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October 29, 2010 2:53 PM   Subscribe

Too late for this Halloween, but some of these super high quality masks are super realistic. So realistic, a robber supposedly used one to commit several robberies last spring in Tampa, Florida (USA) before he was caught. (They also have a bunch of scary masks, too.)
posted by crunchland (29 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
Was he beaten to death by crows?
posted by Artw at 2:58 PM on October 29, 2010


"You are the type of villain we read about in novels and see in the movies,'' Hamilton County Municipal Court Judge Melissa Powers told Zdzierak in court last Friday.

That's a bit of a stretch.
posted by delmoi at 3:01 PM on October 29, 2010


Looks like you don't get to be President.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 3:03 PM on October 29, 2010


affordable, too.
posted by docpops at 3:04 PM on October 29, 2010


Investigators believe Zdzierak likely removed the mask between the robberies in order to confuse the cops who believed they were looking a black man.

Really, you think? That's some Sherlock Holmes level deduction right there.
posted by jedicus at 3:07 PM on October 29, 2010 [11 favorites]


Pfft. Amateur. You want to get robberies done around here, dress up like a ninja.
posted by cmyk at 3:08 PM on October 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


Old School.
posted by Tube at 3:08 PM on October 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


I think they might put Mickey Rourke out of a job.
posted by adipocere at 3:09 PM on October 29, 2010 [2 favorites]


Is there a woman alive who could resist the amazing good looks of Handsome Guy?

Answer: yes.
posted by Uppity Pigeon #2 at 3:10 PM on October 29, 2010 [6 favorites]


Police believe he likely removed the mask between robberies in order to confuse the cops who believed they were looking for a Sith.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 3:27 PM on October 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


Three million bond? Is this a comic book villain or a bank robber with a face mask?
posted by ricochet biscuit at 3:35 PM on October 29, 2010 [2 favorites]


"The Thug" reminds me of someone but I can't quite think of who. Character from DS9, perhaps? Not the Grand Nagus; doesn't have the ears for it, obviously.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 3:43 PM on October 29, 2010


There are a couple videos out there of people wearing Handsome Guy masks.

I don't recommend them.
posted by The Whelk at 3:54 PM on October 29, 2010


Not the Grand Nagus; doesn't have the ears for it, obviously.

Lobes. He doesn't have the lobes for it.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 4:00 PM on October 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


These really are well made; I like how they extend down to the chest and how they move with the wearer's facial expressions. Looks like this might be where Harmony Korine got the masks for the terrible Trash Humpers (previously).
posted by theperfectcrime at 4:05 PM on October 29, 2010


These are awesome, but you'd have to rob banks to afford them.
posted by brundlefly at 4:20 PM on October 29, 2010 [2 favorites]


So, in a previous thread I commented about how I was pissed about my mask last year and was just gonna go crazy with my mask this year. I just finished it when you posted this! VOILĂ€.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 4:29 PM on October 29, 2010 [7 favorites]


you wanna have fun, but very bad taste? simple wear one of these masks in the front passenger seat and keep your mask looking at the driver, and when passing a car with kids, slowly turn your head and directly look at the other car, that should leave an impact ( not good memory) with the kids, how do i know? that happened to me when i was 13 years old and that experience was ugly, not like the time of my first kiss with the fairer sex.
posted by tustinrick at 4:31 PM on October 29, 2010


when passing a car with kids, slowly turn your head and directly look at the other car, that should leave an impact ( not good memory) with the kids, how do i know?

That's certainly less scary than the guy who would drive around following school buses masturbating in his car.
posted by yeloson at 4:58 PM on October 29, 2010


Handsome Guy looks like a Jersey Shore reject.
posted by bwg at 5:06 PM on October 29, 2010


...wear one of these masks in the front passenger seat...

But that's not how it's done. You put one of these masks backwards on your head (holes for your eyes in back of mask-head), drive away, and stick your head with the facing-backward Handsome Guy (or whatever) out of the window every time someone passes.
posted by Namlit at 5:09 PM on October 29, 2010 [3 favorites]


Baby Balrog: Weredeer.
posted by Pallas Athena at 5:13 PM on October 29, 2010


You are going to spoil some evenings for sure, Baby_Balrog.
posted by orme at 5:58 PM on October 29, 2010


Those were really disturbing. Like a nightmare come to life. Especially the clown.

That Handsome Guy one reminded me of Max Headroom.
posted by TooFewShoes at 6:03 PM on October 29, 2010


Masks are scary.
posted by TwelveTwo at 6:18 PM on October 29, 2010


If only these had been around when they were filming the first two seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
posted by NoraReed at 6:32 PM on October 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


The sad part is I knew before even clicking the link that it would be a white man wearing a black man mask. And the mask being called "the player"?...yuck.

I just happened to watch Mission Impossible 3 last night for the first time, and in the scenes where Cruise wears the Philip Seymour Hoffman mask, they obviously switch over to PSH to give the effect that the disguise technology is perfect. I thought it would have been way more effective to put tom Cruise in as good a mask as technically possible, and have him actually attempt to pull off the switch. Also it would have been nice if the movie didn't totally suck in every other way.

As far as these masks, i din't think the quality is quite there yet, but when it is, i can think of some interesting sociological experiments I'd like to see. like job interviews where you introduce the possibility that the applicant might be wearing a mask to disguise their race/gender/weight/age.
posted by billyfleetwood at 11:07 PM on October 29, 2010


Costume masks don't fit well on ReptoidTom's existing human disguise.
posted by obiwanwasabi at 3:40 AM on October 30, 2010


Why can't they make one that turns me into a pretty pretty princess?
posted by Halloween Jack at 9:00 AM on October 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


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