Monday, November 30, 2015

Bringing Monsters to Life with Dr. Lady

This article titled Bringing Monsters to Life: The Making of Latex Rubber Masks! was written by Dr. Lady and published in issue #11 of Scary Monsters Magazine. The article explains the overall process of mask making and contains a few nice behind the scenes photos of David and Laura Lady...

Saturday, November 28, 2015

The Masks of Famous Monsters - 258

Greetings creeps! It's been some time since the last installment in The Masks of Famous Monsters Series. Your ol' pal the Yellow Phantom hopes to revive the series and finish what was started five long years ago with the first MoFM post. As a primer, here's an article from a more recent issue from Nov/Dec 2011 entitled "The Post Mask Always Fits Nice"...

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Curious Case of Lorreta Lump

This post features one of the all-time Don Post Studios oddities... Loretta Lump. This catalog page scan of Lorreta Lump was apparently offered by Don Post Studios around 1972. It's a startling contrast to the work that was typically coming out of the studio in the early 70's. There is very little information or images available online other than this brief biography on Reinhard, the artist responsible for creating Ms. Lump.

 Image Source: Matt Post

Monday, November 23, 2015

Morris Catalog Monday: Universal Monsters

Happy Monday creeps, and welcome back to the ongoing series entitled Morris Catalog Monday which will feature random scans from old Morris Costume catalogs. Universal Monster Masks (of the Illusive Concepts variety) are the main focus of today's MCM post. I don't know what year this catalog page was printed, but it looks like the 1990-91 line-up, which puts these among the early Illusive Concept renditions of the Universal Monsters.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Michael Myers Starter Kit Print

This print from Creepy Company of the "Dan Sooper" Michale Myers Starter set is brilliant...

Monday, November 16, 2015

Morris Catalog Monday: Unique Masks From Morris

Happy Monday creeps, and welcome to the first in a new ongoing series entitled Morris Catalog Monday, which will feature random scans from old Morris Costume catalogs. Up first is this little gem from the 1980 catalog featuring masks from Kirk Brady and Bill Nelson...

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Random Sunday Morning Mask Pic: Clownin' with Frankie

The ol' Frankie Death Lock. Forty percent of the time, it works every time...

Saturday, November 14, 2015

More Don Con Photos

One week ago today, in sunny Burbank California, DonCon was opening it's doors to the public. These photographs of the event come from the Flickr gallery of Aaron Lewis who captured the  weekend for all to see...
The guest of honor being introduced to the crowd

Danny, Ed and Marsha posing with some friends

Don Post & Frankie posing with a copy of Lee Lambert's book

Lee Lambert, Frankie, and Daniel Roebuck posing in front of the
Unimart Monster Daze display

Bob Short sculpting a Nosferatu / B.Garret Theda Mashup

Don Post and Aaron Lewis

Lee and Danny sharing a laugh during a Q&A session

Trick or Treat art director Justin Mabry sharing stories with former
Don Post Studios sculptor Bob Short

Former Don Post Studios employees answering questions and
sharing stories with the crowd

Don Post posing in front of the Unimart Monster Daze display with Ed and Marsha

Joel Grossman's posing with his massive Don Post mask cabinet

The DonCon exclusive 2016 Monster Calendar
Images courtesy of Aaron Lewis