Making a Real-Life Zoidberg Costume!

  • Published on May 8, 2014
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    The Zoidberg Project is finished! Effects artist Frank Ippolito guides us through the entire fabrication process, including design, sculpting, molding, and even some animatronics to bring Zoidberg to life. Suited up in the costume, we walk the convention floor of WonderCon 2014 to greet some attendees and take photos with other cosplayers. Stick through to the end for some woop woop wackiness!
    Thanks to Iwata-Medea and Smooth-On for providing materials and sponsoring this project. Please support us by checking them out!
    Watch the debut of the Zoidberg Project here:
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  • Adam Savage’s Tested

    Frank Ippolito ALSO made a real-life Prof. Farnsworth, which you can see here:

  • FRIZ :3
    FRIZ :3 2 hours ago

    Fuck ea!!!!!

  • Big Smoke
    Big Smoke 11 days ago

    "Zoidberg mad you laugh at him."
    Only true vanoss fans will know this

  • LCdrDerrick
    LCdrDerrick 12 days ago

    Now you call that an ink attack? Woo Woo Woo Woo Woo!

  • fr10wi
    fr10wi 24 days ago

    Awesome !

  • hi23917
    hi23917 25 days ago

    Woop woop woop woop woop

  • hi23917
    hi23917 25 days ago

    Woop woop woop woop woop

  • 23 Gaming
    23 Gaming 26 days ago

    Need a comic con costume
    Why not zoidberg

  • DeHeckk
    DeHeckk Month ago

    That costume looks epic

  • Itsa Euh
    Itsa Euh Month ago

    This face is gonna haunt me for days

  • Troy Emanuel Arimado

    It's nogla hahaha

  • Squatlemur 77
    Squatlemur 77 Month ago

    I was hoping that the tentacles had jiggles

  • XiOrKz XII
    XiOrKz XII Month ago

    Dr Zoidberg !!!

  • The green tea Dragon

    13:24 you’ll thank me later

    MSS RAM Month ago

    Is awesome !!!

  • Terri Blankenship
    Terri Blankenship Month ago

    Jesus that costume looks like something from a horror film nonetheless good job on the costume.

  • weirdly. beast
    weirdly. beast Month ago

    This dude is from face off

  • Basty
    Basty Month ago

    Hey guys it’s dathi here..

  • Abby Alphonse
    Abby Alphonse 2 months ago

    "Hooray! People are paying attention to me!

  • Anthony Barratt
    Anthony Barratt 2 months ago

    Hurrah it's me it's zoidbeg I'm alive. And now at comic con

  • Truan Brock
    Truan Brock 2 months ago

    Where the “woop woop”

  • Mouzer Mouse
    Mouzer Mouse 2 months ago


  • generic youtube name
    generic youtube name 2 months ago

    I miss furturama

  • epicnate113 b
    epicnate113 b 2 months ago

    How can somthing so...ugly be cute at the same have destroyed the laws of physics

  • ag.onewheel G
    ag.onewheel G 3 months ago

    Futurama needs to come back.

  • ag.onewheel G
    ag.onewheel G 3 months ago

    Freedom Freedom Freedom olay!

  • TheTrueMitch
    TheTrueMitch 4 months ago

    I can smell the sweat

  • arkiteq_ruel
    arkiteq_ruel 5 months ago

    I'm so jealous.. I wanna try that!

  • JingleKing
    JingleKing 5 months ago


  • Nick Gerrs
    Nick Gerrs 5 months ago

    ***Completely failed on the dull color***

  • Jay Bernal
    Jay Bernal 5 months ago

    I just want the concept for that under suit for an Oogie Boogie costume

  • Nater K
    Nater K 5 months ago

    I'll take eight

  • Furlow Torent
    Furlow Torent 5 months ago

    It's not a full con unless you get chance to molest the Religious protesters outside that are at every con of every kind =^.^=

    TALLY MAN 5 months ago

    12:07 Its Zoidberg!

  • JG P
    JG P 5 months ago +1


    GODofMONSTERLAND 5 months ago +1

    So many virgins...

  • tetsuoswrath
    tetsuoswrath 6 months ago

    You guys shouldn't troll the Jesus people at the cons. I actually talked to them once at SDCC and they're actually good people. :{

  • spuspu Absher
    spuspu Absher 6 months ago

    that olaf is very disturbing.

    JUST MONIKA 6 months ago

    that olaf is prob gonna kill himself

  • The Adster
    The Adster 6 months ago


  • Shoosh
    Shoosh 7 months ago


  • Danny McCune
    Danny McCune 7 months ago

    Needed voice. Zoidberg is easy to do - just pull your cheeks out when you speak.

  • William J. Kelley
    William J. Kelley 7 months ago

    Zoidberg going to work quarking your hands and face is not funny!

  • Dakota Allen
    Dakota Allen 7 months ago

    That Ren from RWBY cameo at 10:23 though

  • Goblin_Slayer
    Goblin_Slayer 7 months ago

    Вуп Вуп Вуп Вуп Вуп Вуп Вуп Вуп Вуп Вуп Вуп Вуп Вуп Вуп Вуп

  • Tony Tidwell
    Tony Tidwell 7 months ago

    Awesome!!!, but where is his headfin?

  • DoctorDank
    DoctorDank 8 months ago

    wop wop wopwopwop

  • Turtle_burger01
    Turtle_burger01 8 months ago

    *Distant whooping*

  • DanHarkless ﴾Halloween videos, YTPs, & more﴿

    Oh, cool. Frank (and Rayce) from "Face Off"! R.I.P. "Face Off". Damn those SyFy Channel bastards for cancelling their third most popular show (and one that must've been pretty cheap to produce). What's next, "The Magicians"? 😓 Gotta make room for more crappy monster shark movies? Anyhow, incredible costume; getting the great tentacle animatronics into the head was particularly impressive. Kind of a shame they didn't find someone who can do a decent Zoidberg voice to wear the costume, though; they shoulda called me. 😁 Then again, I probably wouldn't have gotten the "Blood of Jesus" protestor to smile, so kudos to Frank for that.

  • Mellone Fam
    Mellone Fam 8 months ago +1

    Photobombing zoidburg

  • GREENgorilla21's Channel

    it's frank from face off

  • Megatón
    Megatón 8 months ago

    Thats not Zoidberg, thats Jamie

  • Corbin McDowell
    Corbin McDowell 9 months ago

    Zoidberg without his tendrils is absolutely horrifying

  • Parker Sprague
    Parker Sprague 9 months ago

    At 13:03 you can here a voice similar to Miniladd's saying It's Zoidberg!

  • yacodude
    yacodude 9 months ago

    other people see's zoidberg and i see nogla

  • x. Seraphina lol .x
    x. Seraphina lol .x 9 months ago +1

    Zoidberg looks creepy in real life

  • Brenda Trejo
    Brenda Trejo 9 months ago


  • skaliev
    skaliev 9 months ago

    Jamie´s photo right next to Zoidberg. Coincidence? I don´t think so .... ^^

  • Susan Dennis
    Susan Dennis 9 months ago +1

    Who is watching in 2018?

  • RArecordings -Rick-
    RArecordings -Rick- 9 months ago

    It's an OOD

  • Galaxy Ninja
    Galaxy Ninja 10 months ago

    Happy b day

  • bg_the_badboy 1
    bg_the_badboy 1 10 months ago

    HOLY SHIT that is creepy as hell,it looks like it is staring directly at you 2:42

  • Mostwanted
    Mostwanted 10 months ago

    They forgot his head crest which is hidden on his head, And when he gets mad, it speings up like a cockatoo crest

  • Joe Weatherford
    Joe Weatherford 10 months ago +1

    Even the religious protestor was laughing

  • Cutie Creations
    Cutie Creations 10 months ago

    I want to give Zoidberg a big hug!

  • DDHard
    DDHard 10 months ago

    Cant stop laughing

  • marceshow
    marceshow 10 months ago


  • ZiMRA
    ZiMRA 11 months ago

    looks shit... wtf im so disapointed...

  • youthgirl08
    youthgirl08 11 months ago


  • Nathan Hidajat
    Nathan Hidajat 11 months ago

    I heard in S7E01 in Futurama
    Zoidberg: To the employment cave!

  • Turret
    Turret 11 months ago

    "You call that an ink defense..this is an ink defense"

  • Ok
    Ok 11 months ago +3

    Need an halloween costume but you're tired of em all?
    Why not zoidberg?!?!

  • High ImMonkey2
    High ImMonkey2 11 months ago

    If only it had blue eyes

  • Galaxy Ninja
    Galaxy Ninja 11 months ago

    Happy birth Day

  • ThatOneDaxSter
    ThatOneDaxSter Year ago +1

    13:07 The Power Rangers played along! I'm fucking done!

  • Joe Ritchie
    Joe Ritchie Year ago

    Hurray its a real life Zoidberg costume kind of why not

  • educational bacon

    someone who doesent watch futurama would call him a furry

  • TheShad0wBoy
    TheShad0wBoy Year ago

    It’s so funny

  • 20 Hours Wasted
    20 Hours Wasted Year ago

    This scares me

  • Brit Kid MTB
    Brit Kid MTB Year ago


  • Arlene F
    Arlene F Year ago +1

    Frank Ippolito is one hot dude ♡

  • DamnMyNickIsTaken

    Shit got real really fast.

  • Mario and Luigi 82

    It's nogla!

  • Kitana Kojima
    Kitana Kojima Year ago

    Oh my god the part with him clacking around the Jesus sign people....who apparently travel and follow comic cons like Grateful Dead fans...fuckin hilarious

  • Dhanen el Noob Rabioso

    Poor Frostie... Zoidberg didn't picked his five back and he stayed with the hand on air... :(

  • Andrei Clyde Sioco

    That olaf tho.. 12:12

  • Meow Meow
    Meow Meow Year ago

    Woop woop woop woop woop woop woop woop XD

  • James Nichols
    James Nichols Year ago

    12:44 🔥

  • Ethos Sound
    Ethos Sound Year ago

    10:36 she was thinking about risking it all for the zoid

  • Lorrie Wigand
    Lorrie Wigand Year ago

    5:44 I almost threw up

  • gayla harmon
    gayla harmon Year ago


  • Brandon Priest
    Brandon Priest Year ago

    Zoidbergs quote should be bite my barnacle coverd ass!

  • Amber Sweet
    Amber Sweet Year ago

    _Why not Zoidberg?_

  • Johnnny 1932
    Johnnny 1932 Year ago


  • Bor co lo mo LOL VOLGS

    That is my favorite TV character!!!

  • Big Chungus' Big boi season

    1:59 I think the concept model on the left ( the monster like one) would be cool when zoidberg gets all pissed off and the scales pop up

  • Drew Winslow
    Drew Winslow Year ago

    Zoidberg: Hooray! I'm popular!

  • 6eezb43
    6eezb43 Year ago


  • Red Panda
    Red Panda Year ago +1

    Zoidberg is secretly the cthulhu sea god any same features are the same

  • hulk buster
    hulk buster Year ago

    How to you see on that mask