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The 62Kongu (初代コング?) is the King Kong suit design used in the 1962 Godzilla film, King Kong vs. Godzilla.


Name

The 62Kongu's name comes from the year 1962 (初代?), and Kongu, which comes from King Kong's Japanese name, Kingu Kongu (キングコング?).

Detail

The 62Kongu appears to have been adapted from the Snowman suit from Half Human, now with a new more gorilla-like head, gray skin, and thick brown fur over most of its body. The suit's head had several gorilla-like features, such as a large mouth lined with almost rounded teeth inside the lips, a short nose, regularly-sized eyes, and a pointy tip-of-the-head. The suit also had longer arms than legs. A puppet of Kong's upper body was used for close-ups, while a stop-motion model was used for a sequence where Godzilla drop-kicks Kong.

In 1966, the suit was loaned to Tsuburaya Productions, where it was slightly modified and used to portray the giant monkey Goro in Ultra Q. The suit was returned to Toho the very next year for the film King Kong Escapes, where it was modified to resemble the new King Kong suit and used to portray Kong in water scenes.

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Kaiju designs
Godzilla designs Showa ShodaiGojiGyakushuGojiKingGojiMosuGojiDaisensoGojiMusukoGojiSoshingekiGojiMegaroGoji
Heisei 84GojiBioGojiBatoGojiRadoGojiMogeGoji
Millennium MireGojiSokogekiGojiKiryuGojiFinalGoji
TriStar ToraGojiShodaiBebiiToraGoji
MonsterVerse LegendaryGoji
Post-Millennium ThirdStreetGojiShinGoji
Anguirus designs Showa ShodaiAngiraSoshingekiAngira
Millennium FinalAngira
King Kong designs Showa ShodaiKonguGoroKongu
Universal UniversalKongu
MonsterVerse LegendaryKongu
Mothra designs Showa ShodaiMosuLarva/ShodaiMosuImagoGojiMosuLarva/GojiMosuImagoSanDaikaijuMosuLarvaSoshingekiMosuLarva
Heisei HeiseiMosuLarva/HeiseiMosuImagoReoMosuImago
Millennium SokogekiMosuLarva/SokogekiMosuImagoTokyoMosuLarva/TokyoMosuImago
MonsterVerse LegendaryMosuImago
Rodan designs Showa ShodaiRadoSanDaikaijuRadoSoshingekiRado
Heisei HeiseiRado
Millennium FinalRado
MonsterVerse LegendaryRado
King Ghidorah designs Showa ShodaiGhido
Heisei HeiseiGhidoHakuAkiGhidoRaishuGhido
Millennium SokogekiGhido
MonsterVerse LegendaryGhido
Mechagodzilla designs Showa ShodaiMekagojiGyakushuMekagoji
Heisei HeiseiMekagoji
Millennium MireMekagojiTokyoMekagoji
Miscellaneous designs Showa ShodaiBaraShodaiEbiraShodaiGiganMegaroGiganShodaiKamaShodaiMandaSoshingekiMandaShodaiMiniraShodaiKumoShodaiHedoShodaiShisa
Heisei ShodaiBioRozuShodaiBioShodaiSupesuGoji
Millennium ShodaiOrugaShodaiMegagirasuSokogekiBaraFinalEbiraFinalKamaFinalMiniraFinalKumoFinalHedoFinalShisaFinalJiraFinalMandaFinalAngiraFinalGigan
MonsterVerse ShodaiCrawl

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