WHO WE ARE
Founder and co-owner of The Basement FX. Jeff is lead sculptor, designer and painter for TBFX. Jeff is a self-taught artist from Milwaukee, Wisconsin who has been creating monsters since he was old enough to hold a pencil or a blob of silly putty. He began his artistic career with illustration, having published his work in magazines, designing indie metal album artwork and the The Serial Killer Calender. The advent of the silicone mask industry reignited his childhood passion for sculpture and Halloween and he taught himself sculpture, molding and silicone mask painting. Unsatisfied after having spent a few years in the industry, he decided to bring his unique vision and passion to provide the highest quality masks available by launching TBFX. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and pug. He has an arguably unhealthy obsession with zombies; he aspires to become one someday.
Co-owner of The Basement FX and founder of Spookshow Babe Designs. Crystal is TBFX's shop manager, as well as lab technician, mold maker and photographer. Crystal has spent many years of her life exploring many art forms in America's haunt-land that she calls home. A Musician, Makeup Artist, Photographer and avid Gamer, Crystal has a strong passion for Halloween and horror that started as a child. She was on Haunted Wisconsin's review crew for 3 years attending and reviewing local haunts, so she KNOWS what will scare you! Her photography has been on display at the Milwaukee Art Museum, in magazines and sold at Graveyard records. Halloween has always been an integral part of Crystal and Jeffery's relationship. They got married in an abandoned theater on Halloween and continue to live spookily ever after!
Wesley Kyle South
Sculpture, Design. Originally from Arkansas, Wesley is a graduate of the Tom Savini Special Makeup Effects School, in Monessen, PA. He has a background in film and the Halloween and Haunted Attraction industries. Wesley is the Lead Artist on both our Butcher Line of Silicone Skin Masks and mastermind behind our Heirloom Series of Fiberglass Faceplates, in addition to sculpting for our Silicone Mask lines.
Sculptor. Nick is a very versatile artist out of Green Bay, Wisconsin. He started his artistic adventures with oil paintings, starting as early as 13 years old. After many successes in that field, he quickly became enamored with sculpting. Now he spends all his time perfecting the craft, just for the love of the work. He's made it his goal to provide the world with the best sculptures and paintings he can make!
The Basement FX provides the Halloween and Haunted Attraction industry, as well as discerning Masks Collectors, with the highest quality Silicone Masks available. We believe that Silicone Masks should be wearable works of art, true alternatives to award-winning SFX makeup. We are not content with providing just "film quality" masks. Instead, we are inspired to achieve the level of quality and realism that is worthy of an award-winning blockbuster. Our process from start to finish is designed specifically with the Professional Haunter and discerning Mask Collector in mind. Our goal as silicone mask fans ourselves, is to provide an incredible experience in every aspect, from design to "unboxing", for our valued clients.
Our company will make a profit by generating sales. It will provide job satisfaction and fair compensation to its employees, and a fair return to its owners. We believe hard work and excellent performance should not only be rewarded or recognized, but celebrated. We believe our employees job satisfaction is crucial for our success, and we commit to building a creative work environment that is fun, safe, satisfying and with opportunities for growth and advancement.