do you need an old-fashioned halloween?

by mari

Every year the mail carrier delivers one of those fliers for Halloween costumes and my face contorts the moment I see it. Since when do we need a sexy Alice in Wonderland? How does being a femaiile Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle require a green tutu? Why are all the skirts way above the knees? And why are we sexing up girls’ costumes but not the boys? I’m sick of it.

clowncostume

Then I saw some of these hilarious and adorable vintage halloween photos on Pinterest, and I felt better. They’re like a breath of fresh air. Though some vintage costumes don’t translate well at all, these all keep their innocent appeal. I’m hoping all of you find the perfect Halloween costumes this year, and if you’re looking for inspiration for a handmade creation, maybe one of these will spark something fun?

1 3 fairy carouselcostume giraffecostumeImages from top: Starry Night FairyPIerrotBumble BeeCarousel CostumeGiraffe Head

 

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1 danielle @ this picture book life September 30, 2014 at 6:32 pm

Lovely. That carousel is amazing!!!

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2 mari September 30, 2014 at 8:08 pm

That one’s my favorite too – so unique!

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