The Shadow Monthly Poll
Have you ever dressed up as The Shadow, any of his guises, agents, or villains (for Halloween, costume contest, etc.)? What was the experience like and what was the reaction from other people?
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When I was 12 or 13, I dressed up as The Shadow for Halloween. I hadn't
dressed up in years (I considered myself "too old" at the time). But as
this was the first year I was into The Shadow, my mania was in full swing
(it still is, I'm just older now) and I jumped at
the chance to be the Master of Darkness.
However, this was 1987, before the movie came
out. Consequently, most of the population had forgotten the character. I
was at a community Halloween bash, and nobody noticed
or cared who I was supposed to be. I was disappointed.
As I was leaving, though, I passed an elderly couple who were just arriving.
When they saw me, their eyes lit up. As they
passed me, I heard the wife saying "That's The Shadow!"
and her husband replying "I know, I know!"
They sounded for all the world like excited little kids at seeing a "forgotten"
hero from their youth, and this single moment made dressing up worthwhile.
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After searching high and low for the perfect hat, I got the rest together
and with my adoring son in tow, and went out this Halloween. I got one "Howdy,
Tex!" and a couple of "Nice Hat"s. LOL
Oh well, at least my son thinks its cool.
Wondering about the hat? Corey has a suggestion. "The hat was from a online
If you look under the table of contents and go to page 4, its toward the
bottom, style 44. It's a rather old picture, and I had them give it a
4 inch brim and a pinched crown instead of the valley, but I am very happy
with how close it matches the 1994 movie hat".