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  • Happy Cinco de Mayo!

    3rd May 2015

    Happy Cinco de Mayo!

    Did you know this holiday is also known as, "The Day of the Battle of Puebla"?  This commemorates the Mexican victory over the French way back in 1862.  This holiday can be confused with Mex…

    Published by Jim Boulden

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  • Cat's Rule the Internet!

    20th Apr 2015

    Cat's Rule the Internet!

    Having been a part of media creation since 1979, I have seen many animal stars and stunt actors.  Animals are an important part of the world's media.  An example of man's earliest media is c…

    Published by Jim Boulden

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  • Jack Zhang, Sculptor

    4th Mar 2015

    Jack Zhang, Sculptor

    Jian "Jack" Zhang has been a staff sculptor at Animal Makers for over 15 years.  His work appears throughout our web site, in the showroom, and on movie screens all over the world.  Jack gra…

    Published by Jim Boulden

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  • Realistic Wolf Attack Rig

    3rd Mar 2015

    Realistic Wolf Attack Rig

    Just finished a new build that creates an artificial, realistic wolf for use in filmed attacks and photo shoots.  This project was handled in less than a week.  This prop began with a wolf h…

    Published by Jim Boulden

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  • Mustang Logo - Realistic and Full Scale

    1st Oct 2014

    Mustang Logo - Realistic and Full Scale

    Free as can be, and wild on the range, here comes the Mustang!  This sculpture is done in full scale with a full steel frame inside for long lasting strength.  The main body is made of high…

    Published by Jim Boulden

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  • Stretchy Plush Fabrics

    30th Sep 2014

    Stretchy Plush Fabrics

    One of the key elements of a realistic animal costume, is a good, stretchy plush fabric.  This one has a spandex backing with monocrylic fibers woven in with yak hair.  This blend makes for…

    Published by Jim Boulden

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  • Bear Mascot Costume Construction

    18th Sep 2014

    Bear Mascot Costume Construction

    Constructing a hard-working, easy to wear mascot costume that looks like the older one:More images of the target bear look that we are going for are here at this link.[Learn More]Let's get starte…

    Published by Jim Boulden

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  • Realistic Animal Costume Rental FAQ

    15th Sep 2014

    Realistic Animal Costume Rental FAQ

    Realistic Animal Costume Rental Info Is an actor included in rental rates? To us, the actor is the one who interprets the director's vision on any particular project.  Rates on these ac…

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  • Richard Kiel salute

    10th Sep 2014

    Richard Kiel salute

    Richard Kiel has passed at age 74.  Richard and I worked together on "The Giant of Thunder Mountain", and then again on "Happy Gilmore", but I always thought of him as Jaws in Moonraker. &nb…

    Published by Jim Boulden

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