I have a macabre sense of style sometimes. Unusual, Gorey, Bizzare…sign me up. Taxidermy, animal skeletons, preserved insects……I’m your man. When I found this guy a few weeks ago…I pretty much squealed with delight in the middle of the junk store…..
Unfortunately, for me anyway, he is plastic. Probably designed for medical study…I’m guessing in the 60’s or 70’s…he is pretty damn close to the real thing. His jaw is hinged with springs and that missing incisor makes him all the more intimidating. His skull-cap is held on with little hooks on either side and is removable …making him the perfect size to hold a bowl of French onion dip at a Halloween party. And don’t think he won’t sometime in his future……
Oh an I always keep one of ours on a book too.. “Heahunters of the Pacific”.)
I have two real ones. The first a Birthday present years ago.. The second I inherited from Jim. He told me he wanted me to have his “lady skull”, so mine woul have a GF.)))
When the children were younger, they would often decorate them… Quratz orbs in the eye sockets.. An old hat of their mother’s, or a pith helmt with a mosquito-net veil.. NOPE..Nothin’ wrong here… One of them has a bi-sected cranium.. a handy stash-box? Winston had an old ring full of “skeleton keys” he used to hide there.. Sporting a fancy antique jewel embroidered silk skull cap from India, you wouldn’t even notice the seam.