Bleeding 'Skull' (Living)
Bleeding 'Skull' (Steve)
Bleeding 'Scream Stalker'
Bleeding 'Hockey Mask'
Bleeding 'Ancient Zombie'
Bleeding 'Ancient Zombie' 2
One of the most memorable Fun World items of the late 90s is the Dripping Bleeding Mask series. It was first released in 1998 and is still on store shelves today in a much smaller capacity. They were an innovative special effect novelty mask with trickling blood animated by the squeeze of a pump. They are engineered to allow formulated 'fun blood' to drip between two plastic layers and recollect in a heart shaped pump for repeat action. Aside from the popular masks there were many costumes, accessories, and novelty items featuring their bleeding effect.
Patent US6093475A describes a "costume element having an inner layer and an at least in part transparent outer layer forming a passage therebetween, the passage having an upper opening. A fluid visible in at least a part of the passage is injected into the passage through the upper opening. A lower opening to the passage can be coupled to the upper opening by one or more tubes providing fluid communication and a pump."
Sketch for 'Bleeding costume element' U.S. Patent #6,093,475 filed October 19, 1998.
Bleeding 'Alien' mask gif from the Fun World website c.1999
Fun World's Bleeding Dripping masks were introduced in 1998. The assortment in the late 90s included the 'Skull', 'Alien', 'Scream Stalker', 'Goalie', 'Ancient Zombie', 'Devil', and 'Rocker'. Other additions were made throughout the course of it's history, including 2010s masks we did not cover on this site. They have mostly been retired today though the 'Ghost Face' remains the only version still manufactured.
Fun World's bleeding line expanded the reaches of Halloween novelty items. The effect was used on costumes like the bleeding 'Scream Stalker', 'Reaper', 'Alien Stalker', 'Whassup', 'Skele-Bones', and 'See-More Guts'.
Bleeding 'Scream Stalker', 'Reaper', 'Alien', 'Whassup', 'Skele-Bones', 'See-More Guts'; original property of Fun World 1998-2002.
Many accesories and weapons had the bleeding effect, like machetes and skeleton gloves. They were popular in the late 90s and 00s and continue to be sold in some capacity today.
Assorted bleeding accessories; original property of Fun World