Inflatable Slimer Halloween Costume

A couple of years ago, I posted about an inflatable Slimer I had run across.

This year, I ran across an inflatable Slimer costume that you can wear.

I’m waiting for it to go on sale and I’m not even sure if it comes in my size, but when and if it does… let’s just say the Ghostbusters had better look out because I’ll be wearing this bad boy on Halloween.

And Thanksgiving. And Christmas. And…

Saturday Frights : The Real Ghostbusters Pilot (1986)


Hey there creeps! Now, I know the last few weeks I have been rubbin’ elbows with celebrities which has left little time for me to do my actual job here in the Vault, which is assaultin’ yer eyeballs with the gnarliest collection of fright flicks and creepy clips to ever grace a computer monitor!

So, to make that lack of eerie entertainment up to ya, your ol’ pal Daniel XIII, the Ouija Board Kid, has conjured up a real treat!

'Look Peter! That guy's reading this article in his underwear!"

‘Look Peter! That guy’s reading this article in his underwear!”

If you’re anything like me, you are 500 years old, psychic and stuffed with a combination of absinthe, sawdust, and widow’s tears in lieu of blood; also you probably dig the Real Ghostbusters!

And with that assumption, I will also surmise that you would enjoy watching nearly four minutes of animation from the pilot that helped sell the series! In this clip you’ll see more “movie accurate” representations of the gangs ghostbustin’ uniforms than would end up in the final product, a decided less cuddly Slimer, and Ray shattering every iota of common sense that should be applied when travelling in (or on in this case) a moving vehicle!

Inflatable Slimer!

Ten months out of the year, Oklahoma-based chain Party Galaxy sells party favors and decorations. Two months out of the year, the stores (there are five locations in Oklahoma City) turn into giant Halloween stores.

My seven-year-old daughter has a love/hate relationship with Halloween right now. She gets scared by all the ghouls, ghosts and zombies lining the store’s aisles, but she likes it enough to keep going back. Sounds a little like me at that age. When I was seven I was fascinated by movie special effects (Rick Baker was my hero).

Yesterday at Party Galaxy we found this licensed inflatable Slimer ghost from Ghostbusters. It’s $99.99, but I’m hoping he’ll go on sale November 1st. If he does, with a Santa Claus hat, an Easter basket, and some fireworks, I think I’ll be able to use him year-round.