The Scream Team’s professional quality Foam Latex Appliances are durable, lightweight masks that conform to the shape of the human face giving the wearer a full range of facial motion seen only in movies and television. These are not ordinary Halloween masks, which seldom allow you any facial freedom.
Walking into Darkside Studio, you would think you have just entered a special effects shop somewhere in Hollywood, California, but one of the world's finest mask crafters is right here in the Chicago south suburban community of Steger Illinois.
Mask maker extra ordinaire, Newman makes leather Commedia Dell'Arte and Neutral masks specifically for performers and actor training. The leather masks are made from 5 to 6 oz (3mm to 4mm thick) vegetable tanned cowhide; wet formed on hand carved wooden matrices and shaped and refined with bone smoothing tools and horn mallets. Using traditional Italian techniques and self discovered innovations; Newman's leather masks are strong, lightweight and comfortable to wear.
Casanova mask is a workshop that produces the famous Venetian papier-machè masks. Situated in the historical centre of Venice, our intention is to keep alive the antique art of the maschereri handed over from father to son.