special effects, sfx makeup, custom props, costume fabrication


Monster & Creature Suits

Monsters are our true passion.

Building a full creature suit is challenging, requiring a lot of planning and effort. We’ve created enough monster suits to know that many factors must be considered that only experience can account for, such as actor ergonomics, suit durability and endurance, engineering and mechanics, power supplies, etc.

Tolin FX has had the joy of creating several full monster suit creatures for film. Our first was The Bugman from the feature film Steve produced, It Came from Yesterday, pictured left. We have made creature suits from foam latex, L200, and urethanes. They have had animatronic mouths, tails, and quills. We have created interdimensional bugmen, a wolf made from plant matter, a water demi-god, and a full sized dinosaur suit!