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3. Frankenstein's Monster

“It’s alive!” Boris Karloff and make-up artist Jack P. Pierce created a lumbering Hollywood icon (and an enduring Halloween costume) with their version of the patchwork man and his flat-skull, neck bolts and that graveyard shade of green. The image was endlessly borrowed too, including by “Scooby Doo,” “ The Munsters” and “Young Frankenstein.” Did you know? In Mary Shelley’s novel, the monster is described as yellow-skinned with flowing black hair.Universal Studios