Vintage Halloween Store
featuring old-fashioned Halloween items from vintage style chenille figures to cutout
ornaments and cards to our signature noisemaker rattles--they're
Spooktacular! Lots of great items for your Halloween parties and your tricksters
and spooksters! (For Vintage Party
items in other holiday themes: Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, 4th of July, Thanksgiving,
Christmas, New Year's
and more, check out The Vintage Party.)
Vintage Halloween Collectibles: Costumes
Traditionally, costumes were worn in ancient times by the Celts to blend in with ghosts during the eve when
the veil between life and death was at the thinnest. These costumes were said to be worn to scare away
spirits as well.
Most costumes consist of the usual suspects: witches, ghosts, dracula, mummy,
devil, angel, cowboy, indian, and princess among other time honored favorites such as cartoon characters
and superheroes. Vintage costumes were often handmade out of crepe paper. The Dennison Paper
Company's Bogie books and other crepe paper books had lots of ideas and illustrations of costumes
that could be made with crepe. Finding these vintage crepe costumes, which were often
Halloween, is a treat!
Popular costume makers included Collegeville, Ben Cooper, and Halco. These packaged costumes came in a box with
an outfit and a mask as shown at left.
Pricing value range: $25.00+