Saturday, March 18, 2017

Ben Cooper President Mask / Topstone Werewolf Masks / Ray Villafane Scarecrows

 Okay, so the one above isn't a president...well, maybe some people think that's Trump. But below are Jimmy Carter and Ted Kennedy(he was popular enough to warrant a mask?). He wasn't a president as far as I know, but maybe there's some alternate timeline where he was...

 Here's a couple of cool Topstone rubber masks. A "bobby" policeman, followed by a cool werewolf.





Finally, a couple new pumpkin sculpts from my favorite pumpkin sculptor Ray Villafane. (I have a short section about him in the book)



Sunday, February 19, 2017

Die Cut Pumpkin & Witch(Dennison and Hallmark), Plus Spook Town Ben Cooper Clown Costume


First up today are some die-cuts from assorted companies. I never get tired of seeing new die-cuts.

This witch is from Dennison. Not sure of the year.
No idea of the company or year of this pumpkin.
This pumpkin, however, is from Hallmark. Unknown year.

This is a Spook Town clown from Ben Cooper,  1963. Mask, not so scary. Clown on costume though...that's a little iffy...





Thursday, February 16, 2017

Vintage Halloween Pics

So the book from my last post spurred me to go digging through some of my files for vintage Halloween pics. Here's an assorted few.


 1940's





Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Cool Halloween drink / Vintage Halloween Photo Book





Here's a neat little book with around 100 vintage Halloween photos. Pretty cheap too!
http://amzn.to/2klNmLi

I already sent this link to my wife on Facebook so she knows these must be made for Halloween.

https://www.facebook.com/CryptTV/videos/1842332196007322/?pnref=story

More cool stuff coming the closer we get to Halloween! (which, as we know is 279 days away...)

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Everyeady Monster Flashlights / Disguise Mustaches / More Ben Coopers

First off is some very cool 1960's flashlight covers from Eveready. Not gonna kid ya, I'd totally buy these today.

Then some disguise mustaches from Voila. I believe these are from the 50's, but I'm not positive. Can't find out a lot about them, so I don't think they're too common.









Lastly are a couple of very cool Ben Cooper masks--a "native", the Alien from Ridley Scott's classic movie, and the awesome Creature From The Black Lagoon.

I never get tired of seeing these cool masks.

Also, as I noted on another web site, 300 days until Halloween...





Sunday, November 27, 2016

Halloween is never over...

It's awesome that Facebook has some cool groups you can follow that are posting Halloween stuff year round. You can stumble across some cool stuff, like this guy's web site where he posts some great pics.

If I ever do a 2nd volume of Halloween: The Greatest Holiday of All(believe me, I've been thinking about it), I might ask if I can include a pic of this poster of his:

You can see it and more here:
http://www.happyholidays.ca/2016/11/halloween-2016.html

And since this is mostly just a link to his site, I'm not going to post anything new other than this 1925 Hosiery ad that's pretty cool.


More to come, I promise!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Another Halloween...Past

Man, it is such a bummer to see another one go by. Honestly, I think the last week of October I spend more time being angry at how fast it's all going than I do having fun.

So here's a couple of cool items from Halloweens past.

First up is this Texaco Sky Chief match box featuring a vintage witch and pumpkin. Not sure of the year.





Then a Fisher Bodies ad from 1925. Halloweens WAY past...


Finally we have two very cool Beistle die-cut figures with unfolding tissue-paper arms and legs. For some reason you always see these pictured together...

Perhaps they were sold together like these two, that are currently up on eBay here.