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Vintage Gamorrean Guard Latex Mask by Don Post

September 13, 2012

I posted about the vintage Ben Cooper Gamorrean Guard costume last year, but there was also a higher-end Gamorrean Guard mask made by Don Post Studios. It’s made of latex and is designed to fit completely over your head, unlike the mask in the Ben Cooper costume, which just went over your face. I think these latex masks were probably aimed more at adults than kids.

It would take quite a bit of work to come up with a convincing outfit to match this mask, though. I kind of wonder if people actually wore the masks or used them mostly for display. The sculpting and paint on this mask are actually quite good, and while the paint has some cracks in it, the latex has held up surprisingly well for something that’s nearly 30 years old. Latex is notorious for breaking down over time.

It’s presumably supposed to be a life size mask, but it’s much smaller than Sideshow’s life size Gamorrean Guard bust. I don’t have a good way of photographing the two of them side by side, but the bust seems like it’s about twice as big as the mask.

Don Post also released masks of Klaatu and Weequay. The seller I got this from had those masks as well, but unfortunately I got outbid. I’d like to get them someday, although they are rather rare.

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  1. September 17, 2012 5:02 am

    A very nice acquisition. I’ve read about the Don Post costumes on the forums, but never really took much notice.

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