If you were a young trick-or-treater during the 1970’s, chances are that somewhere, sometime, you wore costumes like these.
Strangely, the front of these outfits always bore an image of the costume’s character. A clown costume had a picture of a clown instead of simply a colourful suit. Batman would have a picture of himself on the front just in case there might be some confusion about his costumed identity. Comprised of a cheap plastic face mask and a suit made of extremely thin material, these costumes were clearly not designed for those often cold Canadian Halloween nights. A winter jacket was often added over top of the outfit. Or, for those trick-or-treating purists who refused to compromise their disguises, warm sweaters were worn underneath. Yes, the memories come rushing back. That’s me on the left – circa 1973.