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Vintage Halloween WTF-ery

October 27, 2013
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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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Photo collection of Steve Martin

Skull sisters

 

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

Stacey Graham

Stacey is the author of four books and a rag-tag collection of short stories. You can currently find her scaring the pants off of readers with her latest book, Haunted Stuff: Demonic Dolls, Screaming Skulls, and Other Creepy Collectibles. She intends on returning the pants at a later date. Please visit her at her website at staceyigraham.com or on Twitter at @staceyigraham.

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16 Responses to Vintage Halloween WTF-ery

  1. October 29, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    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

    • October 30, 2013 at 3:22 pm

      My work here is done.

  2. BethB
    October 29, 2013 at 4:24 pm

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

  3. Amy
    October 28, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    I’ve got ’em all beat. I went as a CLOWN once!

    • October 30, 2013 at 3:08 pm

      There’s no need to be gruesome, Amy. THINK OF THE CHILDREN!

  4. October 28, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    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.

  5. Lisa Dovichi
    October 28, 2013 at 10:34 am

    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. 😉

    • October 28, 2013 at 10:15 pm

      I believe you snuck into one of those costumes as well, girlie. 😉

  6. October 28, 2013 at 2:30 am

    You’re sure those are from Halloween …? 😉

    • October 28, 2013 at 9:04 am

      They may be from my family reunion — I’ll never tell. 😉

  7. Kathy Minicozzi
    October 27, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    I like the people looking through the holes in the sheet and the guy with the buffalo head.

    • October 27, 2013 at 7:20 pm

      The detail in the buffalo head and the rooster are outstanding. I keep wondering what the sheet people are up to?

  8. October 27, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    I like the chicken/rooster. I don’t know if this guy had natural padding or what, but he looks like he is plump and ready to cook! LOL

    • October 27, 2013 at 6:28 pm

      I thought that was a quite impressive costume too. I wonder if he was a morning person? #cockadoodledoo



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