July 28th, 2011
10:39 AM ET

Latex Casey Anthony mask fetches almost $1 million on eBay

A big spender on eBay shelled out almost $1 million to get inside Casey Anthony's head.

A Los Angeles eBay user called "prophunter" wound up with six rubber renderings of Anthony's face that had been used in a parody video and put one of them up for auction on eBay. That first mask  garnered a winning bid of $999,900 Wednesday. It beat out 104 other bids that started at $25 on  Monday.

In the description field for the item, the seller billed it as "possibly the most frightening mask on the planet."

The mask's expression is, well, expressionless, capturing the image that became a national obsession over the course of Anthony's almost six-week trial for the 2008 death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. Anthony was acquitted on July 5, drawing the vocal ire of crowds outside the courthouse, social media users and television personalities nationwide.

On HLN's Showbiz News Tonight on Wednesday, Popeater.com columnist Rob Shuter pronounced then-active bidding "tasteless, but it is capitalism."

For comparison's sake, the most expensive set of Charlton Heston's stone tablets from "The Ten Commandments" fetched $87,000 at Christie's in 1995, which would be a little more than $120,000 today.

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  1. CDV

    Use this money for Caylee's memorial and other good cause..not a penny for casey though

    July 28, 2011 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  2. Alex Winter

    Great Halloween costume!

    July 28, 2011 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Robin

      Wow! The sicko's just keep rolling out from under their rocks..

      July 30, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Robert

    A million dollars is a lot to pay for head

    July 28, 2011 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Moe of Tennessee

      Nice!!!!

      July 28, 2011 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Scott

    1 million to blow on a rubber mask. Dude! how many hot dog carts could have opened and created jobs with all your wealth hahahaha BS

    July 28, 2011 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
    • yOyO

      That was an effin good one!

      July 28, 2011 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Susan G.

      He already left feedback for the seller telling him that he should be ashamed to try and make money off of the death of a child.....awesome bidder!!!

      July 29, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  5. MarkinFL

    Yep, another ebay bid troll. You will see this mask back up for auction or it will be offered to the next lower bidder, until someone actually buys it for much less than $1,000,000

    July 28, 2011 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  6. Beachgirl

    First of all, if the maker of the mask did not get permission from Casey Anthony to use her likeness and name. He can be sued by her, and she will make a profit off that money he gets. Its true, it is the law. It is a sick mask, and should be banned off the market

    July 28, 2011 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Karg

      Except that it's parody, which is given special rights under copyright law and is protected as a form of free speech. How do you think South Park gets away with all of the celebrities it makes fun of?

      July 28, 2011 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Charles

      Yeah, not true. You don't need permission.

      July 28, 2011 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • I have to return some videotapes...

      Hey counselor, you may want to brush up on the law and your english.

      July 28, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff S

      The folks saying its legal because its parody are completely correct. I'd like to add that it shouldn't be banned from the market either, because this is the United States of America. There's this little thing called the "First Amendment."

      July 28, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  7. trashtalking_sumiak

    Someone wearing that mask in public is asking to be egged, cursed at, spat on, sucker punched, jumped, etc.

    July 28, 2011 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Jomm

      That would be stupid. If someone throw eggs or hit this person for having this mask, THEY WILL GET ARRESTED AND GO TO JAIL and be charged with ASSAULT and have a FELONY or get shot themselves. Let it go.

      July 28, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Walker

    $1 million? obviously has too much money, could have had a custom one made for $2800.

    July 28, 2011 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  9. Fry

    I'm gonna go ahead and assume that's just a bid troll, won't end up being fulfilled... happens all the time with high profile items that get way too expensive

    July 28, 2011 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  10. Jojo

    People are so damn dumb.

    July 28, 2011 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  11. TXMarie

    People who wear this Mask– are in danger of being Shot!! People who Buy it are simply INSANE..
    People should simply NOT buy the books, etc., or ANYTHING related to Casey Anthony.
    Let her get on with her Life...and You should all get on with YOURS.

    July 28, 2011 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Jomm

      And if anyone shot at this mask, they are also at risk in being shot as well. That is taking it too far. People are going to do what they want to do. I do not agree with the mask; however, someone else will get it; and it is best to not get yourselves in trouble.

      July 28, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Charles

    Anyone can pay to have this done with a very small investment. But you expect us to believe someone actually paid one million dollars for a rubber mask? Right!

    July 28, 2011 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  13. TM

    I'd pay for some Casey Anthony head. Just not that much.

    July 28, 2011 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Moe of Tennessee

      LOL... me too

      July 28, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  14. GetReal

    I don't think winning bidder will pay. The winning bidder is a school boy.

    July 28, 2011 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  15. deb

    I gotta call Bull S**T on this. I mean, using that child killer's likeness probably needs someone's permission....she hears about this, she's gonna send Baez to collect what she's owed by golly.

    July 28, 2011 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
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