Manning Makes Stuff - Halloween decorations, paper mache masks, costumes, party ideas, and more

Manning Makes Stuff - Halloween decorations, paper mache masks, costumes, party ideas, and more

Custom paper maché masks, sculptures, etc

Custom paper mache projects by Manning Krull

Interested in ordering a custom papier-mâché mask, sculpture, cosplay armor/accessories, or other stuff made by me? I’m now taking commissions! You can email me at for an estimate. Some things to keep in mind for commission orders:

  • Please tell me as much as you can about what you have in mind: What would you like? How big? When do you need it? Feel free to send me pictures for reference!
  • Most of my big paper maché commissions take one to two months to complete, so please plan accordingly. I can sometimes cut down the timeline, but a rush fee would apply.
  • Once we’ve worked out a price, I’ll ask for a 50% deposit (non-refundable), and the remaining 50% when the piece is completed. I’m happy to send you pics of my progress along the way.
  • Customer pays shipping, or you can pick up your piece if you’re near New York. (I live in Brooklyn and work in Manhattan.)
  • All sales are final and non-refundable.
  • Of course skulls and monsters are my specialty, but I’m happy to make other things as well; animals, objects, etc.

Pricing — For reference, most of my masks, sculptures, cosplay props, Halloween decorations, etc take anywhere from 40 to 120 hours of work, depending on how complicated the design is. As a general guideline, here are some rough prices for some pieces I’ve made; please contact me ( for an estimate for any kind of project you have in mind. (Note: the following pieces are not for sale; they’re either already sold or in my permanent collection. But if you want something similar I can make ’em again.)

Of course these prices are just a guideline to give you an idea. Smaller pieces and/or less complicated pieces could certainly cost less than the above. Let me know what you have in mind and I’m happy to give you a free estimate. Feel free to email me and let’s discuss!

Shipping fees — I ship all my masks and sculptures by UPS. A couple examples for reference: the shipping cost for my 5-foot alligator was about $65, and for the three-headed sea serpent it was about $125. These figures include both the shipping fee and packing materials, and both items were shipped to locations within the US.

Custom papier-mache masks and sculptures

paper mache commission projects and decorations

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