Every year, Rock Baker’s family whips up a pro-level monster suit, which is generally featured at the annual G-Fest in Chicago. This was this year’s entry. I didn’t attend the Con (sticking, as usual, with the theatrical showings at the Pickwick Theatre), but hey, awesome monster suit.
This one’s kind of an in-joke. That’s Gifantis, which is sort of the mascot of G-Fan magazine.
Quoth the Rock: “Pop and my Brother couldn’t make it to G-Fest this year, but some of their work managed to make it to Chicago, anyway! This is the 20th year of G-Fest, and as a special gift to J.D. Lees, they created this movie-grade suit of J.D.’s character, G-Fantis. The surprise suit was presented to J.D. on opening day of the convention (and had been created from notes given by Mrs. Lees so as to make the creation as close to what J.D. always had in mind as possible). I hear he actually had tears in his eyes! Should be interesting getting this thing through customs and into Canada, shouldn’t it?!”