Some of those movie costumes look super uncomfortable, don't they?
Well, in the case of "The Shape of Water," it totally was.
(Real quick synopsis of the film...a woman that works around a fishman monster falls in love with him.)
In Guillermo del Toro's film, rather than go with the popular CGI route, he stuck to the practical special effects for the monster suit, and Doug Jones could tell.
Jones is the man in the suit.
Actually, it may be more accurate to say that Jones is the man that endured the suit.
Just putting on the costume took Jones three hours everyday.
Then, once it was on, he could not see and could barely hear.
Furthermore, even though they knew Jones would be doing so much acting in the water, the suit was not water proof at all. It would soak up water like crazy, making it extremely heavy, extremely quick.
If this still doesn't sound terrible enough, and if this still doesn't sound grueling enough, consider this story.
They put a professional dancer in the suit for a dance sequence.
Guillermo del Toro said, "He got into the suit, did one pirouette, and then proceeded to projectile vomit."
So, yeah, the next time you see someone in a super uncomfortable looking costume, just know that it is probably way worse than you think.
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