The 'Vac-tastic Plastic' Masks Reference 60s and 70s Costumes

By: Joey Haar - Sep 20, 2016
References: retroagogo & theverge
Cobwebs, gravestones, skeletons and other Halloween decorations are some of the best parts about the spooky holiday, and the 'Vac-tastic Plastic' masks help consumers celebrate by referencing the campy costumes that children wore in the 60s and 70s. Designed by artist Doug P'gosh, the two-foot tall masks aren't for wearing -- rather, they have a solid cardboard backing that makes them easy to mount on walls and give trick-or-treaters the creeps.

Beyond the garish, kitschy look of the Vac-tastic Plastic wall decor, the figures on the masks are themselves references to some old-school ghouls. The 'Big Frankie' mask, for example, is clearly a reference to the Boris Karloff monster from the James Whale films of the 1930s, while the two 'Wolfman' masks mimic the eponymous character played by Lon Chaney, Jr. in the film from the 40s.