Monday, August 24, 2015


With Maskfest just over two weeks away, posting here will be sporadic at best. Your ol' pal the Phantom is spending his time locked away in the workshop putting the final touches on everything for the big show. With a little luck, I may be able to sneak in a post, or even a peek at my creations, before heading out to Indy on September the 11th.

Yours truly...

Friday, August 14, 2015

Stroke of Midnight Studios Photos

One of my favorite stops on Instagram is David Smith's page, which is always packed with tons of current and vintage mask pics like these...

Image Source: David W. Smith

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Don Post Studios Universal Monster "Calendar Mask" Catalog Sheet

A few weeks ago, I posted this Don Post Universal Monsters catalog sheet, which featured photographs of the famous "Calendar" masks. At the time I didn't realize that it was two-sided, with one side featuring the masks, and the other featuring matching hands and feet. So here is the catalog sheet again in it's entirety...

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

One Month to Maskfest!

Your ol' pal the Yellow Phantom always gets geeked about the looming prospect of Maskfest, but this years line-up is really out of control. So many first time artists and vendors, as well as some returning veterans, has this year primed to be the best fest yet. Let the countdown begin creeps, and I'll see you all in Indy in one month!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

1984 Distortions Unlimited Catalog

These mangled pages are what's left of a 1984 Distortions Unlimited catalog that was salvaged from a water damaged 1984-85 Morris Costumes catalog. While battered and tattered, they do fill a hole in the Distortions section of the Monster Mask Catalog Archive...

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

1999 "Masks of the Menace" Article

This article entitled "Masks of the Menace" features the Don Post Studios masks created for Star Wars Episode 1. The article was originally published back in December 1999 in Topps' Star Wars Galaxy Collector Magazine...