Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Friday the 13th Costumes

friday the 13th jason Voorhees costumeDid you know that the next Friday the 13th is in February, this also is the date when the new Friday the 13th (2009) film is due to be released. The plot of the film is the usual: A group of young adults (probably all good looking) discover a boarded up at Camp Crystal Lake, where they soon encounter Jason Voorhees (Mears) and his thirst for blood.

Jason Voorhees Costumes
The great thing is that the main character of Jason and his ice hockey mask make an excellent fancy dress costume, so would make an excellent choice if you are planning on going to a fancy dress party any time in February, but especially if it happens to be on the 13th. The Jason Voorhees costume also has the advantage in that you could use it again in October as it also makes an ideal Halloween costume.

There are plenty of commercially available costumes for sale, but it would also be pretty easy to make your own Friday the 13th costume, all you would need are some ripped overalls, a hockey mask, and if possible a Machete or you could make one.

The official Adult Deluxe Jason Voorhees Costume (pictured) is probably the best Jason costume available and as far as official costumes go it is not too expensive. The costume comes with the long sleeve green shirt and trousers, with printed blood stains. You also get the hand painted vinyl face mask that has one eye covered with a black mesh and elasticised straps to hold it in place. Unfortunately and it is something that slightly annoys me, the machete for the fancy dress costume is sold separately.

If you don't want to buy the whole Jason Friday the 13th costume, you could always just get the mask as they are pretty cheap and the use an old pair of overalls splattered with red paint for the rest of his outfit.

US Shoppers
Jason Voorhees Costume on Amazon.com

UK Shoppers
Jason Voorhees Costume on Amazon.co.uk

Friday the 13th Trivia:
So why do we assume that Friday the 13th is either unlucky or somehow bad? It may just be because many people consider that thirteen is an unlucky number and that Friday is an unlucky day. Did you know that In Scandinavia, Friday the 13th was at one point considered the luckiest day of the year. The word for Friday derives from the Norse Frigga, a major goddess in Norse paganism!

Official Friday the 13th Trailer:

You can check out the official Friday the 13th movie website here: http://www.fridaythe13thmovie.com/

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