In 2015, Monsterama hosted Swimming with the Creature event on Friday night. Kyle Yaklin of Kyle Yaklin FX had created a full-sized Creature from the Black Lagoon suit, with the face mask being from an original casting mold from the movie. What was so special about this suit was his ability to wear it in the water.
We rang in Monsterama with a full-size Gill man and the original man himself, Ricou Browning!
Attendees were treated with a few hours of swim time and selfies with the Creature in a rarely ever-seen-before event.
And now this wonderful event has been nominated a Rondo Award for Best Fan Event!