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In need of a monster alter ego? We've found the artist for you

Mild-mannered Montreal artist Ian Langohr is hiding a pretty massive secret: in his studio, he's making giant monster heads.

Mild-mannered Montreal artist Ian Langohr is making giant monster heads

Mild-mannered Montreal artist Ian Langohr is hiding a pretty massive secret: in his studio, he's making giant monster heads. 2:28

When artist Ian Langohr was in art school, he made some surreal creatures out of wood. But once he combined that talent with work in a mascot studio (as in, the place that makes those huge mascots you see at arenas and the like), he started making huge and rather unusual heads.

Now, Langohr's known for his hand-sewn creations. At festivals, adults and kids interact with them — and as you'll see in this video, the artist himself is not opposed to wearing them around town. His heads (or masks? We're not sure) aren't what you'd see at a sporting event, though — Langohr's definitely gone next-level.

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From zombie cats to a head that looks like a factory, you're about to find out that this artist can make pretty much anything into a creature.

Follow Langohr and his creations here.

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March Mercanti

March is a filmmaker who is living and working in Toronto. He is a frequent contributor to CBC Arts.

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