Category: Special Effects & Props

The stuff that makes the claws, fur and fangs grow

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 […]

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 […]