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Where can I buy a high-quality Godzilla suit?
December 4, 2004 9:21 PM   Subscribe

Where can I buy a high-quality Godzilla suit? Bonus points for finding a miniature town for sale, suitable for stomping.
posted by Jairus to Shopping (18 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
 
[I hereby nominate this as best question/use of AskMeFi thus far. If only I had an answer.]
posted by tomharpel at 10:26 PM on December 4, 2004 [2 favorites]


[I second that motion.]
posted by buriednexttoyou at 10:50 PM on December 4, 2004


There's one here.

Making your own would be tuff++.
posted by cmonkey at 11:22 PM on December 4, 2004


That is seriously the most demented looking Godzilla I've ever seen.
posted by Jairus at 11:27 PM on December 4, 2004


[I third the nomination for best AskMe ever. I wish there were some sort of prize I could award you, Jairus.]

I cannot read Japanese, but here is a link to a page of merchandise tie-ins to the newest Godzilla film. Scroll down just past the black costumes, and there are some Godzilla thingies for sale. I'm about 90% sure these are figurines of some kind, but you never know.

I found this by starting at the homepage of Toho Studios, which has released all the Godzilla films. Maybe you can find some more stuff that way.

Damn, I hope you find this.
posted by Dr. Wu at 11:42 PM on December 4, 2004


$845

$823
posted by rajbot at 11:42 PM on December 4, 2004


Who would think DRAGON #MUS26106 commands such a high price?
posted by Jairus at 11:45 PM on December 4, 2004


It's a $865 crocodile costume, but would probably work as Godzilla
posted by rajbot at 11:48 PM on December 4, 2004


Jesus christ. Those are some expensive pieces of felt, yo.

For clarification, I'm looking for a costume that closely resembles Godzilla as seen in his many films. Any incarnation of Godzilla is fine -- the old 50s Godzilla, 80s Godzilla, 90's Godzilla, whatever. As long as it looks like Godzilla as he appears in a Toho film.

I once saw a website for a special effects house that custom-built predator suits, and they were many thousands dollars, and very high-quality. Something like that is what I'm looking for, although hopefully with a smaller price tag.
posted by Jairus at 11:55 PM on December 4, 2004


Apparently, the best Godzilla suit was this one designed by Mosugoji for Godzilla vs. Mothra in 1964.

According to this site, Mosugoji is still making Godzilla costumes, and it sounds like he participates in the Monster Costume Makers yahoo group. You might wanna ask there...
posted by rajbot at 12:20 AM on December 5, 2004


If you find out, let us know here!
posted by Vidiot at 12:32 AM on December 5, 2004


That Yahoo group is perfect. I'm going to email Mosugoji directly, and see if he can custom make a suit.

A+++ GREAT ANSWER WOULD ASK RAJBOT AGAIN
posted by Jairus at 12:36 AM on December 5, 2004


Has someone been rewatching One Crazy Summer? ;-)
posted by benzo8 at 1:20 AM on December 5, 2004


Complete model railroad for sale -- $280,000. Comes with house.
posted by dhartung at 2:39 AM on December 5, 2004


I agree - fantastic use of AskMeFi - what's more I want to applaud the responders for not asking why.

Model railroad fanciers sell lots of different buildings and houses for you to stomp on. But sometimes you can find paper houses that won't hurt yout feet as much when you crush them.
posted by plinth at 5:15 AM on December 5, 2004


Best. AskMe. Ever.

What's that silly faux-wrestling group that had Godzilla-esque and other characters? I think I remember them even setting up cardboard or felt buildings and leaping off the ropes into them and generally getting all stompy and goofy. I think one of the characters was even an atom bomb.

And I don't know if I'm highly disturbed by the possibility of this question being related to some kind of furry-esque fetish, or if I'm turned on by it. Like, woah. Freaky.
posted by loquacious at 1:29 PM on December 5, 2004


loquacious, that would be Kaiju Big Battel.
posted by Vidiot at 1:39 PM on December 5, 2004


Now why would anyone want a Godzilla suit and a city for stomping?
posted by Ironwolf at 12:17 AM on December 6, 2004


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