Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Hellboy II The Golden Army costume, mask and prop display...

If you're a fan of Mike Mignola's comic book creation, 'Hellboy', then you'll love this tribute to Guillermo del Toro's movie sequel, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, on display at Universal Studios in Florida.

Hellboy II: The Golden Army movie exhibit
at Universal Studios Orlando
Hellboy 2 costume and props display
Hellboy II costume and prop exhibit
Hellboy 2 prosthetic mask display
Hellboy II makeup exhibit
Included amongst the movie memorabilia was all sorts of make-up prosthetics, masks, animatronics, concept artwork, plus original costumes and props used in the filming of the fantastical movie.

Hellboy II: The Golden Army movie poster
Hellboy II Golden Army poster
Mike Mignola's unconventional comic book hero is a red-skinned demon, with a tail, horns (which he files off to appear more 'normal', leaving his signature circular stumps), and an over-sized right 'Hand of Doom', made of stone. He works for the United States Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense (B.P.R.D.) and in the movie adaptation, the gruff demon is portrayed by Ron Perlman.

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This is the face of Hellboy, as worn by Ron Perlman and his stunt doubles in the movie. Lots of latex in the form of prosthetic attachments are used to create the look of the surly, red demon

Hellboy prosthetic make-up
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The make-up in the 2008 movie was so good that it was nominated for an Oscar for Best Achievement in Make-up for Mike Elizalde and Thomas Floutz. Sadly it didn't win the Academy Award, but it did garner lots of other sci-fi, horror and fantasy genre awards.

Hellboy's Right Hand of Doom Glove
Hellboy 2 right hand of doom glove
Hellboy right hand of doom glove
Hellboy red right hand of doom
In addition to Hellboy's facial prosthetics, they also had his big stone hand on display, plus an animatronic tail used in the movie.

Hellboy's animatronic tail
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Next is Hellboy's trademark trenchcoat, which appears to be one of his stunt doubles as the label says 'Max', so possibly it was worn by Canadian Max White who doubled for Ron Perlman in the movie.

Hellboy trenchcoat costume
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The exhibit also had Hellboy's gun and holster on display. If you like these, you can also see Hellboy's 'Big Baby' gun prop here at Hollywood Movie Costumes and Props which was previously on display at Universal Studios Hollywood.

Original Hellboy II: The Golden Army gun and holster props
Hellboy II gun props
Hellboy II gun prop
Hellboy 2 gun holster prop
Hellboy 2 gun props
Hellboy's world is populated with weird and wonderful mystical creatures including the 'Elf King Balor's' royal guard. This is the creature mask worn by one of guards, who fights and is defeated by 'Prince Nuada'.

Hellboy II creature mask and props
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Hellboy II: The Golden Army movie poster
Hellboy II movie poster
See more behind-the-scenes conceptual art from the movie: Hellboy II: The Art of the Movie

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