Special thanks goes to all those who contributed to The Vault of Horror's very first poll. The question was "Who Is Your Favorite Universal Monster", and Dracula won the thing handily, drawing a third of the vote. In a shocker, The Wolf Man rallied late to steal second place from the Frankenstein Monster, who had to settle for the bronze. Fourth and fifth were the Creature from the Black Lagoon and Mummy respectively, with the poor Phantom of the Opera getting only a single vote.
Still better than the Invisible Man, who got no love whatsoever. Perhaps, then, it was out of pity for good ol' Jack Griffin that I dressed up as him this year for the Feast of All Hallows, which you can readily observe above (hey folks, I do it for the kiddies, alright?)
Naturally, Halloween has always been a favorite holiday of mine, running neck and neck with Christmas. I have very fond memories of dressing up each year as a kid. Thanks to my demented gift of total recall, lets take a stroll down memory lane and look back on what some of these costumes were, shall we?
- 1975: Charlie Brown (refused to wear the mask)
- 1976: Clown
- 1977: Superman
- 1978: Spider-Man
- 1979: Batman (detecting a pattern?)
- 1980: Dracula (my best friend was a bat. Do the math.)
- 1981: C-3P0 (Mom bought Boba Fett, but I didn't know who he was. Doh!)
- 1982: E.T.
- 1983: Darth Vader
- 1984: He-Man
- 1985: Zorro
- 1986: Pirate (probably shouldn't have still been trick-or-treatin'. Lame!)
- 1987: Dracula again
I stopped dressing up after that, in a futile attempt to seem cool. As I got older and it got cool again to dress up, some of my costumes included: Zombie, murder victim, Evil Dead, Gomez Adams, psycho surgeon, Michael Myers and Superman.
What about you? Leave a comment and let me know about some of your favorite Halloween costume memories....