Category Archives: retrofit

Woman Finds her Mother’s Vintage Wonder Woman Costume

When Fashionably Geek reader Amelia found her mom’s old Wonder Woman costume from the 1970s, she knew what must be done. She put on the costume, of course! And she looks fantastic, too.

What a score! That is one fine costume, and she looks awesome.

[via Fashionably Geek]

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Homemade E.T. Extra Terrestrial Costume

Check out this old school handmade E.T. costume, made by a loving mother for her child. I’m guessing this was taken in the 80’s but I’m not positive.

While this costume may be nothing to phone home about, it certainly has heart! I love seeing old handmade costumes like this. What a lucky kid.

[via Reddit/Imgur]

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Geeks Growing Up with Costumes

Here’s a fun look at some old, geeky Halloween costumes from Harry’s new column Raising Geeks, over at Ain’t It Cool News. A few AICN readers have sent in costumes photos of when they were kids. Ah, good times.

I especially like this photo of the kid with a broken arm. He woke up from surgery with a Captain America cast! Now that’s a good dad, what a smart idea.

And the Mr. T costume below is killing me, so funny. Visit AICN to view the full column. Great stuff, thanks Harry!

[via AICN]

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Superheroes Waterskiing!

Look at this group of waterskiing superheroes! LOL, this pic is amazing.

This is a promotional Sea World photo from the late 1970’s. Wow, they had a superhero water show? I would love to have seen that!

[via Super Punch]

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Singing Dry Bones in Costume

The Lennon Sisters, a famous singing group and regular act on the Lawrence Welk show, put on skeleton costumes and sing Dry Bones. According to BoingBoing, this was recorded on October 30, 1965.

I think we’ve all heard this tune before. It’s interesting to see this old footage, very cool.

Bonus Munster version!

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Creepy Vintage Halloween Costumes

AcidCow put together a photo gallery of vintange Halloween costumes. Yes, definitely scary! Head over to their website to view them all.

There’s something about old photos, with their special bad quality and poor lighting, that raises the creepy factor several notches.

[via AcidCow]

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Edwardian Goldfish Helmet

Check out the goldfish swimming in this guy’s helmet!

This footage is from the recent San Francisco Edwardian Ball, which is a big ol’ steampunky goth party. Doesn’t that sound fun?

Watching this guy walk with goldfish swimming around his head is so surreal. I wonder how he made this?

[via BoingBoing]

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Create Your Own Monster Robot

Ah, the good ol’ days, when mail order catalogs and ads in comic books sold the GOOD STUFF.

Just imagine how scared your friends and family will be when they see you walking towards them as a life-size, terrifying Monster Robot.

It acts just like a creature from outer space!

[via Mostly Forbidden Zone]

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