Toho's monsters don't begin their existences as bodysuits. Illustrators must first sketch out every atomic spike, nuclear fang, and cybernetic proboscis adorning their rubbery hides. Check out Toho's designs for such classic kaiju as Mechagodzilla, Mothra, and Ghidorah.

There's loads more concept art at the blog Toho Kingdom from both old-school and modern Godzilla flicks. Also, marvel at the insignia for the most awesome United Nations gig ever - the United Nations Godzilla Countermeasure Center! That's perhaps the most macho resume builder ever.

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Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989)


King Ghidorah from Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)

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Mothra (1961)


Mothra (1961)

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Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989)


Mothra (1961)

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Gorath (1962)


Frankenstein vs. Baragon (1965)

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Gabara from All Monsters Attack (1969)


Mechagodzilla from Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974)

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King Caesar from Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974)

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Godzillasaurus from Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)


UNGCC Logo from Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla 2 (1993). BEST JOB EVER.

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Mechagodzilla from Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla 2 (1993)


Godzilla (1998)

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Godzilla vs. Meganula from Godzilla vs. Megaguirus (2000)


Godzilla Fighting Megaguirus from Godzilla vs. Megaguirus (2000)

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