‘Phi Ta Khon’ Mask & Ensemble
If you need a costume to escort your kids in a bad neighborhood at Halloween, this is it! The mask is a horned head made of papier mache painted with enamel, and framed with wool yarn hair. Numerous, pointed teeth surround the mouth and a baby doll’s leg provides that ‘je ne sais quoi’. The outfit comprises a shirt and pants covered with layers of fringe, plus a belt with three large, painted bells. A moveable, double ‘palad khik’ ingeniously made from a tree branch and wire completes the ensemble. This group clearly had a lot of fun coordinating their presentation. (Sorry, but we were unable to get the baby doll ogre.)
Sizes: Mask: 22″ from chin to point between horns x 19″ @ bottom, front to back; Shirt: 64.5″ across arms x 28″ high; Pants: 41″ long x 47″ circumference @ hips (elastic waist range: 24″ x 44″); Belt: 35″ long; Palad Khik: 20.75″ long.