Saturday, December 27, 2014

Time off for the Holidays

Hope the holiday season has been kind to all you creeps. I'll be gone from the blog until the New Year. Be sure to have a happy and safe New Year celebration, and check back in January for more monster mask madness with your ol' pal the Yellow Phantom!

Photo from J. Willis' Flickr Photostream Photo by Jackie Alpers

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Curse of the Demon Mask

Shameless self-promotion alert: The Devil's Workshop snuck in one more release before the end of the year...  the massive Demon mask. This is easily the largest piece to ever come out of the Devil's Workshop, measuring in at 30" tall, and 22" from ear to ear. Available in red or green, the Demon is limited to just 13 "lucky" copies. Click here for details and to reserve your copy today...

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

1983 Don Post Universal Monsters Masks

This ad appeared in the 1983 Morris catalog and proclaims these as "The Universal Horrors". The 1983 Don Post catalog refers to these masks as "the Classic Collection" and makes no reference to the "Horrors" name, however this is definitely a fun homage from the folks at Morris to the old 1964 Universal Horrors Don Post Ad.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

'Tis the Season

Re-post from last year of the Don Post Studios "Wide Frank" chilling with an issue of Monster World in front of my Christmas tree...

Thursday, December 11, 2014

2008 Schell Sculpture Studio Catalog

This catalog, featuring the stunning work of Jordu Schell, is representative of the work that Jordu displayed at Maskapalooza in New Jersey back in 2008. While the pieces look amazing in the catalog, they were truly show stopping in person...

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Strange Kids Trick or Treat 2015 Sneak Peek Article

A few photos of the 2015 Trick or Treat lineup were posted in this article from the Strange Kids Club.

Monday, December 8, 2014

1965 Don Post Studios Monster Merchandise Campaign Materials

These scans of the 1965 Don Post Studios Monster Merchandise Campaign are an amazing early piece of DPS history. They appear to layout the framework of the Monster Daze events, which may very well represent the pinnacle of the 1960's Monster Kid phenomenon. More on Monster Daze here, here, and here. Please forgive the profuse watermarking of these documents, but I would hate to see copies of these ever being offered up for sale as originals. A HUGE thanks goes out to Matt Post for making these scans available...

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Don Post Catalog Updates

Attention catalog complete-ists... the 1986 Don Post Catalog post has been updated with the cover and inside cover scans, as well as a Howard the Duck mask order form.

In addition, the 1988 Don Post Studios Catalog post has also been updated with the cover and inside cover scans which were previously missing. A big thanks goes out to Matt Post for providing these scans.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Monster! - Halloween Issue

The October "Halloween" issue of Monster! magazine  is packed with plenty of monster mask goodness. Starting immediately on page one with a photo of vintage Topstone masks, to a Halloween III SOTW review, and finally, a six-page article entitled "Nightmares in Latex: Remembering Don Post Masks". The magazine is a steal at just over five bucks an issue.