Want to Build Your Own Godzilla Suit? Visit BECOMING GODZILLA First

More and more fans are literally wearing their enthusiasm for the King of Monsters, and sharing their techniques so that you can do it, too!

 

THEY SAY that every woman should own one little black dress. I say that every fan should own a Godzilla suit, and apparently I’m not alone. You can pose for a selfie with one at nearly every convention.

What was once just a fantasy for Godzilla enthusiasts has become a real thing thanks to a few intrepid pioneers, who made the investment of time and resources it took to create their own costumes and then left instructions for the rest of us on how to do it ourselves. You’ll find the plans at a super informative website called Becoming Godzilla.

It’s a one-stop-shop for inspiration and instruction, detailing the work and processes of dozens of artists—like Jim Fazar (above & below), whose costume even includes a sound system that plays Godzilla’s roar. Jim’s costume is a great example of what you can do with materials that are easily obtained. He built his Godzilla out of cushion foam laid over an old, one-piece flight suit. I’m not saying it’s easy, but it is at least doable for most people, and the results, as you can see, can be spectacular.

Jim Fazar and his homemade Godzilla suit.

“BUILDING A 7-foot-tall behemoth of a costume is a daunting task that can take a VERY long time to complete,” Jim says on the Becoming Godzilla website. “It was early September 2005 when I started working. That left me less than 2 months before Halloween so to kick start this project I decided to take a week off of work. Yes, that’s commitment!”

Cushioning foam is the main ingredient in a homemade Godzilla suit. That, and patience.

ALL OF the projects featured on Becoming Godzilla have something to offer the prospective builder, including tips on painting, glue, sculpting, and that most essential element in giving Godzilla personality: Eyes. Jim used a pair of stress balls that look like eyes and calls it “cheating.”

I call it ingenuity.

Two of the astounding creations you’ll see on Becoming Godzilla. There’s even an entire section on Mechagodzilla! (right)

SO, ARE YOU ready to go dumpster-diving for cushion foam and get started on a suit of your own? Visit Becoming Godzilla, and send us some pictures when you’re done!

 

Images: becominggodzilla.com

                                         

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Stephen Vincent D'Emidio is the editor and publisher of Wonder Alliance. steve@wonderalliance.com

2 Comments

  1. Dawn Lupton

    September 22, 2017 at 5:41 am

    Not jusr for guys either… my Godzilla is also posted to this site. If you are looking to build a large suit .. NOT NESSESARYLY BIG G .. take a look and read up on our successes and failures

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