You know the drill by now. I check out Halloween stores for masks, costumes and spooky decorations. I take pictures with my iPhone. I post them here.
We’re still about three weeks out from Halloween, but I’ve explored most of the Halloween stores in these parts.
Anybody else remember those Don Post Studios ads in Famous Monsters and other old monster magazines? The masks were head and shoulders — no pun intended — above the beloved but cheesy Collegeville and Ben Cooper costumes most kids wore.
Here’s a Don Post vampire mask:
Each year some of the most popular masks are those depicting political figures. There are a couple of really good ones among these, but what’s the deal with Hilary Clinton near the upper right corner? Her face is so red it looks like she’s going to explode.
Personally, I think the Bill Clinton mask is great. And look at the nose on Nixon, down on the bottom row. Nice.
Costumes for kids are fascinating to me, although I think many of them are too gruesome and otherwise “edgy” for most kids. Not to mention for their parents.
Here’s one for the sports enthusiast: The zombie referee.
There are so many inappropriate costumes out there for young girls. This one isn’t scandalous but sends a strange, mixed message with its name alone.
‘Nuff said. That’s all ’til next time.