Ever since Mary Shelley's fertile imagination conjured this lumbering creature made from human spare parts, we have remained horror-struck by the concept.
That's the great lure of a kids' Frankenstein Monster costume really. Classic horror never goes out of fashion.
The creature costume bought today may be worn, then stashed away. Children grow so fast, they might not fit it this time next year. But sitting there on a shelf, or tucked away in the back of a cupboard, this same Frankie costume will be as current for your eventual grandchildren, as it is for their parents in childhood right now.
It may emerge any time in the interim, as an emergency Halloween costume for any kid, always in style, always with the horror current. Can you really say that about much else? You buy these outfits for just one day, but with a classic Frankenstein children's dress up, that day may repeat over and over again.