Sunday, October 13, 2013

'Ol Buttonface

So almost a year ago I posted that I wanted to make an accurate Dr. Decker mask and costume. Finally I can say it has come to fruition.

The mask is made of a linen fabric. For those who read Clive Barker's Cabal novella, which was later adapted into the movie Nightbreed, Dr. Decker's mask is described as being made of a scrim cloth. I felt this would look most authentic and be the most comfortable to wear. However in the movie Nightbreed, Decker's mask was made of a foam latex.

Making this mask was a huge undertaking. Took me lots of time, work and research but then again so do all true labors of love. Without getting too much into the boring details, I will say that I learned many things about sculpting and moldmaking to do this right. I even had a lifecast made of my head in order to get the mask to fit my head perfectly. Long story short I couldn't be happier with the end result.

Complete costume shots to follow soon.


  1. It turned out great! All the hard work was well worth it. Just in time for Halloween too :-)

    1. Hey thanks Phantom! Glad you dig! I will certainly be stalking the neighborhood come Halloween :D

  2. I have always wanted a Dr. Decker mask. Came out awesome.

  3. LOVE it! You definitely nailed the look!