I think it's a pretty cool sign of the times that the apes aren't supposed to be Cornelius and Zira but Caesar and Lisa, now that's progress. What kid wanted to be Charlie Brown? I spent my life avoiding being him.
I never liked those costumes with an actual picture of the character you were supposed to be on them.. It screams "My costume is so lame that I am otherwise unidentifiable without this visual aid on my chest." :)
I remember the Evel Knievel one, not sure I had it, but if I didn't, I wanted it. I felt the same way about the pictures on the front, if they had to put a picture on it, what good was the costume.
i love that Superman costume with the old-school S shield.
Speaking of the crappy old costumes with the character's picture (or worse, the television show's name) on them: a great collection of these can be found at Retrocrush: http://retrocrush.buzznet.com/archive2003/costumes/There are so many "what the hell were they thinking" costumes on that sight, it's a riot.Some favorites: 'Chachi', 'Boss Hogg', 'Chuck Barris', 'Mr Kotter', 'Asteroids' (!), and possibly the most bizarre: 'One of the Brady Bunch', with red mask!?!?
Wow DH, those are some terrible costumes. While that is totally in my time, I am happy that I could only recognize a few of them. I can only feel sorry for any designer that worked for days and finally sat back saying 'it's perfect!'.My grandfather was a WW2 vet and brought home a lot of stuff, so I pretty much went as an 'army guy' for years.
I've got a picture of me circa 1976 and I'm glad to know that I was wearing one of the hot costumes... I wore that same Batman costume that year!
1974 I was the devil and then hulk ben cooper smothered me on October freezing outside 105 degrees inside the plastic mask always wet. Even now my eyes water when I think about it.Good candy in those days though.
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