2011 — Shawn Feeney (video here)
For one night every year, the creative minds of Industrial Light & Magic are loosed upon the world to determine which among them — artist, sculptor, rigger, or animator — can conjure up the coolest, cleverest, creepiest or kookiest Halloween costume.
The annual ILM Halloween Party has long been a tradition for the Bay Area special effects house, an event originally staged at Industrial Light & Magic’s San Rafael, California address. Though the venue has changed in recent years, the party goes on, and with it, a new festive invitation for company employees.
Until recently, ILMers and employees of the various Lucasfilm divisions received a physical invitation to the Halloween party, which often exhibited cool and quirky artwork designed and illustrated by the ILM Art Dept. In 2009, the invitations went digital, and for 2011, the very first video invitation has been created, courtesy of ILM’s Shawn Feeney (you can check out Feeney’s stop-motion pumpkin-carving prowess here).
Be sure to also check out the last fifteen or so year’s worth of ILM Halloween Party invites below (some have been slightly modified to hide venue info), and if 2005 turns up, we’ll update the post!
2010 – Designer: Shawn Feeney
2009 — Designer: Marci Velando
2008 – Illustrator/Designer: Harrison Parker
2006 — Designer: Nadine Takvorian
2004 – Illustrator: Jim Rice, Designer: Kelly Hawkins
2003 – Designer: Kelly Hawkins
2002 – Illustrator: Warren Fu, Designer: Kelly Hawkins
2001 – Illustrator: Warren Fu, Designer: Kelly Hawkins
2000 – Designer: Shawn Rosenberger
1999 – Designer: Mark Malabuyo
1998 – Illustrator: Benton Jew, Designer: Mark Malabuyo
1997a – Illustrator: Benton Jew, Designer: Mark Malabuyo
1997b – Illustrator: Scott Leberecht, Designer: Mark Malabuyo
1997c – Illustrator: Brian O’Connell, Designer: Mark Malabuyo
1996 – Illustrator: Derek Thompson, Designer: Kathryn Otoshi