Continuing with our theme of introducing new and interesting goalie mask designs to hockey fans, today we have a first look at a grill in the works from the great Frank Cipra. This is no ordinary goalie mask, oh no… it’s a “Ghoulie Mask”.
Cipra is well known in goalie mask circles and his work can be viewed on his website CipraDesign.com. He’s supplied the artwork for several well known masks for NHLers like Curtis Joseph and Rick Dipietro, as well as painting Kari Lehtonen’s Transformers mask. Cipra is working on the “Ghoulie Mask” for a friend who owns a goalie mask shop in the Boston area called “Pro’s Choice”.
Cipra told theScore.com that he leaned on his love of classic monster and horror films for inspiration:
“He gave me free reign on the paint scheme and this is what I came up with. I’ve always been a fan of the old classic horror movies so I decided to have a little fun and created “Ghoulies”, a little play on the word instead of “Goalies”.”
The creatures featured on the “Ghoulie Mask” include The Creature from the Black Lagoon, Bela Lugosi’s Dracula, Lon Chainey Jr.’s Wolfman, Boris Karloff’s Mummy and Frankenstein, and Lon Chainey’s Phantom of the Opera.
Here’s a look at this monster inspired mask from its sides:
Whether you’re a fan of classic monster films or not, you’ve gotta admire the the work of Cipra on this truly unique goalie mask. We’re crossing our fingers for a homage to 80s horror film characters like Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers and Pinhead.