Thursday, March 27, 2014

Death Studios 2014 Preview

There are some sweet preview shots of some the new 2014 characters on the Death Studios website.  It looks like Jeff Death and John Smith had a helluva sculpt-a-thon! I'm in love with the Shock Monster, as well as the toothy ghoul with the piercing eyes in the second shot...

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Be-Witching Hour

The lovely Myrna Hansen on the cover of the Sunday Mirror (published Sunday October 25th, 1953) accompanied by a Topstone Witch mask...

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

New Devil's Workshop Werewolf! Masks

Greetings creeps! Time for a bit of shameless self-promotion... The workshop is open again, and it's been good to spend the past week in the studio making monsters! There is a new Devil's Workshop Original Release that hit the website this week - Werewolf!

There are three variations being offered. These will be available in two very limited runs. One copy of each will be offered in the first run which is currently available on the Devil's Workshop site. The second run (of one each) will be available in late 2014 / early 2015.

QUICK UPDATE: Two of these sold within the first day of them being offered. "Bad Larry" is now the only copy from this run which is still available. If you want this Bad Larry, give me a shout... 

Monday, March 17, 2014

Early Don Post Studios Clown Masks

This photo, which appears on the Tumblr feed, seems to depict the Don Post Studios B-3 "White-Faced Clown" mask which adorns the cover of the early 60's DPS catalog....

Saturday, March 15, 2014

1966 Don Post Studios Movie Monsters Series

The 1966 Don Post "Movie Monsters" series sculpted by Ellis Burman Sr., ...

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

How to Make a Mask - Magazine Article

This article is literally a mystery from the Maskahuna's vault as it's origins are unknown. While I planned to post this back in December, I nearly forgot I had it... until yesterday. It's amazing what treasures pop-up when I clean-up my desktop. The article contains several atmospheric behind-the-scene photos of Don Post Studios. In terms of what magazine articles traditionally offer, this one actually has some nice details about the over all mask making process too. I would have killed for this article when I was a kid...

Friday, March 7, 2014

1990 Death Studios Ad

Death Studios monster mask ad as seen in the inside cover of Fango #96...

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Happy Birthday Gillman!

The Creature from the Black Lagoon was originally released March 5th 1954...

Don Post Studios - Creature Mask (Monster Calendar Photo)