Way before Pinterest raised the bar with elaborate handmade costumes, our moms were buying us cheap and ill-fitting retro Halloween
costumes from the drugstore.
We loved to dress up like popular cartoon characters like The Incredible Hulk, Casper the Friendly Ghost, Wonder Woman and Bugs Bunny — and we thought we were so cool!
The more inspired of kids even tried to make our own creations with everyday items like cardboard boxes and aluminum foil. (Who else went dressed up as a TV set or a robot?)
We’ve gathered up some fabulously retro Halloween ensembles that will take you back in time! Jog your memory of those golden olden days with this collection of costume ideas from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s.