10/21/2009 at 03:00 PM EDT
If you feel compelled to snatch the hair off of Kate Gosselin
's head, better act fast: Kate blonde wigs for Halloween are selling out in New York stores, according to Wednesday's Today show
One of the replicas of the Gosselin 'do – described as "a reverse mullet" – made it onto the morning program's set, and then on to the crown of guest anchor Erin Burnett's head.
Also on display were two other best-sellers in the costume department: a mask of David Letterman, currently embroiled in an alleged extortion plot
against him, and a mask of imprisoned Ponzi schemer
The Madoff mask comes complete with orange jump suit – not so much to match a jack o'lantern as it does a big-house outfit. When Today
's Matt Lauer attempted to try the Bernie mask on, however, it was discovered that it was attached too tightly to the dummy's head.
Also on tap for Oct. 31 – he's landed: the Balloon Boy
costume, complete with Mylar UFO and an advisory from its manufacturer: "Do not leave this balloon unattended, some kid might crawl inside and fly away on you." Only $19.95, and as the ad for it states, "As seen on CNN."