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 […]
This catalog page from France is like every other thought i had when i was eight. Nowadays I sadly think a lot about sandwiches more than Shogun Warriors….
I managed to track down a major Halloween costume grail this past weekend and while it’s certainly not the most expensive or most desired suit on my want list, it sure is a personal favourite. More on this after the jump! This past weekend I attended the Chicago Toy show (full photo albums can be […]
It’s Halloween season and that means a shiny new costume catalog from one of my favourite companies in the entire world, Collegeville! This year we go waaaaay back to 1968 and check out what was hot for kid’s costumes that year. Leading the charge is Doctor Doolittle but in his wake are such familiar characters […]
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: […]
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 […]
It wouldn’t be Halloween without at least one costume catalog on PlaidStallions and I’m thrilled to be showcasing this rarity from 1986. It’s pretty hard to find an 80s property that isn’t represented here, I mean seriously this thing is chock full of cartoon and toy characters. Check out the 1986 Ben Cooper Catalog here! […]
THIS is my happy place today. All those wonderful costumes on display are from the 1980 Ben Cooper catalog BTW.
This children’s Spider-Man costume from France is pretty killer and detailed, the ray gun is weird but I bet kids didn’t mind.
Well here is something I’ve never seen before, thanks to my buddy Matt for sharing. This is a Ben Cooper Cousin Eerie Halloween costume based of course on the mascot for the Warren magazine Eerie.that ran for nearly 20 years. And it’s a great costume too! Nice mask and smock action here. According to Matt, […]