Ben Cooper Shocking Phantoms

Started by raycastile, November 20, 2011, 11:20:41 PM

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mjaycox

I have that book! I have about 2 or 3 dozen boxed costumes
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Hepcat

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Cool! I'd like to see some pictures! Why don't you start a thread for classic kids' Halloween costumes?

Either that or post yours in one of these existing threads:

http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=20324.msg327051;topicseen#msg327051

http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=15262.0

http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=29649.0

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raycastile

Quote from: Hepcat on May 15, 2016, 04:11:17 AM
If you like Halloween costumes, by all means get the book:



It's a good one!

How many M.I.B. Halloween costumes in all do you have in your collection?

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I'm pretty sure I bought that book in the years since I originally posted. But all my collecting books are now boxed up and in the basement.

I have a lot of boxed costumes. I have several boxes of boxes. I'm guessing I have 75-100 costumes.
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YoungestMonsterKid

So I found this image online. I think this shows that they reused the same smock for the later Phantom mask.
Either that or this particular mask and this smock somehow got mixed up together, which I doubt.


Mike Scott

Quote from: YoungestMonsterKid on October 20, 2017, 09:46:28 PM
Either that or this particular mask and this smock somehow got mixed up together, which I doubt.

It happens! A guy was selling a DP Creature costume and box with a Collegeville Creature mask, a couple of months ago.
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YoungestMonsterKid

Either way, I think this smock is really cool. It's different from the usual kind that have the character on them. (Which I still don't understand.) But I guess I didn't grow up with costumes being like that.
He has his name on his pocket watch so if he loses it people will know where to return it. And I was actually thinking that the knife isn't in him but just in his pocket. That's the blood of whoever he just stabbed.

Not really sure how I feel about the Shock Monster-esque version. It doesn't really seem like the Phantom is the first thing people will think of it as.

Hepcat

Quote from: Mike Scott on October 20, 2017, 10:42:27 PMIt happens! A guy was selling a DP Creature costume and box with a Collegeville Creature mask, a couple of months ago.

:o

Hopefully you pointed that out to him!

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Mike Scott

Quote from: Hepcat on October 21, 2017, 05:50:40 AM
Hopefully you pointed that out to him!

I did and he even had the correct mask in another auction, so he made the switch.
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Quote from: YoungestMonsterKid on October 20, 2017, 11:53:41 PMIt's different from the usual kind that have the character on them. (Which I still don't understand.) But I guess I didn't grow up with costumes being like that.

Neither my friends nor I ever had a full-fledged store bought (Collegeville, Ben Cooper, etc.) Halloween costume as kids. My parents would have thought such a thing was shamelessly profligate and completely out of the question.

I'm therefore not sure when I first noted that most of these costumes were self-referential and had the character's name emblazoned on the front. But I thought it was ridiculous and bizarre when I did.

But I now associate the self-referential aspect with the kids' costumes of old that were displayed in a riot of colour hanging from the ceiling in neighbourhood Woolworth, Kresge, Metropolitan and Zellers stores.



As a result that's what I now expect in a kids' costume.

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darkmonkeygod

Quote from: YoungestMonsterKid on October 20, 2017, 09:46:28 PM
So I found this image online. I think this shows that they reused the same smock for the later Phantom mask.
Either that or this particular mask and this smock somehow got mixed up together, which I doubt.

That's not the right mask for that costume.

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YoungestMonsterKid

Quote from: darkmonkeygod on October 24, 2017, 11:55:43 PM
That's not the right mask for that costume.
Have you seen the right shirt for it? What does it look like?

darkmonkeygod

Quote from: YoungestMonsterKid on October 25, 2017, 03:02:41 PM
Have you seen the right shirt for it? What does it look like?

I have. It's an exaggerated tux front with a huge printed medallion that has the Phantom's face on it.

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YoungestMonsterKid

Quote from: darkmonkeygod on October 26, 2017, 07:03:09 AM
I have. It's an exaggerated tux front with a huge printed medallion that has the Phantom's face on it.
Glad to know. Now I need to find a picture of this.

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