Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Curious Case of Lorreta Lump

This post features one of the all-time Don Post Studios oddities... Loretta Lump. This catalog page scan of Lorreta Lump was apparently offered by Don Post Studios around 1972. It's a startling contrast to the work that was typically coming out of the studio in the early 70's. There is very little information or images available online other than this brief biography on Reinhard, the artist responsible for creating Ms. Lump.

 Image Source: Matt Post

Monday, November 23, 2015

Morris Catalog Monday: Universal Monsters

Happy Monday creeps, and welcome back to the ongoing series entitled Morris Catalog Monday which will feature random scans from old Morris Costume catalogs. Universal Monster Masks (of the Illusive Concepts variety) are the main focus of today's MCM post. I don't know what year this catalog page was printed, but it looks like the 1990-91 line-up, which puts these among the early Illusive Concept renditions of the Universal Monsters.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Michael Myers Starter Kit Print

This print from Creepy Company of the "Dan Sooper" Michale Myers Starter set is brilliant...

Monday, November 16, 2015

Morris Catalog Monday: Unique Masks From Morris

Happy Monday creeps, and welcome to the first in a new ongoing series entitled Morris Catalog Monday, which will feature random scans from old Morris Costume catalogs. Up first is this little gem from the 1980 catalog featuring masks from Kirk Brady and Bill Nelson...

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Random Sunday Morning Mask Pic: Clownin' with Frankie

The ol' Frankie Death Lock. Forty percent of the time, it works every time...

Saturday, November 14, 2015

More Don Con Photos

One week ago today, in sunny Burbank California, DonCon was opening it's doors to the public. These photographs of the event come from the Flickr gallery of Aaron Lewis who captured the  weekend for all to see...
The guest of honor being introduced to the crowd

Danny, Ed and Marsha posing with some friends

Don Post & Frankie posing with a copy of Lee Lambert's book

Lee Lambert, Frankie, and Daniel Roebuck posing in front of the
Unimart Monster Daze display

Bob Short sculpting a Nosferatu / B.Garret Theda Mashup

Don Post and Aaron Lewis

Lee and Danny sharing a laugh during a Q&A session

Trick or Treat art director Justin Mabry sharing stories with former
Don Post Studios sculptor Bob Short

Former Don Post Studios employees answering questions and
sharing stories with the crowd

Don Post posing in front of the Unimart Monster Daze display with Ed and Marsha

Joel Grossman's posing with his massive Don Post mask cabinet

The DonCon exclusive 2016 Monster Calendar
Images courtesy of Aaron Lewis

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Don Con Photos

DonCon weekend has come and gone; although the memories (and fatigue) still linger. It was a truly once in a lifetime event. To refer to it as anything less wouldn't do DonCon proper justice.

The best part of any convention is reuniting with old friends and meeting new ones. The smaller format of DonCon really helped to amplify this aspect. The majority of the weekend was spent hanging, laughing, and listening to tales of Don Post Studios' past. As a mask collector, I'm grateful to all those who came together to make the event possible.

Posted below are a variety of photos posted on Instagram by artist and Illustrator Eric Pigors. They are a wonderful summary of some of the eye candy that was on display...

A glimpse of the convention hall before the doors opened Saturday morning

Ed and Marsha Edmunds hanging out with the guest of honor, Don Post

Don Post posing with in front of the stunning Unimart Monster Daze recreation

A vintage photo of Don Post Sr. posing in front of the originall Unimart Monster Daze display

The actual Frank mask pictured on the cover of the "An Evening with Boris Karloff" LP

Joel Grossman's massive life-sized display case showcasing 1970's Don Post masks

Lee Lambert signing copies of his Illustrated History of Don Post Studios book

Image Source: ToxicToons Instagram