Godzilla Suit Development


Godzilla Suit Development


The detailed production of Godzilla’s facial expressions by the upper body model introduced in “Godzilla vs. Biollante” has shown excellent results in subsequent series, but Godzilla’s full body suit does not rely only on the upper body and continues to progress. Let’s introduce the changes in Godzilla’s full body suit for each work.


In “Godzilla vs King Ghidorah,” the suit itself is the same as the previous one, but the chest volume has been increased and the arms have been modified to make it easier to move, preparing for fighting King Ghidorah and Mecha King Ghidorah.


In “Godzilla vs Mothra,” the head is “Biollante” and the body is newly removed from the mold of “Godzilla (84),” and more detailed modifications are made.


Equipped with a new gimmick that allows the head to face upwards for battle with Mothra and Battra flying in the sky (the cut in which Godzilla faces upwards in the previous work was shot with an upper body model), and more intense fighting is possible. The volume of the chest and abdomen was reduced and part of the thigh was remodeled.


And in the new work “Godzilla vs MechaGodzilla,” the suit is redrawn from the same mold and has undergone a major remodeling, giving an almost new impression while retaining the image of the previous work (photo on the left page).


What kind of impression do you get from this new Godzilla suit that creates various expressions depending on the angle, as well as the upper body model that was completely rebuilt for this time?

Source: Encyclopedia of Godzilla, Gakken MOOK, p 152