Becoming something else – Dennis Avner, aka "Cat Man," arrives at a 2007 party for "Ripley's Believe It Or Not Odditorium" in New York. Avner died last year of an apparent suicide.
Becoming something else – Filipino fashion designer Herbert Chavez underwent plastic surgery to transform himself into Superman. He had his nose thinned and a cleft made in his chin. He also had silicone injected for fuller lips, liposuction to flatten out his abdomen and implants to bulk up his buttocks and hips.
Becoming something else – A man at Venezuela Tattoo Expo in January appears as "Satan," complete with apparent horns.
Becoming something else – Tom Leppard -- the so-called "Leopard Man of Skye" -- shot to fame after becoming the world's most tattooed man -- a crown he held until recently. His entire body is covered with leopard spots.
Becoming something else – English freak and sideshow performer Horace Ridler exhibited himself as "The Great Omi" or "The Zebra Man." Ridler died in 1969.
Becoming something else – Annette Edwards, a British mother of 10, spent more than 10,000 pounds to transform herself into a real-life Jessica Rabbit, an animated character in the movie "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"
Becoming something else – Showman Erik Sprague, also known as "The Lizardman" with his scales and forked tongue, poses for photographs during a 2012 interview in Madrid.
Becoming something else – Maria Jose Cristerna poses for pictures during a 2011 news conference in Bogota, Colombia. The Mexican tattoo artist said she started to cover her body in tattoos, piercings, titanium implants and dental fangs to reinvent herself as a vampire, her reaction after suffering domestic violence.
Becoming something else – John (left), Marin (center) and Scorpion (right) pose with their "bagel heads" in Tokyo.