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During the 1930s Halloween costumes started developing around popular characters in film, literature, radio and comics. At the same time Ben Cooper, Inc., and other small companies began mass-producing Halloween costumes for sale in stores as trick-or-treating became popular in North America.
Welcome to my boomer world of costumes sold in the 50's and 60's with our standard monsters such as vampires, werewolves, zombies, ghosts, skeletons, witches, goblins, trolls, devils, etc. But with the rise of television and the growing popularity of comics we wanted to dress like our favorite science fiction inspired characters, television personalities and of course superheroes.
This included pop culture figures like presidents, athletes, celebrities, or characters in film, television, literature, etc. Another popular trend is for women (and in some cases, men) to use Halloween as an excuse to wear sexy or revealing costumes, showing off more skin than would be socially acceptable otherwise. Young girls also often dress as entirely non-scary characters at Halloween, including princesses, fairies, angels, cute animals and flowers.
Welcome to my collection of Halloween Costume pictures posted by Baby-boomers on line. I'd like to start finding out who these kids and their families are all about. What are those memories of Halloween and the reasons you selected those costumes?
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