Our Halloween Team
Trick or Treat Studios is proud to have Justin Mabry as our Art Director. In this role, Justin runs our Halloween Mask sculpting team and defines the direction of our Halloween Product line.
Justin Mabry comes to Trick or Treat Studios with over 15 years experience masking Scary Halloween Masks and models, and is responsible for creating many horror masterpieces that are on the shelves of mask collectors all over the world. More
Trick or Treat Studios is honored to have Erich Lubatti on our Halloween Mask sculpting team. Erich began sculpting and mask making in 1984. He is a student of the Academy Award-winning make-up artist Dick Smith. In 1997, Erich opened Lubatti Designs Unlimited, one of the premier horror art studios on the net. In 2001, Erich became the Lead Sculptor for Gore Galore's "My Pet Zombie" line of life-sized zombie props. More
Trick or Treat Studios is happy to have Aaron Lewis as part of our Halloween Mask sculpting team. Aaron was the winner of the 2008 Maskapalooza Mask Making contest and metal rock god THOR onstage used one of Aaron’s mask creations during his concerts. In addition to mask making, Aaron is a contributor to HorrorShow magazine and has created T-shirt designs for HorrorShirts.com and Doctor Shocker’s Halloween Blood Drive. More
Halloween Mask Sculptor / Character DesignKristen Phillips is a mask maker, prop builder and FX makeup artist.
Watching horror movies with her dad as a child sparked a love of monsters and the macabre and led her to a self directed study of special effects that began in her teens. Her years of experience as costume and makeup director at a major east coast haunted attraction inspired her to start her own business, Safari Anomalous, in 2007.
The experience exposed her to what the Halloween/haunt industry had to offer, and she began to develop themes and concepts that were not being widely explored. Inspired by a love of science and the mysterious and disturbing qualities of the natural world, Kristen creates original and unique masks, props, costumes, and set pieces that tend to wander far from horror’s well beaten path. More
Halloween Mask Sculptor / Character Design
Academy Award winner Robert Short's three decades of outstanding technical, creative and artistic achievement in the field of entertainment have brought to life many of the screens most indelible character icons. "Beetlejuice's" afterlife inhabitants, the enchanting mermaid from "Splash" , the latest incarnation of "Herbie; the love bug, the inspirational heart light for "E.T." and the early development of the terrifying design of "The Predator".
Some of Robert's other projects include visual effects and make-up effects supervision for the film "Punisher; War Zone", and NBC's Emmy nominated series "Surface" as well as directing "Shine On Me". The music video named by New Yorker magazine as the "Best music video of 2008". More
We are thrilled to have Pete Infelise be part of our Halloween Mask Sculpting Team!
Peter is a Chicago based Independent Mask Maker and founder of the Devil's Workshop.
Peter's amazing masks have appeared in issues of Playboy Magazine, Kitbuilder Magazine, Headhunters Quarterly and have been featured at major conventions including Wonderfest, Maskfest & Monsterpalooza.
Working as an instructor at the Illinois Institute of Art since 2001, Pete's other professional artistic endeavors include Web and Motion Design. More
We are honored to have one of our all time favorite Halloween Mask Sculptors on our team, William Malone!
Born and raised in Lansing, Michigan, William Malone was inspired with film making during weekly trips to the Lucian Theater to see the latest releases of horror films. By age 14, Malone was making home movies with a 8mm camera and designing monster masks for himself and friends to wear for Halloween.
Malone moved to Los Angeles, California at the age 19 to become a rock and roll star, but a friend's request drew him back into mask making which led Malone to work for Don Post Studios in makeup, costume and mask making. In fact, it was Malone who designed and sculpted the mask used for the character of Michael Myers in the John Carpenter Classic, Halloween (1978), which he used from the mold of a previous design of William Shatner Star Terk Captain Kirk. More
We are thrilled to have Kelly Mann on our sculpting team. Kelly is an Emmy Award winner, who followed a boyhood dream in 1977 when he accepted his first professional job as a makeup artist, working for a TV station in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where he grew up. Subsequent work in theater makeup, outdoor attractions, and other live performances eventually led to Kelly's decision to pursue a makeup career in Hollywood, California.
Kelly has freelanced as a mask maker, makeup artist, and special effects artist, working on many films, TV shows, theater, and print ads for many leading producers, directors, actors and major film, Television, and entertainment companies, including Universal Studios, New Line pictures, Lorimar television, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. Studios, Buena Vista Pictures, and Walt Disney Imagineering. More
Casey Wong is a native Californian or as he calls himself a Karloffornian. He is a self taught artist who wanted to make monsters since the age of four years old, after seeing Universal Studios 1931 production of Frankenkenstein & Universal Studios 1957 biopic production of Man of a Thousand Faces. Casey’s earliest inspirations were those involved in the art of makeup, used by Lon Chaney Sr., Jack Pierce, Dick Smith and Rick Baker... Monster Maker ! As his aspirations in the field of makeup effects and the history of his beloved horror genre / industry grew, Casey soon found mentors, who urged and helped propel him to follow his dreams of becoming a monster maker.
These men, in the fields of film history, special makeup effects and mask making took the art of making monsters to a whole other level. They were Forrest J Ackerman (Famous Monsters of Filmland Magazine), Verne Langdon (Co-owner of Don Post Studios) and the Godfather of modern makeup effects Dick Smith (Godfather, Exorcist, Little Big Man). More
We are absolutely giddy to have the amazing Neal Kennemore be part of our Halloween Mask sculpting team!
Neal is a third generation sculptor working in the Film, TV, Halloween and Collectable industry. Born in Burbank, CA at Saint Joseph Hospital, right across the street from Disney Animation Studios.
Neal's bloodline in sculpting started with his Grandfather, the legendary Disney and Creature FX Sculptor and Designer Michael McCracken. Followed by his Father, the well known Creature FX Sculptor Jeff Kennemore, whose sculpting work was featured in John Carpenter's The Thing, Twilight Zone: The Movie, and Poltergeist II, just to name a few. More
Ryan was inspired by monsters, creatures, and fictional characters in film from a very early age. Eventually, he became a mask and prop collector with a focus on horror, fantasy, and sci-fi creatures, and began to take an interest in sculpting in 2001. Since then, he has fallen in love with it and completed a few personal bust and mask projects in his spare time.
Ryan came to realize that sculpting is his passion, and looks forward to expanding his horizons to create more original designs as he shifts gears and begins crafting latex masks for Trick or Treat Studios. More
Fueled by comic books, Monster magazines, and the Saturday afternoon creature features, Bruce longed to be a Mad Doctor just like Dr. Frankenstein and his ilk - toiling away on the birth of monsters. Through magazines like Famous Monsters of Filmland, and later Starlog and Fangoria, secrets were divulged, information was gleaned and Bruce came to understand that monsters were made on Hollywood soundstages by makeup artists & monster makers extraordinaire such as Lon Chaney, Jack Pierce and Dick Smith.
Pursuing that dream, he worked the standard jobs of any young man while refining his talents at night in his apartment laboratories. More
A childhood love of masks, and monsters led Ohio native Russ Lukich to start making his own creations at an early age.
Sculpting and painting his own creatures became a passion that soon led him to pursue a career in film and television work.
Once moving to California, he was quick to lend his talents to the Make Up FX industry . His TV creature work has been seen in such shows as American Horror Story, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Angel.
Russ' film credits include many genre favorites from film franchises including Hellboy, Silent Hill, Underworld, Resident Evil, Men in Black and Jurassic Park. His work will also appear in the upcoming Pacific Rim. More
Trick or Treat Studios is thrilled to have McKenzie Cullem as our Business Manager.
McKenzie comes to us with a strong Sales background and has extensive knowledge of the Retail environment.
McKenzie is currently working on her Business Degree at California State University, Monterey Bay and applies her business skills on a daily basis at Trick or Treat Studios.
McKenzie handles the majority of Sales activities, Business Development and all the odds and ends of running the daily operations of a major Halloween company.
Again, Trick or Treat Studios is thrilled to have McKenzie on our team. More
Trick or Treat Studios is thrilled to have Lauren Zephro as our official Halloween Mask Photographer and Videographer.
Lauren has an extensive background in crime scene and forensic photography, so we figured it was time to put her to work, which works out perfectly, given that she is also one of the two owners of Trick or Treat Studios.
Look for Lauren’s pictures and video throughout the website. More
A lifetime passion for Halloween and Halloween masks led Chris Zephro to his dream of owning a Halloween based business.
After a five year friendship with Chris’s favorite Mask Sculptor and Designer, Justin Mabry, Chris had the artistic force to make the company possible.
Together with the help of our friends and support of our family, Trick or Treat Studios was born.
Prior to starting Trick or Treat Studios, Chris earned his MBA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and spent 20+ years in Corporate America, doing everything from Operations Management to Marketing to Finance to ending his career in Corporate America by running the Supply Chain Organization for Seagate Technolog. More
Trick or Treat Studios is thrilled to have Jeremy Verinsky as our Halloween Mask Photographer and Photoshop expert.
Jeremy has extensive expertise in photography and runs a part time photography studios called Verinsky Photography. Jeremy is also an expert in Adobe Photoshop and is part of an exclusive team of testers that Adobe uses to test new product updates. More
Trick or Treat Studios is thrilled to have John Wrightson as part of our Halloween Mask sculpting team. Originally from upstate New York, John currently resides in Los Angeles, California where he has immersed himself in the world of special effects.
Raised in a creative home with his well-known artist father, Bernie Wrightson,John has become an accomplished sculptor and painter in his own right, having worked at the prestigious Patrick Talopoulos Design Studio as well as the renowned Stan Winston Studio. More
Chris Russell realized his love for monsters as a child. Chris' father, a magician who designed illusions and special effects for local haunted attractions, inspired Chris to become involved in all things scary. Chris got his first job at a magic and costume store at the tender age of 12, and the rest is history.
Chris has been making custom High Quality Collector Halloween Masks and costumes since 2000. Chris has supplied all sorts of custom masks, costumes and props many popular pro haunted attractions across the USA, as well as films. More
Trick or Treat Studios is proud to be the exclusive Halloween Mask Maker for the artwork of Eric Pigors and his unique horror style called Toxictoons.
Eric studied animation under artists from Walt Disney Studios at Brandes Art in Northridge, CA.
Eric has worked in the animation industry for 20 years on such films as Brad Bird and Tim Burton’s project for Steven Speilberg’s Amazing Stories, The Family Dog. More
Johnny Ace not only earned his "official rat fink artist" title from Ed "Big Daddy" Roth for 20 years of loyal service, but continues to honor the spirit of Roth Studios in his work. He was one of the originators of the punk flyer/poster artform and has worked in such varied fields as the skateboard industry, comics, toy prototypes, computer games, and too much more than this space will allow! More
Trick or Treat Studios is thrilled to be the exclusive Halloween Mask Maker for the artwork of David Hartman and his characters from Side Show Monkey.
David mastered his craft at The Columbus College of Art and Design and went on to do animation at Sony Pictures and Walt Disney's Television divisions.
Although achieving fame for his Directorial work on Disney's My Friends Tigger and Pooh, we love David most for his Side Show Monkey Characters and the amazing art work he did for Rob Zombie's American Witch and Lords of Salem animated videos. More