Squishy Vampires and Godfather Vigo
I always visit the toy section of any department store I enter. It’s a deeply ingrained habit. Check the toys first. This time of year, I get to add to that by always going through the seasonal section, looking at all the Halloween decorations and such, masks, costumes, makeup, and whatnot. The other day I came across some Halloween-themed Squishmallows. I thought they were adorable, but they were priced a tad higher than I was willing to pay, even for the vampire one. One of my quirks, but there is a certain amount of durability that a product must possess for me to spend a proportionate amount of money on it. I don’t collect Halloween masks because latex doesn’t have a long shelf life. And Squishmallows are basically just little cushions. Still cute, though. Which one is your favorite? (Other than the vampire, I mean. That’s a given.)
Also, I don’t know who took this picture. I don’t know whose child that is, being watched over by Vigo the Carpathian. I would love to credit that person, and give him/her a digitized high-five. This is a work of demented genius. It almost makes me wish that I had an infant, just so I could do this.
WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS, specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced, and directed (and occasionally acted in) over two dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and True Crime genres. He obtained a doctorate in Occult Studies from Miskatonic University and is an active paranormal investigator. Is frequently told he resembles Anton Lavey. And Ming the Merciless.
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