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10th May '16 10:50:10 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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This is the single most important special effect of all time, bar none. The man in rubber suit technique was Hollywood's original go-to method (and still utilized extensively in {{Toku}}) for portraying the [[RubberForeheadAliens extra-terrestrial invader]], the experiment GoneHorriblyWrong, and [[EldritchAbomination the supernatural terror]] before computer generated effects were a twinkle in a programmer's eye. This is not to say that the method is perfect -- many a great riff has been made at the expense of the weaker displays of this technique -- but even at its lowest the man-in-suit still takes notoriety in the form of NarmCharm.

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This is the single most important special effect of all time, bar none. The man in rubber suit technique was Hollywood's original go-to method (and still utilized extensively in {{Toku}}) for portraying the [[RubberForeheadAliens extra-terrestrial invader]], the experiment GoneHorriblyWrong, and [[EldritchAbomination the supernatural terror]] before computer generated effects were a twinkle in a programmer's eye. This is not to say that the method is perfect -- many a great riff has been made at the expense of the [[SpecialEffectsFailure weaker displays of this technique technique]] -- but even at its lowest the man-in-suit still takes notoriety in the form of NarmCharm.
10th May '16 10:48:13 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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** Interestingly enough, ''The Rescue'' used this trope [[spoiler: to conceal the [[ScoobyDooHoax twist]]. Doctor Who fans were used to rubber suit aliens, so it actually came as a surprise that the villain really was a human wearing a costume, not a real alien.]]
8th Mar '16 10:20:44 AM MagnusForce
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* The ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' thrives entirely on the design of ever more ''Crazyawesome'' rubber suits. This applies to both heroes and villains.

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* The ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' thrives entirely on the design of ever more ''Crazyawesome'' ''CrazyAwesome'' rubber suits. This applies to both heroes and villains.
17th Dec '15 12:29:40 PM erforce
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** The VFX supervisor who started playing the Alien in the third movie (including ''Film/AlienVsPredator'') [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0940430/?ref_=sr_2#actor_main made a career out of this.]]

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** The VFX supervisor who started playing the Alien in the third movie (including ''Film/AlienVsPredator'') ''Film/AVPAlienVsPredator'') [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0940430/?ref_=sr_2#actor_main made a career out of this.]]
10th Dec '15 8:41:27 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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** The Sensorites are people in velour suits, with visible zips.** The Dalek storyline "The Dalek Invasion of Earth" (which capitalised on how un-rubber-suity the Daleks look) still contained a totally gratuitous encounter with one as a WackyWaysideTribe, which, curiously, is considered by fans to be the first true ''Doctor Who'' "monster" (the first non-humanoid, non-robotic adversary).

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** The Sensorites are people in velour suits, with visible zips.zips.
** The Dalek storyline "The Dalek Invasion of Earth" (which capitalised on how un-rubber-suity the Daleks look) still contained a totally gratuitous encounter with one as a WackyWaysideTribe, which, curiously, is considered by fans to be the first true ''Doctor Who'' "monster" (the first non-humanoid, non-robotic adversary).
9th Nov '15 12:46:20 AM Jeff-R
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** Dr. Rubbersuit is one of the villains Doug imagines himself fighting as Quail Man.
27th Oct '15 4:03:47 AM LarsT.
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** And the Droids are men in tin suits.
15th Sep '15 12:30:28 PM hamza678
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* The one-panel NewspaperComic ''{{Bizarro}}'' once showed a newscaster announcing, "The city is being attacked by an enormous Japanese actor in a rubber suit!" and sure enough, it's recognizably Godzilla ravaging the background.

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* The one-panel NewspaperComic ''{{Bizarro}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Bizarro}}'' once showed a newscaster announcing, "The city is being attacked by an enormous Japanese actor in a rubber suit!" and sure enough, it's recognizably Godzilla ravaging the background.
28th Jul '15 4:47:18 AM Medinoc
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* Parodied in ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'', where Jabba's Gamorrean guards are humans in rubber suits ''in-story'', apparently because Jabba has some bizarre tastes (it also conveniently makes them immune to Artie's Lost-Orb-enhanced shock prod).
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13th Jul '15 5:55:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' is an interesting case; Originally, Godzilla was to be animated in stop-motion, like ''TheBeastFrom20000Fathoms''. Eiji Tsuburaya informed the producers that the necessary scenes would take seven years to complete, so he was instead told to create the monster another way. He came up with a new plan: instead of splicing a tiny stop-motion model into live-action footage, make a realistic monster suit and build a set where everything is tiny compared to ''it.'' It worked.

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* ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' is an interesting case; Originally, Godzilla was to be animated in stop-motion, like ''TheBeastFrom20000Fathoms''.''Film/TheBeastFromTwentyThousandFathoms''. Eiji Tsuburaya informed the producers that the necessary scenes would take seven years to complete, so he was instead told to create the monster another way. He came up with a new plan: instead of splicing a tiny stop-motion model into live-action footage, make a realistic monster suit and build a set where everything is tiny compared to ''it.'' It worked.
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