WTF Horse Head Mask? Creepy Masks For Halloween And Beyond
There are a lot of WTF creepy masks appearing on shelves as Halloween approaches. But seriously, WTF horse head mask?
Horse Head Mask: The Early Years
Starting early in the 2000s, Horse Head Mask began popping up in photos and videos around the world. The mask is sold on the website king of WTF items, Archie McPhee, along with other creepy masks like extremely creepy Pig Mask.
The Lonely Planet Guide to Experimental Travel suggested travelers wear the horse head mask while on group tours during vacation. People obeyed.
Horse Head Mask Goes WTF
Videos and photos appeared more often. In a truly WTF turn of events, a Japanese performance artist called Wotaken created the video called "Dancing Japanese Man Wearing a Horse Mask Cooks Wild Mushrooms."
The video went viral and got its own Facebook group. PC World called it "one of the most disturbing YouTube videos of all time." We think creepy masks are disturbing on their own. One watch-through of the video convinced us PC World might be onto something.
A Scottish man named, we think, Dobbin Horsome - saw a Google Street View car driving past as he was en route to a pub in Aberdeen. Thinking quickly, the man donned Horse Head Mask, and became memorialized for all time.
The photos have appeared and disappeared from Google Street View several times over the years. Dobbin has become an internet WTF phenomenon. He has his own YouTube channel and Facebook account.
More Creepy Masks, Allegedly For Halloween
Inevitably, more creepy masks appeared, taking advantage of our need for Halloween garb mixed with an inherent squickiness about pigeons and squirrels.
Creepy Masks Talk Turkey
One recent entry into the creepy masks pageant is the Clumsy Cook Turkey Mask. Imagine you are making the annual Thanksgiving bird, and you decide to wander out of the kitchen with a full ready-to-cook (latex) turkey replacing your normal head. Alcohol might likely be involved, especially after you give the guests their own WTF moment.
What will be your favorite WTF creepy mask for Halloween or other national holidays? Will you join the crowd with Horse Head Mask - customizable with paint, by the way - or take your own track with one of his siblings?