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22nd Nov '16 5:58:35 PM WillBGood
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* In ''Film/NightOfTheLepus' this is how the giant killer bunny rabbits are portrayed when they attack people. The suits...pretty much look nothing like giant bunnies.

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* In ''Film/NightOfTheLepus' ''Film/NightOfTheLepus'' this is how the giant killer bunny rabbits are portrayed when they attack people. The suits...pretty much look nothing like giant bunnies.
22nd Nov '16 5:55:59 PM WillBGood
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* The UrExample is probably the 1929 film version of Creator/JulesVerne's ''Literature/MysteriousIsland'', with some really UglyCute [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-b6OYnb9cnPY/Uu-XlUz5W8I/AAAAAAAAZUo/SrBg3QV_Idw/s1600/1929c.jpg undersea beings.]]
* The 1936 ''[[Film/FlashGordonSerial Flash Gordon]]'' serial may be the UrExample for {{Kaiju}}, as it featured a man in a suit portraying a giant dragon some 18 years before Toho lit upon the idea.



* ''Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon'' One of the earliest (perhaps THE earliest) representation of ''Gill-men'' used this way.
* The 1936 ''[[Film/FlashGordonSerial Flash Gordon]]'' serial may be the UrExample champeen, as it featured a man in a suit portraying a giant dragon some 18 years before Toho lit upon the idea.

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* ''Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon'' One of is the earliest (perhaps THE earliest) representation of ''Gill-men'' used TropeCodifier for FishPeople depicted this way.
* The 1936 ''[[Film/FlashGordonSerial Flash Gordon]]'' serial may be the UrExample champeen, as it featured a man in a suit portraying a giant dragon some 18 years before Toho lit upon the idea.
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5th Oct '16 8:25:30 AM LondonKdS
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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.]]

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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. And it was more convincing than many of the "real" alien costumes of the era.]]
15th Sep '16 2:02:18 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Film/HaloNightfall'': Axl the Yonhet is pretty clearly an actor in a costume, in sharp contrast to the film's other aliens, who are all CGI.
10th Sep '16 4:33:53 AM VVK
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* Donnie's "imaginary friend" Frank in ''Film/DonnieDarko'' looks blatantly like nothing more than a man in a rabbit suit, albeit with a creepy skull-face. Doesn't make him any less freaky, though. At one point, he tries to imply it's not a costume, but Donnie doesn't buy it. {{Justified}}: [[spoiler: he's the time-travelling ghost or somesuch of a man who died in a Halloween costume.]]

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* Donnie's "imaginary friend" Frank in ''Film/DonnieDarko'' looks blatantly like nothing more than a man in a rabbit suit, albeit one with a creepy skull-face. Doesn't make him any less freaky, though. At one point, he tries to imply it's not a costume, but Donnie doesn't buy it. {{Justified}}: [[spoiler: he's the time-travelling ghost or somesuch of a man who died in a Halloween costume.]]
10th Sep '16 4:33:05 AM VVK
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* Donnie's "imaginary friend" Frank in ''Film/DonnieDarko'' looks blatantly like nothing more than a man in a rabbit suit (with a creepy skull-face). At one point, he tries to imply it's not a costume, but Donnie doesn't buy it. {{Justified}}: [[spoiler: he's the time-travelling ghost or somesuch of a man who died in a Halloween costume.]]

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* Donnie's "imaginary friend" Frank in ''Film/DonnieDarko'' looks blatantly like nothing more than a man in a rabbit suit (with suit, albeit with a creepy skull-face).skull-face. Doesn't make him any less freaky, though. At one point, he tries to imply it's not a costume, but Donnie doesn't buy it. {{Justified}}: [[spoiler: he's the time-travelling ghost or somesuch of a man who died in a Halloween costume.]]
10th Sep '16 4:32:10 AM VVK
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* Donnie's "imaginary friend" Frank in ''Film/DonnieDarko'' looks blatantly like nothing more than a man in a rabbit suit (with a creepy skull-face). At one point, he tries to imply it's not a costume, but Donnie doesn't buy it. {{Justified}}: [[spoiler: he's the time-travelling ghost or somesuch of a man who died in a Halloween costume.]]
5th Sep '16 10:10:11 AM erforce
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* The film adaptation of ''Film/{{Beowulf}}'' starring Christopher Lambert reimagined Grendel as a man in a rubber suit... with a clearly visible zipper ([[spoiler:it also reimagined Grendel's mother as a CuteMonsterGirl who would later prove to have flammable blood]]).

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* The film adaptation of ''Film/{{Beowulf}}'' ''Film/{{Beowulf|1999}}'' starring Christopher Lambert reimagined Grendel as a man in a rubber suit... with a clearly visible zipper ([[spoiler:it also reimagined Grendel's mother as a CuteMonsterGirl who would later prove to have flammable blood]]).
9th Jun '16 3:25:58 PM LordKelvin
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** Of course the Riders themselves also apply. Of note is stuntman [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seiji_Takaiwa Seiji Takaiwa]], who's played ''every single main Kamen Rider'' since 2001's [[Series/KamenRiderAgito Agito]].[[note]]Except for [[Series/KamenRiderHibiki Hibiki]] who was played by Makoto Itou.[[/note]] During {{Crossover}}s, other actors have to play some of his roles, making them stunt doubles for a stuntman.

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** Of course the Riders themselves also apply. Of note is stuntman [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seiji_Takaiwa Seiji Takaiwa]], who's played ''every single main Kamen Rider'' since 2001's [[Series/KamenRiderAgito Agito]].[[note]]Except for [[Series/KamenRiderHibiki Hibiki]] who was played by Makoto Itou. Takaiwa was seconded to ''Super Sentai'' to be Kai Ozu's suit actor in ''Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger''.[[/note]] During {{Crossover}}s, other actors have to play some of his roles, making them stunt doubles for a stuntman.
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.
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