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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The Tiki Armature
The Tiki Armature

The Tiki Armature

Mike, Mando and Ed plan the armature for the tiki monster, as Dave captures the moment. 960 1280

  

Tiki Monster Mold

Tiki Monster Mold

Mando prepares the tiki monster mold. 960 1280

  

Clay Tiki Sculpture

Clay Tiki Sculpture

The tiki clay sculpture roughed in. 960 1280

  

Ed Gets the OK

Ed Gets the OK

Ed gets the OK to proceed with the tiki sculpture. 960 1280

  

Mike Wields the Armature

Mike Wields the Armature

Mike wields the tiki armature. 960 1280

  

Working on the Mold

Working on the Mold

Ed works on the details of the tiki mold. 960 1280

  

Shooting in Hawaii

Shooting in Hawaii

Ed, Marsha and Jordu try to blend in while shooting in Hawaii. 960 1280

  

Pointing Out the View

Pointing Out the View

Jordu pointing out the spectacular view in paradise aka Hawaii. 960 1280

  

Ed's Musical Stylings

Ed's Musical Stylings

Ed attempts to impress Jordu with his musical stylings. 960 1280

  

A Puppet Show in Hawaii

A Puppet Show in Hawaii

Ed, Marsha and Jordu watch a puppet show while in Hawaii. 960 1280

  

Enjoying the Hawaiian Culture

Enjoying the Hawaiian Culture

Ed, Marsha and Jordu enjoy the Hawaiian culture. 960 1280

  

Pouring Plaster

Pouring Plaster

Mando pours plaster onto the tiki mold. 960 1280

  

Watch Your Arm!

Watch Your Arm!

Ed, obviously overworked -- and about to get his arm bit off. 960 1280

  

The Crew Poses

The Crew Poses

The Distortions crew pose with the tiki mold after installing it. 960 1280

  

Mutant Pig
Mutant Pig

Mutant Pig

Ed calls on Jordu to sculpt the perfect mutant pig to eat human remains. 960 1280

  

Ryan, Mon and Mando

Ryan, Mon and Mando

Ryan, Mon and Mando plaster one of the mutant pigs. 960 1280

  

Pig Leg

Pig Leg

Jordu works on sculpting one of the mutant pig legs. 960 1280

  

Painting Pigs

Painting Pigs

Ed and Jordu paint the mutant pigs. 960 1280

  

Parts of the Machine

Parts of the Machine

Ed and his team have been hired to build a giant Death Machine for the 13th Floor haunted house. Parts of the Death Machine lay on the table inside the Distortions warehouse. 960 1280

  

The Death Machine

The Death Machine

Upon completion, the Death Machine is installed at 13th Floor. 960 1280

  

Posing for a Picture

Posing for a Picture

Ed, Marsha and Mike pose with Chris Stafford and Warren Conard from 13th Floor. 960 1280

  

Accepting the Challenge

Accepting the Challenge

Distortions accepts the challenge to build the largest, most complicated, most expensive animatronic in the company’s history -- "Terror Tree." Some of the molds for the bodies that will lay in the Terror Tree get ready for paint. 960 1280

  

Voodoo Victims

Voodoo Victims

One of the "Voodoo Victims" that will lay in the Terror Tree sits on display after being painted. 960 1280

  

Terror Tree Mold

Terror Tree Mold

Ryan, Mike and Mon work on the initial mold for Terror Tree. 960 1280

  

The Terror Tree

The Terror Tree

With most of the Voodoo Victims placed in the tree, Mike puts some finishing touches on Terror Tree. 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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