Shocktober 3 – 1960’s and ’70’s Kids

In the 60’s and 70’s if your parents had no imagination or extra time they could buy you a extremely flammable, dangerously hard to see out of mask with accompanying ill-fitting smock.  These would come in, not only the old standbys like Frankenstein, Dracula, super heroes and clowns, but also the cultural icons of the day. To see small children in Kabe Caplin “Welcome Back Kotter” costumes or the Leather Guy from The Village People must have been something. How about creatively mind-boggling KFC’s Colonel Sanders, Robin Williams’ Mork, The Fonz, Donny Osmond, all 4 Beatles or Radar O’Reilly from Mash. The real odd-ball costumes were the “THINGS”, i.e. The shark from Jaws, Rubiks Cube, an asteroid from the video game Asteroids and Flipper, to name a very few. These went out of favor in the safety conscious 80’s when it was realized  just how dangerous they actually were. Also who really wanted to wear an flammable New Kid’s on the Block, Donny Wahlberg costume anyway.

Cat, Clown and ?

Cat, Clown and ?

Creature from the Black Lagoon

Creature from the Black Lagoon

Superheroes - Spiderman & Wonder Woman

Superheroes – Spiderman & Wonder Woman

Chewie and Yoda

Chewie and Yoda

Donny Osmond

Donny Osmond

Creepy Bozo the Clown

Creepy Bozo the Clown

KFC's Colonel Sanders, Spiderman and Batman

KFC’s Colonel Sanders, Spiderman and Batman

Superman vs Batman

Superman vs Batman

President Kennedy w a couple of witches

President Kennedy w/ a couple of witches

Fuck You Frankenstein

Fuck You Frankenstein

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Kid in a Bag and the Devil

Charlie Brown and Wonder Woman

Charlie Brown and Wonder Woman

Fox and Hobo

Fox and Happy Hobo

Clown

Dolly Parton (?) and a Clown

and Mom

Freddy Frog, Witch and Mom

Jaws (!!!) and Flash

Jaws (!!!) and Flash

Snoopy, Clown, Skeleton (?) and Charlie Brown

Snoopy, Clown, Skeleton (?) and Charlie Brown

Spaceman and

Spaceman and the Devil

 

 

 

 

 

 

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