Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

2005 Morbid Industries Catalog

Here's another Morbid Industries catalog to piggyback the Morbid post from last week. The 2005 Morbid Catalog features some amazing sculptures from the likes of Bill Basso and Jordu Schell. Personally, I'm a big fan of the large photo format of this catalog. These scans come from the Night Owl Ghoul's Flickr Photostream.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

1987 Distortions & Tradeshow Video

A big thanks goes out to David Lady for capturing (and sharing) this wonderful vintage Distortions Unlimited video...

Video Source: MaskWizard

Friday, September 25, 2015

Morbid 2011 Catalog

Masks only made up two pages in the 2011 Morbid catalog. The Rob Zombie license was held by Morbid in 2011, and the Captain Spaulding and Rob Zombie Morbid masks could be seen in all of the big box Halloween stores...

Thursday, September 24, 2015

More Maskfest 2015 Photos

While pursuing Instagram for Maskfest '15 photos to include in yesterday's post, I was struck by Creeper_Jake's excellent multi-photo collages. Here is a sampling of what Jake shared from Maskfest...

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Maskfest 2015 Photos

It's been no secret around these parts that the Maskfest weekend is the Yellow Phantom's favorite weekend of the entire calendar year. There's nothing else quite like it... seeing old friends, making new friends, talking shop, talking smack, sharing several libations, and of course being surrounded by a literal sea of rubber. It's hard to imagine that last year's fest could be improved upon, but it was indeed. The massive influx of new mask makers, first time Maskfest vendors, and returning veteran artists made for the largest gathering of masks and mask makers under one roof that anyone has ever witnessed. It was truly awe inspiring!

I have long given up on trying to take my own photo coverage of Maskfest. It's too easy to get caught up in conversation to attempt to photograph even a fraction of the work on display. For this year's coverage, I've decided to pull photos from Instagram and have credited the sources whenever possible. Unfortunately, these photos don't cover all the amazing artists that were on display, but they offer a good glimpse. More pics coming tomorrow...

Image Source: Kreepylady

Marc Sampson's stunning array of masks
 Image Source: Germfacekilla

Anthony Kosar's display
 Image Source: Kreepylady

Jordan Patton and his Pumpkin Patch Pete creation
 Image Source: Burchroots

One of the many pieces Chris Marchwinski had on display
 Image Source: Kreepylady

Image Source: Monstamahm

Marc Sampson's "Mumra" mask
 Image Source: Clintonharman

The Devil's Workshop display
 Image Source: Clintonharman

Alter Ego resin piece
 Image Source: Clintonharman

Uncanny Valley's stunning All Hallowed Trio
 Image Source: October_Dreaming

Andrew Santagato's Mr. Pratt bust
 Image Source: Slipknotone

Assorted Maskfest Goodness
Image Source: Bryann Fyfee

A few pieces from Mabry's Monsters display
 Image Source: steveanddestroy

Raging Zombie's display
  Image Source: steveanddestroy

Mikey Rotella had some of my very favorite pieces of the show.
The blue ape and floater zombie were both stunning!
 Image Source: mikeyrots

Aaron Lee's Display
Scott Jenkins' Evil Jinx display
Image Source: evil_jinx_studios

Creepshow Studios display
Image Source: creepshowstudios

Conor Deless' lifesized Lo Pan was easily the best in show at Maksfest '15.
Image Source: jasonmania

More amazing Maskfest wonderment
 Image Source: spray_or_die

David and Laura Lady's display
   Image Source: steveanddestroy

The stunning work of the Nightmare Force. Voted best new artist's of Maskfest '15
 Image Source: kateannmarlow

Jordu Schell's masterpieces
 Image Source: Creeper Jake

One of Casey Love's many amazing masks
 Image Source: naptownfish

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Back From The Grave!

Greetings creeps and fellow lovers of latex! Your ol' pal the Yellow Phantom has sufficiently recovered from Maskfest and is ready to post more monster mask muck. As the month of October approaches there should be more frequent posting, so stay tuned as we get back to it tomorrow...

Friday, September 18, 2015

Moon Monsters Masks Now Available!

There are a handful of sets available in each t-shirt size (M,L,XL,XXL). Head on over to the Devil's Workshop to snag one of these beauties up just in time for Halloween!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Moon Monster Tribute Mask

Howdy creeps, it's been a busy build up to Maskfest. I wanted to take a moment and share some pics of a project I've put a lot of time into these past few months. For a couple of years now, I have wanted to release some Ben Cooper/Collegeville style vacuform masks. After much trial and error, I'm proud to announce the Devil's Workshop's first vacuform release, the Moon Monster Tribute.

Each box comes with a full sized screen printed mask. The mask features Moon-Glo blacklight reactive paint, just like the old Collegeville masks. In addition, each box contains a ultra-soft t-shirt. This release will debut at Maskfest where the first 25 copies will be available. There will be an additional run made available to the public later this year. Hope to see you at Maskfest, but in the meantime, here's a sneak peak...