About Barry


Since 1984, Barry Anderson is one of the country's leading figure makers, creating realistic figures from wax, resin, silicone and latex.

Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Barry worked with Ripley Entertainment for over 17 years as their Lead Artist and Director of the Art Department. Barry’s work can be seen worldwide at Ripleys Believe it or Not museums, Louis Tussauds wax works, Ripleys Haunted Attractions, Ripleys Aquariums and the Great Wolf Lodge.

Freelance Work

While he worked at Ripley's, Barry simultaneously pursued a second career in Makeup Effects for the film and tv industries. He has worked on over 15 feature films, which you can see by clicking this iMDB link!

Barry's unusual illustrations have been seen in numerous publications and on printed apparel. His original paintings and sculptures have been displayed in galleries and museums.



Museum Figure Maker

Museum Figure Repairs

Special Makeup Effects

Mold Making





Design and Concept Art

Art Direction

Instructional Lessons


I am currently freelancing from my studio in Winter Park, Florida. And I'm always ready for the next fun project! Please contact me for availability and pricing.


Here are just a few of the many thousands of works I've done over the course of my career so far. Enjoy!

Ghoul School


Barry Anderson is THE PROFESSOR at Ghoul School FX Workshops located in Winter Park, Florida. Check out all of his scheduled workshops and more information by visiting the Ghoul School website!

Videos of Barry and his Work

Barry Anderson

Serving Central Florida's Makeup Effects, TV, Film, Attractions and WEIRD industries since 1984.