Kusan Costume Catalog 1973

Kusan Costume Catalog 1973

Jennie Booadvertising, costumes, Kusan, vintage Leave a Comment

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 …

Collegeville KISS Box Costumes

Collegeville KISS Box Costumes 1978/1979

Jennie BooCollegeville, costumes, vintage 1 Comment

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 …

Sally’s Minneapolis Halloween 1957 Catalog

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Sally’s Minneapolis Halloween 1957 catalog cover shows #135 deluxe masquerade costumes including Flash, Batman, Wonder Woman, Robin, Hawkman, and Green Lantern. #P2599 Transparent Plastic Masks. #M900 Luminous Might Masks. #M304 Plastic Space Masks.  Vinyl plastic Halloween Masks come in animals, people, and assorted scary characters. Gauze masks and hooded masks! …

Bland Charnas 3900 Clown

Bland Charnas 3900 Clown

Jennie BooBland Charnas, costumes, vintage Leave a Comment

Here’s a cool boxed costume (missing the mask, sadly) by a company I’ve never heard of before, Bland Charnas. This clown is called Bland Charnas 3900 Clown. It is a typical size for a boxed costume. Bland Charnas’ logo is a little witch on a broomstick. Her body makes up …

Ridiculous Halloween Costumes II

Jennie Boocostumes, humor Leave a Comment

This is a very late follow up to a blog I wrote a few years ago, which shined the spotlight on ridiculous Halloween costumes. For a reason unknown to myself and really, my circle of rational-minded friends, picking out a Halloween costume for young women has become an occasion where …