by Chloe Koffas, Regular Contributor The smell of warm, hollow pumpkin – the winking candle lighting up the jack-o-lantern’s toothy smile from the inside, the flame bending over from the chilly fall breeze to singe the stringy, squashy edges just a little. Salted pumpkin seeds slow-roasting on a cookie sheet in the harvest gold General […]
Here’s my latest addition to the Gen X archive. It’s a 35mm slide featuring a scene from Halloween 1973. I love all the kids walking in a line down the sidewalk. Unfortunately, I have no details on the location, but there are mountains in the background. Here are some noticeable features in this slide, all […]
Big props to the mom who put this E.T. Halloween costume together. What an awesome trio and tribute to the 1982 movie. It’s Elliott, E.T., and Gertie! Elliott was played by Gen X actor Henry Thomas (b. 1971). Gertie was played by Gen X actress Drew Barrymore (b. 1975). Here’s another picture of a kid […]
In the 1970s, Halloween costume makers Ben Cooper and Collegeville, both offered Native American Halloween costumes for children. Today, they’re rare because people have figured out that — hey, this stuff is offensive to Native peoples and maybe you should stop doing it. Probably can’t say it better than the 2013 campaign: “It’s a culture, not a costume.” Nevertheless, the […]
Check out these Ghostbusters Halloween costumes from the 1980s. The new, all-girl Ghostbusters movie (loved it!), ensures another generation — Generation Z! — will enjoy Ghostbusters Halloween costumes.
This photo generously provided by Jennifer Rogers via Flickr. The picture was taken October 31, 1978 and features her little brother dressed up in a Ben Cooper Casper The Friendly Ghost Costume. Jennifer is wearing a witch costume with an orange paper witchy hat. In the background we have a herculon couch, 1970s baby swing […]
Today’s Gen X Halloween photo is from the late 1970s or early 1980s. It’s C-3P0, “a droid programmed for etiquette and protocol, built by the heroic Jedi Anakin Skywalker, and a constant companion to astromech R2-D2.” I don’t come across this character very often. The more popular Star Wars characters are Yoda and Darth Vader, […]