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Wacky Patent of the Month

October 2006

U.S. Patent Number: 4,498,199

to Mark D. Margolis




Colitz Catch phrase:

“Humorous Halloween Heads.”






view - original patent





A comic costume which includes at least a partial poncho-type element for covering at least selected postions of the person wearing the costume, with the poncho extending at least over the shoulders of the person, and a pair of inflatable members arranged respectively one on each shoulder of the poncho, with an opening for the head of the person wearing the costume arranged therebetween. The inflatable members consist of simulated heads which will stand in upright position on the person's shoulders when the same are inflated. The heads are caricatures or the like, and an additional headpiece is provided for the person wearing the costume, and the entire unit will include facial makeup materials, so that the person wearing the costume may decorate his or her face in the same manner that the heads are decorated, so that when the costume is properly worn, it will appear as though the person has three heads. In the particular form shown, both the front and rear surfaces of the inflatable costume heads are decorated in the same manner.