Friday, August 30, 2013

One Week 'til Maskfest!

Hard to believe it's almost here! In one short week I'll be loading up the back of the truck and heading out to  Maskfest!!!

Posting will be a bit sporadic this next week leading up to the show as I tie up all the lose ends in preparation. Looking forward to seeing everyone in Indy next week...

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Death Studios Mailers

Back in the day these black and white mailers would accompany Death Studios catalogs, or ship in the box of any Death Studios mask order. It was always a thrill to see a glimpse of any new Death Studios mask before it officially appeared in any catalog. Unfortunately, I have long since lost the collection of these mailers I had. But I recently acquired a small stash of these in a catalog swap. Here's a few fresh off the ol' scanner...

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Resurrecting the Calendar Masks

This in-depth article describes the story of how the Don Post Studios Calendar masks reissues came to be. It was originally published in issue #31 of Scary Monsters Magazine and contains a wealth of behind-the-scenes photos. A big thanks goes out to the Maskahuna for scanning and contributing these pages...

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

2000 Mario Chiodo Signature Series Catalog

It seems appropriate to piggyback yesterday's Illusive Concepts 2000 catalog post with the 2000 Mario Chiodo Signature Series catalog. Most mask collectors know that Mario Chiodo is the creative mastermind behind Illusive Concepts, the company that set a new bar for creating large, over-sized, super creative characters.

Mr. Chiodo raised the bar once again with what has to be the most elaborate and massive latex masks ever offered to the public. The character and attention to detail in these masks is absolutely stunning...

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Don Post Yoda Mask Ad

It looks like I forgot to post this Don Post Studios Yoda mask ad when I went on my Star Wars kick in June...

Friday, August 23, 2013

Wolfman Cut-Out Mask

Here's another creepy cut-out monster mask that was originally posted on the Monster Magazine World Blog back in 2010...

Image Source: Monster Magazine World

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Milicent Patrick Photos

A few more photos of the lovely and talented designer Milicent Patrick along with the Creature from the Black Lagoon mask that weren't included in the original post back in 2011...

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

2000 Dynamic Designs International Catalog

 Dynamic Designs is run by Darren Perks (the sculptor of the Don Post Studios Calendar mask re-issues). While the Dynamic Designs website still exists, I'm not sure if they are actually still in business. My only interaction with the company was several years ago when I purchased a blank of the Retro Monster. It was a rather drawn out and unorthodox buying experience to say the least, but the mask is very cool and can be seen on page two...