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Terrific Halloween Dutch Girl Costumes from the 1970s

Check out the awesome Dutch Girl costumes my mom made for my sisters and me as a kid. These were originally worn by my sisters and then in handed down to me. I always wanted a cheap, flame retardant Bozo costume by Ben Cooper. My poor mom. She made all this effort and I whined about not getting to wear some plastic Caspar the Ghost mask.

1972
(How ’bout the console? Ha!)


1969

(Those braids. They aren’t real, ya’ll.)

1977

Nearly every year, my mother made me a Dutch girl for Halloween, except in 1977, when my sister stepped out on the ledge of the parsonage and made me a scandalous cat. My legs look big. Because they were. Big. That is.

Nearly every year, my mother made me a Dutch girl for Halloween, except in 1977, when my sister stepped out on the ledge of the parsonage and made me a scandalous cat. My legs look big. Because they were. Big. That is.

I think my sister actually cut white marabou off an old prom dress to make the white fur around my neck. Same with the black tail, which you can’t see in this picture.

Do you remember girls wearing dutch girl costumes for Halloween in the 1960s and 70s?

Gen X Blog Jennifer Chronicles

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4 Comments

  1. Steph

    LOL, and who knew that cat would grow up to dress her daughter as an…escort? Hee.

    The photos are terrific. What a fun walk down memory lane.

    Love your Halloween decor too!

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  2. Stefunkc

    First, I am amazed how much Juliette looks like you!

    And B, how cute are you? The cat costume is my favorite! A pastors daughter with that much leg showing at an all boy party? Wow!

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  3. Le @ Third on the Right

    hee hee love those plaits – I have a pic of me at maybe 18 months with mum’s fake plaits on … you look sooo cute and I am loving the cat — let’s do a flash back friday soo – I will organise it – and post a linky thing so we can all hook in – hugs le

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  4. Daddy Forever

    Interesting photos. At least your parents celebrated Halloween. My dad worked at night and my mom was scared of all the trick-or-treaters.

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