Adam King is a Pittsburgh artist who developed a love for monsters and things that go bump in the night at a very young age. He studied Studio Art at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio and started making latex Halloween masks in 2006. His artwork has been displayed at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, the Allegheny County Federal Courthouse, and the Pittsburgh Children's Museum. He has exhibited at the Pittsburgh Mini Maker Faire the past two years and has been a member of Kennywood Amusement Park's Phantom Fright Nights make-up crew since October 2007. This past summer he was an artist for the Firefly Music Festival's Style Your Soles tent. Adam is also a member of the Pittsburgh Society of Artists and teaches monster-making summer camps and classes at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.www.adamkingart.com
If you want to say something and have people listen then you have to wear a mask.
Highly stylized, sleek, unique and modern mask designs from Smirk Masks.www.smirkmasks.com
Ken Hertlein is a LA based special makeup effects artist trained by the legendary Dick Smith with over twenty five years of professional experience.www.kenhertlein.com
The Art of Melita Curphy.
Recently, my work has focused more on creating original handmade dolls though my first doll was created back in 2002. I have explored all sorts of art mediums and avenues over the last 11 years, all of those skills have culminated into my doll work. My work has moved more towards high end original pieces with individual stories and personalities and i feel that doll making has pushed my art skill more than ever. So many disciplines go into making a doll: sewing, pattern drafting, sculpting, cast/molds, painting, anatomy, fiber arts, model making and more. They are the most satisfying thing to make and i hope they bring great joy to their new owners.
I also create masks made in small, very limited numbers. They are available through my shop during pre-orders or small batch releases. If you would like to know when a new mask is due for a release please follow my tumblr/twitter or follow me on facebook ( links are below) Please be sure to read my shop’s policy page if you have any questions about ordering.www.missmonster.com
Based in hay on Wye, Circo Gringo is a small business that creates high quality, hand-made puppets, masks and carnival heads for use and/or display.
After studying at the London College of Fashion and learning to work with fibreglass at Artem film production and special effects studio, Circo Gringo went on to scavenge moulding, casting and other useful techniques from prop makers, make-up artists and the kind technicians at Alec Tiranti and Jacobson Chemicals.www.circogringo.com
Artist and mask creator Clint Marlatt.homemadenightmares.deviantart.com
High quality, original & licensed latex Halloween Masks, haunted house props and monster puppets.www.etsy.com/shop/horrorhosty
The devils latex is a Halloween mask and PropFX company based out of Ontario, Canada that offers silicone and latex masks, resin display and custom hockey masks in addition to custom work and commissioned items. Our masks are made by a small group of independent artists that continue to push boundaries. The Devils Latex customers receive next-level realism , with screen accuracy, using the highest quality materials available.
We are so committed to our customers & horror fans - we can proudly say we will never sell out & produce overseas. We are one of the worlds best for latex masks & hocks thanks to our fans across the globe. Keeping it Canadian, we will continue to provide you with our very best product & service.www.thedevilslatex.com
This limited edition hardcover book details the history of Don Post Studios from its inception in 1938 through to its closure in 2012. This was the company responsible for the creation of the rubber Halloween mask and it was at the forefront of the “Monster Kid” phenomenon of the 1960s and 70s. Don Post Studios was a leader in the Halloween Industry for over 7 decades and also dabbled in special effects work for the film industry from 1947 through 1988.
At almost 600 pages and measuring 9″ x 12″, this is a true anthology and definitive guide to Don Post Studios, the company that transformed an entire genre. Comes with one free admission to Don Con.www.blacksparrowinc.com
Don-Con will feature special guests from the mask-making, special effects and monster community, including guest-of-honor Don Post, Jr., Academy Award-winner Robert Short, author of The Illustrated History of Don Post Studios Lee Lambert, Famous Monsters of Filmland, various DPS alumni, Creature Revenge Studios, Trick or Treat Studios, and many more.
All photos from the fabulous monstermasks.blogspot.comwww.don-con.com