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 …

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 …

Collegeville Boxed Costume Ads

1970’s Collegeville Boxed Costume Ads

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Collegeville Boxed Costume Ads from October 1970. Costumes plus vintage blow mold ads! East Liverpool reviews 1971 ad for Hills department store at St. Clair Plaza in Calcutta, Ohio. Collegeville costumes (Bugs Bunny, skeleton, Cinderella) and Halloween accessories. More Spook Sticks and adorable blow mold Halloween decorations by Bayshore. Via …

Halloween 1870

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Halloween 1870, from the Logan Hocking County Sentinel. A summary of a wild Halloween night over a century and a half ago. Halloween 150 years ago: Boys and their cabbage. Source: Logan, Ohio’s Hocking Sentinel

Complete Halloween Book: Moontykes from 1915

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Complete Halloween Book: Moontykes Here’s a lovely bit of writing I discovered nosing around in a 104 year old book from 1915, written by Elizabeth Guptill, titled, “The Complete Hallowe’en Book”.  If you’re a fan of Halloween, chilling little tales, or naughty children getting their comeuppance, this one is for …