Hannibal Lecter Halloween Mask
The Silence of the Lambs
Some people might think that I have a strange sense of humor, and sometimes I actually think I do too. Recently I had to undergo radiation to the right side of my neck. In order to do so I had to be fitted for a mask to wear. The purpose of the mask was to make sure that I didn't move while being radiated. When radiation is done they must get within one millimeter of where the radiation will hit.
When I was first fitted for the mask I was told that if I wanted to, I could take the mask home with me once all treatments were completed. This got me thinking about how cool this would be for Halloween.
If you've ever seen the movie "The Silence of the Lambs", you'll remember that Hannibal Lecter had to wear a mask so that he couldn't bite people. Every time I had a radiation treatment and would see the mask, I couldn't help but think of Anthony Hopkins.
Photo source: Susan Zutautas
Trick or Treat?
What fun you could have wearing this to a Halloween party, or perhaps wear it to scare the heck out of everyone that comes to your door on Halloween.
For Hannibal Fans - How you can dress up like him for Halloween this year.
Silence of The Lambs
This movie won 5 academy awards. Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Picture, and Best Writing.
Remember this part of the movie? - Still gives me the chills when I watch it.
Other Ways to Dress Up This MaskClick thumbnail to view full-size
Another way I've though of using this mask is to set it up on a broomstick, drape a white sheet around the head (leaving the face exposed) and neck so that it hangs to the floor, making it look like a ghost. This could be set up on the front porch of my house to use as a decoration.
So what do you think? Do I have a strange sense of humor?
I like to find something funny in every situation, even in radiation treatments.