Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Pictures of The "Clawed" Costume During Production


Back in 2012, shortly after Bigfoot researcher Melissa Hovey posted her "Bigfoot" photograph online, Coalition for Reason, Science, Sanity in Bigfoot Research team member Dave Conover contacted costume designer John Healy of Healy FX to get his take on the photograph. After a quick look at the photograph, Healy admitted that Hovey's creature did not resemble his suits. "Three costumes were fabricated... All were dressed with roughly the same fur, and none resembled your attached photo," Healy wrote. Though he doubt it was one of his suits used in Hovey's photograph, he think it's possible the costume was modified to look a little different. "In my opinion, if this was a copy of our Clawed sasquatch. The fur may have been pulled off and replaced with a longer, multi toned synthetic that appears to be on a lace mesh," he explained.

Healy shared these images with Conover, who posted it on Facebook:

Costume designed by Healy FX (left), Karl Kozaks (right)
A view of the CLAWED suit performer in partial costume, courtesy of John Healy of Healy FX. 

We recently contacted Karl Kozak via email and we have confirmed he is rightful owner of the Hovey photograph. After losing a court battle with Phil Poling, Hovey has been forced to remove her copyright claim on the photograph. Here's what Kozak wrote regarding his Claw photograph:

Hi Shawn -

The photo that Melissa Hovey is circulating was taken during a filming break on my film "CLAWED: The Legend of Sasquatch". We shot the feature in the woods of North Bend, Washington. The actor was about 6'4" and wearing this silicon suit we had created by a SPX company that is no longer in business. I have many other photos of the suit and the actor "behind the scenes". I threw out the suit several years ago as it was aging and not pleasant smelling.

We recently wrote to Miss Hovey and asked her to remove the copyright from that photo, as it is our photo. We got an email saying "Melissa is out of town and we'll get back to you" response from her assistant (supposedly). We never heard back from her.

All those wanting to see the film can catch it on Netflix. I have to at least make a plug for the film, right.

Thanks !

24 comments:

  1. and it looks nothing like the Hovey photo - look at the neck - big long neck is not in the hovey photo ....I think this claim could be bogus.

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    1. I agree and I didn't get excited as the real deal when it was first published because no face. These photos and costume are not of the same thing. The dullness of the costume coat sticks out among other details. It sounds more like a pitch campaign for a B rate film. Probably the most viewers they have gotten so far.

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  2. MY TATERHOLE ALARM IS GOING OFF LIKE A BUCK DURING RUTTING SEASON.

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    1. your taterhole was in remission for a while wasn't it

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    2. It felt is had earned a spot on the list even if the spot was subordinate to the true master, Poop in a jar guy.

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  3. I wonder if that costume had the authentic male and female genitalia added to it

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    1. ^without it what would be the point?

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    2. The penis pocket was sewn on at a later date.

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    3. Yes, this is true but it was thrown away later due to odors.....

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  4. identical --if you are color blind--one brown hair one grey --perfect match.

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    1. A suit showing skin under grey hair is confirmed to be a suit not showing skin under brown hair.

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  5. Gasp! It's not the same. The color is wrong. The neck is wrong. The sparcity of hair is wrong. The underlying skin is wrong. That means,................ that the Hovey Photo is of a REAL SASQUATCH!

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    1. shutup Melissa-shutup Melissa stand-in guy

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  6. Look at the photo of the half dressed actor. Some people think that is a guy kneeling down behind him. IT"S Not! It is a big gigantic diaper butt JUST LIKE PATTY!!!

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  7. Photo is fake. However...

    This Hovey photo is from the Abominable movie. Not the Clawed movie

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    1. The BF is standing in front of a loquat tree? Because I have one in my yard and I am a credible BF investigator, I then surmise that this picture was taken somewhere south of the 36th N. latitude most likely So.Cal. And yes it has both sex organs like myself. Again I apologize........
      Dr. Vergaruker

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  8. I just won an eleventh grade science fair.

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    1. This will make you one of the most credible people in the BF investigation community.....

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