My favorite holiday is Halloween. No surprise there. There’s many reasons why I love Samhain. In this post I’m going to focus on the nostalgic part.
It’s cliche to say this, but really. Children today have absolutely no clue how lucky they are today. The selection of Halloween costumes in today’s age are way more better than the ones I got stuck with growing up. Luckily my mother was creative enough to put together the more homegrown costumes, such as gypsy or witch.
One year she really thought it was cute to dress me up like a street urchin. In short, a bum. Out of all the costumes from my childhood, the bum look was one I truly hated. However, nothing disappointed me more the plastic Ben Cooper costumes brought at the local drugstore.
If you were a kid growing up during the ’70s and ’80s, surely you must remember that budget atrocity known as the Ben Cooper costume. Usually it retailed real cheap, came in a box, and consisted of a flimsy mask along with a one piece that felt as if you were wearing a printed plastic garbage bag. The pro was Ben Cooper had its pulse of pop culture. No matter what hot television show, film or comic book character, etc., Ben Cooper was on it. The Con – both the mask and plastic bag, ripped too easily. There goes your $3.99.
Yet it’s funny how something that annoyed us in our youth now brings a nostalgic smile upon our faces. Even if it’s just a smirk. It’s almost comforting in a way.
With that, here’s your Psycho Bunny sketch of the week. Up until today I’ve called the Psycho Bunny pic of the week. In reality the pics are sketches, and sketch sounds like a better word to use anyway.
So enjoy your Halloween. Definitely enjoy your improved mass produced costumes. You may get off my lawn now.
Now for the usual plugs. This weekend, I will be at MICE Expo selling my comics. If you’re in the Boston or Cambridge area, drop by. Free admission. My table is C99. Don’t forget to click “like” on both my Psycho Bunny and WitchesBrewPress Facebook pages. The Psycho Bunny page tends to be more updated. Bye for now.