UPDATE: Big news, Myers fans. Trick or Treat Studios has been licensed to produce Myers masks that are relatively accurate reproductions from H2, and at a reasonable MSRP of $59.99 each! See my video review here.
Since Halloween is just around the corner I decided to make a series of tutorials that will show you how to put together a kick-ass Michael Myers costume. Part 1 shows you how I modified a standard Don Post Myers mask to make it look more like the real thing.
As I mention in the tutorial, the original Michael Myers mask was a store-bought Captain Kirk mask from 1975. According to a number of untrustworthy sources, problems arose when the original Halloween film became a hit and this fact was uncovered. Apparently in subsequent years William Shatner and others have tried to get a piece of the Halloween pie so the mask has been changed and changed and changed again. The same mask was only used in Halloween 1 and Halloween 2. Each of the other films (the ones featuring Michael at least) had its own take on the Kirk mask.
Don Post Studios has been fairly prolific over the years releasing Myers mask after Myers mask, even making an unlicensed one they called “The Mask”, a none-too-veiled reference to “The Shape”, Michael’s “name” in the original script. Unfortunately, they’ve always been hobbled by the Kirk lawsuits and steered clear of the original Shatner sculpt. AFAIK we’ve never gotten an accurate licensed H1 Myers mask.
There are, however, many independent mask makers who make and sell excellent Myers masks based on the original Kirk sculpt. Their beauty is in the eye of the beholder and the cost of that beauty can be quite high. For this tutorial I wanted to stick with a mask that is commonly available.
I started with a Don Post Myers mask that was first released in 2006 and is still available today. You can find it at a great many retailers and the price range is wide. I got mine at HALLOWEEN ASYLUM for around $55. I’ve seen them for sale as high as $90 so shop around.
I hope you enjoy the tutorial. Happy Hallowe’en!