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5 Spooky Things on eBay This Week

5 Spooky Things on eBay this week King Kong Socks (eBay Link)-  I think the 70s Kong remake isn’t as memorable as a film as it is a poster. That thing is iconic! JAWS Collegeville Halloween Costume (eBay Link) I think Collegeville sold a bajillion of these, I vividly remember seeing a slew of those […]

1986 Collegeville Halloween Costume Catalog

Collegeville was one of the leading Halloween costume manufacturers of the late twentieth century.   This extensive 1968 catalog really demonstrates the powerhouse licenses they were rocking in the 60s, including Labyrinth, The Transformers and the Go-Bots, WWF Wrasslers, Wuzzles, Rainbow Bright and the Peanuts, it’s a good group and some solid 1980s nostalgia. 1986 Collegeville […]

Scratch and Sniff Costumes

AKA the most 1980s thing ever! These are weird and probably wrong but I’m grateful they didn’t release a “Clown” or “Hobo” version. We have a PodCast! It’s fun, please listen. Check out our Instagram for more stuff like this blog. Get the expanded digital edition of Rack Toys here.

Vintage Halloween Pics Round up

At the beginning of October I put out the call for your vintage Halloween costume photos and brother, did you respond with your wood paneled goodness like this photo from Jason above. To be honest, putting them all together became a daunting task, however, that’s a good problem to have. An incredible vintage costume explosion […]

Collegeville’s TV assortment

I love this assortment from 1969, the majority of these characters would end up on costumes for decades. Promotion for these was done on TV spots but not in the usual manner but through participation with the myriad of local kid’s shows that peppered the landscape at the time.  Here are a couple of photos: […]

Seeking Vintage Halloween Photos!

Ah, It’s my favourite time of year again and like always I’d like to put out the call for your vintage Halloween photos, show me me your store bought and home made costumes from the times of orange and brown. Send them on in to Kid70s*at*gmail.com (replace the at with an @ of course) or load […]

Monster Squad Dracula Costumes

No better time than Halloween than to discuss costumes and my love of the 1976 Monster Squad Television series. Collegeville had the license to the series and while they didn’t make a Frank Costume, they sure went to town with Dracula. Below are all the variations I’ve found thus far of his store bought costumes. […]

Sid & Marty Krofft Halloween Costumes Gallery

One of the biggest influences of my childhood were the Saturday morning programs created by the famed Canadian brothers Sid and Marty Krofft. I don’t think I was alone judging by the amazing variety of Halloween costumes available almost every year of my childhood. Thanks to my pal Dave McKroffterson for sharing his amazing and often […]

Costume Spotlight: Goldar from Space Giants

There is nothing I love more than Halloween Costumes based on obscure properties and brother does this fit the bill. Space Giants was a 60’s Japanese TV series that ran in syndication until the late 70s. This outfit was actually produced towards in the tail end most likely due to a renewed interest in science […]