Everyone remembers “The Munsters” television show. Who didn’t get a laugh out of Herman Munster’s antics as Frankenstein? But Herman can’t take all the credit for the popularity of Frankenstein or the Frankenstein Halloween costume.
The story of Frankenstein was written in 1818 by English writer Mary Shelley, who thought it up for a ghost story competition. In the story, Dr. Victor Frankenstein builds a man using dead body parts taken from graveyards. The man is brought to life with a flash of lightning. Because people are frightened by his appearance, he ends up as a murderous monster.
Frankenstein was later the subject of one of the first horror films. Made in 1931, Boris Karloff played the role of Frankenstein.
Today, the block-head monster is a favorite classic Halloween costume among kids and adults alike. You can make your own Frankenstein Halloween costume with a few items that you probably already own or can make:
1. A Frankenstein mask — the main feature of the costume.
2. Pants that are too short.
3. A shirt padded with newspapers.
4. Black platform boots.
Alternatively, there are several premade suits that easily fit the bill.
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