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...




Monday, January 4, 2016

Morris Catalog Monday: Don Post Calendar Reissues

Happy Monday creeps, and welcome to Morris Catalog Monday which features random scans from old Morris Costume catalogs. Hope you all had a safe and festive New Year celebration. This is the first MCM post of 2016.

To kick off this new year, let's take a trip back to the 1999 Morris catalog which featured the Don Post Studios Calendar mask reissues. Seventeen years after their release, it's hard to quantify in words just how exciting these reissues were to mask collectors. But, needless to say, this had to be the biggest news that any monster mask collector could have hoped for in a lifetime. Below is the page as it appeared in the 1999 catalog...


The pieces depicted in the ad are among the most beautiful Calendar mask copies one could ever hope to see. When this promo ad ran, the actual masks were still being produced. Therefore, the masks pictured were a combination of prototypes and pieces from private collections. Most of these masks featured eye inserts (which were not present in the production versions of these masks) and all were painted and haired by the very best in the business. Here are some higher resolution scans of the masks...










Thursday, December 31, 2015

Goodbye 2015

Here's hoping your celebration tonight leaves you feeling better than these blokes...


Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Mask Tag Tuesday: Be Something Studios

Greetings Creeps and welcome to the second post in a new ongoing series entitled Mask Tag Tuesday. Your ol' pal the Yellow Phantom has a serious stockpile of mask tags to share and I'll be doing so periodically on Tuesdays. The eventual goal is to create an archive similar to that of the Monster Mask Catalog Archive. Please excuse the heavy watermarking, I do not want to see these used to create reproduction tags that are passed off as originals.

Today's Mask Tag Tuesday features late 1980's/ early 90's Be Something Studios mask tags. This bold orange and black style tag was the standard for BSS masks for almost two decades. I have a good two dozen more of these that I'll eventually scan and share, but in the meantime enjoy these Unleashed Wickedness and Bone Apart tags...





Monday, December 28, 2015

Morris Catalog Monday: 1982 Mask Catalog

Happy Monday creeps, and welcome back to the ongoing series entitled Morris Catalog Monday which features random scans from old Morris Costume catalogs. Hope you all had a jolly Christmas weekend. This will be the last MCM post of 2015.

Most of the content of the 1982 Morris mask catalog has already been posted here, here, and here, but the cover is too cool to be left behind. So here it is in it's full glory adored with an illustration from Jim Lawrence...