Bray Wyatt’s latest transformation into the ‘Fiend’ character is proving to be a hit with WWE fans and the early signs are certainly strong. During an interview with GameSpot.com, designer Jason Baker who has been working with WWE for nearly 10 years, offered more detail into the creative process behind the new character:
“[Tom Savini Studios has] been working with the WWE for almost ten years now,” Baker said. “We have a great relationship with them. We coordinate with the wrestlers to find out what they want, so we spend a lot of time on the phone with them.”
“Firefly Funhouse has consumed my life,” Baker said, laughing. “I don’t want it to sound like I’m complaining though. I’ve had a blast working on it. It’s like a dream come true.”
“It’s all Bray’s brainchild,” Baker said. “He had these ideas, and we did some concept art, but it wasn’t really hitting home with Bray. So he got a really, really good sketch artist named Kyle Scarborough, out of St Louis, to do some concept art for him. Those sketches were awesome, and we took those and brought them to life.”
“They’re good blueprints, but we put our own stamp on the mask as well,” Baker said. “It comes down to sculpting, logistics, and comfort. If the guy’s going to wear this while beating the living piss out of people, he should be able to see out of it and make sure it’s strapped to his head.”
“They [the fans] need to keep watching because they haven’t seen anything yet,” Baker said. “If they think this is the greatest thing to ever happen, they just need to keep watching. It’s going to blow them away.”
Check out this link to read the full interview.
From concept to reality.
From the day I was asked to design @WWEBrayWyatt's mask to the work @bakingjason and his team put in not only the mask but the puppets and film work, I've been in awe.
We're not finished.@THETomSavini#WWE #RAW #braywyatt #FireFlyFunHouse #ChangeTheGame pic.twitter.com/VLnXBCmYvb
— Kyle A. Scarborough (@ScarboroughTWTC) May 14, 2019