It all began innocently enough. A young boy of three sitting with his family in the living room on a Saturday night, preparing to watch some movie called "Frankenstein" on television. By the end of that evening, however, that three-year-old, already with a flare for artistic expression, would not be the same child. His imagination was stirred with the opening scene. The thrill of wonder and discovery downed and rose with each passing reel of film, until the very phrase that defined this momentous occasion was shouted from the lips of the Monster's creator: "It's alive! It's alive! It's alive!"

From that point on, this child had the urge to create his own "Monsters"...
Yes, "Frankenstein"  with Boris Karloff, pretty much alone, set me off in the direction my life would take, leading me to this point: The forming of my own mask making business. Silly? Perhaps, but for me, it's the best way to artistically express my love of horror and fantasy films. I pretended to be all of the classics: Frankenstein's Monster, Wolfman, The Mummy, The Creature From The Black Lagoon. At seven years of age, I accidentally shattered my mom's favorite garden statue while pretending to be Bela Lugosi as Dracula. This unsuspecting figure of a woman was to be my latest recruit into the ranks of vampirism. Instead, she ended up a pile of rubble in the patio.
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Here I am all grown up...for the most part...living the dream I had as a child: making monsters! And, I don't want to keep them all to myself. No, I want to unleash them into the world! My goal isn't world domination, like other mad scientists. My goal is to inspire the same sense of fun and imagination that I had growing up.

So, please, take a look around my site. You'll find every sort of monster and strange character inside! The masks and props I make are made from the highest quality materials. Each item is hand-made and hand-detailed by me. I make every effort to provide the best products at the best prices, with the best customer service. If, for some reason, you don't find what you're looking for, send me an email describing what it is you'd like to see.

Thank you for visiting!
Sincerely,


Erich Lubatti

Lubatti Designs Unlimited