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May 30, 2011 11:45 AM   Subscribe

Artist Landon Meier crafts realistic latex masks of babies.
posted by logicpunk (29 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
KILL THEM WITH FIRE!
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 11:54 AM on May 30, 2011 [5 favorites]


AAAAAAAAAHHH!
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 11:55 AM on May 30, 2011


previously
posted by nathancaswell at 11:55 AM on May 30, 2011


That's cool, I wasn't planning on sleeping ever.
posted by spiderskull at 12:01 PM on May 30, 2011 [10 favorites]


I was wondering what I could to do liven up my next presentation at work.

Thanks!
posted by verb at 12:05 PM on May 30, 2011


You could rob someone while wearing that. I mean, without a gun. I'd give you money to go away.
posted by fleetmouse at 12:05 PM on May 30, 2011 [8 favorites]


Dear god. And I thought the baby-face masks worn by the torturers in Brazil were horrific and creepy. This just takes that same concept about 10 steps too far and makes me want to huddle in a fetal ball while my brain imagines that Robert DeNiro rescues me and I get to drive off into the sunset with that chick who got caught up in all this by accident. ONLY IT DOES IT JUST FROM GLANCING AT THE WEBSITE.
posted by hippybear at 12:06 PM on May 30, 2011


They're quite expensive, though I don't doubt it's a reasonable price considering the detail and apparent quality and the limited demand.

If they were cheaper, I would totally get "crying baby." Then I would wait for a night when my toddler gets up at 2 and starts banging around. Then I would burst in with the mask on, wailing. And she would never get out of her bed again, even if there was a fire.
posted by Mayor Curley at 12:09 PM on May 30, 2011 [21 favorites]


Be sure to check out this vid from his site.
posted by idiopath at 12:10 PM on May 30, 2011


This is way too soon after 'The Rebel Flesh' and 'The Almost People'.
posted by Slackermagee at 12:20 PM on May 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


previously

Yeah, I prefer the baby when it was my grandma. Not a sentence I ever expected to type.
posted by robself at 12:21 PM on May 30, 2011 [3 favorites]


This is way too soon after 'The Rebel Flesh' and 'The Almost People'.
Careful, you'll make ArtW cry
posted by fullerine at 12:23 PM on May 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


I bet a lot of the customers for these masks are of this persuasion.
posted by beagle at 12:24 PM on May 30, 2011


For $250 plus s&h, it ought to come with the rest of the baby.
posted by crunchland at 12:25 PM on May 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


That would be an effectively scary Halloween costume.
posted by codacorolla at 12:30 PM on May 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


The strangest shop in Barcelona...
posted by tigrefacile at 12:56 PM on May 30, 2011


Wonder if I can wear one of these AND my vinyl zentai suit at the same time?
posted by carsonb at 3:54 PM on May 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


what.
posted by xedrik at 4:08 PM on May 30, 2011


OMG I WISH I HADN'T CLICKED ON THAT!!!!111 MAKE THEM GO AWAY! MAKE THEM GO AWAY!!!
posted by Neekee at 4:16 PM on May 30, 2011


$250 really isn't that bad for an individually crafted mask of that quality. Almost worth it for Halloween.
posted by ixohoxi at 5:24 PM on May 30, 2011


Hi
posted by dirigibleman at 5:46 PM on May 30, 2011


This is worth $250 to me.
posted by cmoj at 6:06 PM on May 30, 2011


I keep looking at this and thinking, "Man, the Adult Baby scene is about to get really fucking weird."
posted by Minus215Cee at 6:51 PM on May 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


Should have previewed: beagle beat me to it.
posted by Minus215Cee at 6:54 PM on May 30, 2011


I'm 234 years old and what is this?
posted by America at 7:03 PM on May 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


Christ, what a baby.
posted by phirleh at 8:02 PM on May 30, 2011


And I thought real babies were scary.
posted by kinnakeet at 5:43 AM on May 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


I find them freaking hilarious. I ask, and this is not a rhetorical question, what does that say about me?

Also, I keep reading this as "...made of babies." What does that say about me?
posted by no relation at 9:07 AM on May 31, 2011


Someone on youtube using this mask for "art".
posted by idiopath at 4:22 PM on June 1, 2011


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