The 13th Floor

Meet “Creepy Fig,” the Nightmarish Life-Size LEGO Man (and Comic-Con Superstar)

As happens every year, attendees at last month’s Comic-Con were confronted by hideous apparitions of all shapes, sizes and species (and a few fans in weird costumes too), but one inventive cosplayer still has folks buzzing long after they returned home from San Diego.

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Image Credit: Tested via YouTube

Some of the really serious horror-themed costumes wandering the grounds can often be frightening to children — but one was very unique, in that he delighted most of the youngest con attendees while simultaneously terrifying their parents.

Image Credit: Tested via YouTube
Image Credit: Tested via YouTube

The man behind the mask is Frank Ippolito (above left), whose costume — which he designed as well — represents what a famous LEGO “mini-fig” character would look like as a flesh-and-blood humanoid creature. The result was so disturbing that Ippolito dubbed his design “Creepy Fig,” and as you can see, it’s both fascinating and nightmarish.

Image Credit: Tested via YouTube
Image Credit: Tested via YouTube

Sporting a giant silicone head (weighing 14 pounds) and matching claw-like hands, the giant walking version of a tiny LEGO figure also has uncomfortably human-like skin tone and texture, and even the normally smooth and simplified features have been transformed with little details like real-hair eyebrows and realistic fingernails for each hand’s two digits.

Ippolito says the costume was inspired by his own speculation about an alternate reality populated by LEGO-based beings, and what a representative of that world might look like. He originally conceived Creepy Fig as a makeup, but eventually expanded the project into a full-head mask and glove appliances.

Image Credit: Tested via YouTube
Image Credit: Tested via YouTube

The character was financed by ex-Mythbuster Adam Savage’s site Tested, and made its first appearance at SDCC’s LEGO booth — where, as you can see here, he was a major hit with the kids… although he totally embarrassed himself trying to score a date with LEGO Wonder Woman.

Image Credit: Tested via YouTube
Image Credit: Tested via YouTube

The website documented the character’s startling debut on July 27, after which they posted a video to delight and horrify anyone who might have missed Creepy Fig’s presence at the convention.

The video has already become a viral hit, with millions of viewers alternately fascinated and freaked. Watch it right here!

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