Thursday, October 15, 2015

Halloween Customes Past on Flashback Thursday

One of my favorite holidays growing up was Halloween; there was always a lot of excitement building up to that great unveiling of the Halloween costume.  I can remember hating to have keep trying on the costume, over and over again I would have stop playing and "come try this on."  But once all was done the transformation was well worth it.  As much as I was annoyed by this process they are some of my fondest flashback moments.

I carried on this time honored tradition with my children also; every year (until they became too big) we had a Halloween theme.  Often we would include my nieces and nephew to make the them even more fun.  So with this great holiday rapidly approaching I will be sharing some of my favorites (both mine and the kids) over the next few Flashback posts.  Funny how time flies... a nostalgia...

Halloween Flashback
Me about 3 years old in my Raggedy Ann Custume,  Halloween Flashback

Halloween Costumes on Flashback Thursday

Vintage Ben Cooper Halloween Gypsy Costume - 1960s Halloween Costume
McCall's 2744, Uncut,  McCall's Crafts Pattern, Adult Costume, Size Large, Bugs Bunny Costumes, Uncut Pattern,Halloween Costume,Cwazy Wabbit
1950s Dale Evans Halloween Costume Child Size Hat and Fringed Skirt Cowgirl RARE Costume Prop Roy Rogers Character Costume
Vintage black cat Halloween costume by Ben Cooper; Spook Town black cat costume child's size large
Vintage Carmen Miranda Calypso / Flamenco Dancer Costume - Extra Small
Vintage RAGGEDY ANN Halloween Costume Still In Box Ben Cooper 1970s
Childs  Porky Pig  and Petunia Pig Halloween Costume Sewing Pattern   McCalls 2747  Uncut , sizes 6 - 8
Vintage Clown Costume with accessories, Clown Halloween Costume
Vintage Victorian Paper Masks, Halloween, Costume, Ephemera, Holiday
Vintage Ben Cooper MICKEY MOUSE Halloween Costume Size 3-5
1950s Boxed Halloween Costume, Clown, Collegeville costume, with box, childrenslg 12-14, complete
Kids Halloween Costume Clown Clowns size 6 8 Boys Simplicity Pattern 9051 Sewing Vintage Patterns
Misses' Halloween costume, princess rabbit bunny leopard cat clown witch Halloween costumes, Butterick 3372, Sewing pattern, complete
Vintage  Ben Cooper  Costume Beard and Moustache / Mustache Halloween Costume
Halloween Costume Vintage Raggedy Ann Raggedy Andy Set, 70s Hand Made Doll Costume, Hand Made Raggedy Ann Costume, Hand Made Raggedy Andy
Vintage Ben Cooper Halloween Costume Miss Liberty  Color Brite Child's

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Halloween Costumes on Flashback Thursday, Part 2

Vintage 1950's African American Black Child Zorro Costume Halloween Snapshot Photograph
Vintage Photo "Halloween Ready" Snapshot Photo Old Antique Photo Black & White Photograph Found Photo Paper Ephemera Collectible - 104
1950 Halloween party Scarecrow in Schlitz beer vintage print ad, ephemera, decor, costumes,
Vintage Halloween Postcard of a sweet little girl with a witch costume, black hat broom and a black cat from The Rose Company
1975 Halloween California Advisory Board Ad - Authentic - Original - Advertising Raisins - Cute Costumes!
Creepy Clowns- 1920s Antique Photograph- Scary Old Costumes- Butcher Knife- Painted Face- Halloween Decor- Found Photo- Paper Ephemera
Vintage Kodachrome Photo Slide..Waiting for Trick or Treat..1960's..Vernacular Photo..Altered Art Photo..Greeting Card Photo..Photo Ephemera
1940s ADVANCE Pattern 707 Clown Costume with Neck Ruffle, Pompons and Hat Child Children Vintage Halloween Party Paper Ephemera Collectible
Paper Monkey Mask. Restaurant Toy for Children. Chimp Mask. VINTAGE  Paper Ephemera
Halloween Postcard Whitney Publishing Little Girl Witch Children Costumes Black Cat Fantasy Postcard
Vintage photo Little Girl Halloween Costume Flower Fairy or Bug w Cape
Creepy Spooky Creepers Vintage Halloween Photo Ugly Scary Costumes Hidden Man
Vintage Photo - Children in Costume (AAA)
Halloween Theme / Scotch Brand Tape Original 1961 Vintage Extra Large Color Print Ad - Child in Halloween Costume
VTG McCall's Costume Pattern 6991: Cat, Bunny, & Spaceman SZ 12
VERY RARE 1910s Real Photo Postcard (RPPC) of Three Children as Cowboy, Cowgirl, and Indian Fancy Dress, Costume, Halloween, Souvenir

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Halloween Costumes on Flashback Thursday, Part 3

Morticia Addams Dress - Morticia Halloween Costume Adult - ELVIRA Halloween Costume Woman - Long Black Dress - Elvira Dress Woman
Vintage Mens Velvet RENNAISSANCE Doublet Halloween Costume // LARP // Star Trek // Exotic Animal Print // Red VELVET // 1980s Jackpot Jen
Vintage Chicago White Sox  Plastic  Souvenir Baseball Batting Helmet / Hat Laich Sports Prod. Corp. Halloween Costume
Infants Lion Costume Size 18-24 Months ~ Halloween Costume, Lion King, Cowardly Lion, Plush Costume
Vintage Deputy Sheriff Star Police Badge Tin toy, retro, Halloween costume, children, nursery décor decorative, cracker jack prize premium
Vintage Carmen Miranda Calypso / Flamenco Dancer Costume - Extra Small
Aladdin, Belly Dancer, Pirate, Vampire, Ballerina & Santa Halloween costumes in Adult size Large Simplicity 7651 Uncut (1986) K273
Pink Fairy Wings, Fairy Kei Wings, Vintage Fairy Wings, Halloween Costume Wings
ADULT Halloween Costumes Simplicity 9305 0611 Animals Dog/Puppy, Dalmation Poodle Cow Lamb Mouse Squirrel Bumble Bee Sz: X-Sm-Sm-Mdm-Lrg
Pair of Vintage Turkey Feather Fans, Bone Handles, Perfect for Halloween Costume, Brown Black White Feathers
vintage 80s Rhinestone Cowgirl Black Sequin Cache Dress and Hot Pink Sequin Cropped Jacket Bolero- Instant Halloween Costume
NEW Star Trek Deep Space Nine Deluxe Adult Jumpsuit Halloween Costume Medium Vintage 1994
Star Trek  The Next Generation - Simplicity 9397 - Kids Size 7 to 12 Halloween Costume Sewing Pattern
Simplicity Sewing Pattern 8283 Halloween costumes  Child's costume  Size:  A  - S,M,L
authentic 1940s hula girl costume - grass skirt & leis / WW2 - Hawaiian lual / 40s pin up - Halloween costume
Disney Princess Blue Cinderella Costume- Running Costume, Adult Women's Halloween Costume

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VLW said...

This is a terrific collection--what memories, indeed! I want to thank you for including my vintage costume pattern!

It's amazing how those cheaply-made commercial costumes have survived--and how much I groove on seeing them! Growing up, I remember scorning them and feeling sorry for the kids who had to wear them, instead of (like you!) having a mom to sew for them, or a big brother or sister to help them contrive one of their own. Loved your photo, too! I'll be sharing the blog!

Agy Lee said...

I remember for Halloween I was a ghost, and yup, it was just a white bedsheet!

foody schmoody said...

OMG, I swear, I have a picture of me dressed as raggedy ann that looks JUST LIKE YOURS! I wish I were talented enough to make my kids costumes.