35 posts tagged Kaiju
35 posts tagged Kaiju
The Department of Awesome Natural Phenomena just received word that Godzilla has been spotted unleashing his atomic breath into the skies somewhere over Michigan. Please watch out for flaming bits of kaiju falling from the sky.
(We’re still trying to figure out who actually took this photo. If you happen to know, please contact us so we can share proper credit info here)
German artist and freelance illustrator Oliver Wetter dramatically alters beautiful mid-19th century landscapes painted by artists from Hudson River School by digitally adding fearsome kaiju, giant robots and other pop culture elements such as Howl’s Moving Castle. It just takes one enormous monster to transform one of Albert Bierstadt’s idyllic landscapes into an awesomely terrifying scene. Our favorite piece is AT-AT Among The Sierra Nevada, a surprisingly tranquil scene featuring a wrecked AT-AT rusting and gathering moss while a herd of deer pause for a drink at its remaining feet.
Visit Oliver Wetter’s website to check out more of his artwork (warning: some of it’s slightly NSFW).
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This phenomenally awesome Godzilla cosplay was created by lifelong Godzilla fan Sean Sumagaysay from Puerto Rico. Yes, there is a person inside this amazing homemade suit and, if you watch this costume test video (shot on a rooftop so it looks like he’s as tall as the nearby buildings), you’ll find that it moves just like the big guy does in the movies. Sean named his cosplay project “Project Nautilus" after the working title of the new Godzilla film which came out just last month. He debuted his lumbering creation at the 2014 Puerto Rico ComicCon.
Visit the Project: NAUTILUS Facebook page for additional photos.
Godzilla is originally a prehistoric monster awakened and empowered by nuclear radiation, but the Godzilla you see here is the product of completely natural waste: pine needles. He was made by Li Yi-Kai, a landscape architecture graduate student at Taiman’s Nanhua University who creates awesome kaiju sculptures using fallen pine branches that he finds on campus (along with some glue and wire).
"Li says that four years ago when he moved to Chia Yi county to begin studying at the university, he noticed that there were a lot of fallen pine branches on the ground on campus. Taking inspiration from nature, Li made his first pine tree art sculpture and has been busy adding to his collection of monsters ever since."
Head over to Kotaku for additional photos and video of Li and his fantastic pine needle monsters.
Pack your bags, Japan has created yet another awesome reason for a Geyser of Awesome field trip. Let’s go to the city of Kawasaki and visit the Kaiju Sakaba, or Kaiju Pub. It’s a a bar dedicated to Ultraman’s monstrous kaiju adversaries.
Visitors are greeted at the door by an impressively well-behaved Baltan Alien. The pub’s interior has been thoroughly decorated with Ultraman-themed furniture and memorabilia and even some of the food resembles tasty little Kaiju. We sure hope Guillermo del Toro visited the Kaiju Sakaba while he was working on Pacific Rim.
Visit RocketNews24 for additional photos.
"This Valentine’s Day, we’re canceling solitude!"
Pacific Rim was an awesome movie, but we hadn’t considered how much of the dialogue is so well-suited for delightfully geeky valentines. That is, not until we saw these wonderful cards made by Portland, OR-based artist and illustrator Benjamin Dewey. The limited edition set of 30 cards features just about every character from the film. The Jaegers, their pilots, the scientists, even the ferocious Kaiju are feeling the love.
Visit Benjamin’s Etsy shop to view the entire series and perhaps even order a set
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South Korean LEGO artist OliveSeon (previously featured here) used LEGOs to recreate an awesome scene from the movie Pacific Rim in which the Gipsy Danger Jaeger battles the Knifehead kaiju. You know a monster is pretty freaking huge when someone wields a ship as a bludgeoning weapon to fight it.
Kaiju Slide = Super Awesome
This playground Godzilla is nearly 30 feet tall and weighs 5 tons. All one has to do to ride down the slide is first climb a set of stairs leading right into the monster’s crotch.
"The reason why there’s a huge Godzilla at this park in Kanagawa is because in the first Godzilla film, the beast emerged out of the ocean at a nearby beach, known as Kanonzaki. To mark this, there was a Godzilla slide erected at the beach in 1958, which probably inspired other, far less impressive Godzilla slides on Japanese playgrounds throughout the country.The slide at Kanonzaki fell in to disrepair by the early 1970s. You can, however, still see “Godzilla’s footprint” at the shore. A new, far more impressive version of the slide was built at nearby Kurihama Flower Park in 1999. It still stands today.”