Monday, April 21, 2014

Project Cubbins: Hat 330 - Monster High Monday Edition

Day 330 / Hat 330: Baseball-style cap with black front and bill and black, pink and white aalover geometirc print. Applique on front of black and white skull wearing a pink hair bow (skull bow, maybe?) with faux gem and stud detailing. Additional detail includes neon pink printing on bill that reads: "Monster High."

There are three interior tags. The top one reads: "Monster High, Monster Chic, Mattel Inc.," on obverse and "2014 Mattel Inc., ABG Accessories" (along with ABG's mailing address) on reverse. Middle/second tag reads: "100% cotton exclusive of decoration, Girls 4-16, made in China" on front with care instructions on back "Hand wash cold, lay flat to dry, do not iron.") Third/bottom tag is printed on front side only and includes the word "Target" followed by a bunch of what I can only assume are style/inventory numbers.

This is lid number three from the MRBOH, and I had no idea, until I grabbed this hat out of the bag what a "Monster High" was. A quick glance at the Wikipedia entry reveals it to be an "American fashion doll franchise created by Mattel and launched in 2010." The entry goes on to describe the characters as "inspired by monster movies, sci-fi horror, thriller fiction, and various creatures."

I don't know much from fashion dolls but I know good word play -- and the list of character names gave me a good chuckle. They include Abbey Bominable (the daughter of the Yeti), Draculaura (you guessed it - Count D's kid) and Clawdeen Wolf (the daughter of a werewolf , her siblings include and older sister Clawdia) and, my absolute favorite, Deuce Gorgon (the 16-year-old son of Medusa).

Deuce Gorgon? Monster High? Not a bad way to start a post-Easter Monday. May the rest of the week be as chock-a-block chuckle filled. The hat-tip to Marilyn Ruiz. **[Updated 4/23/14 1:13 p.m. PDT] A belated assist to Marilyn's niece  Bridgette Rodriguez. "The cap belongs to her," MR says, "[she] forgets everything at my house."

PC 329: Ears to You
PC 328: Pink and Pint-Sized
PC 327: Ya Heard

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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