Moon-Watcher Original Mask and Costume
This costume and mask feature in The Dawn of Man section at the start of movie, which depicts scenes from early human evolution where Moonwatcher, the dominant male man-ape of the tribe, first encounters the mysterious black Monolith which encourages his use of bones as both tools and weapons. Makeup legend Stuart Freeborn, who passed away, was responsible for the creature effects makeup on this epic sci-fi movie. Apparently it took around two years to craft the masks with moving lips and tongues, along with realistic looking simian teeth and the apelike hominid body suits which were made from human, yak and horsehair. George Lucas was so impressed by Freeborn work on 2001, that the director asked him to handle the makeup for Star Wars, where he created Chewbacca and the Cantina aliens.
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