Sure, these masks were cool to wear on Halloween--for about an hour. Then the stifling heat and discomfort would make the novelty a fading memory. But we really didn't buy these super deluxe, heavy rubber masks to wear once a year, did we? Nah. We bought them to display in our rooms. And play dress-up monster in front of the mirror.
That Mole Guy was the damn hardest to dress up half-way decently for. At least for me.
I never knew the Hunchback sported a Fu Manchu in the off season! Great masks! I only remember the plastic half masks from the 70's, with the stupid rubber band that would break by the time you got to the end of the damn driveway! Which was a good thing since you couldn't see thru the eye slits or breath through the mouth slit! Ahhh, memories.
Posted by: creepy glowbugg | January 27, 2011 at 11:30 PM
I never bought one of these for Halloween...not that I had much of a choice. My costumes were always the cheap ones from the discount stores. That Mole Guy certainly would have freaked out a few people in my neighborhood.
Posted by: Andrea | January 27, 2011 at 07:37 PM
Mmm, those look just beautiful. The addition of a mustache to the Hunchback is somewhat puzzling though... it makes him look like a rather roughed up (unmasked) lucha libre. Would love to place those ghastly grimaces on my shelf!
Posted by: Joe Monster | January 27, 2011 at 05:17 PM