Friday, April 24, 2015

13 Great Ways to Celebrate Halloween Booklet - Halloween Celebration Committee (Part 2 of 2)

Today's post is part 2 of 2 and features an interesting artifact from the early 80's that comes courtesy of Lee Lambert. I recall Lee contacting me a few years back as he begun his hunt for a booklet from the Halloween Celebration Committee. I had no leads or information on the book, but through his persistent searching, he eventually procured a copy. A big thanks goes out to Lee for sharing these scans. Click here to view part one.

The Halloween Celebration Committee was formed back in 1982, after the Tylenol scare, in an effort to reassure the public that Halloween was indeed a safe holiday. The committee was made up of a number of mask, costume, and Halloween manufacturers including Be Something Studios, Collegeville Costumes, Ben Cooper, Fun World, Imagineering, Don Post Studios, Topstone Industries, and others.

The book itself contains little about monster masks, but it is a fascinating bit of history from a committee that many mask manufacturers belonged to. Check out the Halloween Celebration Resources beginning on page 28 for some interesting books and records...



















Thursday, April 23, 2015

13 Great Ways to Celebrate Halloween Booklet - Halloween Celebration Committee (Part 1 of 2)

Today's post features an interesting artifact from the early 80's that comes courtesy of Lee Lambert. I recall Lee contacting me a few years back as he begun his hunt for a booklet from the Halloween Celebration Committee. I had no leads or information on the book, but through his persistent searching, he eventually procured a copy. A big thanks goes out to Lee for sharing these scans.

The Halloween Celebration Committee was formed back in 1982, after the Tylenol scare, in an effort to reassure the public that Halloween was indeed a safe holiday. The committee was made up of a number of mask, costume, and Halloween manufacturers including Be Something Studios, Collegeville Costumes, Ben Cooper, Fun World, Imagineering, Don Post Studios, Topstone Industries, and others.

The book itself contains little about monster masks, but it is a fascinating bit of history from a committee that many mask manufacturers belonged to. In tomorrow's "Part 2 Post" check out the Halloween Celebration Resources beginning on page 28 for some interesting books and records...



















Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Don Post Studios on We're Movin' with Scott Baio

Matt Post shared this short video from a 1981-'82 episode of We're Movin' which featured a tour of Don Post Studios as well as a demonstration of the mask making process. There are some wonderful shots of vintage DPS masks throughout the video...


Video Source: Matthew Post YouTube Channel











Monday, April 20, 2015

1977 Don Post Studios Ad

This was an advertisement with a mail in address for the 1977 Don Post Studios catalog. I complied a PDF of the entire '77 catalog a few years ago to share. Here's that link one more time, just right click here and save creeps!

Image Source: Matt Post

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Trick or Treat Studios 2015 EC Comic Masks

The lineup that I'm personally most excited about in 2015 is the Trick or Treat Studios EC Comic masks. I can't wait to get my hands on a set of these EC Corpses...