October 16, 2012

Animotion masks.

For Halloween. I want one, for answering the door... but maybe it's too scary....

Maybe this. Or just some grim reaper gloves.

17 comments:

edutcher said...

I thought you liked little kids.

Or is this for the teenagers who show up without a costume, just looking to mooch some candy?

The Farmer said...

My wife is great at making costumes. She had an idea to dress herself and the baby as zombies, and strap him to her chest in his carrier facing outward and surrounded by a bloody, ripped t-shirt so it would look like he was erupting out of her chest. It would've been neat but probably would've been too scary for the neighborhood children, not to mention our daughters.

Ann Althouse said...

"I want one, for answering the door... "

And I don't just mean on Halloween.

I mean whenever I answer the door.

MadisonMan said...

Don't usurp Halloween. It is for kids. And by kids I mean younger than middle school.

Big Mike said...

Wear it to class. Give an A to any student who notices.

Big Mike said...

And, no, don't wear it to answer the door when kiddies are (or may be) on the other side.

Sorun said...

You don't want little kids crapping their pants on your doorstep.

Michael K said...

When I was a resident, the Dean of the medical school lived on the next block. He had teenaged kids at that time. For Halloween, his kids would hang black sheets inside the entry and have a small table there with candles on it. The teenagers would dress up in costume and the little neighborhood kids who knocked on the door would see it open to this dark chamber lit by candles. The little kids would go to the table where the treats were with their knees knocking to get something.

I thought it was a great way for teenagers to spend Halloween evening.

He was a great Dean, too.

Nonapod said...

I'm kinda surprised it's apparently taken this long to come up with a mask with a moveable mouth. One of my problems with the traditional latex Halloween mask has been that no matter how awesome it looks, it's still frozen in position. I'm looking forward to the day when they can make affordable masks with professional FX level animatronics (flexing musculature and such)

MadisonMan said...

Before we remodeled, our door swung out, so any kid standing on the steps would get pushed down the steps. I ended up taking the glass out of the storm door, and reaching through the glass. That always surprised kids.

Methadras said...

I'd settle for giant green incredible hulk gloves. Thank you.

Lyssa said...

Wear it to class. Give an A to any student who notices.

My Contracts II professor came to the final exam dressed as the grim reaper, with the greeting "Abandon hope, all ye who enter here."

It was mostly funny, but, given that it happened to be within just a coule of weeks after the VA Tech shootings, just a little bit disconcerting - As in, "I think that's the professor, but, umm, what if it isn't?"

Those masks are surprisingly inexpensive for how cool they look.

David said...

I have a mask somewhat like that.

It terrified my dog.

So the parents will probably be calling Protective Services if you wear it.

They would find you "creepy."

virgil xenophon said...

Halloween of 1971 in Lafayette, La: a fraternity brother of mine from undergrad days and his wife always had candy for the (mostly very young) neighborhood kids. That year he bought a full Gorilla suit (he is 6'4") and I bought a latex mask in which the right half depicted a normal person but the left an acid deformed, flesh-dripping face. When the kids would come to the door I would open it slightly ajar showing only my right, good half. When they bravely yelled "trick or treat" I opened the door all the way growling, "reeeley?" The kids would turn and run in fright. But before they got all the way down the sidewalk I would take off the mask and yell: "Hey kids! It's all a joke, see? it's me--come back & get your candy!" They then would return sheepishly and I would begin filling their sacks as they regained their composure. But while this was happening my frat brother who had been hiding in the garage would creep around behind them. on the side walk. When they turned to go they were greeted by the sight of a huge roaring Gorilla with raised arms. LOL, the kids would drop their bags and screaming, scatter like quail through bushes, flower-beds--everywhere!

A very fine time that year, I must say..lol

edutcher said...

Ann Althouse said...

"I want one, for answering the door... "

And I don't just mean on Halloween.

I mean whenever I answer the door.


That's one way to handle Jehovah's Witnesses.

Methadras said...
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Methadras said...

The continues pampering of our children continues. You can't scare a child on Halloween with a costume or a mask because, well, that's just evil and mean and makes you a bully and a meany head person, so nya on you.