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Twisted Latex Mask
There’s something sadistic about seeing an enlarged, young girls head on a man’s body. Yes, this is real, at least at first glance.
Landon Meier, the creator of Hyperflesh, produces the most realistic and outrageously creepy masks.
Remember the cry baby? Yup, that was Meier. His specialties range from Donald Trump to Bryan Cranston’s character, Walter White from “Breaking Bad.”
These state-of-the-art-masks consist of latex, silicone, and of course Meier’s impeccable craftsmanship.
The Colorado native has sold a total of six Trump masks since he started creating them in 2016. These lifelike masks can cost you a pretty penny though. $4,500 to be exact. Meier can spend weeks and even months between sculpting and casting! Did we forget to mention the precise attention to details and the flawless hairdos?
Just look at those teeth on the North Korean leader. Yikes!
- Latex mask refers to a full-head enclosure or disguise.
- Masks can be made of vinyl, silicone rubber or foam latex.
- Latex masks were among the earlier techniques to be classified as special effects.
- Leatherface– “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”
- Dr. Doom – “The Fantastic Four”
- Guy Fawkes – “V for Vendetta”
- Hockey – “Jason”
- Loki – “The Mask”
The Michael Myers’ mask is undeniably the most iconic horror prop. Believe it or not, William Shatner’s face was the inspiration, well Captain Kirk’s to be precise. The “Halloween” crew removed the sideburns including the eyebrows, teased the hair and stretched out the eyes. Not only that, they painted it completely white for that ghost-like chill.
Many consider the Halloween 2 mask to be the scariest of the franchise because of its deteriorated look. It was completely unintentional. The paint faded due to Debra Hill’s terrible preservation. Hill’s said she kept it under her bed where it collected dust and turned yellow from her heavy smoking.
Ok, we get it, it’s a bit early to start thinking about your Halloween costume, but wouldn’t it be awesome to spook some of your friends?
Let us know in the comments below if you’d ever don a Hyperflesh mask.