1986 Ben Cooper Catalog
Ben Cooper was the leading manufacturer of Halloween costumes and Novelties in the United States during the 1970s.
This extensive 1986 catalog really demonstrates the power house licenses they were rocking in the 80s, Thundercats, Masters of the Universe, Marvel and DC Heroes, even Mr.T and a variety of more obscure Saturday morning favourites of the time .
Many wonderful thanks to Jon and the Cooper family for providing us with these knock out scans.
No drawings in this catalog, all colour photos. That's progress I tells ya.
It's 1986 and Superman is still being marketed with that weird domino mask
I had no idea there was a Robotech Halloween costume!
Stonedarr, it never stops being funny....
Mummra looks depressed...
I skipped classes in college to watch Gummi Bears...
That Sesame Street selection hadn't changed since the late 1970s.
I'm pretty sure you can still buy all of these themes of adult costumes right now. May want to avoid the clown one, I've heard some things...
His and Her Casino employee costumes? I'm in!
I wonder how many low budget features used those Dracula capes.
Those fashion face people will be in my nightmares..
I will forever be a rubber mask junkie.
That Apes make up is something I don't think I've ever seen in the wild..
Hill Billies can't be thrilled with their depiction in the Halloween industry. .
Aw Frankenstein is sad.....