Monday, October 25, 2010

The Creature from the Black Lagoon models and masks...

Make-up artist Bud Westmore took over the Universal make-up department recreating the Universal Monsters for the hit comedy Abbot & Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948). During the 1950's he created many of the atomic horrors, including the Metaluna Mutants in This Island Earth and the aliens in It Came From Outer Space.

Collaborating with designer Millicent Patrick in 1954, they created what is acknowledged as the last of the Universal Classic Monsters - 'The Creature from the Black Lagoon'.

Creature from the Black Lagoon make-up exhibit
at Universal Studios Orlando
Creature from the Black Lagoon mask
Creature from the Black Lagoon make-up display
Creature from the Black Lagoon webbed hand

Creature from the Black Lagoon movie poster
Creature from the Black Lagoon movie poster
The Creature from the Black Lagoon appeared in three movies, the original in 1954, Revenge of the Creature (1955) and The Creature Walks Among Us (1956), plus it even spawned a musical at Universal Studios Hollywood in 2009.

Creature from the Black Lagoon musical
Universal's Creature from the Black Lagoon musical

Creature from the Black Lagoon concept models and mask design
Creature from the Black Lagoon modelCreature from the Black Lagoon modelCreature from the Black Lagoon mask
This collection of models and mask were photographed on display at Universal Orlando's Horror Make-Up Show on September 23, 2010.

Creature from the Black Lagoon movie poster
Creature from the Black Lagoon poster
Buy the Halloween mask: CREATURE FROM BLACK LAGOON MASK

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