MONSTROUS MASK REVIEWS: Alpha Centauri Alien by Lord Grimley’s Manor

When it comes to latex Halloween masks, March and April is one of the best times of the year. This is when mask companies start showing their new offerings for that year’s season. Though I have been aware of Lord Grimley’s Manor for many years, it was in 2021 that I started collecting some of their exclusives and was introduced to artist Anders Lerche. Anders is responsible for many of these amazing creations.

For 2022 Lord Grimley’s Manor is offering two versions of Lerche’s Alpha Centauri Alien, one in grey and one in green, with matching hands. The sculpture on this mask is beautiful, giving an absolutely sinister look to the typical grey alien we have all come to know and love. The design is very organic looking and is the stuff of nightmares. I like that Anders took such an iconic image and made it his own. These are definitely not aliens you would want to be abducting by.

The paint job on both versions is beautiful, showcasing how detailed the sculpture really is. Both versions look amazing and as a completist, both are now a part of my alien collection. This full, over the head mask looks great from all angles, with even the back having a great texture and style.

The latex is thick and the mask holds its shape quite nicely without support. There is a foam pad in the top of the mask to help when wearing it. The mask is very easy to get on and off and is comfortable to wear. The eye holes are good enough to see through and I did not find breathing an issue. Keep in mind though that not everyone feels the same way when wearing a latex Halloween mask.

One thing I want to also add is that these photos are of the actual production copies of these masks and not photos used online. What you are seeing is what you get, which is an amazing mask. Alpha Centauri Green and Alpha Centauri Grey are both available now! Make sure to check out my other entries in my MONSTROUS MASK REVIEWS series.

~David Albaugh

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