The Shadow Monthly Poll
Have you ever dressed up as The Shadow (for Halloween, costume
contest, etc.)? What was the experience like and what was the reaction?
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It was used by my wife in our wedding. (Recognize) the recreation? It
is a close copy of the first dress worn by Penelope Ann Miller in the
Even though this poll question specified The Shadow costume, I was so
impressed by this recreation of Margo Lane's white Cobalt
Club gown that I've decided to make an exception.
you see him.... Now
you don't.... (Click on either image for a larger
I found and even better cape than the original one I had. It's also red
lined but not nearly as heavy. It's also much larger than my original
one. Thank God for Value Village! I decided to go with the mask
and a black scarf, to hide most of my face as well. Oh and by the
way, when I tell people who I am going as, no one knows who the hell I
am talking about! If I mention The Shadows famous slogan, I hear, "oh
yeah, that sounds familiar" or I just get a blank
stare. Maybe I will just tell people I am Frank
Readick playing the shadow...hehehe.
As you can see I just went with the scarf and no mask. I really felt I
captured the essence of the Shadow with my
costume. Unfortunately no one else thought the same. Almost everyone thought
I was the Phantom of the Opera, I guess.
Only 2 people had any idea who I was. Out of all the people I surveyed
(yes, I surveyed) 2 guessed right. One said
he remembered listening to the Shadow as a boy, now in his 50's and a
lady said just as I was leaving " He's the Shadow".
I gave her a big thank you. I was surprised because most of the people
at the dance were older.
So all in all I got approximately :
A Few Shrugs
Francis Walker (The