The funny thing is that my friends and I preferred these cheap excuses for Halloween costumes over the homemade costumes that were worn by other kids on the block. I for one preferred the store bought Halloween costume because anything would have looked better than what my mother could make; not a crafty lady by any means. So every year it was the same story. I couldn’t see or breathe in the mask and the rubber band broke before I reached the 3rd house. No wonder my brother took the easy way out and alternated each year between his Little League uniform and his Pop Warner uniform.
I was able to do some research and found the best of the worst of vintage costumes, courtesy of the old-time costume company, Ben Cooper. You can see them below, next to their modern day counterparts:
Now that you’ve had a chance to see the awful old Halloween costumes aren’t you glad you live in a time when you can get amazing costumes from Costume SuperCenter.