Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Happy Happy Halloween Button Sets


Just a quick bit of shameless self-promotion... earlier this year the Devil's Workshop released a Halloween III inspired button set titled Happy Happy Halloween featuring the classic Don Post Studios Silver Shamrock masks. There are 6 buttons per pack for only $9.99. These are limited to only 100 sets. When they're gone they're gone so get yours today...





Thursday, April 21, 2016

2016 Death Studios Sneak Peaks

Still a ways to go before resuming regular posting, but in the meantime, here are the Death Studios sneak peek sculptures for the upcoming 2016 line-up. Although these photos have been online since February,  it's been an annual tradition to post pics of the DS sneak peek sculpts here for many years. Plus, it felt good to log into the ol' blog again ;-)


Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The Masks of Halloween III: The Crimson Ghost Mask Room

This video by the Crimson Ghost Mask Room is easily the most informative single source of information ever created on the Don Post Studios Halloween III masks. If you're a fan of the film, this video is a must watch...














Sunday, March 13, 2016

While I'm still several months away from resuming regular posting, I thought it would be nice to post updates on the Devil's Workshop 20th Anniversary releases that have (and will) be coming out in 2016...

The first 20th anniversary release of the year is a one-off Crypt Keeper. The Crypt Keeper was originally released back in 1997 as "The Keeper" and was the first official replica collector series mask produced by the Devil's Workshop and was limited to 18 copies.


This was the Crypt Keeper copy released this past January.
 The finishes of the Keeper varied as the run went on. This is how the mask was finished near the end of the run...

Compared to how the first copies looked...


Here is a scan of the original mail-order flyer featuring the Crypt Keeper from the 1997 Devil's Workshop catalog...

The ol' bag of bones made an appearance in David Lady's Guide to Monster Masks...

 Here is another shot of the Keeper along with the other collector series replicas that the Devil's Workshop was offering around 2000-2001...

With the February release already in the books, expect another post here covering the history of that mask  sometime soon. And keep your eyes on the Devil's Workshop Instagram page for the March release coming up soon...



Monday, January 18, 2016

Weird and Wacky

Whew! It's been a crazy week here in Phantomland. Your ol' pal and the Mrs. have two new additions to the family in the form of newborn twin girls. I'll be taking longer breaks in between posts for a several months. I'll be needing spare time to catch up on sleep and to hang with the gals. In addition, I want to reserve any spare computer time for promoting the Devil's Workshop 20th anniversary. So in between new posts, enjoy the archives.

I also plan to open up a small store to sell the occasional mask. I have a handful that I no longer have room for from my personal collection that need good homes. I also have a good stack of old mask catalogs that I'll be selling here too.

Friday, January 15, 2016

1973 Collegeville Catalog

An incomplete version of the 1973 Collegeville Catalog was previously posted here back on the Blood Curdling Blog of Monsters Masks back in 2012. Here now is a complete version scanned cover to cover...













Sunday, January 10, 2016

And now time for a little shameless self-promotion... 

2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the Devil's Workshop. I seriously can't believe that it's been 20 years since I started the Devil's Workshop. To celebrate the milestone I'll be digging out some of the old molds as well and making some weird and wild variants. Each month will feature a 20th anniversary release. Stay tuned and check out the Devil's Workshop Instagram page in the next few days for the first release of the year! In addition, I'll be posting several 20th anniversary images and information here on the Monster Mask Blog throughout the year...


Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Crimson Ghost Mask Room Videos

The Crimson Ghost Mask Room has posted a few videos in the last two days to YouTube discussing the dangers of using of styrofoam heads and the advantages of foam filling vintage masks. These are packed with good info, as well as some shots of the amazing collection room...