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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Ed in Costume
Ed in Costume

Ed in Costume

A close-up of Ed in costume at ADIM 13, a creative conference held by Russell Brown, the creative director of the computer software company Adobe. 960 1280

  

Welding an Armature

Welding an Armature

Mike welds the armature for the Adobe zombie podium arm. 960 1280

  

In the Paint Room

In the Paint Room

Ed gets to work on the Adobe zombie podium arm in the paint room of Distortions Unlimited. 960 1280

  

Working on the Arm

Working on the Arm

The camera crew records Ed, Jordu and Eric the intern working on the Adobe zombie podium arm. 960 1280

  

Russell Brown

Russell Brown

Russell Brown stands in costume on stage with the Adobe zombie podium arm. 960 1280

  

Painting the Face

Painting the Face

Ed paints the face of "Laffing Hal" in the paint room. 960 1280

  

Illusion Prop

Illusion Prop

A close-up of a zombie on top of the "Illusion Prop." 960 1280

  

Spiked Through the Heart

Spiked Through the Heart

Another zombie sits on the "Illusion Prop" with a spike through what once was a heart. 960 1280

  

Sculpting the Face

Sculpting the Face

Jordu works on sculpting the face of "Laffing Hal." 960 1280

  

Laffing Hal

Laffing Hal

A close-up of the finished product, "Laffing Hal," with a top hat and beard installed. 960 1280

  

Megadeth’s Vic Rattlehead
Megadeth’s Vic Rattlehead

Megadeth’s Vic Rattlehead

Megadeth’s Vic Rattlehead is based and ready for detailing. 960 1280

  

Friendly Puppets

Friendly Puppets

Jordu warms up to the idea of sculpting friendly puppets. 960 1280

  

Vic Rattlehead Tattoo

Vic Rattlehead Tattoo

Howard receiving his Vic Rattlehead tattoo. 960 1280

  

Meeting Megadeth

Meeting Megadeth

Howard, Marsha and Ed meeting Megadeth! 960 1280

  

Awaiting Chains

Awaiting Chains

Vic Rattlehead painted and awaiting his chains. 960 1280

  

Mondo Gets Prepared

Mondo Gets Prepared

Mondo prepares for his next assignment. 960 1280

  

Megadeth Takes the Stage

Megadeth Takes the Stage

Megadeth takes to the stage as Vic Rattlehead prepares for his "new look" debut. 960 1280

  

Going to Hawaii

Going to Hawaii

Jordu discovers that he'll be making a trip to Hawaii. 960 1280

  

Mold Making Aftermath

Mold Making Aftermath

Vic Rattlehead mold making aftermath. 960 1280

  

Dave Mustaine

Dave Mustaine

Dave Mustaine checking out Howard's amazing new tattoo. 960 1280

  

Jordu Submits

Jordu Submits

Jordu finally submits to the puppet master’s will. 960 1280

  

bat
10. Bat Creature

10. Bat Creature

Created by Jasonsbrush. "10 x 13, oil paint on board." 960 1280

  

9. Zombie Vampire

9. Zombie Vampire

Created by Lucaskane. 960 1280

  

8. Gargoyle

8. Gargoyle

Created by Renders. "The Gargoyle - quick digital sculpt for clay sculpt/mask design. Growing up with a love of monster masks, Distortions Unlimited has held a special place since I first laid eyes on their original Starlog Press ads. Jordu is one of the legends in the industry - an inspiration for all whom sculpt, design and share passion for creature creation!” 960 1280

  

7. Oleg

7. Oleg

Created by GloomNDoom. "A Trollish aristocrat." 960 1280

  

6. Pop Up Porch Screamer

6. Pop Up Porch Screamer

Created by DirtyRottenZombie. "This porch screamer prop would be sure to scare the unsuspecting on Halloween. A porch full of these pop-up screamers triggered all at the same time would have the kids running away in fright!” 960 1280

  

5. Vervencia

5. Vervencia

Created by Splammenhotegppa. 960 1280

  

4. Zombie Werewolf

4. Zombie Werewolf

Created by dtaker123. "Zombie werewolf, back from the dead to eat your brains rraaahhggghhhh!” 960 1280

  

3. Second Runner Up: Claudius the Troll

3. Second Runner Up: Claudius the Troll

Created by jrputman. “Just your run-of-the-mill bone crushing, soul stamping, hairy-legged, floppy-eared troll from Hades.” 960 1280

  

2. First Runner Up: King

2. First Runner Up: King

Created by goblin81. "FEED ME SOULS." 960 1280

  

1. Winner: Headsketch

1. Winner: Headsketch

Created by Jarrod Bivens. 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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