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?)
Retro Halloween costumes decade-by-decade
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.
DON’T MISS: See the retro melted plastic popcorn Halloween decorations popular in the ’70s
Retro Western costumes for Halloween and fun from 1981
Trick-or-treating in 1984
ALSO SEE: Quick Halloween desserts: Make a ghoulish graveyard dessert & some creepy jigglers
I remember wearing those “drug store” costumes with the tiny holes for breathing in the mask and the costume was made of plastic. I would be sweating but had such a great time trick and treating I didn’t care.