Fans Encouraged To Dress-Up Like Billy Mays For Halloween

Billy Mays III admits it sounds a bit odd; a guy who unexpectedly lost his dad just four months ago starting an online contest encouraging people to dress like his departed father for Halloween, reports

He has asked fans to email a photo of of themselves dressed like his famous pitchman father, infomercial king Billy Mays. The elder Mays died in his sleep June 28 at age 50, after building a career as a TV pitchman on his high-volume delivery and distinctive look.

The younger Mays said he got the idea after seeing someone at the airport dressed like his father. “I realized the number of people dressing like him was going to be like, triple the (typical number),” he said, noting he’s gotten 10,000 hits since gossip site featured the story today. “I figured we might as well have fun with it.”

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