1974 Kusan Halloween Catalog

1974 Kusan Halloween Catalog


Kusan may not be as well known as Ben Cooper or Collegeville for Halloween and they certainly didn’t get the “A” licenses but they sure knew how to create some innovative and highly creative costumes.

Not only is their assortment fun but their catalog is just a wonderfully well designed affair, every page just pops!

This catalog is just awash in colour, I’m a big fan.

Whoever drew this catalog deserved a raise.

A+ on the package design too, so much style.

Kazoo masks, adored by children, hated by parents.


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I may be a man in his 40s but I’m not afraid to stay I still find Little Lulu enjoyable and regularly read it with my daughter, you should too.

I  love New Zoo Revue as a kid, the Campbell kids? Not so much?

Bolts in the heard are stock and trade with generic Frankensteins world over to this day!

The art on some of these costumes is magical


I really like the kazoo gimmick.

I enjoy the fact that Kusan drew cowboy boots on the Lone Ranger costume.

Characters like the Exxon Tiger show a real innovation in finding a recognizable character.

I wish to create an eloborate back story for Monster man.

That hippie costume is the greatest stereotype ever.

I always find it weird marketing these types of costumes to adults, all the majors did it, so they must have sold.

“Skin Faces” not at all terrifying, nope,nope,nope.



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1 Comment

  • YesterdayIsNow on October 20, 2020

    Maybe the art department deserves a raise, but the licensing department should be fired. What a bunch of obscure has-beens for 1974. No Six-Million Dollar Man? James Bond? Star Trek? Spider-Man?

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