The happy ghost was one of the first featured designs in the original #9206 - Glow in the Dark Ghost Mask with Shroud line up. It was released in 1992 in glow pvc on black shrouds and white cotton shrouds. It's happy expression, a tinge sinister, differentiates it from the other styles. After the initial success of the masks, Fun World expanded with the same line now offered in exciting fluorescent colors (green, orange, pink) that glow under black light (#9207). It could also be found with a sewn on gown costume for item #9223 - All-in-One Ghost Mask & Gown Costume seen with the face painted over with white paint by the factory. These original masks came on Fantastic Faces header cards which featured a pink gradient and colorful party orbs. The happy ghost was also featured on a decoration with light up eyes, #9873 - Wall & Door Plaque with Shroud.

In the late 90s, the mask was continued in the #9206 'Glow' line and #9207 'Fluorescent' line, now dawning stretchier polyester shrouds and a more Halloween themed header card with Fun World's new 'bat & moon' aesthetic. The glow masks feature the new more horror inspired moniker 'Fearsome Faces', while the fluorescent masks continued 'Fantastic Faces'. Masks from this era excites many who remember the scented additive that gave them a particular vanilla aroma.

As one of the more successful designs, it was not phased out until the 2010s. It was last seen in a non-glow white pvc material.