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Creepy Vintage Halloween Costumes: Old School Style
Why’s it seem that Halloween back in the day was so much creepier than today? Maybe because they had less to work with. Maybe it was that they had to come up with their own costume ideas and make them themselves. Or just maybe it was because our parents and grandparents were far more twisted and demented than we ever thought. Whatever it was, take a stroll through these downright creepy vintage Halloween costumes. And Happy Nightmares!
Everything about this pic is spooky.
Wow, that one robot’s shirt is pixelated way before we ever had pixelation. She must really be from the future!
Love the girl in the Colonel Sanders mask!
Love this, too! I want one of those heads!
Here’s one for ya: The Swastika is actually a 12,000 Sanskrit symbol used by a great many cultures. Loosely translated, it’s meaning “to be good” or “well-being”… That is until Hitler went ruined it all for everybody.
What boy didn’t want to be “Sleepaway Camp Angela” for Halloween? I know I did.
Riding horses to go trick or treating. How awesome would that be?!?
Just goes to prove that bacon has always been awesome.
Does the girl on the left just have a bag over her head? The depression was tough!
I want to party with these ladies!
When life gives you lemons… make a friggin’ costume.
What the hell is the boy on the left??? And is the boy in front supposed to be Scotty from “The Little Rascals?”
Jane, his wife!
Not sure if this was Halloween or a creepy-ass kidnapping!
Now I know I will have nightmares for certain.
There was a time when they actually photographed dead bodies in this manner.
There is absolutely no explanation for this picture.
Ghostly! But was the kid on the left in “The Village People”?
Uhm… Halloween in the south?
The wallpaper might be the scariest thing of all.
Why are their eyes bulging so?
Early female “Saw”?
Classic early ’60s costumes. Who else cut their tongue slipping it through the mouth slip on the mask?
“Luke… I am James Brown, Luke…”
“Bye, Bye” from Dead Mickey Mouse and Bat Girl Thing.