More werewolf creature effects from Rick Baker, this time in a family photo

A. Quinton — Jun. 1st 2017

Fresh off last week’s Star Wars werewolf / Shistavanen reprise, Rick Baker is back at it with the werewolf creature effects. Yesterday he posted this 2008 photo of himself as a werewolf, about to get strung up by the ladies he’s menacing (his wife and daughters). This scene was remarkable enough that it served as their family Christmas card that year, but let’s be honest – they’re probably doing stuff like this every weekend.

Baker didn’t share any details about the werewolf makeup’s provenance, but it has a very (Beauty and the) “Beast”-ly design that looks great in this fairy tale tableau. I also see a resemblance to the Wolfman design that would go on to win he and Dave Elsey the Academy Award for Best Makeup three years later.

Werewolf Wednesday. Our family Christmas card from 2008. #werewolfWednesday #Rickbaker

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It makes me inordinately happy that Rick Baker knows #WerewolfWednesday is a thing.