Vintage Halloween WTF-ery

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Maybe it was the cocaine talkin’, but Halloween costumes took a decidedly creepy turn in the early 20th century. With most costumes made from what was laying around the house — bicycle parts, kitchen cutlery, even empty oil drums — their creativity beats our warmed over witches any year. My era of 70s plastic masks with tiny eye holes and insufficient airways made me look like a weenie compared to these party people.

 

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Shrunken heads SMartin

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Photo collection of Steve Martin

Skull sisters

 

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Photo collection from Flickr, Tumblr, other assorted sites online missing that final “e.”

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16 thoughts on “Vintage Halloween WTF-ery”

  1. What the HELL are those things supposed to be with the shaggy bear bodies and mutated horse heads? I will not sleep for a week. O.o

  2. The one near the bottom of the three women? Do NOT look in their attic. They appear far too comfortable in those masks.

  3. Great photos! I think I remember a story in the news about the guy dressed as the chicken. Something involving a case of mistaken identity, a deep fryer and a third grader who thought he had discovered the world’s largest wishbone.

  4. Those are totally BOSS costumes!!! But you can’t fool me.. I know it’s Graham family portraits in most of those pictures. Found online, indeed. 😉

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