Love this Retrocrush classic post on the Worst Halloween Costumes of All Time.
Our book "Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops?" has a section on those bad store-bought Halloween costumes with the masks you could barely breathe through, with the mask strings that practically put your eye out if they snapped back in your face. Yep, these are them. (There's a picture of Gael and her niece illustrating that entry. Gael is unrecognizable behind a plastic Cinderella mask.)
Anyway, Retrocrush found some classic costumes from the 1970s-1980s, and wrote hilarious captions for them. Father Murphy! Mis-tah Kot-tah! Chachi! Jaws! Vicci the creepy robot child from "Small Wonder!"
But I do think their best caption is this one, for the Rubik's Cube costume: "How many poor kids that got stuck with
this one had to hear, "Hey Rubik, how about if I rearrange your face?" This
very well may be the least popular costume of all time, 2nd only to the failed
Parcheesi costume of 1974."
FYI, the Rubik's Cube costume is popular again, though the homemade ones are much cooler than this ready-made version.
What did you dress up for on Halloween in the '70s and '80s? I remember a lot of generic princesses and gypsies in my past...