Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Project Cubbins: Hat 360: Glow Horns Edition

Day 360 / Hat 360:  Definitely skewing more toward the headgear than traditional hat (I'm pointing that out at the front end s Dora doesn't have to), this is essentially a pair of battery-powered plastic light-up "Maleficent" horns attached to a wide plastic headband shaped skull clamp (Or maybe it just feels like a skull clamp on my head.) Raised tone-on-tone plastic lettering on battery cover reads: "2014 Jakks, Malibu, CA, [made in] China."

These points of (dark) light arrived in the office a few days ago as part of the merchandise-marketing efforts in advance of Angelina Jolie's turn as the horn-headdressed witch in the upcoming Disney movie which hits theaters May 30.(In case you want to score a pair of your own Maleficent Glow Horns, (MSRP $9.99), they're available at the big box retailers like Kmart and Target.)

And if you think the horn-sportin' Tschorn looks familiar, you're not imagining things. I slapped a paper pair upon my pate back at PC 77: Throwing Horns after attending the D23 Expo in Anaheim last August.

Which means now if, if someone asks to borrow a pair of horns, I can respond with: "Paper or plastic?"

PC 359: Head Slice
PC 358: Birthday Princess
L.A. Times: 'Maleficent' merchandise ranges from $16 lipstick to $20K jewelry

Q: OK, nice hat -- but what exactly is Project Cubbins, anyway?
A: One man's homage to Dr. Seuss and his second book, "The 500 Hats of Bartholemew Cubbins," which celebrated the 75th anniversary of its publication in 2013, Project Cubbins is an attempt to document the wearing of a different hat or piece of headgear every day for 500 consecutive days. No do-aheads, no banking of hats, no retroactive entries. PC started on May 27, 2013 with Hat 1

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