In late 2020 we were contacted by the world renowned Gorilla Glue to reimagine their beloved Gorilla. We started from the ground up, going through an extensive design phase of maquettes, photoshop illustrations, and lengthy discussions of how we can improve functionality and the technicality of the suit while also keeping the soul and essence of the gorilla that everyone had come to know and love. We knew from the start that we wanted to enhance the believability and realism of the ape but also keep some of the whimsical qualities as well. It was a balancing act but something we feel was accomplished well here. This is a full body suit, consisting of muscle work, custom fur and articulated mechanical arm extensions. The head is fully mechanical, with eye blink and full movement brows, lips, and jaw.