A lot of really awesome things happened at San Diego Comic-Con last weekend — the cast of The Walking Dead absolutely slayed, and Marvel had more than a few exciting announcements. Despite all the movie announcements and trailer releases, the best part of Comic-Con is always the cosplaying. People make extraordinary costumes that are so detailed it’s hard to believe they aren’t the character themselves, but sometimes, a costume goes too far. This is that time.
Frank Ippolito, a special effects makeup artist who’s worked on films like Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Man’s Chest and The Chronicles of Riddick, created a LEGO cosplay so creepy that we’re literally dry-heaving at the thought of it. Ippolito crafted a real-life version of a minifig. Wasn’t The Lego Movie enough? The cosplay mask was finished with a skin-like texture, wrinkles and hair as well as hands with two curved fingers and giant, disgusting fingernails. Gross. Gross. Gross. But also, very innovative.
Ippolito filmed himself walking around Comic-con in the outfit. None of the children there appeared to be frightened, which is kind of shocking, but I guess the universal love for LEGOs transcend’s this minifig’s creepy appearance.
Check out the video above. Did this cosplay take it too far?