Monthly Archives: September 2010

Trick or Treat Studios Gruesome Invades the Howard Stern Show!

Yes we are proud to say that we are long time fans of the Howard Stern Show, well at least Eric Pigors and Chris Zephro are, I’d have to ask Justin and the other guys.

Richard Christy is a big Toxic Toons fan so we decided to send him Gruesome to see what he thought.  Well needless to say, he loved the mask and he sent us these great pictures of his partner in crime, Sal, fooling around with Gruesome and the Gary mask.

Hope you like them as much as we did, thanks guys, keep up the great work and tell Howard we said “FIVE MORE YEARS!!!!!

Make sure to checkout Gruesome and our Full Line of Scary Halloween Masks at trickortreatstudios.dev

Trick or Treat Studios First Advertisement Featured in HorrorHound #25

We are excited to announce our first Full Page Advertisement is featured in the October 2010 issue of HorrorHound issue #25!  As you know, we are big fans of HorrorHound and we’re thrilled to be part of the magazine again.

Make sure to check it out at your local bookstore or magazine stand.

And for more on our full line of Scary Halloween Masks, make sure to checkout trickortreatstudios.dev.

How To Make Your Halloween Mask More Haunt / Prop Friendly

I have been getting quite a few requests from Haunters that want uncut masks.  We have on the production calendar, plans to do a Haunters line which will feature uncut masks and glow in the dark paint, etc., but that won’t happen until sometime next year, so in the mean time, here is a tip that you can use to blacken out the cuts in the mask, specifically, the eye cuts.

This is a tip that was used on a number of the Halloween movies before the days of digital post production so that you didn’t see the actors eyes behind the mask.  This tip translates perfectly to those who want to put their masks on props or, want to hide the Scare Actors eyes.

First go down to your local craft store and buy yourself some black cotton cloth or black netting and some rubber cement.  Depending on your use, Scare Actor (use netting) or prop (cotton cloth), cut out two pieces large enough to cover the eye cuts with about a 1/2″ inch on all side remaining.  Next, flip the mask inside out and apply some rubber cement around the perimeter of the eye cuts.  Rubber cement is also latex based, so it will not hurt the mask in anyway and it’ll stick to the mask.  Cover the eye cuts with the cloth or netting and let it dry.  By the way, if you are going to use the mask for Scare Actors (use the netting) make sure that you let the rubber cement dry for 24 hours, because the fumes from rubber cement are toxic.

And there you have, blacken eyes.

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Till my next idea for the Blog,

Chris