While at a farm park the other day I saw a man selling what I can only describe as the worst balloon animals I have ever seen, but my child wanted one so he asked for the balloon rat the man was holding, then the man seemed to be rather upset and told my little boy that it wasn’t a rat, it was supposed to be a giraffe! Surely there are people who can do better than he can, in fact, it turns out there are some rather amazing balloon artists out there, but my nerdy side is leaning towards this lot…
10 – PC and Keyboard
It is said that the amazing artists who make these amazing balloon sculptures are called Twisters! I kind of like that name, but at the end of the day, this is balloon art no matter what else you might call it, or the people who create them, like this cool Balloon PC and Keyboard.
9 – Super Mario
Let’s get Mario out of the way because you just knew I would have to include him somewhere in this list. What can I say, I was brought up in a Mario generation. Sadly no artist names for you, but whoever made this Yoshi and Super Mario balloon costume it is is very good indeed.
8 – Enterprise Spaceship
Well, it made it into my post called “Top 10 Best Fan Made Star Trek Enterprise Spaceships” and it also deserves a place in this top ten as well. Sadly I can’t find out who the artist was, but it was done for a 50th birthday party and is well over 7 feet long.
7 – Tyrannosaurus Rex
Once a year a load of twisters meet up at an event called Elastic Park (Inspired by Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park) to make some dinosaur themed fun. This amazing T-Rex was made by one of the show’s hosts, Mark Verge, but it does seem that he does a lot of work for the event so probably deserves to win.
6 – Ridley Scott’s Alien
I don’t know who made it, I don’t know where it is! I don’t know how many balloons it took to make it, and I don’t really know how tall it is. But even I know an amazing balloon sculpture when I see one, and this one.
5 – Optimus Prime
Standing at an incredible 12 ft this Transformer made by Ballusionist Brian Potvin is probably not just bigger than a real Transformer would be!
4 – Game of Thrones
Phileas Flash (aka Rupert Appleyard) is considered to be one of the UK’s best twisters. With so many amazing sculptures behind him already this one of Ned Stark sat in the Iron Throne shows you he really is top of his game. It is well worth seeing the rest he has made over on his Facebook page.
3 – Stormtrooper
If you are after something a bit nerdy, but also amazing then Patricia Balloona is your lady. This amazing Stormtrooper is an incredible 5 ft 10 inches tall, that is almost as tall as me!
2 – TARDIS
It doesn’t matter if you are a nerd or not. If you happen to stumble upon a TARDIS balloon sculpture you are bound to be impressed. Made by balloon artist Twisty Kristy she is available for hire and can make just about anything it seems!
1 – Robot
It took over 2 days to make, its made up of almost 80,000 balloons and they call it the Sentinel. This is the stunning work of balloon artist Lily Tan and is officially the world’s largest balloon sculpture. I hope she didn’t have to blow them all up herself!