Category: Special Effects & Props

The stuff that makes the claws, fur and fangs grow

by on Apr. 13, 2020 at 1:01pm

Rick Baker’s Instagram is a great place to go if you want to get a peek at his workshop and his creature experiments, but you don’t have $300 to spend on his books. Lately, he’s been posting 3D renders of creature busts and maquettes that he’s scanned with his Einscan Pro 2X scanner, and most […]

by on Jan. 16, 2020 at 10:24am

Lurking in Facebook’s Latex Mask Central group continues to pay off. First I learned about Russ Turk’s “Hungry Werewolf” mask, and this week I discovered what may well be the best latex werewolf mask I’ve ever seen. Collector (and former werewolf mask maker, but more on that later) Paul Gill posted some photos of this […]

by on Nov. 22, 2019 at 2:03pm

American rock band Falling In Reverse released a new single earlier this week. The video for “Popular Monster” depicts vocalist and hoodie fan Ronnie Radke succumbing to his inner demons, transforming into a werewolf, and annihilating his attackers (and, as implied in other scenes, many bystanders). The transformation is rendered with some so-so CGI, but […]

by on Sep. 20, 2019 at 8:54pm

You’ve almost certainly seen Blair Ondrla’s work online. Her incredible werewolf queen costume surfaces every so often on Twitter and in convention photos, and her cloven hoof shoes regularly make the rounds on Facebook – her self-described “hoof empire” has escaped the realms of cosplayers and furry and reached the world of the normies. She’s […]

by on Sep. 14, 2019 at 3:08pm

This werewolf mask by Russ Turk is a real-world manifestation of what I loved about every werewolf I saw in 1980s Saturday morning cartoons. The wild fur, the beady yellow eyes, the big ol’ snout… this is precisely the kind of beast who menaced Egon and the boys in The Real Ghostbusters and ensured the […]

by on May. 16, 2019 at 1:41pm

A very monstrous werewolf mask with exaggerated bloody fangs and all-black paint and fur, available for a pretty great price.

by on May. 12, 2019 at 5:14pm

An appreciation post for a wonderfully-detailed collectable werewolf mask sculpted and painted by Jordu Schell

by on May. 3, 2019 at 10:57am

My wife and I are members of Latex Mask Central, a Facebook group where mask-makers of all skill levels can show off their work, ask questions about techniques and processes, and do a little buy-and-sell. Most of the work posted there seems to reflect an interest in zombies and evil clowns, but last week I […]

by on Feb. 1, 2019 at 11:07am

Silicone monster makers Immortal Masks have five (5!!!) different werewolf-style masks available for purchase. Let’s take a look at the sculpture for the aptly-named Werewolf mask.

by on Nov. 17, 2018 at 9:25pm

She calls herself a mask and costume maker, but with all due respect to her astonishing mastery of craft, I’m going to refer to Briana Barber (aka Magpiebones) as a supernatural shapeshifter, because her latest personal project has transformed her into an utterly believable werewolf. This werewolf costume, created over several years as a lycanthropic labour of […]