Saturday, November 14, 2009

My Array of Masks

Most of my collection I obtained from independent mask makers. I prefer to purchase my masks new as opposed to second hand. This is for several reasons: a new mask has not been handled by anyone other than the original maker and I can care for it properly from day one.

Latex masks won't last forever, but I want them to look good for as long as possible. This is why I take very good care of them...ok ok, I'm obsessed. I don't wear any of them except for a few. They are all kept in a locked room where I keep the temperature between 65-70 degrees. Every few months I powder the inside of them with cornstarch and dust the outside. They never see sunlight as this will dry out latex. I rarely need to vacuum the carpet in my mask room because it gets so little foot traffic. Plus vacuums can emit dust while they are running!

This is my collection as of now...


































































































































15 comments:

  1. Extremely impressive collection!
    Stay True~

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  2. what a fantastic collection! would not want to be locked in that mask room overnight tho'!

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  3. I just shared this collection with my blog readers. Fantastic!

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  4. Thank you all for the compliments!

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  5. I too enjoy scarecrow/pumpkin masks and props. I've got a serious case of mask envy going on now! Nice collection!

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  6. Where did you get the "Sam" mask? Who makes the thing?

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  7. Hi Robert,
    The Sam mask was made by Jon Fuller at Monster Asylum. I'll be posting his link soon.

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  8. Well hello Chuck! You know first hand that I love your collection!!!


    Mike

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  9. Thanks Mike! Good to hear from you :)

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  10. Great collection. I was wondering if you could share where the mask on the far right in the first photo is from? Scarecrows always creep me out. Thanks.

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  11. Thanks. :) That one is from Hauntatorium Studios.

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  12. Nice collection!
    -t

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  13. Very Nice collection!

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