Updated: February 15, 2021|
The Creature From The Black Lagoon, cast from the
Original Water Creature worn by Ricou Browning in 1954.
Clawing Monster from a Lost Age Strikes From the Amazon's
Forbidden Depths! I Love the Creature, he is one of my
favorites. For years now customers have been asking me to
do a Creature. I would tell them the Creature is done what
could I add. It is not like where I take Karloffs face and
build up the makeup to recreate the Frankenstein Monster I
could not use my Sculpting skills to add anything. Boy was
I wrong!! I got the cast of the Water creature and found
it very cool at first but noticed it was collapsed and in
some areas the detail was completely missing because the
rubber had shrunk and rotted.
I first had to restore the size and shape of the head while
preserving the all authentic skin detail. After succeding
with this I recreated the missing detail from studio stills.
The Original makeup was supervised by Bud Westmore. I then
added the mouth and eye detail seen on the land Creature
makeup. The result is a Creature that lives. The total
package! I am very glad I did it and very proud of it. I
hope you enjoy it as well.
I am a fan and do what I do with love that you can see in
the final work of art. I watched the Creature from the Black
Lagoon while I sculpted to further infuse the spirit of
the Creature. I do this everytime I sculpt to really live it.
The finished piece is cast in USG's Tuf-Cal gypsum cement,
it is fiber filled and has polymer additves to assure it will
The piece is life size. It measures 15" high X 11.75" wide X 8"
deep. This version is flat on the back for wall hanging, and
it is flat on the bottom so it can stand freely. It is approximately
15 pounds unpacked. It is finished in full color from the
descriptions of the 2 actors that wore the suit Ricou Browning
told me about it personally and Ben Chapman told my friend Steve
the Creature nut about it. This is important since no real color
shots were taken. Even the gold highlights are here, they were
used to create iridescent highlights for the black and white
photography. The piece is then sealed with a clear coat to
preserve the finish and give him a slimey look. Each head comes
with hanging instructions and the screw.
This mask is one of a limited edition signed and numbered by me
Erick Erickson the artist. As a bonus your purchase comes with
a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity.