What can you say about Paul Daniels’ Darkside Studios? You can say a lot actually. You can say that Darkside Masks are some of the best masks on the market today. Why? The reason is simple. Every mask is hand crafted and passes through the scrutinizing hands of artists who care about what they are doing. When you purchase a Darkside Mask you are not purchasing a mass produced product, made in China. Far from it in fact. You are purchasing a work of art that was carefully made with love and passion. I highly recommend owning a Darkside Studios Mask and personally look forward to another 20 years of some of the finest latex masks made anywhere! Congratulations to Paul Daniels and his amazing crew for 20 years of masking making awesomeness!
I have known Paul Daniels for a few years now. I must say that he is one of the most talented and kindest artist I have ever come into contact with. When I myself took the plunge into this area it was Paul who took me under his wing. He even went out of his way to make a video for me. Who does that??? I have found that in this business it’s very doggy dog. But not Paul! He took the time and answered every question I ever threw at him. His talent blows me away every time! He is truly a great artist . Happy Anniversary to you Paul and DarkSide Studios ! May you have another 20 more! I am honored to call you my friend!
My name is Renee Bruggeman and I strongly recommend Paul and DarkSide Studios!
Renee BruggemanPumpkin Patch Productions
In my 40+ years of collecting Halloween masks and my 30 years of being in the industry I have see a lot of companies come and go. Paul and DarkSide Studios has been making masks for 20 years now. And I can tell you that companies just don’t last that long unless they are doing something right. I have watched over the years and Seen Paul take a love for mask making and turned that into an institution that is beloved and seems to just be getting better all the time. And in today’s day and age you just can’t say that about any company. Congrats on your 20th Anniversary DarkSide!!! I wish you many more years to come!!!
Dwayne WhiteheadFreelance Artist Former V.P. and Art Director for Prop Masters, Inc. (Retired) Freelance Artist/ Licensor/ and Product Development for Don Post Studios/ Pager Magic Group And former Head Painter/ Molding Specialist/ and Product Designer for Bass Pro Shops/ Sportsmen Specialty Group (retired)
20 years! Wow. I met Paulie 15 years ago as I was just getting into this sculpting – mask stuff. I would look at his masks for hours on his site amazed at how much better they looked than any stuff you could find in a store. I wanted to one day create a mask worthy of his site and used it as motivation to practicing the craft of mask making. Back then the whole internet mask scene was very different than what it is today. Mask sites popped up here and there, but very few could stick around long enough and maintain the same quality that Paul does. I don’t know how he has done it for 20 years. Congrats and long live Darkside…Here’s to 20 more!
Without question, some of the best, highest quality masks being made in the U.S. today. DarkSide’s masks are always cast nice and sturdy for collectability and the finishing work is horrifyingly good for the price. I’d have to say my favorite thing about DSS masks (other than the thick castings) is the superb work done on their eyes. Many of them have detailed, carefully painted eyes in creatively weird, creepy color combinations. If you like it in the photos, you’ll be happy with it in person, too… I always am!