The Devil's Workshop is a small Independent mask making studio operating one mile outside of Chicago in the city of Berwyn, Illinois. All of our masks are hand crafted from the sculpture to the finishing drop of paint. These indie monster masks are collector quality and are far superior to mass-produced, store-bought masks. Our masks are among the thickest you will ever lay your claws on! Most of our masks are produced in extremely limited editions and are available for a short time only.
Because of the limited nature of our creations, please contact us to see if a mask is in stock. If we have a mask in-stock, it is available for immediate purchase, and often ships the next day. If a mask is not in stock, it will generally take 2-3 weeks to make and ship.
The Devil's Workshop began offering masks to collectors through mail order in 1996. Since that time, there have been three periods where the Devil's Workshop has produced monster masks with a working studio workshop:
From 1996-1999 the Devil's Workshop was a running studio producing and selling masks in-house as well as through other mask companies. From late 1999 to 2002, the Devil's Workshop was not an operational studio and temporarily closed it's doors.
The Devil's Workshop enjoyed another 4 year stint as a functional studio from 2003-2005. Once again, a four year hiatus followed.
In 2009 the Devil's Workshop once again began producing masks and is enjoying another productive period of making monsters and masks!
The Devil's Workshop is run and operated by Peter Infelise. Pete is a 1980's monster kid. Raised on Universal, Hammer, and B-monster movies on Saturday afternoons watching the Son of Svengoolie on Chicago UHF channels. The old Universal classics are still my favs.
I picked up my first issue of Creepy in 1981 at seven years old, and my first Famous Monsters magazine in 1982. Life has never been the same. Like monster kids from previous generations, I was captivated by the ads, especially the ones for the monster masks!
In addition to being a mask maker, I am an avid monster mask collector, and enthusiast, with a deep appreciation for the history of the hobby and industry.
Thanks for taking the time to visit the Devil's Workshop website. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any comments or questions.