Kristen Phillips

Halloween Mask Sculptor / Character DesignKristen Phillips is a mask maker, prop builder and FX makeup artist.

Watching horror movies with her dad as a child sparked a love of monsters and the macabre and led her to a self directed study of special effects that began in her teens. Her years of experience as costume and makeup director at a major east coast haunted attraction inspired her to start her own business, Safari Anomalous, in 2007.

The experience exposed her to what the Halloween/haunt industry had to offer, and she began to develop themes and concepts that were not being widely explored. Inspired by a love of science and the mysterious and disturbing qualities of the natural world, Kristen creates original and unique masks, props, costumes, and set pieces that tend to wander far from horror's well beaten path.

In recent years, Kristen has been keeping very busy working on films, haunted attractions, commissions, and continuing to bring her own original ideas to life. In 2012 she joined the production crew for Universal Studio's Halloween Horror Nights and moved into avant-garde accessory design with the launch of her line, S. Anomalous.

Trick or Treat Studios is thrilled to have Kristen Phillips on our sculpting team.