A Sea Of Masks

by on Sep.13, 2013, under Syndicated from the Web

Reposted from PUMPKINROT.COM: What’s Brewing | Go to Original Post

As a kid, masks were mysterious wonderful things.  I’d say something profound like they were a way to be someone/something else, but I don’t think that was it.  You’d see them in stores during the season, or in the back of magazines, or in the Bible of my youth – The Johnson Smith Catalogue (cause ‘catalog’ isn’t good enough). 

To see a mass of masks all in one place, well, that was a pretty amazing thing.  And they always seemed to be way up high.  Rows and rows of severed creature heads.  Like the trophies of the world’s finest monster-killer.  And I can’t say I ever wished to own or wear them…it was more like appreciating fine art.  A rare art, since the only place you could find monsters was on Saturday afternoon tv or in a movie theater…or in those horror magazines those bad kids always had.

Later in life I discovered that latex masks will eventually decay and rot away.  Had I known as a kid that all those rows of monsters had an expiration date, well, I think that would have made them even more mysterious and incredible.

Saw this photo over at the always-awesome Blood-Curdling Blog of Monster Masks and had to share it.  When I saw it, my first thought was “Man, as a kid I would have dove into that and rolled around in all those beauties.  Like a dog.” 

Which sorta makes all that art talk above kinda null and void.

Click the monsters:

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