Friday, October 24, 2014

You’re Probably Around My Age If...

...costumes like these were around for Halloween when you were a kid:

Remember Mr. T's famous line: "I don't hate him but...I pity the fool"?

Did David Hasselhoff  who played Michael Knight on this show really not have a neck?

I don't think anyone wanted to be John Travolta this badly!

And you’re probably around my age if you wore, or someone you know wore one of these face masks:

Who wouldn't want to look like a creepy and angry princess?

I remember this one very well.

Creepy clowns are always around...from generation to generation.

What the heck...??

Oh no...no no no...you just can't do this to Wonder Woman!

Costumes were pretty weird when I was a kid, but they were even weirder before they were mass-produced. Take a look...if you dare...



Wishing you all a spooktacular weekend!

35 comments:

  1. I remember those masks and how wet they would get as your breath inevitably condensed on the inside.

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  2. I remember them all to and yes by the time I got home the inside of the mask was soaked from my cold breath as Halloween was always freezing cold or rainy lol I only remember one year it was warm for Halloween ! Thanks for sharing and taking us back . Have a good weekend !

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    1. The end of October is pretty late for Halloween in Canada. Most of the time the weather really sucks!

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  3. Those masks were so hot! I remember taking mine off between houses.

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    1. I did the same. At some point you felt as if you were suffocating.

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  4. Those are some characters I don't think I'd like to meet! :D

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  5. oh heck and here I thought I had seen it all and what kind of wonder woman is this, and the scary ones, well they are vreally scary and I found out throught some stories that at Halloween everyone dressed up so the real evil couldn't find the humans what a story, yikkes sppooooky as all get go... in an apt building we don't get many because there are no kids well just a few but, they go out...thanks Ineeded a good scare, i'm having trouble waking up, gotta a cold or the flue ..or some nonsense hihi, love your posts as always Martha Girl

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    1. That has to be one of the worst Wonder Woman masks I've ever seen. We had some really weird ones back then. There aren't as many kids around anymore. When I was a child, Halloween was very busy. Kids everywhere. Houses ran out of candy within a half hour!

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  6. Love that video, LOL! And it's true -- homemade costumes are SO much better in every way than commercial costumes. The only time I ever wore one of those clammy plastic masks was when I was six. I was Cinderella, bitchez!

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    1. Homemade costumes are much MUCH more interesting. And they are fun to put together. There isn't as much imagination in a mass-produced outfit. In my oh so humble opinion...LOL...

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  7. That Wonder Woman is bad. But you know, it's funny too.

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    1. If I saw it in the store, I'd have to buy it. Just because it's so terrible.

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  8. Ick! They're all super creepy, and crack me up, but Wonder Woman is the funniest. Whenever I think of Wonder Woman, I think of Lynda Carter, and she is NOT ugly. Lol

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  9. LOL! I'm older than you, Martha! We had to make our own costumes! I remember David H. when he played Snapper on the Y&R! Happy weekend!

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    1. It is a lot more fun, Louise! The mass-produced costumes lack imagination.

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  10. I suspect I am of similar ilk to you, Martha. However, I don't really remember any of them, being Halloween is not really celebrated In NZ so much. Well, it didn't used to be at any rate! Probably is now. I must check. Me lives in the sticks :)

    And I like the creepy clowns ... they are CREEPY! :)

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    1. There's just something about clowns, isn't there? They are terribly creepy!

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  11. I recognize the princess one and the devil one. Not sure if we had them or if I've seen pictures of them before.

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    1. I don't think I had either one of them, but I remember both of those very well. They must have been widely-available, and maybe even more affordable.

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  12. Isn't it funny how we loved those freaky masks as kids, and didn't even view them as freaky?!
    Have a great weekend, Martha.

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    1. Things look very different from a child's perspective! Enjoy the weekend, Robyn!

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  13. Kids don't know how good they have it. Mine weren't as bad but most were a just a mask and a poncho

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  14. Happy Halloween when it comes! It's coming!

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    1. And very quickly, too! October is just zipping right by.

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  15. I like the home made costumes as they really look scary. I think the n]masks you show came after my kids(43 &45). I don't remember seeing them.

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    1. Homemade costumes are the best when they're created with a little imagination!

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  16. Yep, I remember the ugly plastic masks.

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    1. They were so popular when I was a kid. And so horrible. Yet, we wore them :)

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  17. Yes I remember Martha! I'm a little older, but the masks bring back memories. Like the elastic getting stuck in your hair and ripping it out and the edges cutting into your face! I put up with it though so I could wear the Black Cat mask, my favorite!

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    1. The black cat mask! Now that was definitely a good one. I must admit that I liked that one, too.

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