Sideshow Ceremonial Predator Mask 02
Art Andrews

Sideshow Ceremonial Predator Mask 02

The Ceremonial mask is worn by the elder Predators during the "rite of passage" ceremony of the young hunters. It is fashioned from the skin and bone of one of the fiercest creatures indigenous to the Predator's home world, the QUATZA-RIJ.
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As a tradition, young hunters always hunt in groups of three. They are sent out in packs and must hunt and kill one Quatza-Rij as a team in order to be accepted as adult clan members and be recognized as a legitimate hunter. Only after years of hunting do the most skilled and experienced hunters try to kill a Quatza-Rij on their own. If successful, they can then break away from the pack and are allowed to travel off-world to hunt bigger game.
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The Ceremonial mask has no laser sight, as it is not a hunting helmet. But it is decorated with three circles on the forehead that represent each of the three hunters. The symbol of unity and teamwork, the Yutja laser sight is modeled after this symbol.
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About Steve Wang:<br />
Steve Wang is an award winning Special Makeup FX artist, creature designer, Producer and Director. He has worked with Makeup FX Legends Stan Winston, Rick Baker and Dick Smith. Over the span of his long career, he has designed and built creatures for such films as Predator, Monster Squad, Beetlejuice, Blade 3, Gremlins 2, Underworld 1 and 2 and Hellboy, just to name a few. His sense of design and his unique paint work has made him stand out as one of the true originals in the industry.
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