It came from a deep love of Spider Man from our childhood and especially the 90s cartoon. So with spider-verse and the Tom Holland Spider-Man popping off this year we knew it was the year to express our fandom, but what could we bring that was new and fitting to us!? And that’s how we landed on Man Spider, it was something we never seen before and something we knew would wow and terrify the masses!
The most interesting and constant story with Man spider is that many con goers who are excited to take a picture with Man spider are also the most terrified to get close enough to do so.. oh and the crying children!
The head was hand sculpted out of WED clay in 10 days, two part plaster mold, cast in Creature Cast Rubber and back filled with polyfoam. The inner head is multiple fiberglass shells to fit the model just right, fitted with 2 fans and drone goggles attached to a camera for ease of vision.
The body was scratch patterned, cut and glued upholstery foam for bulk then using the same pattern the fur was cut and hand sewn to create the monsters outer layer.
Under the body suit was a scratch built full body harness and pvc back to attach the legs, which the spider legs were made out of various thickness of pvc gauge to lessen the weight and golf balls and pvc couplings altered to create full articulating joints!
And finally an Amazon spidey suit was purchased to thrash and weather to give it that classic horror monster transformation feeling.