Matt Wilkinson (Surreal Studios)

I had always had a very artistic creative side, but it really wasn’t till 2009 when I had helped my cousin make a costume for a convention he was going to that I became interested in costume making. From there on I really wanted to start making costumes, I stumbled across a website called The Replica Prop Forum. After seeing prop replicas from all my favorite movies made by the members on the forum, I was bit by the prop bug and just had to focus myself on it. First thing I made was a helmet from the movie Iron Man and I soon came to realize I was really good at it! I decided I would build the entire suit from the first film.

After the suit was built it would need to be molded and light weight copies cast, but I did not have the time or money to get into that at the moment so I decided to continue with the Iron Man building. I had always wanted a sideshow toys 1:1 scale Iron Man MRK III bust. I got this crazy idea that I should build my own, so I did!  I wanted to build a bust that showed more of the MRK III armor than what the sideshow bust did.

Now it was time to take a break from Iron Man and get into a little sculpting of other favorites from my childhood. I decided to make Audrey 2 the man eating plant from Little Shop of Horrors (1986 version) I sculpted the medium closed mouth version, but there will also be a open mouth version as well.

I feel I have found a true passion in this hobby and will never quit, there are just too many things I want to make!

At the CNE Exhibit: Pop Culture: Let Your Fandom Flag Fly!

Matt has loaned the first of a limited number of his custom made Iron man MRK III reveal busts which was auctioned off at the 2014 Toronto Prop Party.

How to Contact Matt

Matt can be contacted via email at