Merchandise based on a remake of an obscure-but-beloved movie from the 80s? Normally I’d be running in the other direction. But when we’re talking about Tim Burton’s cool new animated film Frankenweenie, I’m willing to make an exception. This Frankenweenie hat is a perfect reminder of the movie not only because it features Sparky (the canine Frankenstein from the film), but because it does so in a way that suggests Burton’s pitch-perfect style and visual cleverness.
This hat is one-size-fits-most, so adults can indulge their love of Frankenweenie along with kids. That’s a good thing, because even grownups who never saw the original live action version of the movie are lining up for this remake. The screenprinted graphics really capture Sparky’s appearance, but the thing that really seals it is that it’s done in black and white. Anyone who saw the movie will instantly recognize this – if they don’t smile, it’s only out of jealousy.
This makes a nice gift for both kids who love the new Frankenweenie, and adults who love all things Burton. It could also work as a lazy Halloween costume, or part of a more elaborate Sparky getup. If you’re going to be out and about in late October, a fleece-lined hat like this one is nice to have in most parts of the country. The fact that it looks awesome is a definite bonus.