Michael Jackson can play the part of recluse, even when he goes out in public.
Jackson was spotted shopping Monday in West Hollywood's Ed Hardy by Christian Audigier with his children: Prince Michael II, 7; Paris, 11; and Prince Michael, 12.
More interestingly was the wardrobe, that the painfully reclusive singer and his young family, donned on the jaunt.
Michael, looking every bit in the Yuletide spirit this spring, was clad in a large green school blazer, baggy red pants and breathing mask. His kids, also, sported the same bizarre image, wearing ornate Mardi Gras masks with their school uniforms.
And of course, there was a bit of the bizarre -- Jackson apparently purchased a mannequin from the store's floor.
It will be interesting to see if Jackson wears a mask when he headlines a fifty-date tour of live performances in England this summer.