View Full Version : Swamp Monster Costumes q&a

10-18-2010, 10:59 AM
Hey everyone, let's say I wanted to create a monster suit for a cheap-ass indie. What would be some key qualities I should look for?

-I've never worked with costumes or have any idea how much they cost
-I've already finished designing it
-It's nothing too extravagant, it's similar to the swamp monster costumes circa de 50's and 60's cinema
-minimal wear and tear, there's no running in it or anything like that

The location for the film is North Florida, I was thinking there might be some specialists(I would hope) in Orlando, who could help.

Thanks guys, and if I'm posting in the wrong section let me know!

Brickhouse Media
10-18-2010, 01:06 PM
Fur, skin, mud, plant-type creature?

10-18-2010, 07:26 PM
Fur, skin, mud, plant-type creature?

Not really fur so much, its going to have a humanoid appearance with human hair, just really dirty with twigs in it.

the skin, something like a reptilian surface, like this (http://savagepedia.wikispaces.com/file/view/Swamp_Monster.JPG/30521186/Swamp_Monster.JPG)

Sad Max
10-18-2010, 10:36 PM
You might be able to start with a commercial ghillie suit and work it into something you like.

11-03-2010, 12:49 PM
You might be able to start with a commercial ghillie suit and work it into something you like.

Those are pretty slick, definitely something to look at. What about costumes or something similar to this


Where would be the best place to find professionals in this department? Orlando, LA? I'm totally clueless on how these creature costumes get made and how much they cost.

05-05-2011, 10:50 PM
Seriously I have no idea of how to make monster costumes. Actually I am also searching for a funny costumes for my cousin. She is participating in college function and she playing a funny character in the play. So please gave me some ideas. Thanks.

Funny costumes (http://www.halloweencostumesale.com/)

05-05-2011, 11:05 PM
Indy mogul did an episode on this. Theirs didn't come out super great, but it could be a decent starting point

Brickhouse Media
06-13-2011, 01:40 PM
Check out the Supplemental materials on the JACK BROOKS MONSTER SLAYER dvd. If that's what you want to make and that's how you wnat it to look, that would be a good start. Also check out Tom Savini's makeup books. I think they're out of print but worth tracking down.