Thursday, October 11, 2012

Boo: Ghosts of Halloween Past

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Happy Halloween from the Macho Man
By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter

Since it's Thursday, I'm going to tie today's Halloween blog in with Throwback Thursday.  I haven't posted one in the last couple of weeks, so here's to killing two birds with one stone.  Children of the 1970's and 80's will remember those plastic Halloween costumes with the face mask that you could barely see out of or breath from.  The little rubber band that held the mask to your head would always snap about half way through trick or treating too.  Remember?

Ultimate Warrior
By the time the WWF jumped on this bandwagon of costumes, I was too old to wear them.  But I strolled down memory lane and found a few.  Based on what I've found, it appears the WWF only produced costumes in the likeness of their top baby face superstars.  Hulk Hogan, "Macho Man" Randy Savage, and the Ultimate Warrior were all I could find.

Imagine though a mini "Ravishing" Rick Rude strutting down the streets of suburbia, thrusting his hips at the female neighbors and hurling insults at all the fat, out shape, and ugly ones.  Or how about a pint sized Andre the Giant tripping over his own feet because he can't see out of the poorly constructed mask.  Oh the memories those would have made.

I found a Hogan costume on eBay.  The seller is asking $99.90 for it.  No big shock that there aren't any bids yet.  The Ultimate Warrior one I came across is only five bucks.  I didn't have any luck finding the old Savage costumes eBay, but there are a ton of vintage Macho Man t-shirts in a variety of colors that pay tribute to the late superstar.

Upon further examination though, it looks like WCW came out with some Halloween costumes too.  It looks like a slightly higher quality grade of plastic mask, and the part that covers the body looks like it would stand up against more than a stiff wind and are made of cloth instead of plastic.  Goldberg, Kevin Nash, and Sting are the ones I found on my search.

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