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I think the coolest character I was would have been Freddy Krueger, but my favorite was the Dracula costume I wore about four years in a row. I think it must be the teeth and the cape -- they make you feel kind of powerful.

What was your favorite costume from your childhood?
 

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Frankensteins Monster. Easily. It was one of those old Ben Cooper get-ups. You know, the ones that had the red light bub, that when you pushed a button on your costume it lit up the mask? Although tame, and tacky by todays standards, I remember that costume with much fondness.Ol' Bolt Neck has always been a fave of mine! :D
 

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Light Bulb?

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Frankensteins Monster. Easily. It was one of those old Ben Cooper get-ups. You know, the ones that had the red light bub, that when you pushed a button on your costume it lit up the mask? Although tame, and tacky by todays standards, I remember that costume with much fondness.Ol' Bolt Neck has always been a fave of mine! :D
Red light bulb? :confused: I know of Ben Cooper's stuff, but the light bulb reference doesn't ring any bells. From my generation it consisted of a cheap plastic mask that had an elastic around it, and a vinyl suit with a picture of the character you were supposed to be on it. I was Darth Vader one year, and Optimus Prime another year thanks to Ben Cooper.
 

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I AM a bit older than you, Z. It is very likely that I remember when fathers got their cars rolling by sticking their feet through the floorboard, got a running start and sent that baby into warp drive! LOL!
Anyway, this would definitely be before your time. The bulb was a weak one if memory serves, and I don't think it lasted long, neither did the elastic band stapled to the mask. You are correct, however, about the raw materials used to create these art masterpieces. They also came with the picture of whoever it was you were masquerading as, on the front.
 

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I remember those things. I think I went out once year as a stormtrooper in one of those things, and I also had a Planet of the Apes costume.

My favorite costumes were my Michael Myers costume that I loved to wear in high school, a skeletor costume (it was actually a playset that came with skeletor's sword and staff) that I had as a kid, and the Evil Scarecrow mask that I bought last year.
 

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My favorite would have to be my "It" costume.I wore it when I was 11 years old and scared my cousin when I came out of the bathroom with the complete costume...make-up, fake teeth, the whole thing.My second favorite was my costume from last year...very similar to the "It" costume though...I was a psychotic killer clown...fake blood was everywhere! :D
 

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Well the only one picture I ever even remembered having of me in costume was back in 1963 of me and my brother LOL. I will always remember these costumes coming in boxes and the flimsy mask we wore back then LOL. But I had my mom about five years ago search for this pic and she sent it to me. LOL
1963 Halloween pic of Wormyt and my Brother Rusty pictures by Wormyt - Photobucket was it my favorite??? Heck if I know but its the only pic we could find of me in a costume long....l o n g .....agoooooooooo LOL
 

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My mom sewed me a black cape with red lining. I added a white shirt, black pants, cheap plastic teeth and hair gel and I was a scary vampire.

I also loved my astronaut costume with a helmet made of a baskin robbins ice cream tub and a home sewn blue and silver jumpsuit with a real apollo patch on it.
 

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I remember I had a Sylvester the Cat and my brother was a gorilla. Some of those old Ben Cooper costumes are getting good money on ebay. Wonder if my mom still has mine? I'll have to dig up some old pictures.
 

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My best costume I would have to say would be a Christmas tree. This was inspired by my 2nd grade brain watching WAY too much Grease 2 over the summer.

My mom made it and it was basically a green a-line sheath dress with lots of green tulle. She managed to put some kind of plastic plugs on the tulle, to hold gold ornaments. There was garland involved somewhere too.

I wore brown tights and it was so fun to wear, because it was such a unique costume!
 

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Cool stories! My favorite is from before I was 10, don't remember exactly how old, but it was made of black plastic. It came from Lewis and i can still remember the smell of it. It had a Black plastic hat for me to wear which was the head of the monster or witch, and you blew it up like a beach ball. That had a face with yellow eyes and a pointy thing on top, which I think was its Hat. And it came with a black cape that i wore. My sisters was the same only green. Wonder if my family has any pics of that? LOL I'll have to look. :>
 

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The only costumes I remember as a kid was this huge clown outfit that my Mom made for me. It was this blue jumpsuit with open back. The kinda that you tie the string around your neck to keep it closed. She used the Pom Pom tassles from my Ice Skates to put on the front of the clown costume. Elastic at the legs and wrists. She made this huge pointy hat out of cardboard covered it in the blue material and attached another Pom Pom to the tip of the hat. I think I wore that costume for 4 years before I finally out grew it. If my memory serves me right, it's still haning up in the closet at my parents house. Mom had asked me when our daughter was in elementary school if she wanted to wear it but she is so afraid of clowns I never brought the costume home.
 

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Favorite costume...

I think the coolest character I was would have been Freddy Krueger, but my favorite was the Dracula costume I wore about four years in a row. I think it must be the teeth and the cape -- they make you feel kind of powerful.

What was your favorite costume from your childhood?
I was wondering if anyone had posted this question! I remember my mom dressing me up as the Hunchback of Notre Dame. (Mom was a single parent back in the days when the government didn't hunt down deadbeat dads, 40 years ago.) Mom did the best she could with what she had at the time but I remember wearing a blue jacket that was way too big with a pillow over my one shoulder and her showing me how to walk hunched over with a limp. Step-drag, step-drag. Lol! No matter what we didn't have or couldn't afford, Mom always came through. I fondly recall that was probably my favorite costume as a kid because she made it sure I had something to wear on that special night. :smilekin: P.S. This sounds like a Mothers day tribute! Thanks Mom!
 
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