About 10 years ago a local tavern I frequented was refurbishing and offered regular customers free “bar stuff” that they were going to throw away. I grabbed a life size cardboard cutout, in color, of Elvira, Mistress of the Dark in full costume and set it up just inside my front entry as a gag.
Elvira is long gone but I sure wish I could get another. So the question is who would you want on your life size cardboard cutout?
I had one of Rusty Wallace from back in his driving days. Gave it to a guy that claimed to be a huge Rusty fan. Found out later he used it for target practice. Apparently he found shooting at things that look lifelike to be more fun that bottles and cans.
I used to have one of Kathy Ireland, IIRC advertising for Budweiser.
A mechanic friend of mine managed to get one of “The Most Interesting Man In The World” (aka TMIMITW) and regularly sends out snapchats of him and TMIMITW doing crazy things. It’s pretty hilarious.
I’ve also made one of my wife and me that I had a lot of fun with. I think I’d like to have one of me. If it has to be a celebrity; I think you couldn’t go wrong with ‘The Dude’ from The Big Lebowski.
When I was in high school in the early 80s, I worked at my father’s True Value hardware store. The store went out of business just before I graduated from high school; just before the store closed, I “rescued” a life-sized cutout of Pat Summerall (former NFL player, and, at that point, the lead NFL announcer on CBS), who was the spokesman for True Value stores. The cutout had him holding a “sign”, about 8x11, on which the store would post promotional flyers (such as for the “Value of the Month”).
Pat went with me to college, as a very strange dorm-room decoration. We wound up sticking a wet-erase message board to his “sign”, for leaving messages to each other.
He’s long gone now, and no, I don’t want him back. Given a choice of any life-sized cutout today, I think I’d go with Hayley Atwell.