Terrifying Vintage Halloween Costumes

Submitted by: Smutleybutt 3 years ago in Weird

No superheroes, princesses, or sexy maids. These old school costumes are pure terror.
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Female 2,691
Love the music.
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Male 15,187
I have some ideas, but I have a bad enough reputation with the neighbours.

Idea (1) Dress girl up in a sunday dress and pig-tails and a bow, but make it look like her eyes are stitched shut.

Idea (2) Boy dragging half a dog on a leash.
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Female 2,691
I want to dress up as Mary See, the candy lady, but my mask is tricked out so that all of a sudden, my eye falls out. Then I cackle, and ask the kiddies if they`d like a really special treat. Grumpy doesn`t think that`s funny. Poo on him.
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Female 1,803
Awesome! If there was a haunted house filled with these I might actually be scared going through it. So tired of paying to go through an exhibit that claims to be terrifying, with "safe" words and needing to sign a waiver and then being bored out of my mind. Just went through one in Los Angeles that had a lot of the the things an annual exhibit has in my own state. Boooring and no imagination!
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Female 1,743
That... was creepy to the max.
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Female 4,447
*shivers* Great post, Smutley!
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Female 1,467
In `99 I dressed up as Protestant Missionary. Guess I was a couple decades too early for that to be truly terrifying.
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Female 232
"Evil clown"? Pretty sure that`s the only kind!
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Male 7,031

@CrakrJak

"So it`s more of a re-co-opting now."

That`s one way to put it. Your average adult dressed up for a Halloween party isn`t thinking about All Saint`s Day, or mummers plays, or dressing up to go "souling" door-to-door. As kids they wore costumes and went trick-or-treating, which is a relatively recent practice. So, they just "adultified" it by removed the trick-or-treating and keeping the cosplay. It`s the kids that will enter into the really spooky aspect of the day.
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Male 1,497
Evil clown. The only costume I have.
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Male 17,512
Jake: "Now it`s about adults co-opting something that kids did better than them."

It was originally for adults to begin with, then we tamed it down and made it for the kids. So it`s more of a re-co-opting now.
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Male 1,243
Halloween should be scary, it`s not about boring fancy dress; it`s about horror. Not sure why so many people can`t grasp that.
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Female 4,039
Funny that back then kids would go through all that effort and probably get crap for candy and now they hardly even wear a costume and get all sorts of good candy.
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Male 7,031

Excellent post. It used to be about atmosphere. Now it`s about adults co-opting something that kids did better than them.
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Male 3,626
but the sexy maid outfit makes my ass look great.
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Male 1,377
Link: Terrifying Vintage Halloween Costumes [Rate Link] - No superheroes, princesses, or sexy maids. These old school costumes are pure terror.
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