Want to know who’s getting all the ladies on Halloween night? This guy…
Nothing screams Halloween like a good old fashioned Ben Cooper costume! In 1976, all the cool kids could dress up as the greatest movie monster that ever lived — King Kong! This is an officially licensed costume that promoted the Dino De Laurentiis hit movie.
The mask captures that trademark mouth perfectly.
The costume itself is a one-piece suit with an opening on the back. There are vinyl strips that you tie behind your neck to keep the costume from falling down.
You gotta love the fur suit!
Why’s everybody always pickin’ on me? With all the effort put into the drawing, the female figure is a bit lacking–and is Kong hugging her rather than grasping her in his hand?
Sadly, I don’t have the box for this costume, which is a shame because the artwork on it is crazy!
“Don’t be alarmed, ladies and gentlemen. Those chains are made of chrome steel.” All month long, I will be showing off King Kong collectibles from my personal collection in a series called KONGTOBER, so if you’re a fan of King Kong and movie monsters, I think you’re going to like what you see.
At least with those old costumes, no one ever had to ask who you were.
Very, very true. 😉
I love these old Ben Copper/Collegeville Costumes! Such classics and how i miss them so.