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    Alien costume from Close Encounters of the Third Kind. (Columbia Pictures, 1977) Vintage original ensemble including (1) slip cast foam rubber latex alien full head mask with startling acrylic sphere blue eyes, nose holes and slit mouth for wearer's comfort and velcro closure at back of head and neck for ease of wearing, and (1) iridescent green-gold mock turtleneck spandex footie bodysuit with long sleeves to wrist with thumbholes, and zipper back closure. This mask is one of three the Spielberg alien masks created by Tom Burman Studios, David Ayers produced this head from the original mold with a translucent paint job and created the custom acrylic eyes. "The challenge was to breathe some realism into what was intended for a very simple latex mask barely seen on film". Three versions of this Alien were created, two were rejected. Ultimately, this mask was filmed interacting with the actors, but the scenes were cut from the final product. This mask appeared in a CE3K issue of Cinefantastique. Exhibiting age, production wear and some soiling on the bodysuit. In overall vintage very good to fine condition.

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    December, 2019
    17th Tuesday
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