Monstrous Masks By Master Sculptor Mario Chiodo
Gearing up for the biggest Halloween since 2009, BuyCostumes.com®, the leading online retailer of costumes, accessories, party decor and supplies, launched The Nightmare Collection, 14 hand-crafted masks and costumes created exclusively for BuyCostumes.com® by master sculptor Mario Chiodo.
“The Nightmare Collection will unleash the wearer’s inner confidence and impress all bystanders at any party or event,” said Bob Humphrey, Chief Merchant for BuySeasons, Inc., parent company to BuyCostumes.com®. “These masks and costumes are a real fright and will ensure thrill seekers rule the night and get the reaction they crave.”
The Nightmare Collection features one-of-a-kind, acutely detailed, movie-quality costumes: Snarling Werewolf, Steampunk Frankenstein, Amphibious Alien, Demon Knight, Mammoth Chomping Spider, Smolder the Black Dragon, Cinder the White Dragon, Ember the Red Dragon, Primal Beast, Post-Apocalyptic Warrior, Ancient Warrior Princess, Mystical Sorceress, Grim Jester and Schnoz Goblin. Sculpted from natural rubber latex and other high-quality materials, each character is individually painted by hand, resulting in unique pieces of functional, wearable art.
Many of the masks are oversized, giving the wearer added height and girth for maximum impact, including the Snarling Werewolf which measures approx. 32″ high and 28″ wide (mask only). They are also crafted with unique features such as, in the case of the werewolf, dreadlocks, glistening teeth and spiraled horns. Several of the masks, including each of the three dragons and the Mammoth Chomping Spider, feature moving parts to transform their wearers into the monstrous creatures.
For The Nightmare Collection, BuyCostumes.com® teamed up with world-famous sculptor Mario Chiodo. Since establishing his namesake studio, Chiodo Art Development, in 1997, Chiodo has created artwork, wearables, decor and collectibles for Google headquarters, Las Vegas casinos, museums, restaurants, hotels, a children’s theme park and several major film studios. From artwork and wearables to decor and collectables, Chiodo has revolutionized the art and Halloween industries for more than 25 years with his game-changing designs. Now, after an absence of 10 years, Chiodo’s partnership with BuyCostumes.com® marks his much-anticipated return to the Halloween scene with The Nightmare Collection.
Forged from Chiodo’s vivid imagination – plus thousands of hours of research, development and design – the creatures, dragons and warriors in this one-of-a-kind collection are one of the crowning achievements of Chiodo’s illustrious mask-making career and a tribute to the master sculptor’s earliest artistic dreams.
“When I was a young artist, nothing piqued my interest as much as the fantasy, illusion and horror of Halloween,” said Chiodo. “All of the characters of The Nightmare Collection were designed and hand-crafted with the discerning Halloween enthusiast in mind, and bring the creatures from my imagination to life.”
See the entire collection at http://www.BuyCostumes.com/nightmare. All masks can be purchased on BuyCostumes.com® with prices varying from $159.99 to $599.99.