Cheap and Cool Costumes

by on Sep.12, 2012, under Syndicated from the Web

Reposted from Vintage Halloween Toys – My Blog | Go to Original Post

Remember the days of cheap Halloween costumes? For a few bucks  and some change you could get your claws on the newest movie character, rock star, or classic monster. Most of these costumes were made by Ben Cooper or Collegeville. They also didn’t tend to last very long. Most kids would run around, tear holes in em, rip em up, or crush the cheap plastic masks. With all that mayhem, it’s no wonder that a lot of them didn’t survive (especially with the box intact). 

It wasn’t until fairly recently that I have come to appreciate some of these old school costumes, but some are just too cool to be thrown aside. The artwork on the plastic body suits and the box art can be quite creepy and fun as well. 

Here’s an Alien costume from the Ben Cooper Company:

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