The H.M.A. Army

MONSTER MASKS, BUSTS, PROPS => MASS PRODUCED HALLOWEEN MASKS => Topic started by: HMAEA on August 29, 2007, 05:16:02 PM

Title: COSTUME SHOP PICS THREAD
Post by: HMAEA on August 29, 2007, 05:16:02 PM
Are you located near a costume shop? If the answer is yes, please post pics of the shop's Mask Section.

 

Take care,


E.A.
Title: COSTUME SHOP PICS THREAD
Post by: WarLocK on August 29, 2007, 05:19:12 PM
Freakin great idea Eric!  I may be heading to Fat Mans Forest in Augusta in Sept. so I'll definately bring my digicam along.  I'd love to see pics from all across the nation.  I know some of you guys have some great connections.
Title: COSTUME SHOP PICS THREAD
Post by: vxx on August 29, 2007, 05:24:30 PM
I think its a great idea...I just wished here in the black & misty foothills of the Sierra's where I'm located there were some shops like that....I look forward to seeing some great pics...D
Title: COSTUME SHOP PICS THREAD
Post by: Josh on August 29, 2007, 05:55:57 PM
Sounds good to me, but there are no shops like that around here.  Its all Party City and let me tell you they stock the lowest of the low mass produced crapola.  But I am SURE that there are costume shops out there that still have a lot of that late 90's DP stuff that a lot of us have been looking for (i.e. retro line)
Title: COSTUME SHOP PICS THREAD
Post by: WarLocK on August 29, 2007, 06:10:36 PM
Quote from: Josh
Sounds good to me, but there are no shops like that around here.  Its all Party City and let me tell you they stock the lowest of the low mass produced crapola.  But I am SURE that there are costume shops out there that still have a lot of that late 90's DP stuff that a lot of us have been looking for (i.e. retro line)


Heck yea!  I'm hoping Fat Mans has some of the 90s DPs this year.  I know they had about 3 last year - mummy, ghoul, and carlisle.  I'll let you guys know if I get lucky this time.
Title: COSTUME SHOP PICS THREAD
Post by: maskmaniac on August 29, 2007, 06:13:03 PM
That sounds cool

Warlock I live about 10 min from Fatmans I could save you a trip ...
Title: COSTUME SHOP PICS THREAD
Post by: WarLocK on August 29, 2007, 06:15:11 PM
Are you in Augusta?  Sweet... go by if you can and let me know if they have anything worthy this year.  When I was growing up I'd go there every year and they had all top notch masks.  They've slipped a little (as most mom and pop shops have) but its still a blast to go there and get some boiled peanuts and walk around.  I used to love the Fat Man's Forest of Frights back in the early 90s... but they tore it down I think.  Ah, the good ol days.
Title: COSTUME SHOP PICS THREAD
Post by: maskmaniac on August 29, 2007, 06:21:28 PM
Sure thing maybe they will let me take some pics..

I love to go there year round they also still do the little walk threw haunted house it scares the creeps out of my kids LOL

I live in North Augusta right on the S.C. line
Title: COSTUME SHOP PICS THREAD
Post by: kolchak on August 29, 2007, 08:02:25 PM
great idea!


(http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/6800/img0251kp1.jpg)

(http://img456.imageshack.us/img456/7571/img0253jf7.jpg)

(http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/7279/img0254jp3.jpg)
Title: WHOA!
Post by: HMAEA on August 29, 2007, 08:32:13 PM
NOW THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT! GREAT JOB KOLCHAK!!!!!! That is one fine looking DU Krem in that first picture! Thanks so much man!


Take care,


E.A.
Title: COSTUME SHOP PICS THREAD
Post by: maskmaniac on August 30, 2007, 09:47:41 PM
Warlock went to fatmans today not a one DP ....  : (
Title: COSTUME SHOP PICS THREAD
Post by: The Maskahuna on August 31, 2007, 11:50:49 AM
HMAEA, not only do I love your idea...
I would enjoy seeing pics of any masks
on display, recent or otherwise; be they
in stores ~

(http://img234.imageshack.us/img234/8599/hwoodmagicsaletw9.png)

or public exhibitions ~

(http://img54.imageshack.us/img54/6117/roxparkdisplayfm8.png)

(http://img65.imageshack.us/img65/1728/roxparkdetailjl9.png)
Title: COSTUME SHOP PICS THREAD
Post by: GeorgeL on August 31, 2007, 12:52:31 PM
If you know the owner of the tent I'll offer him 10k for the contents.  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Very nice!
Post by: HMAEA on August 31, 2007, 01:13:16 PM
Fantastic pics as usual, Huna! I love the pic with all of the reissues lining the wall. Sadly, all of the great costume shops of my youth are now gone from this area. Our town seems to only want to support the likes of Walmart and Spencer Gifts :( . When I was a kid, every year around this time I'd have my Father drive me downtown to the local tuxedo shop. During this time of year the shop would transform itself into a veritable mask heaven! This was the store that introduced me to Don Post, Distortions, Be Something Studios, and many more. They always had great window displays, complete with Dracula, Frankenstein, and other ghosts and ghoulies. One of the mainstays of their window display was their Dracula, complete with coffin. The mask used on the Dracula figure was none other than Don Post's version of Christopher Lee! To make a long story short, over the years I must have stared at that mask for hours. On one crisp, October saturday my Father took me to the shop and shelled out $60.00, so that I could finally bring the mask home with me. Unfortunately, the mask is no longer with us, as it was used in my annual, yard display every year. Even though I no longer have the mask, I'll never forget the excitement of going to the costume shop with my pops, and buying Dracula! So, looking at pictures of costume shops. etc., brings back great memories of October's past.



Take care,

E.A.
Title: COSTUME SHOP PICS THREAD
Post by: GeorgeL on August 31, 2007, 02:51:00 PM
cool story EA.

I remember going to Disney when I was a kid and always wanting all those masks in the magic/novelty shop on main street. I wish I could go back in time...
Title: COSTUME SHOP PICS THREAD
Post by: WarLocK on August 31, 2007, 11:51:26 PM
Quote from: maskmaniac
Warlock went to fatmans today not a one DP ....  : (


Well darn.  Thanks for saving me the drive though... although I may still swing by there in Oct for nostalgic purposes.  :)
Title: COSTUME SHOP PICS THREAD
Post by: TONY MORAN FAN on September 01, 2007, 06:32:16 AM
I think it's a great idea also Eric! As far as shops and masks go, over
here in Wales where i live there is nothing i know of in the way of any
costume shops. So compared to you guy's in the US with the choices you
probably have for costume shops it really sucks over here which is a big
shame. I am glad to say though that Halloween seems to be coming
back into the trend kinda thing so it's not all that bad lol. Great pics
Kolchak and Huna, i always love lookin at these kinds of collections so
thanks for sharing. Good luck guy's with everything anyhow  8)  :D
Title: COSTUME SHOP PICS THREAD
Post by: Jakeelliott on September 13, 2007, 12:07:45 AM
This is my local costume shop. As a kid, I used to sneak out of my house and ride my bike down to this shop to see all the monsters and ghouls. I took these pics on my phone so sorry for the quality.

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b177/jakeelliott/IMG_0004.jpg)
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b177/jakeelliott/IMG_0006.jpg)
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b177/jakeelliott/IMG_0007.jpg)
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b177/jakeelliott/IMG_0008.jpg)
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b177/jakeelliott/IMG_0010.jpg)
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b177/jakeelliott/IMG_0011.jpg)
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b177/jakeelliott/IMG_0012.jpg)
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b177/jakeelliott/IMG_0015.jpg)
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b177/jakeelliott/IMG_0014.jpg)
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b177/jakeelliott/IMG_0013.jpg)
Title: COSTUME SHOP PICS THREAD
Post by: Dr.Terror on September 13, 2007, 12:42:14 AM
Cool, whats that Wolfman in the 7th pic???  How much did they want for it??

I have a few shops I'll be stopping by soon, I'll take some pics.
Title: COSTUME SHOP PICS THREAD
Post by: Jakeelliott on September 13, 2007, 12:50:27 AM
I believe that's a Rubies mask and I think they want at least 50 for it.
Title: COSTUME SHOP PICS THREAD
Post by: vxx on September 13, 2007, 05:27:49 PM
I bought my 1st Frank mask at the magic shop in Disneylend back in the early '60's. I had a lot of fun with it. I believe it was an early Don Post 3/4 mask like the ones sold in FM back then.




Here is a pic of what I wish was my local Halloween store...

(http://home.mlode.com/~spain/oldmasks.jpg)
Title: COSTUME SHOP PICS THREAD
Post by: Toy Ranch on September 13, 2007, 10:31:48 PM
I'm interested in this...

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1333/1375636835_b0b26fb989_o.jpg)
Title: COSTUME SHOP PICS THREAD
Post by: robocop on September 17, 2007, 10:08:02 PM
Ths is a great idea !  That illusive concepts lifesize cryptkeeper is a beautifull peice. I used to have one myself.
Title: COSTUME SHOP PICS THREAD
Post by: Jakeelliott on September 18, 2007, 11:28:45 AM
Quote from: Jakeelliott
I believe that's a Rubies mask and I think they want at least 50 for it.


This mask is actually made by Forum Novelties..I went back and checked
Title: COSTUME SHOP PICS THREAD
Post by: robocop on June 01, 2008, 03:10:37 PM
bump anyone else have any shop pics ?
Title: COSTUME SHOP PICS THREAD
Post by: David A. on June 02, 2008, 11:30:18 AM
This is such a great idea! I love these pics. I have a question about a particular piece I saw. In Kolchak's first pic, on the right-hand side, 2nd shelf, 3rd mask...what is that? It's a really neat insect-looking piece and the eyes look like they glow!
Title: COSTUME SHOP PICS THREAD
Post by: MONSTERLUVER on June 03, 2008, 12:29:00 AM
Hey E.A.... that place you went to awhile back in Ohio, Foy's...... now that place looks killer !!! The town it'self looks killer to !!! Im thinkin about goin there this year and stopping in both of the shops !!!  If I go I will post sum pic's !!!
Title: COSTUME SHOP PICS THREAD
Post by: thegillman on June 03, 2008, 12:48:45 AM
this costume shop thing is a great idea EA. there are a few costume shops here in vegas but i have never went to any of them because i didn't want to be disappointed. after seeing this post i called around town and was happy to hear that some of these places might have some descent stuff. i will be going to hit some of these places and will hopefully have some pics up by the end of this upcoming weekend. thanks.

preston
 :D
Title: COSTUME SHOP PICS THREAD
Post by: The Maskahuna on June 23, 2008, 10:07:33 PM
1988 Halloween displays at Switz department store, Syracuse NY ~

(http://img174.imageshack.us/img174/3844/oldvampatswitzqe3.png)

(http://img174.imageshack.us/img174/2934/ogreatswitzyh6.png)

At another seasonal store in upstate New York, 1988 ~

(http://img174.imageshack.us/img174/8943/nywiththanatoidox0.png)

(http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/2176/upstatemaskshoppb0.png)

Main Street Magic Shop at Disneyland, mid 1970s ~

(http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/1756/msmeerieyx7.jpg)

(http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/2372/msmhydeapesrz5.jpg)

(http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/9199/msmmaddocbc8.jpg)
Title: Soooo Cooool!
Post by: Ranger66 on August 04, 2008, 09:58:32 PM
What an awesome topic for a thread!!! I could literally look at those retro shots all day.Thanks for the thread and pics! Oh... and the trip down memory lane too!. -Steve
Title: Re: Costume Shop Pics!
Post by: Mystico on January 19, 2009, 10:12:44 AM
I think the first picture in Maskahuna's shots is Hollywood Magic (which last time I was there still had some DP reissues).
Title: Re: Costume Shop Pics!
Post by: 2macabre on January 26, 2009, 11:13:50 AM
That is Hollywood Magic. They have a lot of the Don Post Re-issue masks. I worked at Hollywood Magic in the Orange County location for years, and I used to go up to the Hollywood Blvd. store (pictured in that post) to stock our mask shelves. There was an entire room upstairs with boxes and boxes of old masks that had been sitting there since the late 70s. It was like a gold mine for mask collectors. I eventually went through all the boxes and took most of the stock down to my store. I had the BEST mask selection that Halloween. I'll have to dig around for the pictures.
Title: Re: Costume Shop Pics!
Post by: 2macabre on January 27, 2009, 07:23:08 AM
Some pix from my store

(http://www.christiangreenia.com/Untitled-5.jpg)

(http://www.christiangreenia.com/Untitled-1.jpg)

(http://www.christiangreenia.com/Untitled-2.jpg) (http://www.christiangreenia.com/Untitled-3.jpg)

(http://www.christiangreenia.com/2.jpg)
Title: Re: Costume Shop Pics!
Post by: HMAEA on January 27, 2009, 08:00:01 AM
Fantastic pics, 2Macabre!!! I don't know what it is, but there's nothing like seeing a great mask setup at a costume shop! Thanks so much for sharing these with us.


E.A.
Title: Re: Costume Shop Pics!
Post by: 2macabre on January 27, 2009, 11:34:58 PM
No problem. It's cool that there's a place to post these, where people can appreciate what it is.

Those pix are really recent though. I have some great old mask display pics from Hollywood Magic and my grandparent's store that I'll scan and post. They're from the late seventies, early eighties, mid nineties. Lots of cool masks in those shots.
Title: Re: Costume Shop Pics!
Post by: Josh on February 01, 2009, 03:00:59 PM
Defiantly post the old stuff, I'd love to see those.
Title: Re: COSTUME SHOP PICS THREAD
Post by: SideshowFreak on July 29, 2009, 09:08:06 PM
Well I stopped at Frazetta's costume shop in East Stroudsburg, PA today to check it out for my first time. I have to say that it was pretty nice and the prices are fairly reasonable on most everything. I was hoping that they had more masks though.

I asked the woman working if i could grab some pics but she said it would be better to wait until i could ask the owner. unfortunately he was not there so i had to sneak a few.

Hey I drove over an hour so i was gonna get a few pics for all of you.

-Jared

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v107/Hulse88/SDC10040.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v107/Hulse88/SDC10039.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v107/Hulse88/SDC10038.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v107/Hulse88/SDC10035.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v107/Hulse88/SDC10037.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v107/Hulse88/SDC10036.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v107/Hulse88/SDC10033.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v107/Hulse88/SDC10034.jpg)
Title: Re: COSTUME SHOP PICS THREAD
Post by: HMAEA on July 29, 2009, 09:25:26 PM
Awesome pics, dude!!!! There's nothing better than a good ole Costume Shop! I don't know why, but that Tor mask is callin' my name?! Thanks so much for sharing these with us.


E.A.
Title: Re: COSTUME SHOP PICS THREAD
Post by: The Ghost of 10/31 on September 13, 2009, 05:00:28 PM
wicked shop pics :o .we don't see these often enough
Title: Re: COSTUME SHOP PICS THREAD
Post by: EYES on September 16, 2009, 04:41:17 PM
Hello Gang, Here are some quick pics  at, Fantasy Costumes in Chicago.... this place is Huge.....
Sorry for the quality pics, I use my cell cam...
I was afraid they were going to tell me no pics allowed so took them quick, i missed  more masks. I'm planning to go next week again...:)  :oops:  :oops:  :oops: ... :mrgreen:  :mrgreen:  :mrgreen:  :mrgreen:  :mrgreen:  :mrgreen:

Enjoy.........

Carlos
(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a58/Mr-Eyes/mask9.jpg)

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a58/Mr-Eyes/mask8.jpg)

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a58/Mr-Eyes/mask7.jpg)

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a58/Mr-Eyes/mask6.jpg)

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a58/Mr-Eyes/mask5.jpg)

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a58/Mr-Eyes/mask4.jpg)

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a58/Mr-Eyes/mask3.jpg)

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a58/Mr-Eyes/mask2.jpg)

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a58/Mr-Eyes/mask13.jpg)

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a58/Mr-Eyes/mask.jpg)

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a58/Mr-Eyes/mask10.jpg)

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a58/Mr-Eyes/mask11.jpg)

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a58/Mr-Eyes/mask12.jpg)

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a58/Mr-Eyes/mask14.jpg)

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a58/Mr-Eyes/mask16.jpg)

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a58/Mr-Eyes/mask19.jpg)
Title: Re: COSTUME SHOP PICS THREAD
Post by: Toy Ranch on September 17, 2009, 10:56:27 AM
These are from one of the seasonal Halloween places that pop up.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2518/3929145336_a8d617e63c_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2665/3929145368_86eb543df1_o.jpg)

This Freddy mask gave me a chuckle.  It's kinda cool in it's own way...

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3420/3928361859_199dbdcd23_b.jpg)
Title: Re:
Post by: michealcovert1 on September 27, 2009, 03:10:39 PM
Quote from: Jakeelliott
This is my local costume shop. As a kid, I used to sneak out of my house and ride my bike down to this shop to see all the monsters and ghouls. I took these pics on my phone so sorry for the quality.

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b177/jakeelliott/IMG_0004.jpg)
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b177/jakeelliott/IMG_0006.jpg)
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b177/jakeelliott/IMG_0007.jpg)
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b177/jakeelliott/IMG_0008.jpg)
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b177/jakeelliott/IMG_0010.jpg)
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b177/jakeelliott/IMG_0011.jpg)
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b177/jakeelliott/IMG_0012.jpg)
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b177/jakeelliott/IMG_0015.jpg)
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b177/jakeelliott/IMG_0014.jpg)
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b177/jakeelliott/IMG_0013.jpg)

what is the name of that jester mask in the first picture beside the liar mask? i see $29.99 but cant pick out the name can you tell me?! thanks :D
Title: Re: COSTUME SHOP PICS THREAD
Post by: Toy Ranch on September 30, 2009, 12:06:56 AM
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2636/3967425659_331ae2c661_b.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3433/3968201026_7a9fa541af_b.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2421/3968200984_b8874f55fe_b.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2545/3967425605_bf6ffd0cf8_b.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2572/3968200966_4a034f8215_b.jpg)
Title: Re: COSTUME SHOP PICS THREAD
Post by: Toy Ranch on September 30, 2009, 12:09:50 AM
The first two are cheap and very thin, but cool sculpts, I thought.  The post is a terrible sculpt wrapped in webbing and is a cool mask!

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2642/3967425543_05607a509c_b.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2529/3968200908_4e33bf5b83_b.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2423/3968200860_9b25eb49e8_b.jpg)
Title: Re: COSTUME SHOP PICS THREAD
Post by: Toy Ranch on September 30, 2009, 12:12:26 AM

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2669/3967425383_c21223f34d_b.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3482/3968200760_2f0a6d96ee_b.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2434/3968200732_1eaa25e125_b.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2490/3968200704_7180d095d2_b.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2435/3967425297_de0771f9d1_b.jpg)
Title: Re: COSTUME SHOP PICS THREAD
Post by: Toy Ranch on September 30, 2009, 12:15:17 AM
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2473/3967425273_b77aca9385_b.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2604/3967425247_b5b7b10dbc_b.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3494/3968200628_d7c6cf7a32_b.jpg)


(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3457/3968200582_261d30e19d_b.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3531/3968200546_fc6c3b0486_b.jpg)
Title: Re: COSTUME SHOP PICS THREAD
Post by: fantasma verde on October 15, 2009, 10:46:56 AM
What a great thread. Thanks for turning me on to it Huna. I am looking for a pic of the DP Kirk mask, preferably on a store shelf. My son's band, TurboVamps! is releasing an EP with five versions of their song RETURN OF THE KILLER, which is about Michael Myers. I thought it would be fun to find a pic like this to use on the CD sleeve. Anyone able to help?

Thanks, Steve
Title: Re: COSTUME SHOP PICS THREAD
Post by: HMAEA on October 15, 2009, 08:31:55 PM
Excellent pics, Bobby!!! I see a lot of "Mario Chiodo / Seasonal Vision" masks I dig. I'm also diggin the DP "Prince Char-ming mask"!!! Hopefully I'll find a Halloween USA on my fall trip this weekend. Looks like their mask selection puts Spirit's to shame!


E.A.
Title: Re: COSTUME SHOP PICS THREAD
Post by: Toy Ranch on October 16, 2009, 08:18:54 AM
I didn't take this, I saw it on Flickr.   It's a shop in Scotland with some masks.  

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2449/4016014537_b8b7b083c1_o.jpg)
Title: Re: COSTUME SHOP PICS THREAD
Post by: NickBucki on October 23, 2009, 10:49:29 PM
I'll try to take some pics of mine tomorrow.  :)
Title: Re: COSTUME SHOP PICS THREAD
Post by: Azrok on January 12, 2010, 12:50:31 AM
Acme Costumes
2604 Highway 80
Garden City, GA 31408
http://www.acmecostumes.com
Tel: 912-966-0201
Email: acmecostumes (at) bellsouth.net

I had the opportunity to visit Acme Costumes in Garden City, GA in during a late December 2009 visit
to my beautiful hometown of Savannah, Georgia.  What a GREAT visit!

Backing up a bit, I had hoped in advance that I would be able to get permission to take photos during
the visit and contribute them to this costume shop discussion. I prepared ahead of time.
I printed the "front page" of the HMA website to take with me, and practiced in my head
how I wanted to ask.  I went with the truth of course, that I'm a member of an online group
interested in masks, mostly horror, and that we have a nice section showcasing our local costume shops.

I just wanted to get it right because, well, "Hey, can I take pictures of your merchandise?" could come out a little clunky!

Well, I met Gary Cox, who owns the shop with his wife Nancy.  I also met their makeup artist, wig master,
and special effects guru Rufus Trigg. What a great bunch of people!

I wish I had the chance to meet Nancy in person,
She is the 2009 President of the National Costumers Association (http://www.costumers.org).
The NCA is a professional association of locally-owned costume shops around the country.
Nancy also makes a lot of their rental and animal costumes by hand.  We'll see some photos of those in a minute.  

Gary explained that he and Nancy began out of their home in the 1990s,
expanding eventually to the retail location they have today. Acme is open year-round.
In addition to Halloween-related sales, they also do a lot business in rentals,
Christmas, St. Patrick's Day (Savannah has the best St. Patrick's Day celebration in the US!),
student projects with the nearby Savannah College of Art & Design, and Mardi Gras.

Rufus was cool to talk with, really genuine.  He's got a lot of experience in the makeup and special effects areas.
After my visit, I found a great article interviewing him here: http://savannahnow.com/node/420285.

Gary let me take photos in the store, and we discussed some of the products.
He asked me to note that some of the displays and mask wall aren't in full-bore Halloween mode.
So, I'll have to come back in high season for some of that!

I did the best I could on mask/character names, please PM me with any name corrections and I will edit here.

Let's start with the tour!  Here's the sign out front.  I love the castle theme.
(http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss303/CollectorsArsenal/Forums/The%20HMA/Acme%20Costumes%20Dec2009/100_3443_AcmeCostumes.jpg)

The storefront, with Christmas displays featured in the windows.
There are no cars because your humble writer showed up on New Year's Eve without calling ahead.
I came back on the 2nd to go inside and for the following photos.
(http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss303/CollectorsArsenal/Forums/The%20HMA/Acme%20Costumes%20Dec2009/100_3444_AcmeCostumes.jpg)

Some Mardi Gras pieces, a Predalien (from the Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem film),
a hint of Leatherface on the left, and Beetlejuice up top.
(http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss303/CollectorsArsenal/Forums/The%20HMA/Acme%20Costumes%20Dec2009/100_3449_AcmeCostumes.jpg)

Freddy Krueger and Leatherface on right, Yaka Tribe on top leftish.
(http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss303/CollectorsArsenal/Forums/The%20HMA/Acme%20Costumes%20Dec2009/100_3450_AcmeCostumes.jpg)

Slipknot on the left, Leatherface First Kill and Leatherface on the left.
I think two of the originally Rick Baker-designed Wolfman aka Don Post "Smudge" on the bottom.
(http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss303/CollectorsArsenal/Forums/The%20HMA/Acme%20Costumes%20Dec2009/100_3451_AcmeCostumes.jpg)

More Slipknot, featuring Maggot, Chris, Clown on top row
then James, James, Joey, James, Corey
(http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss303/CollectorsArsenal/Forums/The%20HMA/Acme%20Costumes%20Dec2009/100_3452_AcmeCostumes.jpg)

Better shot of the Slipknot crew
(http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss303/CollectorsArsenal/Forums/The%20HMA/Acme%20Costumes%20Dec2009/100_3453_AcmeCostumes.jpg)

Gary explained to me that the four masks on top have moveable jaws.
Frank, the rabbit figure from Donnie Darko on the bottom.
Cowardly Lion from Wizard of Oz on the left, keeping things grounded.
(http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss303/CollectorsArsenal/Forums/The%20HMA/Acme%20Costumes%20Dec2009/100_3454_AcmeCostumes.jpg)

(L-R) The Grinch, The Mummy (Silver Screen Edition), Skull, red Skull, Freddy, and Sleestak.
I just realized that's Dobby from the Harry Potter films under the Skulls.
(http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss303/CollectorsArsenal/Forums/The%20HMA/Acme%20Costumes%20Dec2009/100_3455_AcmeCostumes.jpg)

Lord, where do I start.  Albino Dragon on the top. Stone Cold Steve Austin, Miss Piggy, Swine, Cat in the Hat
Demon and Catman from KISS on the bottom left, AKA Gene Simmons and Peter Criss.
Did you know that Gene and/or KISS (Gene Simmons & Paul Stanley) own the rights to the characters
from the original band lineup?  They are of course Demon (Gene), Catman (Peter Criss),
Spaceman (Ace Frehley), and Starchild (Paul Stanley). That's why you see different people currently
in the band wearing those particular makeup schemes.  On with the tour!
(http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss303/CollectorsArsenal/Forums/The%20HMA/Acme%20Costumes%20Dec2009/100_3456_AcmeCostumes.jpg)

Stone Cold Steve Austin is like the Mona Lisa.... his eyes follow you across the room!  (muuaaahaha!...)
(http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss303/CollectorsArsenal/Forums/The%20HMA/Acme%20Costumes%20Dec2009/100_3457_AcmeCostumes.jpg)

The full KISS lineup, with some Blue Man Group.  Look for another cameo by Saddam on the bottom.
A couple of the Super Sports Masks "ballhead" masks on the left.
(http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss303/CollectorsArsenal/Forums/The%20HMA/Acme%20Costumes%20Dec2009/100_3458_AcmeCostumes.jpg)

(top row) Eric Cartman from South Park, some Predaliens
(bottom row) Skull Helmet, ?, and Emperor Palpatine
(http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss303/CollectorsArsenal/Forums/The%20HMA/Acme%20Costumes%20Dec2009/100_3459_AcmeCostumes.jpg)

"Rowwwrrrggh!"
Star Wars Chewbacca Deluxe mask.
(http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss303/CollectorsArsenal/Forums/The%20HMA/Acme%20Costumes%20Dec2009/100_3460_AcmeCostumes.jpg)

"Now, young Skywalker, you will die!"
Star Wars Emperor Palpatine.  
This is my favorite photo from the visit!
(http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss303/CollectorsArsenal/Forums/The%20HMA/Acme%20Costumes%20Dec2009/100_3461_AcmeCostumes.jpg)

Jedi Master Plo Koon, from the "new" movies, Episodes I,II,III. He's also in the great new Clone Wars animated series
(http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss303/CollectorsArsenal/Forums/The%20HMA/Acme%20Costumes%20Dec2009/100_3462_AcmeCostumes.jpg)

Orc from World of Warcraft, with Rorschach and Dr. Manhattan from The Watchmen on the right.
South Park's Kenny on top right.
(http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss303/CollectorsArsenal/Forums/The%20HMA/Acme%20Costumes%20Dec2009/100_3463_AcmeCostumes.jpg)

A display in progress of being built
(http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss303/CollectorsArsenal/Forums/The%20HMA/Acme%20Costumes%20Dec2009/100_3464_AcmeCostumes.jpg)

Various haunted house accessories, including skeleton
(http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss303/CollectorsArsenal/Forums/The%20HMA/Acme%20Costumes%20Dec2009/100_3465_AcmeCostumes.jpg)

More accessories
(http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss303/CollectorsArsenal/Forums/The%20HMA/Acme%20Costumes%20Dec2009/100_3466_AcmeCostumes.jpg)

"Look sir, droids!"
Rubie's Star Wars Stormtrooper Supreme costume
Like the Boba Fett described below, this Supreme Stormtrooper helmet is better
than the standard one.
(http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss303/CollectorsArsenal/Forums/The%20HMA/Acme%20Costumes%20Dec2009/100_3468_AcmeCostumes.jpg)

Overheard display with a little hint of St. Patrick's Day gear beneath
(http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss303/CollectorsArsenal/Forums/The%20HMA/Acme%20Costumes%20Dec2009/100_3494_AcmeCostumes.jpg)

"You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy."
Various Star Wars helmets
from Rubie's, using the old Don Post Studios designs.
(L-R) TIE Fighter Pilot, Darth Vader standard ("deluxe), Darth Vader Supreme (the big one),
Boba Fett, and Jango Fett (the blue one, using the Boba Fett mold)
(http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss303/CollectorsArsenal/Forums/The%20HMA/Acme%20Costumes%20Dec2009/100_3495_AcmeCostumes.jpg)

More or less in the middle of the mask wall, looking to the left
(http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss303/CollectorsArsenal/Forums/The%20HMA/Acme%20Costumes%20Dec2009/100_3496_AcmeCostumes.jpg)

...and looking to the right
(http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss303/CollectorsArsenal/Forums/The%20HMA/Acme%20Costumes%20Dec2009/100_3497_AcmeCostumes.jpg)

*shudder*
The dreaded Sleestak from Land of the Lost.  Gah those things were creepy on Saturday mornings!
A World of Warcraft Forsaken mask on the right.
(http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss303/CollectorsArsenal/Forums/The%20HMA/Acme%20Costumes%20Dec2009/100_3498_AcmeCostumes.jpg)

vulture, witch, eagle (my words).  These are the wearable masks with the moving jaws.
(http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss303/CollectorsArsenal/Forums/The%20HMA/Acme%20Costumes%20Dec2009/100_3499_AcmeCostumes.jpg)

Various political masks, including a cameo by Saddam Hussein on the left
(http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss303/CollectorsArsenal/Forums/The%20HMA/Acme%20Costumes%20Dec2009/100_3500_AcmeCostumes.jpg)

Sorry for the blur on this photo, but it's the best shot I had of the Smudge wolfmen. I wish I would have known
what I was looking while I was there, I would have got one.  Next trip!
(http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss303/CollectorsArsenal/Forums/The%20HMA/Acme%20Costumes%20Dec2009/100_3501_AcmeCostumes.jpg)

"Put Captain Solo in the cargo hold."
The new Rubie's Supreme Boba Fett complete costume.
This helmet with the Supreme costume is interesting.  It's lighter weight (I think styrene) than the
standard rotocast vinyl version. Yet the detailing is much better.  The full-length visor is way better
than the half-visor on the standard helmets.
(http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss303/CollectorsArsenal/Forums/The%20HMA/Acme%20Costumes%20Dec2009/100_3502_AcmeCostumes.jpg)

Elendil's helmet, from Lord of the Rings (in the prologue of Fellowship of the Ring,
he was rag-dolled against the mountain by Sauron)
(http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss303/CollectorsArsenal/Forums/The%20HMA/Acme%20Costumes%20Dec2009/100_3530_AcmeCostumes.jpg)

Gimli the dwarf's helmet from Lord of the Rings
(http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss303/CollectorsArsenal/Forums/The%20HMA/Acme%20Costumes%20Dec2009/100_3535_AcmeCostumes.jpg)

This is a pretty cool-looking Moria orc trapjaw helmet, from Lord of the Rings.
(http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss303/CollectorsArsenal/Forums/The%20HMA/Acme%20Costumes%20Dec2009/100_3541_AcmeCostumes.jpg)

A creative take on a Lord of the Rings Sauron helmet.  I forgot the manufacturer's name, it started with a Z?  It's not United Cutlery in this case.
(http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss303/CollectorsArsenal/Forums/The%20HMA/Acme%20Costumes%20Dec2009/100_3546_AcmeCostumes.jpg)

And now we enter the Rental section:
(http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss303/CollectorsArsenal/Forums/The%20HMA/Acme%20Costumes%20Dec2009/100_3552_AcmeCostumes.jpg)

Rental Rubie's Star Wars Boba Fett helmet from the new Supreme costume, with weathered details.
(http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss303/CollectorsArsenal/Forums/The%20HMA/Acme%20Costumes%20Dec2009/100_3553_AcmeCostumes.jpg)

Rental Pinhead from Hellraiser and various headpieces
(http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss303/CollectorsArsenal/Forums/The%20HMA/Acme%20Costumes%20Dec2009/100_3555_AcmeCostumes.jpg)

Two rental Don Post Studios Star Wars Stormtroopers - a Classic Action on the left,
and a standard with the foam earpieces on the right.
(http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss303/CollectorsArsenal/Forums/The%20HMA/Acme%20Costumes%20Dec2009/100_3556_AcmeCostumes.jpg)

Rental Don Post Star Wars standard Darth Vader
(http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss303/CollectorsArsenal/Forums/The%20HMA/Acme%20Costumes%20Dec2009/100_3562_AcmeCostumes.jpg)

Rental Don Post 1996 Star Wars Emperor's Royal Guard.
Great helmet to wear if you like "I can't get this thing off of me" panic attacks.
(http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss303/CollectorsArsenal/Forums/The%20HMA/Acme%20Costumes%20Dec2009/100_3568_AcmeCostumes.jpg)

Rental hats
(http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss303/CollectorsArsenal/Forums/The%20HMA/Acme%20Costumes%20Dec2009/100_3575_AcmeCostumes.jpg)

Rental costumes
(http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss303/CollectorsArsenal/Forums/The%20HMA/Acme%20Costumes%20Dec2009/100_3576_AcmeCostumes.jpg)

I wish I had more time to pull out and show some of Nancy's amazing work on the rental costumes.
I would love to feature some of the ones that were her favorites to create.

Acme has some additional photos of the store on their site at http://www.acmecostumes.com/photospage.html

Well, that wraps up my visit to Acme Costumes! They're a great bunch of people.  I've invited them to see this posting,
as well as any comments you might have.  I also invited them to join the HMA online.

Thanks so much to Gary, Rufus, the girls, and Nancy. And to my wife for patiently waiting while I took the photos!

Here's Acme Costume's information again:
Acme Costumes
2604 Highway 80
Garden City, GA 31408
http://www.acmecostumes.com
Tel: 912-966-0201
Email: acmecostumes (at) bellsouth.net

I enjoyed the visit and working on posting the photos here. I hope you like it! - Tom
Title: Re: COSTUME SHOP PICS THREAD
Post by: HMAEA on January 13, 2010, 08:47:01 PM


Great post and great photos, Tom!!!! You Sir have done The HMA proud! Call me crazy, but I kinda dig those Puppet Master masks. Again, great post!

Take care,

E.A.
Title: Re: COSTUME SHOP PICS THREAD
Post by: Azrok on January 29, 2010, 09:59:41 PM
Thank you, the whole process was fun and I learned a lot.  Prep, the visit, taking the photos, talking with the owners and staff, working on the photos and identifying some of the masks, posting them, I enjoyed it all!
Title: Re: COSTUME SHOP PICS THREAD
Post by: Jakeelliott on March 02, 2010, 12:28:18 PM
Awesome pictures, looks like a great place
Title: Re: COSTUME SHOP PICS THREAD
Post by: WarLocK on March 05, 2010, 12:10:46 PM
Woah, more Puppetmaster masks?  I had no idea they released Jester and Tunneler.  I'm going to have to pick these guys up soon.

Blade has been out forever now.
Title: Re: COSTUME SHOP PICS THREAD
Post by: prestonjjrtr on April 27, 2010, 02:10:39 PM
Great pics !! I really like the huge skeleton !  Thanks for posting the pics.
Title: Re: COSTUME SHOP PICS THREAD
Post by: whiteshark13 on June 04, 2010, 10:34:58 PM
Great thread!  I love looking at all these masks!!
Title: Re: COSTUME SHOP PICS THREAD
Post by: Crimson Ghost on November 11, 2010, 09:07:53 PM
When I was a kid Woolworths would have the masks lined up in the aisles for Halloween, and they would stick them on rolls of paper towels. I miss those days.
Title: Re: COSTUME SHOP PICS THREAD
Post by: Dr Borgo on September 01, 2011, 11:47:31 PM
Lots of masks here.http://www.goldengrotto.com/
Title: COSTUME SHOP PICS THREAD
Post by: tattooedstranger on June 01, 2012, 02:59:53 AM
[ATTACH=CONFIG]9164[/ATTACH]masks for sale carnival melbourne australia year 2000
Title: COSTUME SHOP PICS THREAD
Post by: vader45 on June 03, 2012, 03:17:14 PM
I was wrong, Delete post.
Title: COSTUME SHOP PICS THREAD
Post by: Azrok on July 18, 2012, 11:08:23 AM
...deleted based on below info...
Title: COSTUME SHOP PICS THREAD
Post by: HMAEA on July 18, 2012, 11:25:21 AM
Azrok, the mask between the skull helmet and Emperor is a "D.O.A." mask that is produced by Zagone Studios.

Take care,

E.A.
Title: COSTUME SHOP PICS THREAD
Post by: Azrok on July 18, 2012, 11:51:57 AM
Quote from: HMAEA;292081
Azrok, the mask between the skull helmet and Emperor is a "D.O.A." mask that is produced by Zagone Studios.

Oh wow, I see that now. Yep!

Thanks much for the tip, I see some other masks on Zagone's site that are in my photos, nice to finally know who made them.

Here's DOA
http://www.zagonestudios.com/Products/zs_M4504.html

Here's grandpa
http://www.entertainmentearth.com/item_archive/items/Grandpa_Mask.asp
Title: Re: COSTUME SHOP PICS THREAD
Post by: The Maskahuna on November 22, 2014, 02:45:35 PM
'Fun vintage images taken by MaskGuy at his
neighborhood toy store in 1979 ~

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/674/XocWLw.jpg)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/674/UEUZ6V.jpg)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/911/HwLE2A.jpg)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/673/3iyUyn.jpg)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/661/zijJyh.jpg)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/674/griaRs.jpg)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/673/UyLPxe.jpg)
Title: Re: COSTUME SHOP PICS THREAD
Post by: raycastile on November 26, 2014, 01:52:41 AM
I don't remember ever seeing Don Post masks in a toy store. I would have flipped.
Title: Re: COSTUME SHOP PICS THREAD
Post by: Another Symbiote on February 10, 2018, 01:08:44 AM
I may be cheating a bit with the format here, but Jeff from The Half Assed Horrorcast documented his trip to Performance Studios, in Nashville TN. It looks pretty awesome, so if you're in the area...well, you know what to do.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYmioJyGkdQ
Title: Re: COSTUME SHOP PICS THREAD
Post by: Dr Borgo on August 05, 2018, 11:53:15 AM
'Fun vintage images taken by MaskGuy at his
neighborhood toy store in 1979 ~

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/674/XocWLw.jpg)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/674/UEUZ6V.jpg)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/911/HwLE2A.jpg)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/673/3iyUyn.jpg)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/661/zijJyh.jpg)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/674/griaRs.jpg)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/673/UyLPxe.jpg)
I love these pics. Oh how I wish I could turn back time.