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The Maskahuna

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Arcane Artistry ~ The Monsterpalooza Museum for 2017
« on: April 12, 2017, 02:29:21 AM »
I spent much of last weekend lurking in its grim shadows and
creepy corridors. There was something sinister and fascinating
around every bend of this monster maze so hang on to your
butts for a selective tour of its dark delights:

This giant JACK towered over all other exhibits and really scared
many of the younger kids who passed by ~



Bursting out next to it was CRATEBEAST, first made famous in
1982's Creepshow ~



Jim Lawrence traveled in from Morris Costumes with a dazzling display
of his airbrushing talents ~



Ahoy, there's QUINT, recreated by Nick Marra and company from
1975's Jaws. Those must be Matt Hooper's styrofoam cups on
the big yellow keg ~



Rick Baker contributed a figure and artwork to the frightful festivities ~



Clive Barker's artwork was also well represented. I liked standing near
his huge oil painting because it smelled so oily good ~



These fearsome femmes can only mean one thing: The Vixen Venue,
frequent participants at these shows ~



Look at the detail work on their Steve Wang MEDUSA ~



Just past the halfway point through the Museum, a pitched battle
was raging between PREDATOR and his ALIEN foes ~



Yet he still had energy enough to walk around and pose for pictures afterwards ~



DARKNESS from Legend put in an appearance, and in variant colors ~





The array of vintage molds, latex castings, and foam prosthetics on display
were a treat for aspiring makeup artists as well as fans ~









Frankenstein's laboratory and MONSTER were recreated in tribute to
artist Henry Alvarez who sculpted the figure's head and arms some years ago ~



It was his final attempt at the legendary MONSTER before succumbing
to lung cancer soon afterwards ~



Such realism and brute strength he imparted into the hands.
Classically trained sculptors like him cannot be replaced anymore.



Nearing the exit, we happen upon a promotional display (with screen-used
props) for an upcoming horror movie. I love the title ~



The director himself was in the house with members of his all-girl entourage ~



Two more stood by the final exhibit on our tour, thoroughly modern beauties
with ancient but ageless beasts ~



Our tour won't be complete until you reply with images of
the countless other artifacts I neglected to capture on camera.

Thanks for looking!






« Last Edit: April 12, 2017, 10:15:52 AM by The Maskahuna »

Doh!

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Re: Arcane Artistry ~ The Monsterpalooza Museum for 2017
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2017, 04:06:13 AM »
This place really does need a "thanks" button...

That Quint was especially impressive in person. I chatted with Nick for a bit -- great sculptor, great guy.

"You're dead, son.  Get yourself buried."
--J.J. Hunsecker

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Re: Arcane Artistry ~ The Monsterpalooza Museum for 2017
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2017, 12:59:26 PM »
The Rick Baker Nosferatu was amazing especially if you take into account it's paper mache. Love the Alvarez Frankenstein. I like seeing the monster in extra large scale like that. He had to be at least 7 feet tall. The Alien vs Predator display was crazy over the top. Amazing. Your display of classic characters was top notch as well! Great pics Maskahuna!

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Re: Arcane Artistry ~ The Monsterpalooza Museum for 2017
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2017, 01:27:16 AM »
Nosferatu was paper mache?? I had no idea!
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Re: Arcane Artistry ~ The Monsterpalooza Museum for 2017
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2017, 12:29:56 AM »
Was a great show Huna... but darn it was toooo crowded to enjoy all the sights. Thank you for refreshing my memory!

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Re: Arcane Artistry ~ The Monsterpalooza Museum for 2017
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2017, 10:46:56 AM »
Check out this neat Monsterpaloza walk thru on Tested



Andrew Freeman's awesome Ren and Stimpy pieces



Nick Marra's Quint



Mike Hill's Bride-O-Frank



Simon Lee's Stranger Things  sculpture


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Re: Arcane Artistry ~ The Monsterpalooza Museum for 2017
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2017, 02:03:02 AM »
Great videos -- thanks, Josh! I somehow missed the Ren and Stimpy ones when I was there.
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Re: Arcane Artistry ~ The Monsterpalooza Museum for 2017
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2017, 06:26:57 PM »
A BIG thank you Maskahuna for posting these pics. It's been tough sitting at home during the past two Spring 'Paloozas. I'm counting down the days to next Spring's show when I can once again make it out for the fun.