View Full Version : Deranged again...

Allen H
08-01-2011, 10:46 PM
my latest, thought Id share.

08-02-2011, 03:51 AM
Oh my Soul!! I would wet myself if that face came near me!

Jim Warfield
08-02-2011, 06:54 AM
We are all automatically impressed by a perfect looking rendering of a classic monster or creature, we stand in awe, simply awe unless we are a small child...then there is the scary, criminal deranged neighbor down the block that has the pure talent to upset us with what their vision (and maybe lack of normal common materials to work with?) that affects us in a deeper, actual way, forget "Awe", This Upsets Me!" sort of feeling, no thinking, no comparing, just a gut reaction which is harder to accomplish than most want to admit (in the haunt business).
Then there can be the parrallel feeling that scares us because this person really thinks THIS is what a mask should look like?
Well, then now we KNOW they are NUTS! and we are then cautious around them, walk more quickly passed their property, looking over the shoulder, a bit jumpy if a sudden small sound happens as we walk...
On a very personal level , it qualifies similairly to my experience once as I competed in a costume contest seeing a man wearing a Chicago CUBS baseball shirt shirt, a big buckled belt that said "ELVIS", as he proudly strutter the stage wearing a George Jettson mask cut out from the back of a cereal box!
He was a dead-serious competitor proclaiming he was supposed to be "Elvis!"
You don't want to turn your back on this guy. (He's totally lost it by common standards.)
Really nice effect-mask, Allan!
IT sort of gets back to the basics of plain old wierd fear generation...

08-02-2011, 04:21 PM
Another impressive addition to an already amazing series. I love the attention to detail and that even though all of the masks a different, it obvious that they belong together.

BTW, I've been using your plastic & varnish corpsing technique to great success. It's so easy and creates a killer look.

08-02-2011, 07:01 PM
Jim, you are dead on with your comments!! It does give you that feel there is an unstable person behind that mask, which adds to the creepiness!

08-02-2011, 07:18 PM
Again, an excellent job! The more I look at them, the more I realize how much time and effort you must have put into them. Keep this line going, it is awesome!

Haunted Prints (EOM)
08-02-2011, 08:12 PM
Another creative / original masterpiece.

Jim Warfield
08-02-2011, 08:32 PM
A local man created a very simple mask that horrified a local neighbor woman. It Was simple. A piece of black material cut in a square, with two eye holes, a string from the edges went around the back of his head to hold it on.
She was taking down her laundry from her clothesline. As one piece was removed, there he was looking right at her from a few feet away!
It was daytime. Even with the startle-factor she recognised him because the mask was The only thing he decided he would be wearing that day!
Not many old men in town that incredibly skinny and lilly-white.
He went "By-By" soon afterwards.
Yes, it's a small town. No, I am not related to him at all.

08-02-2011, 09:13 PM
Awesome job Allen!

08-03-2011, 05:04 PM
Allen this is simply amazing! I can't decide which one I like the best and I keep thinking of the movie Husk with all of the scarecrows that had to hand sew their own masks and how incredibly awesome these would be in a corn maze. Absolute awesomeness!!!!

Allen H
08-03-2011, 09:17 PM
Thanks for the mask love guys! Glad you like them.
Here is a peek at the last two that sold. Each new mask seems to be my favorite.

Haunted Prints (EOM)
08-03-2011, 09:34 PM
Do these masks have a strap, or how do the fit tight on the face?

Allen H
08-03-2011, 10:04 PM
Every deranged mask has 6 to 8 grommets in the back and laces up in the back. Next time I will take a pic of that, but it looks alot like shoelacing. A slide with a spring holds the lacing tight.
Allen H

Bradenton Haunted Trail
08-03-2011, 10:17 PM
Did you get my email Allen?

Twisted Woods

damon carson
08-03-2011, 10:39 PM
You had me at hello!

Allen H
08-03-2011, 11:08 PM
I got your email but both of those were purchased by the time it came in, look for an email from me friday night with a few choices in it.
Allen H

Haunted Prints (EOM)
08-04-2011, 07:59 AM
To purchase one of these masks we just need to send you an email once you post it?

Allen H
08-04-2011, 08:17 AM
All of my masks go out to my first stab club members. Its free to join the club all you have to do is send me an email telling me you want in. When I finish a mask i post it to the club via email. The first one who emails me back gets to buy it.
So If you think you will want to buy a deranged mask in the future..... Email me and join the first stab club
Masks rarely make it past the club and many are sold within a half hour of posting. So the club is the best way to get one.
Allen H

08-04-2011, 10:25 AM
I like the lace up idea Allen... be wanting to try it ever since I checked out Rubber Gorilla. Love the mask with all the teeth.

If someone wanted, would you make one custom for them?

08-04-2011, 10:44 PM
Love most all of these masks...especially the ones with the thick straps on them. This newest one kind of reminds me of a turtle for some reason. You should do a tutorial on these unless this one is a "trade secret". As I've said before I make something similar but the way I do it is very labor intensive and hard to get consistent results.

Mike "Pogo" Hach

Allen H
08-04-2011, 11:03 PM
Im posting two new masks to the first stab club tonight. I willpost pics here as soon as I can.

Bradenton Haunted Trail
08-05-2011, 02:48 PM
Still waiting ....lol.... hope I can get one this time.

Twisted Woods