawl away from the Distortions booth. 960 1280

  

Ed Jokes With Ryan

Ed Jokes With Ryan

Ed jokes with Ryan about his pink tutu. 960 1280

  

The Demon

The Demon

An up-close shot of “The Demon.” 960 1280

  

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