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Re: The Fantastic Ben Cooper Character Costumes!
« Reply #30 on: July 10, 2017, 03:44:39 PM »
L.A. area collectors? Hell, I'd like to attend!

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Re: The Fantastic Ben Cooper Character Costumes!
« Reply #31 on: October 23, 2017, 01:22:43 PM »
My favourite Ben Cooper superhero costume is probably this one:



It's not any better designed/executed than the others, but the Fly is such a semi-obscure character that I have to give Ben Cooper kudos for doing a Fly costume!







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Re: The Fantastic Ben Cooper Character Costumes!
« Reply #32 on: October 24, 2017, 09:33:38 PM »
Here's perhaps my very favourite Ben Cooper costume of them all:



The mask though sports strange teeth for a cat.

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Re: The Fantastic Ben Cooper Character Costumes!
« Reply #33 on: October 24, 2017, 09:47:36 PM »

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Re: The Fantastic Ben Cooper Character Costumes!
« Reply #34 on: October 24, 2017, 09:49:55 PM »
The dad's mask is much better.
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Re: The Fantastic Ben Cooper Character Costumes!
« Reply #35 on: October 25, 2017, 09:30:06 AM »
My word! A politician!

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Now that's scary, hideous even.

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Re: The Fantastic Ben Cooper Character Costumes!
« Reply #36 on: October 25, 2017, 04:07:06 PM »
Here are two variants of the Ben Cooper Hulk costume:







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Re: The Fantastic Ben Cooper Character Costumes!
« Reply #37 on: October 26, 2017, 11:22:26 AM »
Ben Cooper's She-Hulk masks portrays her on a bad hair day, a really bad hair day!





Here she is in her full glory as rendered by John Byrne:









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Re: The Fantastic Ben Cooper Character Costumes!
« Reply #38 on: October 27, 2017, 11:36:29 AM »
Here are some pics of the Ben Cooper Green Hornet costume:







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Re: The Fantastic Ben Cooper Character Costumes!
« Reply #39 on: October 27, 2017, 03:05:35 PM »
The Ben Cooper Astro Spook Halloween costume is among the most storied Halloween costumes of them all, particularly among us UMAers!





Here's a boxed one from Raycastile's collection:



And here are pictures of the one from the fabled collection of Freddie Poe:







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Re: The Fantastic Ben Cooper Character Costumes!
« Reply #40 on: October 28, 2017, 10:26:23 PM »
Here's an interesting Ben Cooper Devil costume:





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Re: The Fantastic Ben Cooper Character Costumes!
« Reply #41 on: October 29, 2017, 06:09:42 AM »
So this one's different.


Obviously, nearly every main character of the original Star Wars movies got a costume. R2-D2 is rather not someone you'd expect to translate into the shape of a human body, but here we are.

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Re: The Fantastic Ben Cooper Comic and Cartoon Character Costumes!
« Reply #42 on: October 29, 2017, 05:08:08 PM »
To me the appeal of these Ben Cooper and Collegeville costumes arises from the following factors:

1. I remember them hanging from the ceiling at the Kresge store in downtown London in the early sixties.



Ahhh... Kresge's.  One of my childhood paradises.  We had one here in NJ.  I remember the costumes displayed as you speak as well as the Aurora Models they sold.  GREAT store.  Never left without something.


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Re: The Fantastic Ben Cooper Character Costumes!
« Reply #43 on: October 29, 2017, 10:35:59 PM »
Ben Cooper originally issued a Wolfman costume in a comparatively staid generic company box:



The costume though was beautifully gaudy:



The box for the Wolfman costume was eventually pimped up quite nicely though:



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Re: The Fantastic Ben Cooper Character Costumes!
« Reply #44 on: October 29, 2017, 10:49:39 PM »


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