Unexpected Halloween costume collection

Unexpected Halloween costume collection

I honestly never set out in this life to collect Halloween costumes, I blame working on this site because now I’ve got a bunch of these things littering my house and I thought I’d share.

It all began with the Ben Cooper Frankenstein above, which I bought two years ago yesterday at a toy show that took me a long time to get to and I didn’t want to go home empty handed from. The beauty of the box with it’s swiped Aurora art really spoke to me. I’ll reveal more of my ” new collection” after the break.

Here was another case of the box getting to me with this Star Trek Klingon, I mean, look at Captain Kirk’s pink sweater, it’s delicious.

The costume itself is also bad ass, I like  the red streaks in his hair and the goofy face in the middle of the tunic. Wonder why the designers at Ben Cooper felt the need to add those?

I bought this Swamp Thing from a costume dealer online, at first glance I assumed it was from the early eighties and based on the fun  movie series  that I adore. Upon receipt I realized it was from the not so successful 1991 animated show but I really didn’t care.

Finally, I had to pick this one up, seeing as I wore it 35 Halloween’s ago. I paid a whopping $5 for this, which is probably what my mom paid at Woolco.
I actually have more costumes to share this month, this has really become something of a sickness.

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About The Author

AKA Brian Heiler author of "Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings" and co-editor of "Toy-Ventures Magazine". Co-Host of the "Pod Stallions" podcast. Host of the Brick Mantooth Youtube channel, painter, designer, writer, mental health advocate, toy collector, Mego, and Mego Knock-Off enthusiast. I have large feet, ADHD and I live in Canada. Talk toys, not others.


  • plasticfetish on October 6, 2010

    I shouldn't even be looking at this. Every October I fight the urge to bid on about a dozen different costumes… and the weirder the better.

  • Brian (Cool & Collected) on October 6, 2010

    Excellent! I find myself picking up one or two of these every year. Most people tend to focus on the masks, but the graphics on the smocks are sometimes phenomenal (other times, not so much).

    My biggest gripe is storing them, since they're so fragile, I stay up nights worrying that I will unbury them next Halloween only to find smashed cellophane and cardboard.

    Can't wait to see what else is in your collection!

  • rob! on October 9, 2010

    Holy Crap that Swamp Thing costume is REAL? I thought it was a custom!

    Re: the Trek costume–while I too enjoy Kirk's pink tunic, I also like the way Spock is gently stroking his phaser. A very sensitive crew of the Enterprise!

  • baby sprinkles on January 15, 2018

    Also note, the Klingon is looking lovingly at Dr. McCoy dressed in a wrong color tunic. Perhaps he was trying to impress someone ? Say, exchange officer Kourag with the purple and red tunic? Captain Kirk wasn't the only one styling and profiling …

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