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

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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 …

19th Century Halloween Fortune Games

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Throwing a vintage Halloween party? Looking for some fun and authentic games to play? Dig into 19th Century Halloween Fortune Games now! Kale Stalks Young women and men would proceed to the garden, sometimes together forming a line. There they would close their eyes, and reaching out, pull a stalk …

1958-1959 Beistle Halloween Catalog

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  Eye candy time! A 1958 – 1959 Beistle Company Halloween Catalog! Can you imagine seeing the display at 200 Fifth Avenue? Page one: No. 1503 Dan-Dee Hallowe’en Decorating Kit! A wide variety of attractive Halloween decorations, specially selected to satisfy most window trimmers needs. Stores working with “Special Promotions” …

Vintage Euclid Halloween 1965 Ads

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I was trolling some local Euclid (Cleveland) newspaper archives for something unrelated to Halloween, but the Halloween Gods were smiling upon me as always, and gave me some nice eye candy PLUS Bayshore adverts! Everyone is coming to Smith’s Annual  Hallowe’en Party, Thursday, October 28, 1965. Smith’s was a restaurant …

Golden Magazine October 1965

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I have a really neat copy of Golden Magazine from October 1965. I’ll be posting some HQ scans here for all to enjoy! For starters, here’s a story you might enjoy. Click an image to get started, and stay tuned for more! Witch Wood by Anna Elizabeth Bennettillustrated by Hertha …

Halloween Decorations are Garbage

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Whoa back up the trolley! What you say?! Halloween decorations are awesome!! Ok, I agree with you. Completely! Seeing as how we’re both awesomely on the same page of the book, have you ever given any thought to the pumpkin trash bags from the mid to late 1980’s? Leaf bags, …

Halloween Party: Vintage-Modern Menu

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We set out to have a kick ass Halloween party – one that blended our love for spooky lighting and modern horror and that classic, chilling wonder of Halloween that happened 90 years ago. We pulled it off quite well I think, and everyone had a great time. Here I’m …

Vintage Ad: Twick or Tweet Raisins

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So you’re a kid and you’re out with your friends, having the time of your lives running from house to house frantically while clinging for dear life onto that pillow sack or pumpkin pail. Awesome, isn’t it? Then… raisins. And brief confusion. Maybe I’m in the minority because while I …