Happy Halloween everyone! It’s hard to believe that this is already our tenth countdown, time really flies when you are having fun. This year’s countdown is the first time we have ever had a tie at the top spot. To find out which masks reign supreme read on. The masks that landed the ten through six spots are featured here and the ones that occupy the fifth through top spot will be in part two which will be posted tomorrow.
Starting the countdown at NUMBER TEN is one of the legends, Nightowl/Justin Mabry’s great Halloween ’78 Myers mask replica THE PSYCHO. This is one of the best selling and most beloved Myers replica masks the hobby has seen to date. The Psycho mask was a retool of Justin Mabry’s previous “Nightmare Man ’78”. In essence, it became an angrier and more intense variation of its predecessor. Seen below is a ghastly example of the Psycho posted by Jonathan Guthrie:
At NUMBER NINE we have Death Row Masks’ “H1SM” (Halloween 1 Stretch Mask). This mask is one of the replicas that can claim direct lineage to a real Don Post Studios’ 1975 Captain Kirk mask. Due to this lineage it captures nicely some of the features of the Michael Myers hero mask seen in John Carpenter’s classic HALLOWEEN .
NUMBER EIGHT this year belongs to the N.A.G. (Nikolas Art Gallery) “2K” mask. This limited mask is simply known as the 2k as this was the actual cost for the mask upon its release. Ten sets of the 2K (ten Kirks and ten Myers) were originally released followed by five sets of a retooled 2k. The 2k offers great detail in the sculpt and hair similar to that of a real 75 Kirk, making it one of the favorite Myers mask replicas for serious collectors.
The NUMBER SEVEN spot for this years’ countdown goes to arguably the best HALLOWEEN II mask replica ever made, the KHDW (Ken Hertlein/Dick Warlock) mask. After Dick Warlock portrayed Michael Myers in 1981’s Halloween II, he kept the mask he wore in the movie along with the knife, boots and coveralls. Sometime in the year 2000 he commissioned the very talented artist Ken Hertlein to try and recreate this iconic mask. The look of the mask’s paint, texture of the hair, eye cuts, spatial relations of the features, mask size and all other little nuances of the hero mask were all taken into account. The result is one of the best replicas the hobby has seen to date. I am proud to say that this #4 copy is my own:
This year’s NUMBER SIX is a new entry to the countdown, Trick or Treat Studios’ HALLOWEEN ENDS MYERS mask. The movie may have been a disappointment but the guys at Trick or Treat Studios knocked it out of the park. This is one of the most detailed sculpts and paint ups I’ve seen in a mass produced mask. The mask is screen accurate and fairly priced at just under $80.00, the movie was a trick but this mask is definitely a treat. Seen below is a great conversion did up by Colton Clegg:
This concludes part one of the countdown, part two will be up tomorrow. Happy All Hallows Eve!