Category: Special Effects & Props

The stuff that makes the claws, fur and fangs grow

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 […]

by on Oct. 31, 2018 at 1:07pm

Every Halloween, monster maker / creature effects legend Rick Baker transforms his entire family with a themed range of makeup that he spends days preparing. In 2015 he and his two daughters became variations of the Joker, in 2016 he re-created the doctor, nurse, and patient from the Twilight Zone episode “Eye of the Beholder”, […]

by on Oct. 24, 2018 at 4:31pm

Monster maker extraordinaire Rick Baker has been posting videos of his award-winning “An American Werewolf in London” werewolf sculpts on Instagram. The first is a looped zoom on fully-transformed David Kessler’s face, showing off the muzzle and right eye. This head was used on-screen, and after almost 40 years the “foam latex has turned to […]

by on Jul. 13, 2018 at 4:21pm

Everyone else in the world seems to be hyped about the World Cup, but for the past four days, the only football chatter I saw online was about was the new would-be mascot for Lobos BUAP, a team in Mexico’s Liga MX. Photos and videos of this absolute lad started circulating on Twitter earlier this week. […]

by on Jun. 19, 2017 at 8:19am

While at the West Coast Haunters convention last month we met Doug Schaefer, artist and one of the monster-makers at VFX Creates. I bought a Slaughtered Lamb sticker from him and we got to see a frenetic and very enjoyable demo of the wearable attack zombie puppet that VFX Creates makes. They also make a werewolf attack […]

by on Jun. 1, 2017 at 5:53pm

Fresh off last week’s Star Wars werewolf / Shistavanen reprise, Rick Baker is back at it with the werewolf creature effects. Yesterday he posted this 2008 photo of himself as a werewolf, about to get strung up by the ladies he’s menacing (his wife and daughters). This scene was remarkable enough that it served as their family Christmas card that year, but […]