Thursday, January 29, 2015

1986 Imagineering Catalog

Greetings Creeps! Today's catalog post contains only two pages of monster masks, and not very collectible ones at that. But, for those who trick or treated back in the early to mid 80's, this catalog offers up a lot of fun memories...

The smell of Imagineering grease paint make-up instantly reminds me of the preparation and transformation into a monster for Halloween night. There are a number of items from this catalog that were staples in the Yellow Phantom's make-up kit. By the age 12, I had the Ghoul and Dracula kits, Glow Faces Make-Up, Create-A-Face, and my favorite of all Imagineering make-up kits, the FACE 3-D Make-up /Mask kit...

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Masks in Art: Epyon5 Topstones

These excellent stencil paintings on stretched canvas from Epyon5 features some classic Topstone mask illustrations. Made exclusively for the Galerie F show CUT ALONG THE DOTTED LINES which was a three man show focusing on stencil works by SARO, R6D4 and Epyon5...

Image Source: Epyon5

Friday, January 16, 2015

Topstone Wallpapers

You just gotta love these Topstone monster mask wallpapers from Neato Coolville. Check out the original post for more terrific Topstone wallpapers...

Monday, January 12, 2015

1956 Bayshore Catalog (Partial)

Welcome creeps to the first monster mask catalog post of the year... the 1956 Bayshore catalog (or more specifically a page from the '56 catalog). This is an image I found several years ago while crawling around on the interwebs. While there are almost certainly more pages to the catalog, I have no idea whether or not there are more pages featuring masks. But fortunately, this page contains a reference to one of the all time classic monster masks the Bayshore Zombie...

Bayshore Zombie Mask

Friday, January 9, 2015

Don Post on Channel 50 News Oct. 1st 1999

In this short interview from October of '99 Don talks about how the industry has changed over the years, and how Don Post Studios has evolved to meet the current market for masks...

Video Source: Matthew Post YouTube

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Kadın Kasabı Article

This article on Kadın Kasabı or "Woman Butcher" (1968) has some nice color photos of a handful of the Topstone masks used in the film. While I'm not certain, I think these are pics from the same black and white film was posted here and here back in 2013. The movie title translates differently, but the mask lineup certainly looks the same.

Image Source: Dipsahaf

Monday, January 5, 2015

"Studio" Featuring Don Post

This ten minute video by Marc Browning focuses on the process of Don Post creating a "People Eater" mask. Throughout the video Don talks about the history of the studio and his own artistic interests. Judging by the masks that are shown, it's a safe bet that this video came out around 1987-88. This is a great watch with some wonderful behind the scene factory shots of Don Post Studios...

Video Source: Matthew Post YouTube

Sculpting the "People Eater"
Master copies of "'Malone' Creature", "Peter", and "Erik"
Master copies of "Erik", "Werewolf", and "Wolfman"
Master copies of "Mummy", "Whambo" and "Jukebox"
Master copies of "Quasimodo" and "Skull"
Don pouring up a "People Eater"

A gorgeous copy of "Sticthes"

"Golda La Goon", "Nostro" and "Gastro"
"Schiziod" and "Alien"
"White Fang", "Lucifer", and "Tor"
Putting the final touches on the "People Eater"
Don displaying the "People Eater" mask