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Taking Care of Masks

Odds are that anyone reading this website has at least one latex mask they want to preserve. Maybe it’s to wear again on future Halloweens (or haunts) or maybe you just want to display it. Whatever the rationale for this perfectly reasonable desire is, don’t store them on styrofoam wig heads! This might seem like …

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TGIF13 X: Making a Cardboard Hockey Mask

You might have noticed I didn’t title this “TGIF13 X: Make Your Own Cardboard Hockey Mask.” I chose the title I used because the subject of today’s post is not a tutorial. Instead it’s a time lapse video of someone shaping the iconic mask out of cardboard (and packing paper) and painting it. That doesn’t …

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Costume Crazyness 2015

The only thing cooler than this zombie werewolf costume is the actual concept of a zombie werewolf. Can you imagine a movie that starts off as a standard zombie apocalypse film, only for one of the zombies to turn into a werewolf when the moon is full? Come to think of it, it might even …

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Costume Crazyness 2014

Once again October has given me a lot of new costumes to mock. It’s also given me the obligatory Scream knock-off and offensive ethnic stereotype costume. I don’t know whether to be disappointed or impressed that they managed to make something that could offend two groups at the same time. As it gets more and …

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Costume Crazyness 2013

It’s time for another collection of goofy costumes and things just wouldn’t be the same without the usual crop of Scream stuff. I don’t get why somebody decided to make skeleton and pirate versions of Ghostface. Was this due to an overstock of Scream masks and various costumes? I’m tempted to say “Yes,” but that …

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Be Yourself (Behind A Mask)

At the unofficial kick-off of my Halloween season, I talked with one of the actors of Phantom Creep Theatre, the New York City based horror-hosts whose live shows at Coney Island were the highlight of my first summer as a resident of Gotham. The actor performs as one of the many puppets and costumed characters. …

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Costume Crazyness 2012

I don’t have an introduction in me this year, so let’s just jump right in: The sad thing is that this “Horror Puppet” mask isn’t the worst Saw knock-off I’ve ever seen. That honor goes to a little number I saw at my local Rite-Aid. It was an overhead latex hockey mask with red dots …

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Make A Mask

Masks and Halloween go together like peanut butter and chocolate. You can theoretically make do with a costume that uses make-up or otherwise doesn’t cover your face, but we all know deep down that masks are more fun. To help spread the Halloween cheer, I’ve compiled the following list of resources for free printable masks: …

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Costume Crazyness 2011

I’ve been doing this for the last three years and the amount of knock-offs and bizarre costumes has yet to diminish. It never ceases to amaze me just how many variations there are of the Scream mask, both knock-off and licensed. Seriously, look at all of the freaking knock–offs I found this year. The (what …

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Costume Crazyness 2010

Back when Weird Jon wrote “Son of Shameless Cross Promotion,” he had no idea that the “Costume Crazyness” series would be dropped from URBMN the very next year due to changes in the site’s format and would be moved to Gravedigger’s Local 16. Neither did I, for that matter, but the site had changed so …

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Mask-Making 101

Ah, latex masks. Halloween and horror movies simply wouldn’t be the same if they didn’t exist. In fact, it was once thought that such masks could replace makeup entirely! But although many of us drool over such masks, sometimes the price of one is scarier than the creature it depicts. So why not make on …

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Political Zombies

What better way to celebrate today’s election than zombified masks of the candidates? So whether you’re supporting Zombama, McBrain, or planning a write-in for Hellary, be sure to actually go out and vote before the polls close.

Shameless Cross-Promotion

My friends over at Sweetposer.tk have put together a hilarious article about knock-off masks and other strange Halloween costumes. Check it out.