As we officially roll into October (also known as Halloween month), I am reminded of my healthy obsession with old Ben Cooper Halloween masks from the days of past. I myself, had a few Ben Cooper costumes when I was a young lad – so naturally now that I’m in my 40’s, I do enjoy reminiscing on eBay as I try to find some good deals to increase my collection. Case in point:
They’re glorious! So, so glorious! Don’t you just love how the colors pop on these? You can try and duplicate the style, but there’s nothing better than having an original Ben Cooper mask. Or how about 6 of them? The eBay listing that you can find HERE was recently put up and already has some bids (of course). To make these even more tantalizing is the fact that they are in GREAT condition and come with the elastic bands still attached! Very rare. Expect the price to steadily move up on these, but to me the price will be worth it.
I’m really on a hot streak lately with finding some super unnecessarily hairy Halloween masks based on your favorite horror icons. The other week I found a ‘Larry from The Three Stooges’ inspired rubber monstrosity of Michael Myers that you can see HERE. And this week, I’ve stroke gold again with what looks to be a Leatherface mask fully equipped with some wild, untamed hair.
Yeah, that just happened. Now look – I know that everybody needs to find ways to make a buck and try to survive. But who in holy hell thought that this was a good idea? The face work is serviceable, albeit a little over-the-top, but can we talk about the hairy elephant in the room here? I’m no Leatherface expert and it’s not my place to act like I know what he does in his spare time, but I highly doubt he goes to the hair salon and gets his hair put in curlers. And that’s what happened here apparently. Leatherface had a bad hair curler experience and it’s out of control at this point, leaving no hope in sight. I tried to click the Ebay link to the mask and unfortunately it says there was an error in the listing. And I believe that error was trying to sell it in the first place.
This is good news if you’re looking for a Michael Myers mask with a nice Gene Simmons/Albert Einstein hybrid hairdo. I suppose this mask is the envisionment of what Michael would look like had he skipped a few trips to the hair salon, so it’s somewhat accurate. But regardless of that, it’s pretty terrible in a hairy kind of way. I might buy one as a joke, but then I would just be contributing to the hairy terribleness. For a cool $24.99 though, you can be the life and laughter of your upcoming Halloween party, so get on over to the Ebay post HERE and grab one because there are only 5 left! Granted, there were only 5 to begin with, but I guess that’s irrelevant.