Crooked Crow Masks
Photos by Vagabond Epicure and Crooked Crow
About the Artist
I have decades of experience designing & making Masks and Props for Movies, Special Events, Halloween, and other Fun Times.
• Animal Masks
• Creepy Scary Horror Masks
• Movie Props
• Cajun Mardi Gras Masks
• Masquerade Masks, Carnival Masks, Burlap Scarecrow Masks, and things in many other styles.
Mask making is my favorite thing.
I like things to be a little bit weird. I think that makes life more fun.
I live in Alaska, close to Nature and the animals that inspire me. I love owls and ravens, rabbits, foxes, & otters. Watching the wild animals that surround me is a never-ending source of fun.
I call Alaska home, although I love to travel. I consider myself a Native artist, and I have my own artistic style that I have developed over my lifetime.
About the Studio
I care deeply about Nature, therefore, in accordance with the ancient traditions of my people, I am committed to using recycled, or up-cycled materials at every opportunity to bring more fun into our world.
Everything in my shop is made in a pet free and smoke free studio.
I do use feathers now and then, but keep them in a special area in the studio to avoid allergy issues.
About the Process
I have ready to ship, ready to wear pieces and I do custom work.
For Ready to Ship items, your order will ship within three days. I typically have Owls, Rabbits and Bunnies, and Clowns in the studio, and hope to make a bunch of Kreepy Krazy Kitties very soon.
Custom orders - For a single mask, I can usually get your design done in a day, and another two days to get it dried, painted, lined, photographed, boxed up and down to the Post Office. For larger productions, movies, special events, group costumes, I will stay in communication with you and send process photos.
Over the years, I've honed my skills, mastered the materials, and created a style that is my own. I'm known for looking at the world in a creative and playful way. I seek the soul of the piece. I've honed this skill, finding my way into and out of the creative space quickly, bringing those inspirations back with me into the everyday world.
That said - my very popular rabbits and owls, clowns and kitties are made on a template. They are nearly identical in size every time. There is slight variation in the materials and hand painting.
I can do cute, creepy, cartoonish, and I especially love to imagine animals in human clothes. Tell me what you want, and we'll work out a design you will love! I can work with your choice of colors, and your other ideas.
Due to the popularity of my work, I have elf-helpers during the busy times. They have been well trained, and I personally check their work.
I like doing my creative work more than sitting at the computer, so sometimes my website, blog, and updates don't happen as often as they should, though I do have notifications set to alert me when someone has a question, wants to order something, and other important events. I usually respond within a few hours. But when I'm not at the computer I am probably making stuff.
About the Work
Transform yourself with a mask, headdress or costume!
I love doing custom work.
I love making masks!
I've been creative all of my life. I love the thrill of taking a common item, and imagining new uses for it. For me, that tends toward "things to put on your head!"
No two pieces I have created are ever going to be identical tho if you see something that's already sold, message me. I can do similar work. But really?
We've got plenty of same-ol'- same-ol' mass-produced, one size fits none stuff in the world, already. Boring!
Let me make something unique, and just for you. Show the world you are different, in a unique, one of a kind, mask or headpiece.
About the photography - Most of the photos are taken by me, Crooked Crow, although I also work with my best pal, Vagabond Epicure who runs a wine, food and travel blog over at Vagabond Epicure . If you enjoy some of the quirkier photos here, chances are they are the collaborative effort of me and my pal. Check him out over on Facebook, pinterest, Instagram #vagabond_epicure
Shopping and Shipping
I would rather make masks than mess around with an online store. Been there, done that, and right now, it's not what I want to do.
I list a few of my most popular items here, and because I do not have to pay another platform, they are a little cheaper here than you can find them on other platforms. You can use Paypal to buy using this site.
Otherwise - there’s ETSY. They have the largest selection of my work. If you do not have an Etsy account, consider signing up, or logging in as a guest.
Do want another option? Consider my Amazon store. My prices are slightly higher on Amazon because of their fees and stuff. Prime users note: I am shipping from Alaska. Two day is just *not* going to happen, but items sent via First Class Package Service often arrive within five days to locations in the Lower 48. Things rarely take as long as week to arrive, and I DO ship ready made items right away, often the same day your order is received.
Ebay - I have a few things there, and I can create a listing for you if you like. Send me an email~ we'll talk.
I accept paypal. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
I will cover free first class shipping to the U.S. via U.S.P.S. on packages within the size restrictions. (Under 15 ounces.) You read that right, I will cover the shipping charges for Standard First Class USPS mail. If you need your mask ASAP let me know - and I'll see what we can do. In most cases I usually have covered a portion of the shipping costs myself.
Thanks for taking the time to look at my work, and whether you buy something from me or not, I value your commitment to supporting artists who make things by hand. Find out what I have for sale by following the Etsy links, or give my stuff a pin over on Pinterest, where I've just started learning how to update that with more than a photo now and then, And I am now also on Instagram #crookedcrowmasks Thanks.