Ever seen that Catching Fireflies catalog? If you have far too much discretionary income, do check out their Halloween costumes. Here is my favorite:
Quite a bit different from the costumes I used to get. My mom would take my sister and me to the grocery store, where we had to decide between Spock:
|Note name on costume: only way to tell who the hell you dressed up as|
At least there weren't any Snooki wigs back then:
Nowadays, you can decorate your house with full sized electric chairs.
Quite different from our big 1970's splurge - cardboard cut outs, which we installed with fancy sticky tape:
|You know some smarty pants wanted to add, "WHOO'S ready for Halloween?"|
You know what though? I pity modern kids. For us, trick-or-treating didn't start until after dark. the moon was up, bats were flying, and things were much more Halloween-ish in general. Now they go door to door in broad daylight. I understand it's all much safer, but where's the fun in that?
If you are looking for some retro fun for your kids, read them The Witch Family, by Eleanor Estes. There are witches, obviously, as well as mermaids, Easter bunnies, and a few humans. Good stuff.
|This cover just screams retro. Find it and enjoy this undervalued gem!|