Kusan Costume Catalog 1973

Kusan Costume Catalog 1973

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Behold, the Kusan Costume Catalog 1973 edition! Kusan, Inc. out of Nashville Tennessee, thought itself as America’s leading creators of masquerade costumes. This catalog showcases masks, wigs, boxed and non-boxed costumes, and accessories. Kusan licensed many of these properties. Kusan’s 1300 Tiny Tot Range was a gypsy, a devil, a …

Red Barn Halloween Bag

Red Barn Halloween Bag

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Before there were Boo Buckets, paper bags printed with company names and characters were a common promotional item around Halloween. This Red Barn Halloween bag is a great example. Red Barn restaurant was founded not far from where I am in Ohio. Springfield, Ohio, to be precise, in 1961. Red …

2023 McDonald's Halloween Buckets

2023 McDonald’s Halloween Buckets

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2023 McDonald’s Halloween Buckets! McDonald’s giveth and McDonald’s taketh away. You can’t have the good without the bad. Without the bitter, the sweet won’t taste as sweet. Well, you can take those to the bank, and while you’re there, grab enough cash for a 2023 McDonald’s Halloween Bucket happy meal! …

1979 McDonald's Halloween Rings

1979 McDonald’s Halloween Rings

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If you’re here, reading this blog, there’s a good chance you know McBoo. First introduced to me at the tender age of six years old, through the McDonald’s Halloween happy meal buckets, McBoo was the “O” faced jack-o-lantern bucket. McBoo was always my favorite of the three, the other two …

Dollar Tree Halloween 2023

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The Dollar Tree Halloween 2023 Look Book is here! And we’re off! Dollar Tree offers a bunch of skeletons and skeletal parts for 2023, plastic, glass, and cardboard. Some glow in the dark, others are metallic or pearlescent. They’ve also got a large selection of tinsel and wooden signs and …

Collegeville KISS Box Costumes

Collegeville KISS Box Costumes 1978/1979

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Boxed Halloween costumes were a staple of the 1940s through the 1980s. You have everything you need to dress your 15 and under children in nearly any costume they might want. Collegeville, Ben Cooper, and Bland Charnas licensed characters for costumes and by doing so, made available the hottest disguises …

1962 Popular Mechanics Christmas Wood Plans Reindeer Hoisting Sack; Santa Space Capsule; Nativity

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Looking for unique Christmas wood patterns? The Douglas Fir are coming into popularity again. Douglas Fir sold patterns for a very inexpensive price, which you glued down to a piece of plywood cut to shape. These unused patterns and even surviving finished wooden Santas, choirs, wreathes, and more, have become …

Popular Mechanics 1960 Wood Cuts Santa; Wise Men; Victorian Horses and Carriage

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The “Patterncraft” Waving Santa wood cut is originally featured in the 1955 Popular Mechanics magazine. Waving Santa is featured in December 1960. Waving Santa is a classic Coca-Cola style, red-coated jolly figure. This feature is titled, “Make it a Merry Christmas” with these free Popular Mechanics 1960 wood patterns! Grab …