Thursday, October 28, 2021

Kooky Spooks - Retro Musings Blog Post

Do any of you Monster Kids from the late 70's and early 80s remember the wild and wacky Kooky Spooks costume craze? While these are not particularly collectible nowadays, and not precisely masks either, they should bring back some fun childhood Halloween memories for a generation of 40-50 somethings. 

This blog post from Retro Musings is loaded with ads, photos, packages and videos. It's worth a look if only to remember just how wild these costumes were. 

 















Image Source: Retro Musings

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

In the Loop Magazine Article: Zagone Studios

This article titled "Legendary Mask Maker, Zagone Studios, Approaches Fifty-Years Of Innovation Right Here In Chicago" has some killer behind-the-scene photos of the studio. The article was written and shot by James Currie, who was responsible for the Freaky Frights on Forest, which was an epic two-block long home haunt experience that ran for several years in the Chicago suburb of North Riverside.



Tuesday, October 26, 2021

1984 Savage Eye Catalog

The 1984 Savage Eye catalog showcased two expanded line-ups. The deluxe 76 Line, which featured extended bibs and zipper backs, included the addition of the "Wolfman", "Crone", and "Pirate". In addition, the 60 Line doubled in size from the year prior from five to ten masks. This catalog also boasted much improved black and white photographs compared to the '83 catalog. many of these photos went up for auction during this past year. I will be posting several of them in the coming weeks. 




Monday, October 25, 2021

Goosebumps - The Haunted Mask Behind the Scenes Photos

Some behind the scenes photographs during production of the debut Goosebumps episode, “The Haunted Mask: Part 1”, featuring R.L. Stine and Kathryn Long





 

Thursday, October 21, 2021

1980 Distortions Unlimited


 These scans of early Distortions Unlimited offerings come from the 1980 Morris Costumes Catalog...





Wednesday, October 20, 2021

New Rock Bottom Novelties Releases Coming Tomorrow

Tomorrow night marks the release of two new Super Masks! The Super Skull sculpted and designed by yours truly, and the Super Space Demon designed by SKINNER and also sculpted by your ol' pal the Yellow Phantom. Here is the promo and official statement from Rock Bottom...

 "It's another epic battle of Super Monster vs. Super Space Monster. The Super Skull meets it's arch enemy the Super Space Demon in a duel to the death. New from rock Bottom Novelties comes Super Masks #6 and 7. Now with More than Before!!"

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Early 80's Don Post Studio Ad

 I'm not sure of the exact year this ad was published, but the masks pictured fall in line with the line-ups available in the 1980-82 Don Post Studios catalogs...