You may have come to this site after watching The Grinch, and are now looking for the original Grinch mask. The green mask, with bushy eyebrows and yellow eyes, was originally made by Ben Cooper, Inc. in 1957, based on Dr. Seuss’ children’s book How the Grinch Stole Christmas!.
The masks were sold in boxes from 1957 until 1966, when Ben Cooper changed his company name to Ben Cooper, Inc. In 1967 the masks were still being sold under the new name until around 1972 when the rights expired.
It is not known exactly how many original masks were made by Ben Cooper but it is estimated that there are about 2500 of them still in existence today, with about 1/4 of them still in their original boxes.
The Grinch Mask: The Best Homemade Halloween Costume Ever!!!
You have never seen a more convincing Grinch mask than this one. It is almost scary! I made this mask using the actual mold of the original Grinch mask used in the movie “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”.
The history of the mask is a very interesting story which you will find on this website.
This site is about the original grinch mask and how it was made. The actual story of the making of the Grinch mask and costume is one that has been told by Ron Campbell, Chuck Jones, Ben Washam, and Mike Giaimo. They all talk about the process of creation and how it evolved over time.
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Our first post will be about the original grinch mask. We’ll talk about the history of the mask and hopefully get some opinions from people who have used it.
Our second post will be a review of the mask. We haven’t had a chance to use the mask yet, but we’ll let you know what we think when we do.
Our third post will be a comparison between the original and new grinch masks. We’ll compare them on everything from comfort to cleaning.
We hope you enjoy these posts and that they give you some ideas for your own grinch costume!
When most people think of The Grinch, they picture the character from the beloved Dr. Seuss Christmas special, narrated by Boris Karloff with animation from the legendary Chuck Jones, who directed Warner Bros. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies shorts. However, the original story was a bit different when it was first published in 1957. While not a complete reimagining, the original version of The Grinch is far more sinister than what many people are used to seeing or reading.
The story begins with a father and son walking through Whoville on Christmas Eve night. When they get home, the father sits down to read his son “The Story of the Grinch Who Stole Christmas” out of a book entitled “Tales From Beneath Mount Crumpit” (the mountain where the Grinch lived). The illustration accompanying this scene shows the Grinch wearing an eerie green mask that completely obscured his face.
There is a lot more to say about this mask and its history, including how it ended up being worn on stage by Boris Karloff himself during a live reading of The Grinch. But suffice it to say for now that our obsession with this mask and its connection to one of our favorite stories has led us to
The Grinch costume is one of the most recognizable outfits in the world. The original mask was made by a makeup artist in 1957 and has been featured in many movies, cartoons and books since then. It’s a classic look that’s been around for decades and it continues to be popular today as well!
The first version of this mask was made in 1957 by makeup artist, Edith Headleson for Universal Studios. It was created using latex rubber sheets which were applied over the face and neck area, allowing them to move freely so that when actors spoke or acted out their lines there would be no restriction on their movements at all. They could even blink their eyes!
The original Grinch mask was designed by E.E. Cummings and used by Jim Carey in the 2000 film adaptation of “How The Grinch Stole Christmas”. It features an enlarged nose and eyebrows to create a more exaggerated look with larger ears than previous versions, making him appear more villainous than ever before.”
The mask has also been featured in several television commercials over the years including ones for Coca Cola (in which they say “the real thing”), McDonalds (with Ronald McDonald wearing it) as well as many others.”
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Boris Karloff as Grinch
The Grinch has a green face, long brownish-green hair, and a crooked nose. He is portrayed by actor Boris Karloff in both the animated and live-action adaptations of the story. The animated Grinch’s head is flatter on top than the live-action versions.
The Grinch’s heart is “two sizes too small”, which in 1966 was described by Seuss as an affliction called “grinchitis”. In 2000, he wrote that it was “some sort of grinchitis of the spirit”.
The Grinch makes his first appearance in How the Grinch Stole Christmas! at the very end of the book after having been absent throughout. The original 1966 television special expanded upon this backstory: The story begins with narration that explains that the residents of Whoville, despite their size, are very merry creatures who love Christmas above all other holidays. However, there is one citizen who does not share their joy: a reclusive and misanthropic green creature known as the Grinch who lives in seclusion on a cliff overlooking Whoville. There are many theories about why he hates Christmas so much (the most common being that his dog Max suffered constant abuse from him when he used