If you're planning to dress up at any point this month, for whatever reason, Flavorpill has a heartwarming list of Bizarre Vintage Costumes. (Thanks, Phoebe!)
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These are all so awesome it's hard to pick a favourite, but #7 is the one I most want to recreate.
@laserbeams Sort of sad, though, that the cyclops on the right is gazing longingly at the cyclops on the left, who is looking straight ahead and completely ignoring him.
@laserbeams What I want to know is does the eyeball move when they turn their head while the rest of it remains stationary? Because that would be fantastic.
@fondue with cheddar It does sort of look like it! Unless the eyeball on the right-hand cylops has just been put together wonky.
@laserbeams Yeah, I guess it could go either way. *rimshot*
Number 12 is the most brilliant costume I've ever seen. It looks like something out of a Bosch painting, but also like a loony toon!
@bocadelperro I would marry that chicken.
@bocadelperro His noncommital expression is the best. I love that guy.
@SarahP I would fight you for him.
@bocadelperro YES Disgruntled Rooster is the best. I love how the next one is Humpty Dumpty Babe.
I actually recoiled away from the screen at #17.
@Sarah H. Really?! I almost laughed out loud at it!
Put #10 and #11 on a horror movie poster--instant hit. Creeeepyyyyy.
@SarahP: Yeah, those pictures belong in the Creepy Children genre of horror films.
TECHNICALLY, #15 isn't in a Halloween costume, he's an actor in an opera. But now that I've seen it, maybe I'll try my hand at a home-made version of that fly costume (though probably not in gold).
@SarahP Most of them aren't Halloween costumes, I imagine. But some are definitely professional and others are definitely not...
@SarahP - It's Vintage Sleazy Nasonex Bee!I also love #19, Sexy Airplane.
@Lily Rowan I like that the side of beef was for a "Fancy Dress Ball." NOT what I think of when I hear that term.
@SarahP I have seriously decided to be a housefly for Halloween thanks to that photo.
I can't read the caption on #20. Is it "last known photo" or "only last row found intact"?
If I can't figure out a costume, I'm going to just strap a phone to my head and call it a day. Also, is that last photo somehow racist??
@Wendy Nespot Oh wow, I didn't even notice they at alt-text.
@Wendy Nespot I hope not, but it is 1910 so who knows? I wish there were notes on what some of these costumes are supposed to be.
Wendy Nespot doesn't stop to smell the roses; She stops to read the alt text.
If we've learned one thing from this piece, it's this: If you should ever travel back in time MAKE SURE YOU DON'T ARRIVE ON HALLOWEEN.
One of the mushrooms in the 3rd pic looks just like Elizabeth Moss!
The wallpaper in #14 is hurting my eyes.
Not a word of a lie, I am going as bacon this year. I will not be 1% as fancy dress as the first dude though.
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