If you wear it, you have to refer to yourself in the third person.
Pause for a moment and consider this costume:
Neat, right? I mean, it’s a fairly representative depiction of Doctor Doom. Great mask, bold colors that are comics accurate, funky chest armor. A belt buckle that in classic Ben Cooper fashion says “Dr. Doom,” which is forgivable given Victor Von Doom’s megalomania.
His face on the chest is overkill but still cool because it carries the Kirby touch.
No, I just wonder about the 8-year-old kid who wanted to wear the costume of a madman hellbent on world domination. Who does that kid grow up to be? And when does he start overusing the bronzer and saying things like “bigly”? (“I have a lot of minions. I have the best minions. Minions like you’ve never seen before. You cannot believe the minions I have.”)
But hey, it could have been worse. Our despot-in-training could have chosen this costume:
Y’know, an actual Nazi…
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Thanks again to Chris Ecker, for the use of his Dr. Doom pic. And to Ed Catto for the Red Skull!
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